Berry Creek Reservoir (aka Carolside) Fishing Reports & Feedback

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Average of 50 ratings as of Nov. 24, 2021

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by Bobalong52 on Nov. 24, 2021

I know it's early. Anyone been out to check the ice (if any)?

by Giovanni on Jan. 31, 2021

Ice Report: 20 in

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by Shaft Master on Jan. 16, 2021

Beauty day! Lots of fisher people out. Slow fishing but manager one 10pounder.

by ETAPS on Dec. 20, 2020

Ice Report: 13 in
Spotty snow on ice

by ramsay on Dec. 11, 2020

Ice Report: 11 in

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by Shaft Master on Dec. 1, 2020

Anyone been on the ice yet??

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by Georges on Jun. 13, 2020

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by Lindalee on Jan. 4, 2020

How thick is the ice?

by Joe12 on Dec. 28, 2019

Caught 12 pike. Ranging from 25 - 37 inches. Afternoon was very slow. Morning bite was great.

by Joe12 on Dec. 28, 2019

Ice Report: 12 in
Pretty sketchy yet. Nobody has wandered more than a few yards on the ice with vehicles.

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by Joe12 on Dec. 19, 2019

How's the pike biting?

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by FISHON988 on Dec. 15, 2019

11" of ice landed 5 so far nothing over 30 in

by Joe12 on Dec. 15, 2019

How’s the ice? Been on Coronation dam at 10 inches. Anyone been driving out there and have some idea of ice depth?

by FISHON988 on Dec. 10, 2019

Ice report ????

by iFish Guest on Dec. 2, 2019

Anyone been on the ice yet??

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by WyattJ on Aug. 5, 2019

Went out August 4th. Caught tons of fish all within that 5-8lb range. Fish are healthy and super lively. Water was pretty mercy. Very good boat launch.

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by Monsterlander on Mar. 6, 2019

Yes you can get on. It's been plowed out at the campground . Lots of snow drifts but they are packed down hard and easy to drive over . Might be a different situation if it warms up

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by Bobalong52 on Mar. 6, 2019

Does anyone know if there is access to the lake since the snow a couple of weeks ago?

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by Bobalong52 on Jan. 24, 2019

Been out twice the last 2 weekends. First weekend caught about 10 pike. Most in the 5 - 8 lb size. No hammer handles. Last weekend caught about 6 similar size. Approximately two feet of ice.

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by desktopicon on Jan. 19, 2019

Very slow this year. Cloudy water. Catching 2 a day

by iFish Guest on Sep. 8, 2018

Water is low and the fishing is slow. Blue green algae starting to grow here also.

by BarrelGirl15 on Aug. 26, 2018

Have caught a lot of goldeye
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by Monsterlander on Mar. 10, 2018

How high was the snow? Could you get around with a 4x4 truck ok ?

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by Shaft Master on Mar. 10, 2018

Fishing slow. No bites in 3 hours. Moved twice.

by Shaft Master on Jan. 5, 2018

Ice Report: 19 in

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by Spewy on Dec. 31, 2017

What kinda fish you been seeing. Fished this lake lots before the water outlet let loose. Would like to go back if the fish have survived. Always fished by the old farm house half way north up the lake. Big pike on tip ups

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by Rodpuller on Dec. 30, 2017

On the lake today, 19 inches of ice. We see lots of fish, just not biting .

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by Shaft Master on Dec. 3, 2017

Anyone been on the ice yet?

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by JillL on Jul. 9, 2017

This is our go-to place this year. We spend hours out on the boat and endlessly catch 6-8 pound Pike and the odd laeger one. Troll near the weeds at about 14 feet deep and they hit with amazing regularity.

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by Happy HookR on Jan. 26, 2017

Was fishing on the 23-01-17 caught 14 jack from 12" - 29" , clean water, healthy fish reminder this a catch & release reservoir, great day.

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by Spewy on Jan. 1, 2017

Has anyon ever caught perch here. I have caught perch fry at the inlet but never caught one in the dam. I have personally seen a suager caught near the boat launch.

by Ck87 on Dec. 20, 2016

Ice Report: 16 in
Fished for 8hrs, Caught 1 small pike near the dam

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by Spewy on Dec. 19, 2016

Has anyone been out ice fishing here.

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by Daryk Johnson on Jul. 31, 2016

I was visiting Drumheller with my family back at the start of June. And we wanted to see how the fishing was around, and we didn't want to try the river because it was high and was as clear as mud. So we walked into one shop and asked this one lady if there was any good fishing spots around and she told us what places to try out , she gave us about 6 locations and Carolside was the one we chose, she said it was a bit of a drive but it was worth it. And it absolutely was. Almost every cast I'd have one go for it. At one point I saw four of them launch at the lure as I pulled it out of the water. And by the end of the day we had caught over 70 pike. And our biggest being over 15 pounds. I had lost and few spoons because I wasn't using steel leader. But the spoons we were using were called the Mepps Syclops, We used Daredevil red and white, and red and yellow Five of Diamonds spoons but didn't produce near as much fish as the firetiger or orange Syclops, we even caught a few on the Rapala Husky Jerk. Now were making a trip to go out with the boat. Hopefully it goes just as well.

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by Happy HookR on Jul. 24, 2016

Since it was a good day yesterday went again today was as good today caught & released 26 live jack very good & healthy HookR

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by Happy HookR on Jul. 24, 2016

Had a great day on the water 23-07-16, caught 19 jack in total from noon - 5 pm, 1-12 lb, 1-9 lb, 4- 6lbs, rest were 10'' - 4lbs. Fish are healthy & lively. All released alive & well. Good Luck Fishing HookR

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by dandann on May. 28, 2016

Catch a few pike, water clean. It is all catch and release

by Rod Master on Mar. 1, 2015

Set up SW of breakaway. Good fishing. Caught one just over 6 pounds late afternoon. Action all day. Having a good time!

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by Brindy on Jul. 31, 2014

I went fishing by the boat launch this afternoon for a couple hours. I caught a dozen pike. Most of them were small, but two were a nice size. The fish have really nice color to them as well. Look very healthy.

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by Fisher_Dawg on May. 15, 2014

Has anyone fished the Carolside Dam after the gate was repaired? I drove by it on May 15

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by iFish Guest on Jul. 7, 2013

Has anyone fished here recently? Is there anything left out there?

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by Nick on Jan. 11, 2013

anyone chanced it there? anything left?

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by Ilikefishing on Oct. 23, 2012

Looks like water level too low for fish to survive winter can now get salvage permit for Carolside too bad fishery will take years to recover

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by Bobcat on Oct. 7, 2012

If they don't get the dam gate closed in the next few days everything will be gone It will take years to get the fishing back to the caliber we have had

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by Peaker on Oct. 1, 2012

Carolside is a fantastic fishery. Always something, and sometimes its overwhelming. Carolside dam is leaking however, Saw it mysefl Sept 30 2012. Its loosing 4" per day. It doesnt look good. AB Envir should be doing something before the reservoir is empty. This will be hard on the fishery

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by J on May. 25, 2012

Went last Saturday the 20th caught 50 pike most 5-8 lbs great day on the kake

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by M on Mar. 11, 2012

Caught 5 today kept 4 ... Biting hard around 10 am and 5pm... Really slow in between

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by MUHKEE on Feb. 29, 2012

Similar day to Pouch, caught 12 between 2 of us, all around the legal size limit, nothing big, biggest being 5 lbish, all released. lesson learned, when using braided fishing line on a rod and reel, just use the rod and reel to reel it in, dont do it by hand (like tip ups), you will cut yourself easily! haha, either way, fun day!

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by Kevron on Feb. 10, 2012

Hey Pouch, where were you fishing?

by Pouchlicker on Feb. 7, 2012

Good day. Caught 8-10 nice pike-all over 63. Anywhere from 6-8 lbs.
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