Trip #1 - Come enjoy a relaxing day in awarm ice hut. We'll take you to our favourite lakes where we have used topographical maps, sonar, and years of experience to choose the location of our huts to insure a good day on the ice. We provide transportation, snacks, beverages, rods, lures, and bait. We will auger your holes for you with our power augers, and will be using Vexilar sonar units to help locate where the fish are feeding. We also have Aqua-Vu underwater video cameras to watch the fish take your lure. Ice Fishing Trip Rates
Trip #2 - Fast and Furious - a day of searching for fish with a portable ice shelter, sonar, a power auger, and when time allows, an underwater video camera. Get fishing right away and relax as we turn the lake into Swiss-cheese with the power auger while you move from hole to hole bringing in fish. We provide transportation, hot lunch, snacks, beverages, rods, lures, and bait. We have heaters for all of our tents if the weather is cold. If the weather is decent we often leave the ice tent in the truck and each angler gets a bucket with a padded swivel seat so we can move at the drop of a toque!
Trip #3 - Where no man has gone before - a day of searching for fish at a mountain lake that has only been fished a handful of times since ice up. We will guide you on a snowshoe hike to a mountain lake that has often only been fished by our clients during the course of the winter. A backpack full of rods and lures, a hand auger, and a vexilar sonar, is what we carry up. You carry up a pack with your bucket with a swivel seat and your lunch. Enjoy your surroundings on your hike and while you fish in total solitude for fish that are often eager to eat. We provide snowshoes, transportation, snacks, beverages, rods, lures, and bait. These trips are full day only.
Whether its Lake trout in the mountains, aggressive Bull trout, voracious Northern Pike, strong Walleye, exotic looking Arctic Grayling, colourful Rainbow trout, lots of Perch, or good numbers of Whitefish; Ice Fishing Alberta has an ice fishing trip for you.
All trips include transportation, all of your gear, jigging instruction, and food and drinks based on the duration of the trip. If you have any allergies or food preferences, please discuss this with us prior to the trip in order for us to insure your satisfaction. Please bring an outer shell, an insulation layer, a base layer, a toque, gloves, and a good pair of winter boots. This is winter in Alberta, and the weather can change very quickly and dramatically! If you do not have warm clothes call us and we can arrange rentals for warm winter gear.
Beginners are welcome as jigging lessons are included and basic ice fishing techniques will be covered. How to go after different types of fish, and where to drill your hole when you get to a new lake will be covered.
Families are encouraged, as bringing your son or daughter is a great way to introduce them to this great sport while handing them down some of our heritage.
We offer a first class experience with great food, professional guides, and all the gear, tackle, and bait you require! Trips begin with pickup from your hotel, a local fishing shop, or location of your choice. We will then take you to obtain a fishing license if you require one (you can get them online at https://www.albertarelm.com/). Pickup time will vary according to weather, time of year, and recent fishing trends. A typical full day will last 7 - 8 hours, while a typical half day will last up to 4 hours. This includes travel time. A hot lunch is available for $10 a person. We can always adjust these times to suit your needs.
Ice fishing lessons are available for groups of 4-6 people and are at a cost of $100 per person. Come as a group, or we can pair you up with other fishermen.
We'll teach you everything you need to know during a 2 hour hands-on lesson. We'll discuss where to drill holes, how to drill them, and everyone will punch some holes through the ice with both hand and power augers. Each participant will have a Marcum LX5 sonar that we'll teach you how to use to search for structure, and fish. We'll go over jigging presentation, rod and tip up selection, and specific ice fishiing techniques based on different species and conditions. Marcum 825 underwater video cameras will show what the fish see when you jig your rod. Your guide will cover how to attract, hook, fight, land, release and maybe keep a fish for the table.
After the 2 hour lesson, everyone will have a complete understanding of what they need to ice fish, and how to get out on the ice and do it yourself.
Note: Anyone under 16 requires an adult to take part in the lesson with them.
Trips are for one or two anglers. Additional anglers are $50 each. Hot BBQ lunch available for $10 a person.
We have Marcum LX5 sonar units for all fishermen, and a few Marcum VS825SD 8" colour underwater viewing video systems. You will know when the fish are close and you will actually see them bite your lure! You will not believe how entertaining it is watching the sonar and the underwater live tv! This is a great thing for keeping yourng people interested in what is going on below.
Trips include all fishing gear. We'll be fishing from inside a heated tent and outside if the weather is nice. Please dress warmly.
Full Day Ice Fishing Trip
We'll choose the lake based on what has been fishing best and according to what species you want to target (Walleye, Pike, Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout, Lake Trout). A full day is around 8 hours.
Full Day Trips are $500, 1 or 2 anglers come for this price, additional anglers are $50
Full Day Ice Fishing Trip - on Chestermere Lake
This is a great trip when you want to stay close to Calgary and minimize travel time. We'll be fishing on Chestermere Lake, just 5 minutes east of Calgary, and 15 minutes from downtown. Bathroom facilities are close by, and lunch can be either on the lake, or at a local restaurant minutes away. We'll be targeting Pike. A full day is around 8 hours.
Full Day Chestermere Lake Trips are $450, 1 or 2 anglers come for this price, additional anglers are $50
Half Day Ice Fishing Trip - on Chestermere Lake
This is a great trip when you want to stay close to Calgary and minimize travel time. We'll be fishing on Chestermere Lake, just 5 minutes east of Calgary, and 15 minutes from downtown. Bathroom facilities are close by, and lunch can be either on the lake, or at a local restaurant minutes away. We'll be targeting Pike. Half day is around 4 hours.
Half Day Chestermere Lake Trips are $350, 1 or 2 anglers come for this price, additional anglers are $50
Fishing licenses are not included. They are available online at https://www.albertarelm.com/, or we can pick them up the morning of the trip.
Gratuities are not included. Gratuities should be based on how hard your guide worked to give you the best trip possible. The fishing in Alberta is usually great, however this is fishing, and the fish are wild. Your guide works hard during your fishing trip to give you the best possible trip. Sometimes due to a full moon, pressure changes, etc... the fishing doesn't go as planned, this is out of control of the guides. Please base your tip on the guides performance, not how the fish cooperated. Gratuities are usually between 10% and 20% of the cost of your trip to thank the guide for a job well done.
A 25% deposit is required upon booking, with the balance due a week before your trip
Cancellation - Deposit is fully refundable with 30 days advance notice, less a 5% processing fee. If less than 30 days notice is given, your deposit may be put toward another trip within the same calendar year. Cancellation within a week will result in a forfeited deposit.
Pick up and drop off will be discussed with you prior to your arrival. Don't hesitate to contact us to review times and places. For the fastest response, text or email us as we don't answer the phone while guiding.
Corporate Packages - Contact us for a corporate package to meet your needs. We can accomodate large groups.
We accept payment by Credit Card, Interac Email Money Transfer, or Certified Cheque. To send a certified check, please make checks payable to Ice Fishing Alberta and contact us for our mailing address. Please make US dollar checks payable to Doug Massig. Credit cards have a 3% processing fee added to them.
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meet your guides
Doug is the owner and one of the guides of Bow River Fly Fishing Adventures. Doug has been pursuing his love of... read more
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