Residents of the Lake Diefenbaker region have known for generations that the lake is a prime spot for catching all sorts of fish, but one website is giving the area its proper dues by including it on a list of some of the best fishing locations in the country.
FishingBooker.com, a site that helps anglers list, find and book fishing trips worldwide, included Lake Diefenbaker in a blog entry last month that highlighted the ‘7 Best Fishing Locations in Canada for 2019’.
Lake Diefenbaker was ranked #4 on the list. The entry is written as follows:
“4. Lake Diefenbaker, Saskatchewan
Known for: record breaking Rainbow Trout
When to visit: September to October
One of Canada’s largest artificial lakes, Lake Diefenbaker is home to some of the world’s biggest Rainbow Trout. The current world record, a 48 lb whopper, was caught in these waters by a Saskatchewan fisherman named Sean Konrad.
The presence of Rainbows in these waters is purely coincidental, though. About 10 years ago, a large number of these monsters escaped from a local fish farm, and found themselves in the Lake. Many speculate about the ethics of catching these artificially stocked fish. One thing’s for sure, though. Since these monster Trout cannot reproduce, time is running out for people who’ve set their sights on breaking the current record.
Luckily, there are a number of other species to enjoy on Lake Diefenbaker. The lake boasts hundreds of bays and coulees teeming with Walleye, Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, and Whitefish. You’ll have a number of well-serviced marinas and boat launches to choose from. May, June, and July are when the Lake comes to a buzz, with each month having its own fishing tournament.”
Other prime fishing locations included in the list were Ucluelet, British Columbia; Yellowknife, Great Slave Lake, NWT; Mississauga, Lake Ontario, Ontario; North Lake, Prince Edward Island; Campbell River, British Columbia; and Lake of the Woods, Ontario.