Fishing With Friends – Cold Lake

Experience some of the best lake fishing in Alberta with Fishing with Friends – Cold Lake! Anglers from all over come down to Cold Lake for its thriving fish population and beautiful Northern scenery. Making it happen for you is Captain John Ratke, a local pro who’s pulled record-breaking fish from these waters!

You’ll hop aboard his 19’ Lund angler boat, powered by a 150 HP Mercury engine and a 10 HP kicker. She’s perfect for a pair of anglers who want to explore the lake’s most productive areas fast. This vessel comes with a GPS, FishFinder, and top-notch safety equipment.

Cold Lake is famous for its massive Lake Trout population! Your lines will be shaking as you troll and use electric downriggers to hook these freshwater legends. You’ll have your choice of frozen bait and lures and Capt. John is happy to clean and fillet your limit of Trout to take home.

All of the gear you need for a successful day of fishing will be provided for both of you. You’ll want to bring snacks, drinks, and strong arms to reel those big fish in! Make sure to pick up a fishing license before you arrive for your trip as well. Please keep in mind trips on Cold Lake are suited for adults and kids over 14 years old.

Get ready for an epic fishing adventure in the North with Fishing with Friends – Cold Lake!



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  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Sep 15
    $363
    Can't head out with your fishing buddy on this particular day? No worries! This trip is tailored for a single angler or a group of two You'll be mostly targeting Lake Trout using electrical downriggers and trolling. 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
Response time within an hour
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

Lake Trout Lake Trout

Boat Specs

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

Length
19 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
GPS
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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

Customer Reviews

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5 Hour Trip – Two Fishermen on September 19, 2020
Great fishing trip out on cold lake. Captain John was knowledgeable and knew exactly where to go to find the big lakers. He...
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Jim M.
Edmonton, Alberta
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4 amazing hours with Captain John

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Two Fishermen on July 28, 2020
Had an great trip with eight beautiful lake trout, almost caught a keeper but had to release as none were 75 cm In length,...
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FAQs about Fishing With Friends – Cold Lake

Fishing With Friends – Cold Lake offers the following trip to customers:
  • CA $220 per group, additional CA $220 per person after 1 guest - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)

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

Trips booked with Fishing With Friends – Cold Lake include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

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

Fishing With Friends – Cold Lake offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Fishing With Friends – Cold Lake include:
  • Lake Trout