ZONE 2 Parkland Prairie - PP1 Go to:
ZONE 2 consists approximately of the southeastern quarter of the province, east of Highway 2 from the Montana border to the North Saskatchewan River. Four major rivers that start in the mountains flow through the Parkland-Prairie. For most of the summer, these rivers are large, silty and warm. Shallow lakes and reservoirs are also found in the Parkland-Prairie. The most common game fish of the zone are yellow perch, northern pike and lake whitefish, although walleye have been introduced into several reservoirs. Rainbow trout are stocked into many ponds and small reservoirs throughout the Parkland-Prairie. Sportfishing regulations are separated into Watershed Units for the Milk and South Saskatchewan rivers, including portions of the Oldman and Bow rivers (PP1), and the Red Deer, Battle and North Saskatchewan rivers (PP2).

WATERSHED UNIT PP1
The Milk River watershed, and the South Saskatchewan River watershed upstream to Secondary Road 509 on the Oldman River near Coalhurst, including the St. Mary River watershed, and upstream to Highway 24 on the Bow River near Carseland.

EMERGENCY STREAM CLOSURES
Alberta Environment and Parks may announce short-term emergency stream closures throughout Zone 2 in response to drought conditions resulting in low stream flows and warmer water temperatures. Sportfishing regulations at the affected streams or watersheds would be suspended and fishing not allowed for the duration of the emergency period.

Lake Sturgeon have
a 0 limit throughout Alberta.



Lake Sturgeon

See Species at Risk.


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PP1 Watershed Unit Regulations

Bait Fishing
Fishing with bait, including Bait Fish in PP1 lakes and streams is allowed except at locations listed with Bait Bans under PP1 Lake and Stream Listings.
NOTE: Most lakes, reservoirs, streams and canals in PP1 are CLOSED from March 16 to May 7.

PP1 Site-Specific Regulations
The names of most lakes and major streams appear alphabetically under “PP1 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 PP1,
See Alberta’s Fish Stocking Program list and regulations or,
Follow the regulations of each listed waterbody.

B. For Lakes, Reservoirs, Ponds and fish species listed under PP1 Lake and Stream Listings.
You must follow the regulations of each listed waterbody.

C.Default regulations for PP1 Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds not included under (A) or (B) and for fish species not mentioned at a listed lake,
Open all year – Walleye limit 3 over 50 cm; Pike limit 3 over 63 cm; Perch limit 15; Lake Whitefish limit 10; Burbot limit 10; Trout limit 5; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait allowed.

STREAMS

A. For Streams and canals listed and fish species listed under PP1 Lake and Stream Listings,
You must follow the regulations of each listed stream.

B. Default regulations for PP1 Streams, canals and tributaries not included under (A) and for fish species not mentioned at a listed stream,
May 8 to Mar. 15 – Walleye and Sauger limit 3; Walleye over 50 cm; Pike limit 3 over 63 cm; Trout limit 2; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Perch limit 15; Lake Whitefish limit 10; Burbot limit 10; Goldeye limit 10; Lake Sturgeon limit 0; Bait allowed.
Mar. 16 to May 7 – CLOSED

PP! SPOTLIGHTED REGULATIONS
Ice fishing: Angling is not permitted through the ice; a) into beaver ponds or b) into flowing waters.

Fishing seasons: Please confirm fishing seasons as open seasons may vary between Site-Specific Regulations and Lake and Stream Listings.


PP1 Lake and Stream Listings (click the links below)

PP1 - Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds
PP1 - Rivers, Creeks and Streams