Advisories, Corrections and Closures

Angling Advisories

No Angling Advisories at this time

Safe and minimal catch-and-release handling should be followed at all times, to reduce fish stress and mortality. See:

Fishing Guide Corrections

Watershed Unit Water Current Regulation Effective Date
NB3 Wabasca River - Portion between South and North Wabasca lakes

Walleye 3 over 50 cm

Northern Pike 2 over 63 cm

Walleye 0 fish

Northern Pike 0 fish

April 1, 2019
Crayfish Page 26 In all waters, other than the Beaver River, people may harvest crayfish without a licence by legal means. Legal means are currently angling, dip net, seine net, minnow trap and capture by hand. If angling crayfish, a sportfishing licence is required and sportfishing regulations apply. April 1, 2019
NB2 Lesser Slave River The tributary and backwater upstream of the bridge that is east of the weir on the Old Smith Highway The tributary and backwater downstream of the bridge that is east of the weir on the Old Smith Highway April 1, 2019
ES1 Belly River / Mainstem upstream of Sec. Rd. 800 and tribs Missing closed season

Open June 16-Aug. 31; Bait ban; 0 MNWH; 0 Trout

CLOSED Sept. 1 - June 15

April 1, 2019
NB1 Spencer Lake Missing Waterbody Detail regarding Spencer Lake being located on the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range and the possibility of the lake being closed during open seasons due to safety concerns

Added to Waterbody Detail,

NOTE: Spencer Lake is located in the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range and live ammunition is used in the area. Use of the lake by anglers is dependent on the approval of the Canadian Forces at the Base. If necessary for Base operations, access to Spencer Lake may be closed during some of the open periods listed above. Due to safety concerns, the Canadian Forces does not permit overland access to Spencer Lake on any trails that are inside the Bombing Range boundary, including the trail between Seibert and Spencer lakes. Spencer Lake may only be accessed from the west tip of Spencer Lake and it is unlawful to go ashore inside the bombing range boundary

April 1, 2019

Read the Sportfishing Regulations

Waterbody Closures

No emergency waterbody closures at this time


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

Updated: Dec 6, 2019