Spray Lakes Reservoir Fishing Reports & Feedback

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by scordz on Aug. 6, 2018

Don’t know why my comments get caught off. Meant to say despite the hot weather, the Lakers are still biting great

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by scordz on Aug. 6, 2018

Despite the hot weather

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by scordz on Jul. 25, 2018

FYI: I've been going to Spray for over 20 years and the road conditions are the worst I've seen. Contacted Volker Stevin and they claim they grade them every Monday and Thursday but I don't think they've been touched.

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by FishFinder-Alex on Jul. 18, 2018

Thank you scordz, very helpful info.

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by scordz on Jul. 18, 2018

Correction on coordinates 50.876959, -115.396105.

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by scordz on Jul. 18, 2018

50°52'37.1"N 115°23'46.0"W. That is where we caught the majority of our fish on Sunday and Monday.

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by scordz on Jul. 18, 2018

Hi Alex, if it's not too busy, we fish along the campground side. If it is busy, we book it to the very end of the lake. I have a 90 HP motor, so it takes about 15-20 minutes. Not many people make their way to other end, so it seems loaded with fish. We use smelt.

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by FishFinder-Alex on Jul. 18, 2018

Hey scordz, at what part of the lake did you catch your fish and what did you use for the bait? We spent the whole day last week and did not have even one bite.

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by scordz on Jul. 17, 2018

Went out Sunday and Monday. For mid July, I'm surprised how well the Lakers are biting. We caught our limit both days in no time in roughly 40 feet of water.

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by scordz on Jun. 27, 2018

June is always the best month to fish at Spray, especially after the ice is off. Obviously being out on the boat is much better but I've seen a few folks have some luck on shore as well. Most fish are only a couple of pounds but I've been fortunate to catch a few larger ones this year.

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by FishinBenny on Jun. 26, 2018

You need a boat for this res, the Lakers are out in 40 ft or deeper all based on water temp

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by Cara2 on Jun. 26, 2018

Is there fishing off shore or better to have a boat?

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by Cal_Fisher on Jun. 25, 2018

is there any restriction for boating on Spray Lake, such as power, length,etc? thanks

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by Fishtracker on Jun. 25, 2018

How big are they? Ice fished it, but only caught 16-18%u201D Lakers.

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by scordz on Jun. 25, 2018

Still one of the best lakes for trout. We landed several good size lakers just after 4 PM.

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by scordz on Jun. 18, 2018

Sorry, last message got caught off. Water levels are good compared to previous years. The 4 of us caught 12 lakers in about an hour. They were biting great.

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by scordz on Jun. 18, 2018

Water levels aren

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by Trevor Alexander on Jun. 16, 2018

Water Level is Low, but still no problem to get a boat in. Fished for 3hrs. Didn't even see a Fish on the Fish Finders. Apparently they all disappeared...lol

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by scordz on Jun. 10, 2018

Went for an evening fish on Friday. We all caught our limit in about an hour and a half.

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by scordz on May. 29, 2018

Went out on Sunday. Ice completely off and water levels aren't too bad at all. Took the boat out to the end of the lake and caught 6 lakers using smelt. All caught within 30 - 50 feet of water.

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by Dano 50 on May. 25, 2018

Lakers biting good in 60 feet,on white tube jigs,Rockies near shore mealworms &small hooks,be cautious of shallow areas

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by Sailor22 on May. 24, 2018

Catch any lakers?

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by scordz on May. 23, 2018

Sorry, don't know why the last comment cut off. Water levels are low but not as bad as last year. Ice is off to just past the campground, so was able to get the boat out and fish a good portion of the lake.

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by scordz on May. 23, 2018

Water levels arenF

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by scordz on May. 19, 2018

Any boats out this weekend? Or is the ice off past the campground?

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by Robinhood on May. 5, 2018

Still a tons of ice. There are melted sections before the boat launch but not enough to fish

by James r on Apr. 27, 2018

No it was good

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by Zombarak on Apr. 27, 2018

Hi James Did the snow melt on the lake? Is it too wet to walk on it?

by James r on Apr. 23, 2018

Went out yesterday ice is about 18 20 inches thick off of driftwood

by James r on Apr. 18, 2018

Hey just wondering if anyone's going up this week and want to know how thick the ice is

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by Lazyjigger on Apr. 14, 2018

Het tip_up there is a difference between bait fish and "dead" bait fish check the regs. Where bait is allowed but not bait fish, dead smelts and herring may be used as bait

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by ice auger on Apr. 12, 2018

How thick is the ice, 25 inches, probably 6 to 8 inches of a hard crust, 6 inches of snow on the ice where I was.__cheers

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by blk on Apr. 12, 2018

How thick was the ice?

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by ice auger on Apr. 11, 2018

Hey Tip up, lots of ice and lots of snow .I was up today off of Driftwood.1/2 way across, I catch and release good day fishing, six hours fishing ,9 nice fish, using a small jig and small piece of smelt._The snow going down the ramp is really deceiving hard packed drift well over 2 feet if you break thru.The road is really bad lots of water and rough spots and crazy dog team drivers._cheers ice auger_tight lines

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by Tip_Up on Apr. 11, 2018

I suspect the ice should be perfectly safe for the next couple weeks. You may need to bring your rubber boots and water wings for the water on the ice.

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by blk on Apr. 10, 2018

With the warm weather expected all week, will the ice still be safe to walk out on by the weekend or should I pack away the ice fishing gear for another year?

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by Tip_Up on Apr. 9, 2018

So after a couple failed attempts to post (something is wrong with the app), I will try again. I was out yesterday at driftwood. I was the only one there which was a surprise. The mountain road is rough especially with the melt water. As for the lake, the water is down a lot. it took some walking to find 50 FOW. Once I did get set up, the action was decent. Landed 3 lakers that were better than average, one smaller than a smelt and lost a few. The lakers did not seem to want to hit any bait yesterday. The key was to keep it small and white. Jigging with a buzzbomb, lipless crankbait or a white spoon seemed to be the trick, however they were striking when you were dropping it back to bottom, remeber to follow your baits and keep tight lines. As for ice, there is 27 inches of solid blue ice with a 4 inch layer of soft white almost sluhy ice on top. The lake itself has 4-6 inches of snow. As for getting onot the lake, with the water low, there is a pretty good slope at the end of the launch. There is a path worked into the snow coming off the launch, I suggest keeping to the path as the snow is mid thigh deep if you go off of it. Coming back was a struggle, especially with the snow softening up over the day. Pack light or have friends give you a hand. And a friendly reminder, bait fish (minnows) is not allowed in this lake. There were a few minnow containers left in the parking lot. Using minnows will get you a hefty fine and so will leaving your garbage in the parking lot. If you bring it in, pack it out.Happy spring ice fishing everyone.

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by ice auger on Apr. 5, 2018

Any reports for this week, planning a trip on weekend . Is there lots of snow on the ice, usually park at the Drift wood boat launch. Ice thickness ????._cheers _Tight lines

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by blk on Mar. 28, 2018

Does anyone have an ice report?

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by ab trouter on Mar. 5, 2018

Went out from 10:30 till 3 yesterday. Managed 4 small lakers in 100 fow. Ice is 30" thick. They seem to like Rapala Jigging raps

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by CathyD on Feb. 25, 2018

4 of us went yesterday fished from about noon till 4 off Driftwood.and we had a few nibbles but nothing on the hook. Others fishing in the similar area reported poor action. one guy fished up the lake a ways where you can see the outfitters shacks and got three small trout but not regulation and said that consistantly better action there but you park just off the road. Ice was at least 30 inches gas auger handles were almost touching the ice, only a few inches of crusty snow ontop with no sluch. road up had a few slippery spots so drive safe but beutiful drive and scenery.

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by Alex_2013 on Feb. 20, 2018

Thank you!

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by jollyo on Feb. 18, 2018

Out off of driftwood on Friday, about 2 feet ice, slush ontop under snow. No action early-mid afternoon, a few other guys were out earlier (5am-2pm) and only a couple whites each.

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by Alex_2013 on Feb. 15, 2018

Hi there! Question - did anybody go fishing this week? How much snow on the lake? How was the fishing? Thank you!

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by Grimace18 on Jan. 22, 2018

Off driftwood, 14" ice. Fishing 55' water, landed a couple 13" lakers. Only one out there this afternoon.

by Jeff Johanson on Jan. 13, 2018

Ice Report: 16 in

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by Mikemilly on Jan. 12, 2018

Was out around the dam (west side road and smith dorrien trail) on Jan 6. Had lots of ice, forgot tape measure but at least 12 inches probably 14. Caught 2 small guys and lots of action probably a dozen nibbles. All small guys but still a fun day on the lake. Lots of snow so bring a shovel!

by Zombarak on Dec. 25, 2017

14” of ice as of yesterday. I always have more luck on the western part of the lake

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by Moo on Dec. 10, 2017

Ice about 5 inch's on Dec. 7.....5 other people ice fishing that day

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by Alex_2013 on Dec. 10, 2017

Are there any updates on ice thickness? Thank you!

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