Fishing at Manitoba’s Rock Lake

Rock Lake is just a few miles west of Pilot Mound, Manitoba. It was made by damming off the Pembina River.

Coincidentally, you can even fish on the dam. The dam is not giant, but it surely’s a wonderful little spot. A lot of the fish caught there are bullheads, however they’ll present some enjoyable. Rock Lake itself has two public launches. One could be discovered on the east finish of the lake and the opposite on the west finish of the lake. The launch on the east finish is pretty shallow. There is no such thing as a dock – you again your boat into the water. The world round this launch can also be fairly good for fishing from shore. Most of what’s caught from the shore is pike, and the lake boasts some pretty giant and feisty ones. As a result of the lake is surrounded by giant rocks, it’s doable to stroll alongside the shore to discover a good fishing spot. The opposite launch is on the west finish of the lake. The west finish has a summer time group of cabins, however it’s pretty small. The launch itself will get deeper sooner than the one on the east finish, however the backing in is fairly steep as effectively. Just about straight throughout from the launch on the west finish is a camp. There’s a actual boat launch there, however it’s important to endure many miles of gravel street to get there, and for these of us who attempt to maintain the paint on our boats, this isn’t the most effective place to go along with a ship you worth.

Fishing from a ship offers you with the most effective likelihood of catching walleye on Rock Lake. Trolling close to the shoreline, notably on the south facet could be rewarding. In fact, daily is totally different. You’ll be able to exit sooner or later and catch your restrict, and the subsequent day the one factor you may get is annoyed. For these of us who take pleasure in fishing, that is par for the course. Fishing is as a lot about stress-free and being out within the nice outdoor as it’s about catching fish. The draw back to Rock Lake is that it isn’t a deep lake. What this implies is that by the top of June till into September/October, there may be a number of algae within the water. These things will get caught within the outboard, and attaches itself to your hook. With endurance, there are spots which have a minimal of algae and the fishing can nonetheless be fairly good even when the water reaches a temperature of 80 levels Fahrenheit. There are additionally a number of lifeless bushes within the water, so hooking onto a department isn’t unusual. We have now damaged only a few strains even when caught on a tree or department. It’s normally doable to free the road with out breaking it. There’s, presently, not that a lot improvement on the lake so far as cabins goes, however that is altering.

Once we fish at Rock Lake, we are going to normally take some salted minnows with us, largely out of behavior. What works finest at this lake, no less than for us, are plastics. Yellow and black, greens, or an orange/yellow/inexperienced mixture appear to supply the best success. We have now by no means caught any large pike or walleye at this lake, however a walleye within the 18 to 21 inch vary is an efficient consuming fish, and the lake abounds on this dimension.

Rock Lake does have some pleasure boat visitors – water skiers, jet skis, and so on. Most of those folks keep extra in the course of the lake, and for essentially the most half, fellow boaters attempt to respect one another so far as velocity and wake is worried.