Spring Lake is a great option if you are looking to catch some beautiful rainbow trout and not venture too far from the city. However, make sure you pack light because the only way to get to the lake once you park your car is to trek on foot. A tip I’ve found useful is to pack a small sled or toboggan. Once you park, you can drag your gear behind you as you head toward the lake. Although it can be a little tricky to get on this lake, it’s well worth it. Quiet, and not overly busy, you will be pulling up some amazing fish.
There are several lakes and stocked ponds around Edmonton that are perfect for ice fishing. Generally, any lake or pond you can fish in the summer can be fished in the winter, but these are a few of my most-loved spots. Summer doesn’t have a monopoly on fishing, so get out there and drill some holes.