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Glion 09-16-2021 08:21 PM

Chester Lake
 
I am looking at heading up to Kananaskis country with the better half this weekend. Was looking at doing chester lake or Pickle Jar, and was wondering if anyone had been up there recently. How was the fishing and how much bear activity? Went to Chester last year and it was beautiful so I wanted to take the wife this time.
Cheers

Scott N 09-19-2021 05:37 PM

Did you get up to Chester this weekend? We were there in mid July and the fishing was really good that day, there was also a grizzly and cub at the trailhead at the lake when we arrived.

slough shark 09-19-2021 05:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Scott N (Post 4416118)
Did you get up to Chester this weekend? We were there in mid July and the fishing was really good that day, there was also a grizzly and cub at the trailhead at the lake when we arrived.

The grizzlies seem to like it there, see them probably half the time I head out there, havenít been for a couple years though.

Glion 09-19-2021 08:24 PM

Just got back home. Hiked up pretty early sat, but it was pretty rainy and windy. Fished for a but and had a couple strikes but it was nasty fishing weather. They seemed to like the caddis the best. When we went up there was probably 6 vehicles there and when we left probably about 70. But yeah was some tough casting but still had a few strikes everything was deeper that struck.

Scott N 09-19-2021 09:33 PM

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Originally Posted by slough shark (Post 4416119)
The grizzlies seem to like it there, see them probably half the time I head out there, havenít been for a couple years though.

Got a few pics of the bear we saw in July, the cub is off to the left in this one.

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/5PKs1uE.jpg[/IMG]


Last year we hiked all the way up there with float tubes, fished for about an hour, then hear a quad coming up the trail. They closed the lake and trail down due to another grizzly last year. Sucked hiking up with all that gear only to fish for an hour, but when someone with a shotgun tells you to leave, usually you leave lol. The group of hikers in this pic literally just arrived at the lake, then had to turn around and go back.

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/m7HDYDC.jpg[/IMG]

Scott N 09-19-2021 09:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Glion (Post 4416154)
Just got back home. Hiked up pretty early sat, but it was pretty rainy and windy. Fished for a but and had a couple strikes but it was nasty fishing weather. They seemed to like the caddis the best. When we went up there was probably 6 vehicles there and when we left probably about 70. But yeah was some tough casting but still had a few strikes everything was deeper that struck.

That's too bad about the wind. It's worth hiking up there with a float tube if you have time and spend the whole day up there.

Glion 09-19-2021 10:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Scott N (Post 4416186)
That's too bad about the wind. It's worth hiking up there with a float tube if you have time and spend the whole day up there.

Yeah tempting, I think I will be trying pickle and elbow next but I do really enjoy the chester hike and the lake.


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