Lake Diefenbaker Angling
Lake Diefenbaker and Area
Lake Diefenbaker is a reservoir in Southern Saskatchewan, Canada. It was formed by the construction of Gardiner Dam and the Qu’Appelle River Dam across the South Saskatchewan and Qu’Appelle Rivers respectively. Construction began in 1959 and the lake was filled in 1967. The lake is 225 kilometres long with approximately 800 kilometres of shoreline. It has a maximum depth of 216 feet, while the water levels regularly fluctuate 9 to 20 feet each year. Lake Diefenbaker provides water for domestic irrigation and town water supplies. The flow of the two rivers is now regulated with a considerable portion of South Saskatchewan diverted into the Qu’Appelle. Prior to the dams’ construction, high water levels in South Saskatchewan would frequently cause dangerous ice conditions downstream in Saskatoon while the Qu’Appelle would frequently dry up in the summer months. Fishing on Lake Diefenbaker And Surrounding Areas is One of the most world renown freshwater fisheries of the planet, growing all species to World Record sizes, Rainbow trout in excess of 48lbs, 20lb Walleye, 40 lb Northern Pike, 25lb Burbot and Whitefish over 10lbs have been caught by anglers and netted by biologists who regularly monitor the fish population in the lake.
General angling trip consists of chasing walleye , Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout, Perch, whitefish on Lake Diefenbaker. A Typical “Good” day in the summer months June, July, August you can expect to see walleye numbers from 2-12 lbs and on the days the fish are biting you can see up to 60 fish some days.
Northern Pike can be caught up to 35 lbs. The Trophy Northern pike you can find in May, June, Sept, October.
Rainbow trout hot times run from May, june, September October early November.
After your trip we also Clean and debone your catch.
5.5 Hour Trips
8.5 Hour Trips
**We can accommodate groups of up to 10 adults. Please call for more information.
Record Trophy Angling Option
For anglers seeking a world class fishing adventure. With this option, you will experience fishing the waters the Fishinggeeks have caught the World Record Rainbow trout, Burbot and the Provincial Record Brown Trout.
Other Species you can expect to catch during your trophy trip are Walleye, Whitefish and Northern Pike.
Please Note- With this option, we strive to protect the fishery by recommending catch/photo/release.
Our vision is to fulfill the sport fisher’s dream of catching their trophy freshwater fish of a lifetime.