ZONE 1 Eastern Slopes - ES1 Go to:
ZONE 1 consists of the mountains and foothills that form the “Eastern Slopes” along the Rocky Mountains from Montana to the Grande Prairie region. Throughout this zone, tributary creeks flow into larger streams, which in turn are tributaries to major rivers. These watersheds, with their alpine and foothills lakes, and their clear, cold rivers and tributaries, support numerous trout and mountain whitefish populations, as well as Arctic grayling populations in the north. Sportfishing regulations are summarized for each of the following four Watershed Units: the Oldman and Bow rivers (ES1), the Red Deer and North Saskatchewan rivers (ES2), the Athabasca and Pembina rivers (ES3), and the Smoky River (ES4).

WATERSHED UNIT ES1
The Oldman River watershed upstream of Secondary Road 509 near Coalhurst and the Bow River watershed upstream of Highway 24 near Carseland.

EMERGENCY STREAM CLOSURES
Alberta Environment and Parks may announce short-term emergency stream closures throughout Zone 1 in response to drought conditions resulting in low stream flows and high water temperature
. Sportfishing regulations at the affected streams or watersheds would be suspended, and fishing not allowed, for the duration of an emergency period when announced by the department.

BULL TROUT AND ARCTIC GRAYLING LIMIT 0
THROUGHOUT ALBERTA


Bull Trout

See Bull Trout Identification.


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ZONE 1 GENERAL REGULATIONS

1. Click here for Province-wide Regulations that apply to Zone 1. Additional restrictions are set out on this page.

2. Click here for Important Definitions.

3. Limit: The number of fish you are allowed to keep while fishing at a water body is equal to the ‘limit’ listed for each species or group of species at that water body.

4. Possession: The number of fish of each species you may possess at the end of a fishing trip, regardless of the number of days fished, is equal to a 1-day limit at the water body fished and includes fish stored at home.

5. All fish kept from Zone 1 count as part of the province-wide maximum possession, which must not be exceeded (See Province-Wide Maximum Possession).

6. Ice-Fishing: Angling is not permitted through the ice: a) into beaver ponds or b) into flowing waters in Zone 1.

7. Bait Fishing: (see definition for bait).

ES1 Watershed Unit Regulations

Bait Fishing,
Fishing with bait in ES1 streams is NOT allowed except at portions of a few rivers under “ES1 Lake and Stream Listings.”
Fishing with bait in lakes is allowed at lakes without Bait Bans under “Lake and Stream Listings”, or at general stocked trout waters listed here.

Fishing with Bait Fish is NOT allowed in ES1 except at the following waters:

  • Paine (Mami) Lake
  • Lees Lake
  • Ghost Reservoir
  • Pine Coulee Reservoir

ES1 Site-Specific Regulations
The names of most lakes and major streams appear alphabetically under “ES1 Lake and Stream Listings.” Smaller streams often are not listed, but may be included in regulations as tributaries to lakes or larger streams.

LAKES

A. For Trout-Stocked Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in ES1 that are named under “Alberta’s Fish Stocking Program.”
Open all year – Trout limit 5; bait, except bait fish, allowed.
All other game fish species limit 0.

B. For Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds listed and fish species listed under “ES1 Lake and Stream Listings” starting on this page.
You must follow the regulations stated with each listing.

C. For other ES1 Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds not included under (A) or (B) and for fish species not mentioned at a listed lake.
Open all year – Trout limit 5; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; (where present, Walleye limit 3 over 50 cm; Pike limit 3 [no size limit]; Perch limit 15; Lake Whitefish limit 10; Burbot limit 10); Bait, except bait fish, allowed.

STREAMS

A. For Streams listed and fish species listed under “ES1 Lake and Stream Listings” starting on this page.
You must follow the regulations stated with each listing.

B. For other ES1 Streams, and tributaries, not included under (A) and for fish species not mentioned at a listed stream.
June 16 to Aug. 31 – Trout limit 2; Cutthroat and Rainbow over 35 cm; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; (where present, Walleye limit 3 over 50 cm; Pike limit 3 [no size limit]; Perch limit 15; Lake Whitefish limit 10; Burbot limit 10); Bait Ban.
Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 – Trout and Mountain Whitefish limit 0; (where present, Walleye limit 3 over 50 cm; Pike limit 3 [no size limit]; Perch limit 15; Lake Whitefish limit 10; Burbot limit 10); Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED

ES1 Lake and Stream Listings

Aster Lake (5-19-9-W5) – Open all year – Trout limit 2.

Barnaby Lake (32-4-3-W5)
July 16 to Oct. 31 – Trout limit 1 over 40 cm; Bait Ban
Nov. 1 to July 15 – CLOSED

Barnaby Lake’s tributaries and outlet – CLOSED.

Bear Pond (36-14-4-W5) – Open all year – Arctic Grayling limit 0; Bait Ban.

Bearspaw Reservoir
Open all year – Lake Trout limit 3; Other Trout limit 1 under 35 cm; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait, except bait fish, allowed.

Beaver Creek
June 16 to Aug. 31 – Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban.
Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 – Trout and Mountain Whitefish limit 0; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED

Beaver Mines Creek & tributaries
June 16 to Aug. 31 – Trout limit 2; Cutthroat and Rainbow over 30 cm; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban
Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 – Trout and Mountain Whitefish limit 0; Bait Ban
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED

Belly River
upstream of Sec. Rd. 800 & tributaries
June 16 to Aug. 31 – Trout, Arctic Grayling and Mountain Whitefish limit 0; Bait Ban.
Sept. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED.
downstream of Sec. Rd. 800 – River only
June 16 to Aug. 31 – Trout limit 2; Cutthroat and Rainbow over 35 cm; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Maggots are the only bait allowed and only after Aug. 15.
Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 – Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Maggots are the only bait allowed.
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED

Big Iron Lake (1-15-4-W5) – Open all year – Arctic Grayling limit 0; Bait Ban.

Blairmore Water Supply Reservoir on York Creek (34-7-4-W5) – CLOSED.

Boulton Creek
July 16 to Oct. 31 – Trout limit 0; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to July 15 – CLOSED

Bow River (see Map below)
from Banff National Park downstream to Hwy 1 Bridge near Canmore & tributaries except Canmore and Policeman creeks – Open all year.
Apr. 1 to Mar. 31 – Brook Trout limit 2; Other trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Maggots are the only bait allowed and only in the river from Aug. 16 to Oct. 31.
from Hwy 1 Bridge downstream to Pigeon Creek, & tributaries
Apr. 1 to Sept. 30 – Brook Trout limit 2; Other trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Maggots are the only bait allowed and only in the river from Aug. 16 to Sept. 30.
Oct. 1 to Mar. 31 – CLOSED
from Pigeon Creek downstream to the first dam below Hwy 1X Bridge (near Seebe) including reservoir, & tributaries except the Kananaskis River – Open all year.
Apr. 1 to Mar. 31 – Brook Trout limit 2; Other trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Maggots are the only bait allowed and only in the river from Aug. 16 to Oct. 31.
from first dam below Hwy 1X downstream to Ghost Reservoir (not including the reservoir), & tributaries except Ghost River
Apr. 1 to June 15 – Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban
June 16 to Oct. 31 – Trout limit 1 under 35 cm; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Maggots are the only bait allowed and only in the river from Aug. 16 to Oct. 31.
Nov. 1 to Mar. 31 – CLOSED
from (Ghost Dam) downstream to Bearspaw Reservoir (not including the reservoir), & tributaries (except Jumpingpound Creek)
Apr. 1 to June 15 – Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban
June 16 to Oct. 31 – Trout limit 1 under 35 cm; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Maggots are the only bait allowed and only in the river from Aug. 16 to Oct. 31.
Nov. 1 to Mar. 31 – CLOSED
from Bearspaw Dam downstream to Western Headworks Diversion (W.H.D.) Weir (including the Elbow River below Glenmore Reservoir).
CLOSED Apr. 1 to May 31 and Oct. 1 to Nov. 30
June 1 to Sept. 30 and Dec. 1 to Mar. 31 – Trout limit 1 under 35 cm; All Trout over 35 cm must be released; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Maggots are the only bait allowed and only in the river from Aug. 16 to Sept. 30.
from the Western Headworks Diversion (W.H.D.) Weir downstream to the Carseland Weir (includes 500 m of the Highwood River and the 3 Carburn Park Ponds) but excluding all waters in the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary (see Inglewood Bird Sanctuary) – Open all year.
Apr. 1 to Mar. 31 – Trout limit 1 under 35 cm; All Trout over 35 cm must be released; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban.
from Carseland Weir downstream to the Hwy 24 Bridge (downstream side)
CLOSED Apr. 1 to May 31 and Oct. 1 to Nov. 30
June 1 to Sept. 30 and Dec. 1 to Mar. 31 – Trout limit 1 under 35 cm; All trout over 35 cm must be released; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Pike limit 3 (no size limit); Bait Ban.
from Hwy 24 Bridge downstream to Bassano Dam, including Bassano Reservoir (Fish Management Zone 2, Watershed Unit PP1) – Open all year.
Apr. 1 to Mar. 31 – Trout limit 1 under 35 cm; All Trout over 35 cm must be released; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Pike limit 3 over 63 cm; Bait Ban.

That Portion of the Bow River covered by Specific Regulations

Burns Lake (17-19-7-W5) – Open all year – Trout limit 2.

Burstall Lakes (16-21-10-W5) – Open all year – Trout limit 2.

Canmore Creek & tributaries
Apr. 1 to Sept. 30 – Brook Trout limit 2; Other Trout limit 0; Bait Ban.
Oct. 1 to Mar. 31 – CLOSED

Canyon Creek & tributaries
June 16 to Oct. 31 – Trout limit 0; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED

Carbondale River & tributaries
June 16 to Aug. 31 – Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban.
Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 – Trout and Mountain Whitefish limit 0; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED

Carburn Park Ponds
(See Bow River; W.H.D. Weir downstream to the Carseland Weir)


Carnarvon Lake (30-16-6-W5) – Open all year – Trout limit 2.

Castle River
from Hwy 3 upstream to West Castle River & tributaries except Mill, Beaver Mines, and Screwdriver creeks, and Carbondale River.
June 16 to Aug. 31 – Trout limit 2; Cutthroat and Rainbow over 35 cm; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban
Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 – Trout and Mountain Whitefish limit 0; Bait Ban
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED
upstream of confluence with West Castle River (See South Castle River)

Champion (Sunken) Lakes (26-21-5-W5) – Open all year – Trout limit 1 over 40 cm; Bait Ban.

Chester Lake (26-21-10-W5) & tributaries & outlet
July 1 to Oct. 31 – Northern Dolly Varden limit 2; Cutthroat Trout limit 2 under 30 cm; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to June 30 – CLOSED

Cochrane Lake – (30-4-27-W4) Open all year – Pike limit 3 (no size limit); Perch limit 15.

Commonwealth Lake (29-21-10-W5) – Open all year – Trout limit 2.

Crowsnest Lake – Open all year – Trout limit 5, but only 3 may be Lake Trout; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm.

Crowsnest Lake’s tributaries
June 16 to Aug. 31 – Brook Trout limit 2; Other Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban.
Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 – Trout and Mountain Whitefish limit 0; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED

Crowsnest River (see Map below)
All tributaries to Crowsnest River, except Gold Creek
June 16 to Aug. 31 – Brook Trout and Brown Trout limit 2; Other Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban.
Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 – Trout and Mountain Whitefish limit 0; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED
the river upstream of East Hillcrest Bridge including the section locally known as ‘Frank Lake’
June 16 to Aug. 15 – Trout limit 2; Cutthroat and Rainbow over 30 cm; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban.
Aug. 16 to Oct. 31 – Trout limit 2; Cutthroat and Rainbow over 30 cm; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Maggots are the only bait allowed and only in the river.
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED
the river downstream of East Hillcrest Bridge to Lundbreck Falls – Open all year.
Apr. 1 to June 15 – Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban.
June 16 to Oct. 31 – Trout limit 2; Slot-size limit 30 cm to 45 cm for Cutthroat and Rainbow, only 1 may be longer than 45 cm and the other must be shorter than 30 cm, or both may be shorter; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to Mar. 31 – Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban.
the river between Lundbreck Falls and Hwy 3
Apr. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED
June 16 to Oct. 31 – Trout limit 2; Slot-size limit 30 cm to 45 cm for Cutthroat, Rainbow and Brown Trout, only 1 may be longer than 45 cm and the other must be shorter than 30 cm, or both may be shorter; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to Mar. 31 – Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban.
the river between Hwy 3 and the Cowley Bridge – Open all year.
Apr. 1 to June 15 – Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban.
June 16 to Oct. 31 – Trout limit 2; Slot-size limit 30 cm to 45 cm for Cutthroat, Rainbow and Brown Trout, only 1 may be longer than 45 cm and the other must be shorter than 30 cm, or both may be shorter; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to Mar. 31 – Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban.
downstream of Cowley Bridge (see Oldman Reservoir)

That Portion of the Crowsnest River covered by Specific Regulations

East Scarpe Lake (13-3-3-W5) – Open all year – Trout limit 2.

Elbow River
from headwaters downstream to Elbow Falls (16-22-6-W5) & tributaries except Quirk Creek.
June 16 to Oct. 31 – Brook Trout limit 2; Other Trout limit 0; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED
from Elbow Falls downstream to Canyon Creek – CLOSED
from Canyon Creek downstream to Hwy 22 - River only
June 16 to Oct. 31 – Trout and Mountain Whitefish limit 0; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED
from Hwy 22 downstream to Glenmore Reservoir and tributaries
June 16 to Oct. 31 – Trout limit 2; Cutthroat and Rainbow over 35 cm; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm: Maggots are the only bait allowed and only in the river from Aug. 16 to Oct. 31.
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED
from Glenmore Reservoir downstream to Bow River
CLOSED Apr. 1 to May 31 and Oct. 1 to Nov. 30
June 1 to Sept. 30 and Dec. 1 to Mar. 31 – Trout limit 1 under 35 cm; All Trout over 35 cm must be released; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Maggots are the only bait allowed and only in the river from Aug. 16 to Sept. 30.

Fortress Lake (6-22-9-W5) – Open all year – Trout limit 2.

Galatea Lakes (13-22-10-W5) – Open all year – Trout limit 2.

Gap Lake (SW 20-24-09-W5) – Open all year – Brook Trout limit 2; Other Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban.

Ghost Reservoir
Open all year – Trout limit 5; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait allowed. (see General Regulations)

Ghost River Wilderness Area (All waters) – CLOSED

Ghost River (downstream of Ghost River Wilderness Area) & tributaries except Waiparous Creek
June 16 to Aug. 31 – Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban
Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 – Trout and Mountain Whitefish limit 0; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED

Glenmore Reservoir
May 1 to Oct. 31 – Trout limit 5; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Pike limit 3 (no size limit); Perch limit 15; Bait fish not allowed.
Nov. 1 to Apr. 30 – CLOSED

Gold Creek & tributaries
June 16 to Oct. 31 – Brook Trout limit 2; Other Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 0; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED

Gorge Creek
June 16 to Oct. 31 – Trout limit 0.
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED

Headwall Lakes (19,30-21-9-W5) – Open all year – Trout limit 2.

Hidden Creek (tributary to the Oldman River)
June 16 to Aug. 31 – Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban.
Sept. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED

Highwood River
from headwaters downstream to Kananaskis Country Boundary & tributaries (except Storm Creek)
June 16 to Aug. 31 – Brook Trout limit 2; Other Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban.
Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 – Brook Trout limit 2; Other Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 0; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED
from Kananaskis Country Boundary downstream to 500 m above the mouth & tributaries (except Sheep River).
June 16 to Oct. 31 – Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Maggots are the only bait allowed and only in the river from Aug. 16 to Oct. 31.
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED
within 500 m of the mouth (See Bow River – the portion from the Western Headworks Diversion [W.H.D.] Weir downstream to Carseland Weir.)

Hogarth Lakes (21-21-10-W5) – Open all year – Trout limit 1 over 40 cm; Bait Ban.

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary (SE12-24-1-W5) – All waters, including back and side channels within the Bird Sanctuary and not including the main channel of the Bow River – CLOSED.

Invincible Lake (5-20-9-W5) – Open all year – Trout limit 2.

Jumpingpound Creek & tributaries
June 16 to Aug. 31 – Brook Trout limit 2; Other Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban.
Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 – Brook Trout limit 2; Other Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 0; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED

Kananaskis River
from headwaters downstream to Hwy 1 & tributaries except Smith-Dorrien Creek
Apr. 1 to June 15 – Brook Trout limit 2; Other Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 0; Bait Ban.
June 16 to Aug. 31 – Cutthroat and Rainbow Trout limit 0; Other Trout limit 2; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban
Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 – Brook Trout limit 2; Other Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 0; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to Mar. 31 – CLOSED
from Hwy 1 downstream to Bow River
Apr. 1 to Mar. 31 – Brook Trout limit 2; Other Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Maggots are the only bait allowed and only from Aug. 16 to Oct. 31.

Kids Can Katch Pond (13-24-1-W5)
May 15 to Oct. 31
– Trout limit 0; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to May. 14
– CLOSED

Lake of the Horns (11-17-7-W5) – Open all year – Trout limit 2.

Lillian Lake (13-22-10-W5) – Open all year – Trout limit 2.

Livingstone River & tributaries
June 16 to Oct. 31 – Trout and Mountain Whitefish limit 0; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED

Loomis Lake (21-17-7-W5) – Open all year – Trout limit 2.

Lower Kananaskis Lake (35-19-9-W5)
the portion north of a line drawn from the southernmost tip of the peninsula in NE 11-20-9-W5 due west to the point where the line intersects the shoreline of the lake (the northwest bay) – CLOSED
the remainder of the lake – Open all year – Trout (except Bull Trout) limit 1; Cutthroat and Rainbow over 50 cm; Bait Ban.

Lys Lake (26-3-3-W5) – Open all year – Trout limit 2.

Maude Lake (14-20-10-W5) – Open all year – Trout limit 2.

Memorial Lake (6-23-9-W5) – Open all year – Trout limit 2.

Mill Creek & tributaries except Gladstone and Whitney creeks
June 16 to Aug. 31 – Brook Trout limit 2; Other Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 0; Bait Ban.
Sept. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED

Mount Lorette Ponds (19-23-8-W5) - Open all year -Trout limit 2

Mud Lake (22-21-10-W5) – Open all year – Trout limit 2.

Odlum Lake (33-17-7-W5)
Open all year – Trout limit 2.

Oldman Reservoir – The boundaries for regulation differences between the rivers and the reservoir have been fixed, regardless of water level fluctuations, as follows:
the reservoir, including: the Crowsnest River downstream of the Cowley Bridge, the Castle River downstream of Hwy 3 and the Oldman River downstream of Secondary Road 510.
Open all year – Trout (except Bull Trout) limit 5; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait ban.
NOTE:
upstream of the Cowley Bridge – See Crowsnest River.
upstream of Hwy 3 – see Castle River
upstream of Sec. Rd. 510 – See Oldman River.

Oldman River
all tributaries from headwaters downstream to Sec. Rd. 510 (Livingstone River and Hidden Creek not included),
June 16 to Aug. 31 – Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban.
Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 – Trout and Mountain Whitefish limit 0; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED
from headwaters downstream to Racehorse Creek - River only
June 16 to Oct. 31 – Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban.
Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 – Trout limit and Mountain Whitefish limit 0; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED
from Racehorse Creek downstream to Hwy 22 - River only
June 16 to Oct. 31 – Trout and Mountain Whitefish limit 0; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED
from Hwy 22 downstream to Sec. Rd. 510 - River only
Apr. 1 to June 15 – Trout and Mountain Whitefish limit 0; Bait Ban.
June 16 to Aug. 31 – Trout limit 2; Cutthroat and Rainbow over 35 cm; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Maggots are the only bait allowed and only after Aug. 15.
Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 – Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Maggots are the only bait allowed.
Nov. 1 to Mar. 31 – CLOSED
downstream from Sec. Rd. 510 (see Oldman Reservoir)
from Oldman Reservoir dam downstream to the Cottonwood Campground Bridge (SE16-7-29-W4) – Open all year.
Apr. 1 to June 15 – Trout and Mountain Whitefish limit 0; Bait Ban.
June 16 to Aug. 31 – Trout limit 2; Cutthroat and Rainbow over 35 cm; Brown Trout over 40 cm; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban.
Sept. 1 to Mar. 31 – Trout and Mountain Whitefish limit 0; Bait Ban.
from Cottonwood Campground Bridge (SE16-7-29-W4) downstream to Sec. Rd. 509 – River only - Open all year.
Apr. 1 to June 15 – Trout and Mountain Whitefish limit 0; Pike limit 3 (no size limit); Bait Ban.
June 16 to Oct. 31 – Trout limit 2; Cutthroat and Rainbow over 35 cm; Brown Trout over 40 cm; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Pike limit 3 (no size limit); Maggots are the only bait allowed and only from Aug. 16 to Oct. 31.
Nov. 1 to Mar. 31 – Trout and Mountain Whitefish limit 0; Pike limit 3 (no size limit); Bait Ban.
downstream from Sec. Rd. 509 – see Fish Management Zone 2, Watershed Unit PP1.

Phillipps Lake (18-8-5-W5) – Open all year – Trout limit 2.

Picklejar Lakes (16,17-18-6-W5)
July 1 to Oct. 31 – Trout limit 0; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to June 30 – CLOSED

Pincher Creek & tributaries
June 16 to Aug. 31 – Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban
Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 – Trout and Mountain Whitefish limit 0; Bait Ban
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED

Pine Coulee Reservoir
Walleye limit 0; Pike limit 3 (no size limit); Bait allowed.
May 15 to Nov. 30 - open only between sunrise and sunset each day.
Dec. 1 to Mar. 31 - open 24 hours a day.
Apr. 1 to May 14 – CLOSED

Policeman Creek & tributaries
Apr. 1 to Sept. 30 – Brook Trout limit 2; Other Trout limit 0; Bait Ban.
Oct. 1 to Mar. 31 – CLOSED

Quarry Lake (29-24-10-W5) – Open all year – Arctic Grayling limit 0; Bait Ban.

Quirk Creek & tributaries
June 16 to Oct. 31 – Trout limit 0; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED

Rainy Ridge Lake (32-3-3-W5)
July 16 to Oct. 31 – Trout limit 1 over 40 cm; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to July 15 – CLOSED

Rainy Ridge Lake’s tributaries & outlet – CLOSED.

Rawson Lake (11-19-9-W5) & tributaries & outlet
July 16 to Oct. 31 – Trout limit 0; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to July 15 – CLOSED

Ribbon Lake (19-22-9-W5) – Open all year – Trout limit 2.

Romeril Lake (NE21-2-27-W4) – Open all year – Pike limit 3 (no size limit); Perch limit 15.

Rummel Lake (3-22-10-W5) & tributaries & outlet
July 1 to Oct. 31 – Trout limit 1 over 40 cm; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to June 30 – CLOSED

Running Rain Lake (7-18-7-W5) – Open all year – Trout limit 2 under 30 cm; Bait Ban.

Screwdriver Creek & tributaries
June 16 to Aug. 31 – Trout limit 2; Cutthroat and Rainbow over 30 cm; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban
Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 – Trout and Mountain Whitefish limit 0; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED

Shark Lake (NW1-22-11-W5) – Open all year; Trout limit 2.

Sheep River & tributaries
from headwaters downstream to the bridge at Indian Oils Day-use Site
June 16 to Oct. 31 – Trout limit 0; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED
from bridge at Indian Oils Day-use site downstream to Gorge Creek and tributaries (except Gorge Creek) - CLOSED
from Gorge Creek downstream to Highwood River – River only
June 16 to Aug. 31 – Trout limit 2; Cutthroat and Rainbow over 35 cm; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Maggots are the only bait allowed and only after Aug. 15.
Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 – Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Maggots are the only bait allowed.
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED

Silvester Creek
June 16 to Oct. 31 – Trout limit 0; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED

Smith-Dorrien Creek & tributaries – CLOSED

Smuts Lakes (24-21-11-W5) & tributaries & outlet – Open all year – Trout limit 1 over 40 cm; Bait Ban.

South Castle River & tributaries
June 16 to Aug. 31 – Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban.
Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 – Trout and Mountain Whitefish limit 0; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED

Southfork Lakes (29-4-3-W5)
July 16 to Oct. 31 – Trout limit 1 over 40 cm; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to July 15 – CLOSED

Southfork Lakes’ tributaries & outlet – CLOSED.

Sparrow’s Egg Lake (6-20-8-W5) & tributaries & outlet
July 1 to Oct. 31 – Trout limit 1 over 50 cm; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to June 30 – CLOSED

Spray Lakes Reservoir – Open all year – Trout limit 5, but only 3 may be Lake Trout; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait, except bait fish, allowed.

Spray Lakes Reservoir’s tributaries
July 1 to Aug. 31 – Trout limit 2; Cutthroat and Rainbow over 30 cm; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban.
Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 – Trout and Mountain Whitefish limit 0; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to June 30 – CLOSED

Stenton Lake (35-25-10-W5) & tributaries & outlet – Open all year – Trout limit 1 over 40 cm; Bait Ban.

Storm Creek (18-7-W5) – CLOSED.

Talus Lake (25-20-8-W5) – Open all year – Trout limit 2.

Three Isle Lake
(23-19-10-W5) – Open all year – Trout limit 2.

Threepoint Creek & tributaries

June 16 to Aug. 31 – Trout limit 2; Cutthroat and Rainbow over 30 cm; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban.
Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 – Trout and Mountain Whitefish limit 0; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED

Tombstone Lake (13-20-8-W5) – Open all year – Trout limit 2.

Upper Kananaskis Lake
the portion of the lake within 100 m of Rawson Creek inlet
July 16 to May 31 – Trout (except Bull Trout) limit 1; Cutthroat and Rainbow over 50 cm; Bait Ban.
June 1 to July 15 – CLOSED
the remainder of the lake
Open all year – Trout (except Bull Trout) limit 1; Cutthroat and Rainbow over 50 cm; Bait Ban.

Waiparous Creek & tributaries
June 16 to Aug. 31 – Brook Trout limit 2; Other Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban.
Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 – Brook Trout limit 2; Other Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 0; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED

Waterton Reservoir
Open all year – Trout limit 5; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait, except bait fish, allowed.

Waterton River
all tributaries upstream of Waterton Reservoir including Drywood Creek
June 16 to Aug. 31 – Brook Trout and Brown Trout limit 2; Other Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban.
Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 – Trout and Mountain Whitefish limit 0; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED
upstream of reservoir – River only
June 16 to Aug. 31 – Brook Trout and Brown Trout limit 2; Brown Trout over 40 cm; Other Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban.
Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 – Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 0; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED
downstream of Waterton Reservoir – River only
June 16 to Aug. 31 – Trout limit 2; Cutthroat and Rainbow over 35 cm; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Maggots are the only bait allowed and only after Aug. 15.
Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 – Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Maggots are the only bait allowed.
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED

Watridge Lake (11-22-11-W5) & tributaries & outlet
July 1 to Oct. 31 – Trout limit 0; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to June 30 – CLOSED

Wedge Pond (14-22-9-W5) – Open all year – Arctic Grayling limit 0; Bait Ban.

West Castle River & tributaries
June 16 to Oct. 31 – Trout and Mountain Whitefish limit 0; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED

Window Mountain Lake (29-9-5-W5) – Open all year – Trout limit 2.

Willow Creek & tributaries
main stem and tributaries upstream of Hwy 532
June 16 to Oct. 31 – Brook Trout limit 2; Other Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED
main stem and tributaries from Hwy 532 downstream to Pine Coulee Reservoir Diversion Headpond
June 16 to Oct. 31 – Brook Trout and Brown Trout limit 2; Other Trout limit 0; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED
main stem only downstream of Pine Coulee Reservoir Diversion Headpond
May 8 to Oct. 31 – Trout limit 2; Cutthroat and Rainbow over 30 cm; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30cm; Pike limit 3 (no size limit); Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to Mar. 15 – Trout limit and Mountain Whitefish Limit 0; Pike limit 0; Walleye limit 0; Bait Ban.
Mar. 16 to May 7 – CLOSED
tributaries downstream of Pine Coulee Reservoir Diversion Headpond
June 16 to Oct. 31 – Trout limit 0; Bait Ban.
Nov. 1 to June 15 – CLOSED