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ES3McLeod (Carson) Lake

2019/2020 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- March 31

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 (except Bull Trout are Catch & Release ONLY)
Rainbow Trout included in Trout limit & size restrictions listed above

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.

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:

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
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 (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
Bull Trout 0 - Catch & Release ONLY
Rainbow 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
  • Hinton - (780)-865-8264
  • Whitecourt - (780)-778-7112

Stock Report

The Alberta government stocks various bodies of water throughout the province. This helps maintain fish populations and provides better, more diverse fishing opportunities, and in some cases, establish new populations. For a full report on all stocked bodies of visit mywildalberta.com

Year Month Fish Species # of Fish Stocked Average Length
Stock reports are from Alberta Sustainable Resource Development
2019 April Rainbow Trout 36,000 12.7cm
2018 May Rainbow Trout 81,765 10.5cm
2017 September Rainbow Trout 61,044 16.9cm
2017 September Rainbow Trout 11,960 17.1cm
2017 September Rainbow Trout 600 34.2cm
2017 May Rainbow Trout 64,306 11.6cm
2017 May Rainbow Trout 53,694 12.2cm
2016 September Rainbow Trout 29,887 20cm
2016 September Rainbow Trout 26,478 13.4cm
2016 May Rainbow Trout 30,000 13.7cm
2016 May Rainbow Trout 99,860 14cm
2014 September Rainbow Trout 64,755 15.8cm
2014 June Rainbow Trout 5,131 23.0cm
2014 June Rainbow Trout 10,553 15.4cm
2014 June Rainbow Trout 37,710 12.9cm
2014 May Rainbow Trout 20,041 20.0cm
2014 May Rainbow Trout 3,000 23.3cm
2014 May Rainbow Trout 6,081 23.3cm
2014 May Rainbow Trout 13,920 15.0cm
2014 May Rainbow Trout 38,109 12.3cm
2013 September Rainbow Trout 9,300 18cm
2013 September Rainbow Trout 26,400 20cm
2013 June Rainbow Trout 26,020 22cm
2013 June Rainbow Trout 60,000 16cm
2013 June Rainbow Trout 10,000 17cm
2013 May Rainbow Trout 20,000 15cm
2013 May Rainbow Trout 40,000 16cm
2012 September Rainbow Trout 35,900 18cm
2012 September Rainbow Trout 25,300 19cm
2012 June Rainbow Trout 40,000 16cm
2012 June Rainbow Trout 20,000 17cm
2012 May Rainbow Trout 20,000 15cm
2012 May Rainbow Trout 20,000 16cm
2012 May Rainbow Trout 20,000 17cm
2012 May Rainbow Trout 10,000 18cm
2011 June Rainbow Trout 20,000 18cm
2011 June Rainbow Trout 19,300 19cm
2011 June Rainbow Trout 26,400 20cm
2011 May Rainbow Trout 66,800 18cm
2010 June Rainbow Trout 70,200 10cm
2010 June Rainbow Trout 52,900 12cm
2010 June Rainbow Trout 47,500 15cm
2010 May Rainbow Trout 80,100 10cm
2010 May Rainbow Trout 32,200 14cm
2010 May Rainbow Trout 11,000 19cm
2010 May Rainbow Trout 9,500 20cm
2009 September Rainbow Trout 26,500 13cm
2009 September Rainbow Trout 45,400 15cm
2009 September Rainbow Trout 104,900 16cm
2009 June Rainbow Trout 226,700 10cm
2008 June Rainbow Trout 148,000 9cm
2008 June Rainbow Trout 98,700 11cm
2008 May Rainbow Trout 178,000 7cm
2007 June Rainbow Trout 46,900 9cm
2007 June Rainbow Trout 50,000 10cm
2007 May Rainbow Trout 184,000 8cm
2007 May Rainbow Trout 133,000 9cm
2006 June Rainbow Trout 10,000 8cm
2006 June Rainbow Trout 175,900 9cm
2006 May Rainbow Trout 200,000 8cm
2006 May Rainbow Trout 66,900 10cm

Location Map

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5 Day Weather Report

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