Spring lake is a great option if you are looking to catch some nice rainbow trout and don’t venture too far out of town. However, make sure you pack light as the only way to get to the lake once you’ve parked your car is by foot. One tip that I have found helpful is to bring a small sled or slide. Once you park, you can drag your gear behind you as you make your way to the lake. Although it can be a bit difficult to access this lake, it is well worth it. Quiet and not too busy, you will shoot some amazing fish.
There are several stocked lakes and ponds around Edmonton that are great for ice fishing. Usually any lake or pond that you can fish in the summer can be fished in the winter, but these are some of my most popular spots. Summer doesn’t have a monopoly on fishing, so get out there and drill some holes.