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ES3McLeod River ((River only) from Hwy 47 downstream to Athabasca River)

Fishing Regulations

Disclaimer: Although we strive for accuracy in our content, the following rules and regulations should only be considered a reference. It is your responsibility to ensure you are in compliance with all current rules and regulations. We assume no responsibility or liability for any inaccurate, delayed or incomplete information. Official information can be found www.albertaregulations.ca or call Alberta Sustainable Resource Development information centre at (780)-944-0313.

OPENED April 1 -to- October 31

BAIT Allowed (maggots only) only after Aug. 15

Fish Keep limit (size restrictions)
Rules & Regulations are from Alberta Sustainable Resource Development
Trout 2 - limit applies to All Trout species combined
Bull Trout 0 - Catch & Release ONLY
Rainbow Trout 0 - Catch & Release ONLY
Arctic Grayling 0 - Catch & Release ONLY
Mountain Whitefish 5 (all fish under 30cm must be released)
Northern Pike 3 (all fish under 63cm must be released)
Walleye 3 (all fish under 50cm must be released)

CLOSED November 1 -to- March 31

Related Waters

The following waters are connected to this location. You should be familiar with them prior to entering the area, in the event that you are fishing bodies of water that have different rules than the current location.

  • Athabasca River - (upstream of Sec. Rd. 658 (near Whitecourt) to Jasper National Park Boundary - Mainstem river including Brule Lake)
  • McLeod River - ((River only) from Whitehorse Creek (near Cadomin) downstream to Hwy 47)

Zone 1 - ES3

Disclaimer: Although we strive for accuracy in our content, the following rules and regulations should only be considered a reference. It is your responsibility to ensure you are in compliance with all current rules and regulations. We assume no responsibility or liability for any inaccurate, delayed or incomplete information. Official information can be found www.albertaregulations.ca or call Alberta Sustainable Resource Development information centre at (780)-944-0313.

General Regulations:

For zone specific regulations please visit http://albertaregulations.ca/fishingregs-pdfs-2015.html.

Lakes:

OPENED All Year

BAIT Allowed (except bait fish)

Fish Keep limit (size restrictions)
Rules & Regulations are from Alberta Sustainable Resource Development
Trout 5 - limit applies to All Trout species combined
Arctic Grayling 0 - Catch & Release ONLY
Burbot 10
Lake Whitefish 10
Mountain Whitefish 5 (all fish under 30cm must be released)
Northern Pike 3 (no size restrictions)
Walleye 3 (all fish under 50cm must be released)
Yellow Perch 15

Streams:

Closed November 1 -to- June 15

Opened June 16 -to- August 31

Bait Not Allowed

Fish Keep limit (size restrictions)
Rules & Regulations are from Alberta Sustainable Resource Development
Trout 2 - limit applies to All Trout species combined
Rainbow Trout 0 - Catch & Release ONLY
Bull Trout 0 - Catch & Release ONLY
Arctic Grayling 0 - Catch & Release ONLY
Burbot 10
Lake Whitefish 10
Mountain Whitefish 5 (all fish under 30cm must be released)
Northern Pike 3 (all fish under 36cm must be released)
Walleye 3 (all fish under 50cm must be released)
Yellow Perch 15

Opened September 1 -to- October 31

Bait Not Allowed

Fish Keep limit (size restrictions)
Rules & Regulations are from Alberta Sustainable Resource Development
Trout 0 - limit applies to All Trout species combined - Catch & Release ONLY
Arctic Grayling 0 - Catch & Release ONLY
Burbot 10
Lake Whitefish 10
Mountain Whitefish 0 - Catch & Release ONLY
Northern Pike 3 (all fish under 36cm must be released)
Walleye 3 (all fish under 50cm must be released)
Yellow Perch 15

Fish & Wildlife District Office Numbers

If you are uncertain about any of the information regarding the rules and regulations for ES3, contact one of the district offices that are listed below.

  • Drayton Valley - (780)-542-6616
  • Edson - (780)-723-8244
  • Evansburg - (780)-727-3635
  • Hinton - (780)-865-8264
  • Whitecourt - (780)-778-7112

Location Map

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NOTE: Some sections of rivers, streams and creeks have different rules for different parts of that water system. It is your responsibility to know where you are. AlbertaFishingGuide.com holds no responsibility or liability in any event of injury, death, loss of property or profits as a result of the use of this map. The information provided is intended for planning purposes only. Road conditions, safety and closure are not guaranteed. Use this information at your own risk.

5 Day Weather Report

  • Current 7° | Sunny
    wind 7km/h W | barometer 1015mb
  • Wednesday - Sunny
    high 26° | low 6° | wind 5km/h NW | precipitation 1.6mm
  • Thursday - Patchy light drizzle
    high 10° | low 2° | wind 12km/h NE | precipitation 2.8mm
  • Friday - Patchy rain nearby
    high 16° | low 8° | wind 23km/h ESE | precipitation 2.7mm
  • Saturday - Patchy rain nearby
    high 18° | low 2° | wind 10km/h ENE | precipitation 2.6mm
  • Sunday - Sunny
    high 24° | low 5° | wind 7km/h WSW | precipitation 0.0mm

NOTE: Weather information and weather predictions are by their nature of indeterminate reliability. Persons engaging in activities that could give rise to injury, death, or loss of property or profits as a result of adverse weather conditions do so at their own risk, and AlbertaFishingGuide.com holds no responsibility or liability in any event.

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