ZONE 2 Parkland Prairie - PP2 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 PP2
The Red Deer River watershed downstream of the Dickson Dam west of Innisfail, the Battle River watershed, and the North Saskatchewan River watershed downstream of Highway 22/39 near Drayton Valley, excluding tributary watersheds entering on the left (north) bank downstream of Highway 38 near Redwater (NOTE: The boundary between the Parkland-Prairie and Northern Boreal zones follows the north terrace and river break along the North Saskatchewan River valley).

Lake Sturgeon have a 0 limit
throughout Alberta.


Lake Sturgeon

See Species at Risk.


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PP2 Watershed Unit Regulations

Bait Fishing
Fishing with bait, including bait fish, in PP2 lakes and streams is allowed except at locations listed with Bait Bans under PP2 Lake and Stream Listings.

PP2 Site-Specific Regulations
The names of most lakes and major streams appear alphabetically under “PP2 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 PP2,
See Alberta’s Fish Stocking Program list and regulations or,
Follow the regulations at each listed waterbody.

B. For Lakes, Reservoirs, Ponds, fish species listed under PP2 Lake and Stream Listings,
You must follow the regulations of each listed waterbody.

C. Default regulations for other PP2 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 2 (Burbot limit 0 - Feb. 1 to Mar. 31); Trout limit 5; Mountain Whitefish limit 5 over 30 cm; Bait allowed.

STREAMS

A. For Streams and fish species listed under PP2 Lake and Stream Listings,
You must follow the regulations of each listed stream.

B. Default regulations for PP2 Streams and tributaries not included under (A) and for fish species not mentioned at a listed stream,
May 15 to Mar. 31 – 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 2
(Burbot limit 0 - Feb. 1 to Mar. 31); Goldeye limit 10; Lake Sturgeon limit 0; Bait allowed.
Apr. 1 to May 14 – CLOSED

PP2 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.

Burbot limit is 0 in streams and lakes from February 1 to March 31.

Mainstem of a river: includes the mainstem channel and any side channel, oxbows, riparian flow channels, and plunge pools below spillways. (See definition for mainstem).


PP2 Lake and Stream Listings (click the links below)

PP2 - Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds
PP2 - Rivers, Creeks and Streams