Rating: 4.5 of 5
Species: Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout?
Last Visited: 2012
Ptarmigan Lake is a larger backcountry lake located in the Skoki Area of Banff National Park. The water is generally clear so some sight fishing is possible near the drop off. Access is from several trails, the main one being from the Lake Louise Ski Area. For more information on the area visit the skoki area under backcountry camping.
Much like nearby Baker Lake the fish that seems to predominate here are Brook Trout. Fishing was good in Ptarmingan Lake with plenty of action from these feisty fish. Cutthroat trout apparently are or were in this lake as well but I have never caught any. Brook trout in this lake were generally in the 12-14" range. I would suggest larger fish do exist as well as the smaller ones since it's a naturally reproducing lake.