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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-30-2012, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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Fishing in Bedwell Lake?

Does anyone know if there are shore fishing opportunities in Bedwell and/or the surrounding lakes? I am heading up there next week and wondering if it'd be worth bringing a fly rod along.
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I kind of don't think that there are any fish in either of the Bedwell lakes. Of the many times I have camped on those lakes, I have never seen any fish action. Same for Little Jim & Cream Lks, both of which are still frozen over. I'm under the impression that the only alpine lakes on the Island that have fish, have been stocked.
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There might be fish in there. The lakes on forbidden plateau have fish though so there is a good chance it they had stocked that lake at sometime.
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I have to agree with Prother... I have never seen any fish activity at either of these lakes. I always find it a bit eerie when the lake surfaces are dead calm in the evening and early morning and there are no fish surfacing.
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From what I have been told, the lakes (anywhere) on the Island are not very good habitat for trout and even those lakes that trout occur naturally, the fishing's generally poor, with small fish. It has something to do with the lack of natural feed.

In the stocked alpine lakes,the fish don't generally reproduce and the stock may grow for several years, until someone catches a couple of big ones. Then word gets out and the next people find nothing... because the first fishers caught them all. I have heard of opinions to eradicate the stocked lakes of fish and to return them to their original state, but I don't have a definitive opinion myself .

Maybe someone with more knowledge of fresh water fish in Island alpine lakes could speak to this.

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Thanks all - looks like the rod will stay at home.
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No... bring it and prove us all wrong. What's another half pound? Besides, you'll have something to do, when your girlfriend says, "I hate bugs and I hate hiking and I'm not coming out of the tent." Maybe I'm reading more into this trip than is really there, but bring your pole.
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I wouldn't go there without one.
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However, if you do catch a couple of 5 pounders, don't tell us here on a public forum or there will be no fish left for next year...
Just PM me!
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Acidic lakes limit the amount of good feed for trout. So lakes that have limestone around them are better for aquatic life that trout like to feed on and get big. Lake Helen Mckenzie has some decent sized fish in it and is one of my favorite Van Isle lakes to fish and camp at. You may not get 5 pounders but a one pounder is not unusual.
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