Advisories, Corrections and Closures

Angling Advisories

Attention Visitors to Michele Creek Reservoir, near Elkwater: Water Release to Begin October 29th.

Michele Creek Reservoir (also referred to as Michelle Reservoir) is located adjacent to Michele Creek Reservoir Provincial Recreation Area, and is stocked with sport fish for recreational use. It also serves an important purpose as a water source for down stream users for stock watering in accordance with the Water Act. Release of water from the reservoir is required to fulfill the needs of these water users, and recreational users of the reservoir may notice changes as a result.

  • The draw down will result in lower than normal water levels at boat launches, and along the shoreline. Water levels are expected to remain low until the spring of 2022 when natural recharge from spring melt will occur. It is predicted normal winter conditions would return the reservoir to near full supply level.
  • Draw-down of reservoirs occurs with fish populations in mind! The final depth after water release is expected to adequately protect the fishery from adverse conditions over the winter.

Alberta has been experiencing drought conditions throughout 2021, and reservoirs play an important role in mitigating the effects of drought. These pieces of critical infrastructure offer Albertans many benefits, including both recreational opportunities and water security.

To learn more about water management during a drought, visit https://www.alberta.ca/drought.aspx.

Fishing Guide Corrections

Current Item Updated Item Effective Date
Ice fishing shelters that are on the ice for more than 24 hours must be labelled with your WiN Number or your Name and Phone Number using 2.5 inch block letters. Ice fishing shelters that are on the ice for more than 24 hours must be labelled with your WiN Number or your Name and Phone Number using 2.5 centimeter block letters. April 1, 2021
Portion downstream of North Wabasca Lake to South Wabasca Lake and tributaries except the Loon, Muskwa and Nipisi Rivers. Portion downstream of North Wabasca Lake and tributaries except the Loon, Muskwa and Nipisi Rivers. April 1, 2021

Read the Sportfishing Regulations

Waterbody Closures

  • No emergency waterbody closures at this time

Contact

Please contact your local Fish and Wildlife Office for more information regarding fisheries advisories, corrections to fishing regulations or waterbody closures.


Updated: Oct 28, 2021