Advisories, Corrections and Closures
Angling advisories remain in place for parts of Alberta including ES1, ES2, PP1 and NB3, where declining river flows and hot weather can result in warmer water temperatures that can cause stress to fish.
Summer kill, when a large number of fish die in a lake, is also common after a spell of hot weather.
This is due to stress to fish caused by being ‘squeezed’ between the water layer near the surface that is very warm,
and water further below that may not have enough oxygen. Summer kills are rarely a severe or cause a total kill,
but fish that are already less resilient due to age or illness usually succumb first.
If you observe a summer kill, please contact the local fisheries biologist: Regional Fisheries Contact Map .
- Fish only in stocked ponds and lakes – avoid fishing in creeks and rivers
- Fish early in the morning when temperatures are cooler
- Using slightly heavier tackle can help you reel in a fish quickly, which helps reduce exhaustion and improve recovery
- Keep fish wet at all times and minimize handling time
- Use single point, single hook lures or flies (example: no treble hooks or multiple hooks on a single lure or fly).
Fishing Guide Corrections
|Waterbody or Item
|Kids Can Catch Pond
||Open May 1 to September 30
||Closed for the 2023 sportfishing season
||April 1, 2023
|Carseland-Bow River Headwater Canal. Between McGregor Lake and the drop structure 1 km above Secondary Road 542.
- 0 walleye limit
- Open May 8 to September 30 and Decemeber. 1 to March 15
- 1 walleye 50-55 cm
- Open May 8 to November 30 between sunrise and sunset, and open December. 1 to March 15 all day
|July 14, 2023
|Provincewide Maximum Possession.
|Walleye and sauger – 3 in combined total
||Walleye and sauger in combination – 3 in total
Walleye – 3 or no more than 12 when harvested under the authority of
Special Harvest Licences (SHL) when combined with the annual sportfishing licence.
|July 14, 2023
Read the Sportfishing Regulations
- 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: Aug 18, 2023