We offer a first-class experience with professional guides and all the gear and tackle you require! Heated huts, rods, pre drilled holes, lures, bait, sonar and underwater video cameras are all included. Ice fishing is one of those Canadian pastimes you just have to try. You will be amazed when you enter the hut and see how it isn’t just to keep you warm, it also enables you to see down the holes and see the fish! Being in a dark tent turns the holes in the ice into windows into the underwater world. Enjoy catching fish through two or three feet of solid ice both inside a heated hut and out, and see why everyone is getting into ice fishing!
Our client base includes locals who have never tried ice fishing and want to learn, locals who want to fish every year with their family – but don’t want to buy all the gear and figure out where to go, as well as tourists who come to the Calgary and Banff area and want to do some winter sports to get a true Canadian experience! What are THE things to do in the winter? Downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, snowshoeing, and of course – Ice Fishing!
Ice fishing is all about time with friends and family while catching fish! Let us take you on an adventure on the ice! All the gear is provided, just show up with a few layers and some boots. We start by drilling a bunch of holes both in the tent and out. Everyone can take a turn on the power auger and feel free to take a video to show everyone your new ice fishing skills! After getting the heater going, we then go over proper jigging technique, and how to use your personal sonar (fish finder) to maximize your catch! If water clarity is good, we will set up an underwater video camera so you can watch fish come up and inspect your lure before they hit it! It is captivating watching them as you jig, and you learn a lot about fish behavior.
We will teach you how to fight fish through the ice, and master the timing of bringing them up the hole. Grab a quick picture, and get back to fishing! If temperature allows, we will set up a second rod for each angler outside, spaced out different distances from the tent. You are allowed to fish with two rods per angler, and sometimes the rod that isn’t being jigged catches the most fish. Might as well cover more area and double your chances! On warm days, we can set up both your rods outside the tent, and just use the tent as a place to warm up. It is super fun when a rod starts bouncing and everyone is racing to see who gets to it first!
Traditionally, ice fishing is how Canadians provided healthy fresh fish for their families through the harsh winter months. The protein and healthy fats in fish were an important part of their diets. As kids, we used to lie down on the ice for hours with our hoods over the hole, looking down and trying to catch fish with some line tied around a stick. Now, technology has caught up with ice fishing and you get to experience the tradition of ice fishing in the comfort of a warm hut, on a comfortable seat, with modern rods and sonar and video cameras! Talk about luxury! We have a variety of lakes that we fish, and a few different experiences to offer.
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.