Is Cold Lake Good for Fishing?

Cold Lake is located in central Alberta and is the fourth largest lake in Alberta. It is a popular spot for fishing, with a variety of species including walleye, northern pike, lake trout, yellow perch, and whitefish.

The lake has many access points with boat launches and docks, making it easy to get out on the water. There are also plenty of shoreline areas to fish from if you don’t have a boat.

The lake is known for having some of the best walleye fishing in the province. Anglers can find walleye throughout the lake as well as shallow areas near shore where they congregate.

There are also plenty of northern pike to be found and they can be very aggressive in their pursuit of baitfish. Lake trout are also plentiful in Cold Lake and can be found near deeper areas offshore.

Yellow perch are another popular species to Target in Cold Lake and can be caught from shore or from boat. They typically school up together so it’s important to look for them in larger groups when fishing from a boat. Whitefish are another species that can be caught here but they are not as common as some of the other species.

The lake has an abundance of baitfish which makes it attractive to larger predatory fish like northern pike and walleye. It’s important to remember that the lake has an abundance of aquatic vegetation which should be taken into consideration when fishing here.


In conclusion, Cold Lake is an excellent spot for fishing with plenty of variety available. From walleye to whitefish there is something for everyone who wants to try their luck at catching a fish from this beautiful Alberta lake.

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Michael Allen