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Canadian Anglerz

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Albert Dyke Lake, Blind Slough, Nicomen Slough
« on: May 25, 2024, 06:46:02 PM »

Hi All,

Still learning the lakes/Sloughs around my area, been doing some research and came across these three bodies of water, Albert Dyke Lake, Blind Slough, Nicomen Slough and wanted some thoughts on the Bass fishing in any of these three or if you have other lakes/sloughs you would recommend.

I have heard of Mill Lake and Pitt Marsh.

Thanks,
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Re: Albert Dyke Lake, Blind Slough, Nicomen Slough
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2024, 11:16:05 PM »

Mill Lake has trout, crappie and bass while Albert dyke has only bass and pumpkinseeds. I remember albert dyke had a lot of people during the summer, but that was probably because they were doing some water skiing that day. A lot of baby bass in the shallows during the summer, not too weedy of a lake. there def are some big ones in there, I saw one maybe around 3-4lbs last time I was there.
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Re: Albert Dyke Lake, Blind Slough, Nicomen Slough
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2024, 12:02:26 PM »

Hailing from California and Ontario, you may not be aware that bass are considered to be invasive in BC.

https://bcinvasives.ca/invasives/largemouth-bass/

https://bcinvasives.ca/invasives/smallmouth-bass/

Others will disagree with me, but if you catch a bass I recommend killing it. Unfortunately both LMB and SMB are well established in the province and killing it is like fartiní in a hurricane, but thatís just me. Iím somewhat tolerant of bass in bodies of water that are landlocked (ie Walmsley Lake in Albert Dyck Park) but in streams or sloughs Iím a bloodthirsty maniacal killer.

Having said that, check out the pond in front of Trinity Western University in Langley. Lots of bass. Iíve fished it a couple of times and caught smallísh ones on topwater lures. My son and his buddies have caught some tanks on spinnerbaits.

Given the proximity of the pond to the Salmon River, several years ago the university partnered with the Ministry to do an electroshocking cull of non-native fish. So, if you want to cull the ones you catch, youíll be in good company.😀

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Re: Albert Dyke Lake, Blind Slough, Nicomen Slough
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2024, 02:44:38 PM »

You really need to go out try these spots. I have caught a total of 1 bass in a stream  in all the 30+ years since the bass "infestation" hit our local waters. I have tried some of the still waters for bass but not with much success. Of all the places only Mill and Hatzig get consistently mentioned as spots with good bass fishing. There was a thread on Hatzig within the last month or so.
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