Fishing With Friends – Wabamun Lake

Fishing With Friends promises you’ll have an amazing day of fishing on Wabamun Lake. Your guide, John Ratke, will use his wealth of knowledge and experience to ensure you’ll have a productive trip. You’ll encounter Alberta’s pristine nature situated right in Edmonton’s backyard, and explore the “Gateway to the North” with an expert local angler and guide.

John welcomes all skill levels aboard his 19’ Lund angler boat. You’ll be whisked away to some of the most productive fishing grounds on the lake while being propelled by a 150 HP Mercury engine. This vessel comes with a GPS, fishfinder, top-quality fishing gear, and safety equipment.

Wabamun Lake is full of surprises and holds lots of great fishing opportunities. You’ll spend most of the day targeting Walleye on light tackle, but you’ll also be able to catch other species, such as Yellow Perch and Northern Pike. On a good day, 20 to 50 catches in one trip aren’t uncommon. Just please keep in mind, all trips are strictly catch-and-release.

John keeps state-of-the-art rods and reels on his boat. However, if you’d like to bring your own equipment you may do so. Everything else will be set up for you once you arrive. All you have to do is purchase a fishing license before your trip, bring snacks and drinks, and be sure to dress warmly. Also, keep in mind these trips are suitable for adults and children over the age of 12.

Get ready for an exciting adventure in Edmonton and create lasting memories on Wabamun Lake. Meet at the dock right off of Highway 16, and let Fishing With Friends show you an amazing time in “The Big E"! John also guides on Cold Lake and Pigeon Lake, you can find his listings there by visiting his profile.



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Sep 15
    $198
    This is a trip for up to two anglers, meaning you can either head out on your own or bring your best fishing buddy. Departure times are flexible so feel free to contact your guide and agree on a time that suits you both.
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About the Captain

John Ratke
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
3 Customer Reviews
Member since November 2019
John Ratke is an Edmonton local who’s spent most of his life on the water. He started guiding in 2010 and has loved every minute of it. His favorite part of the job is being out in nature, meeting new people, and watching them catch fish. He’s got the right set of skills to put you on fish, and would love to have you on board to show you around Wabamun Lake ,Pigeon Lake or Cold Lake!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Lund Crossover (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Outriggers
GPS
Fishfinder
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
No Alcohol
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash

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First trip on boat

July 20, 2019
This was my first trip on a boat. John showed me how to jig for walleye. We fished for 2 hours and caught more than 30 walleye....
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FAQs about Fishing With Friends – Wabamun Lake

Fishing With Friends – Wabamun Lake offers the following trip to customers:
  • CA $120 per group, additional CA $120 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Fishing With Friends – Wabamun Lake, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with Fishing With Friends – Wabamun Lake include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Frozen Minnows)
  • Lures

Fishing With Friends – Wabamun Lake offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Wabamun Lake )

Fishing With Friends – Wabamun Lake offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Fishing With Friends – Wabamun Lake include:
  • Walleye