Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Tuesdays for Travis - Pyramid Lake

[Early morning fishing on Pyramid Lake with Pyramid Mountain in the background]


Pyramid Lake is 8km (4.8 miles) from the townsite of Jasper in Jasper National Park, Alberta. Nearby is Patricia Lake, and both lakes are open year round for activities such as fishing, picnicking, boating and hiking. There are rental facilities available for horse-back riding, boating, canoeing, windsurfing and sailing. In the winter cross-country skiing is available as is ice-skating on Pyramid Lake. Seasonal and year-round accommodation and dining facilities are also available.

The principal game fish in the Rockies are trout, with cutthroat and rainbow the most common varieties. Bull trout are catch and release only.

ParksCanada for fishing regulations link is here.

Fishing Regulation Summary for April 1, 2008 to March 31, 2009 here .

How to Identify Your Catch here .


Photo Credit: Strange Ones CC=flickr.

20 comments:

François Arcache said...

Spendid !
François.

Josh said...

that looks wonderful

Teresa said...

I love the picture. I wish I were in that canoe right now.

laughingwolf said...

oooooo i love jasper and surrounds, much more than banff... could retire there, no prob :)

pattinase (abbott) said...

I've never fished but this is where I'd do it.

Travis Erwin said...

One way or another, I am going fishing real soon.

Barbara Martin said...

François, I agree and I'd like to be there in the boat.

Josh, summer will be here in another four or so months, sigh.

Teresa, I try to find photos that look real enough to step into. For a larger view click on the photo.

Barbara Martin said...

Tony, I have spent time in Jasper although I think one of the reasons I like Banff more is not only my mother went to Banff as a child, but my grandparents did just after they were married.

You'll enjoy the hiking trail tomorrow.

Patti, the background while fishing is important to set the scene.

Travis, fishing is indeed good for the soul.

Charles Gramlich said...

Now that's a mountain's mountain. Love that.

Teresa said...

Barbara, I just enlarged the picture. WOW. It really does feel like you can step into the lake and go swimming.

I guess I have a lot more to learn about blogging than I realized. I didn't know you could do that.

Ruth D~ said...

Oh what a beautiful spot. Gorgeous photo!

Reb said...

I can never decide which I like better, Banff or Jasper. Jasper is not as crowed and touristy as Banff has become, but I do like the mountains in the south a bit more.

Barbara Martin said...

Charles, glad you liked the photo...you will have to bring Lana up for a trip to the west.

Teresa, I only recently discovered how to load a photo in to expand it on a click.

Ruth, photos like these make me yearn for spring and get-aways.

Barbara Martin said...

Reb, as I explained to Tony above, Banff tends to be more of a favourite, although Jasper has its charms. The glacial effect isn't as pronounced in Banff as it is in Jasper, thus the valleys are steeper. As for mountains any will do for me...the divine seems closer.

RuneE said...

You pick your photos with care - any any true fishers would run.

Michele said...

I will be putting this on my list!! Good info.
Thank you!
It's beautiful...

Barbara Martin said...

RuneE, I liked the way the canoe with fisherman was in the focal point.

Michele, the information for Parks Canada always has good advice for fishing the lakes and rivers. As you know they have a catch and release program with proper instruction on how to do that: keeping the fish in the water while the barbless hook is removed to avoid injury or death.

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T and S said...

Barbara : Your choices of pictures to go along with your post is just awesome. For example this picture makes this lake look so beautiful.

PS : Thank you for your kind reply to my comments on your previous post. I know you like Tigers and I m just waiting to photograph the next one soon and then I will have a suprise for you on my blog. Will keep you posted...Thomas

Barbara Martin said...

Thomas, what you are proposing sounds thrilling and very mysterious.

Part of the reason I like Tigers so much is because under Chinese astrology I am one.

I have another very nice photo of Pyramid Lake that I will post later in the year.