Prefer a quiet day on the lake? The Grande Cache area is known for its excellent fishing at Grande Cache Lake, Victor Lake, Pierre Grey’s Lakes - in a remote mountain setting. Grande Cache’s creeks are the real secret with provincially-renowned fly-fishing opportunities.
PIERRE GREY’S LAKES
Fish: Brook, Bull & Rainbow Trout
This popular location was named after local fur trader/ trapper Pierre Grey, who ran a trading post at the series of small lakes bearing his name today. The remnants of his trading post from the late 1800s and can still be seen today.
Located 33 km south on Highway 40, Pierre Grey’s Lakes is a string of 5 lakes full of Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout and Bull Trout. Excellent for canoeing, kayaking or boating (electric motors only), Pierre Grey’s Lakes offer a quiet escape for one to also enjoy camping and hiking or winter activities such as snowshoeing or cross country skiing.
GRANDE CACHE LAKE
Fish: Brook & Rainbow Trout
Located 5 km south of Town on Highway 40. A popular destination in the summer heat! Great for enjoying water sports, mountain views, year round fishing for Brook and Rainbow Trout. The lake features a natural beach, day use picnic areas with fire pits, boat launch & dock and the Rotary Playground. You can also enjoy a picnic on the island across the lake.
Hike to, fish or canoe at this small lake, rich in animals and beautiful scenery. 8 km south on Highway 40, take the gravel road on the right. 150 meters down the gravel road, a small 4x4 track is on the left. Follow the track for 1 km. The trail passes the Peavine Lake tipis, and immediately after, a smaller trail is on the right. See the Grande Cache Trails Map, CDR Leg 2 for more information about the trail.
The Grande Cache area is known for its excellent fishing. Several area lakes are stocked, but Grande Cache’s creeks are the real secret with provincially-renowned fly-fishing opportunities. August and September offer the best fishing. Fishing licenses are available in town. Be sure to review all of the fishing regulations in Alberta before heading out.
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SUMMARY OF FISHING IN LAKES, RIVERS & CREEKS
Victor Lake: (2.5 km south) - Rainbow Trout
Grande Cache Lake: (5 km south) - Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout
Pierre Grey’s Lakes: (33 km south) - Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout, Brook Trout
Smoky River: (4 km north) - Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout
Muskeg River: (22.3 km south) - Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout, Arctic Grayling, Whitefish
Berland River: (62.7 km south) - Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout, Whitefish
Sheep Creek: (22 km north on Beaverdam Road) - Bull Trout, Whitefish
Lone Teepee Creek: (26 km south) - Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout, Brook Trout, Whitefish
Copton Creek: (40+ km north -Beaverdam Road) - Bull Trout, Arctic Grayling, Whitefish
Cabin Creek: (60.7 km south of Grande Cache) - Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout, Whitefish
Please note that although bull trout are listed, they are classified as a threatened species. All bull trout caught must be released. For more information, please visit www.srd.alberta.ca
The fall season usually means the start of hunting opportunities for the Grande Cache area and Willmore Wilderness Park. "The Alberta Guide to Hunting Regulations” is available at the Grande Cache Tourism & Interpretive Centre, Chalet Foods Convenience Store and the Home Hardware store in town.
There is also an Alberta Fish & Wildlife office in Grande Cache, where officers can be contacted immediately should there be any dangerous wildlife encounters. (780-827-3626 or 780-827-3356).