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  • Parkland Prairie

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    Waters of Parkland Prairie Zones 1 and 2 are home to a whole range of exciting angling opportunities distinct from those of the east and north no shortage of tempt-ing destinations throughout the year.Parkland Prairie receives the greatest fishing pressure, sport and commercial, due to the proximity of two major cities and the popularity of angling in Alberta. There are roughly 400 anglers per lake in the

    province compared to two per lake in Ontario and Manitoba.The lakes of the north offer some of the best fishing in the province. Sylvan Lake, the success story of Muir Lake, and Wabamun Lake, all showcase some of the best of the north. Farther south, the lakes are ac-cessible and productive, and are perfect for family out-ings. Both the open water season and ice fishing are pop-ular and ideal for fishing.

    Lake whitefish, yellow perch and northern pike are custom-arily the most sought-after sport species, although walleye fishing has grown in popularity through reservoir stocking. The majority of lakes, reser-voirs, streams and canals in the Prairies region are closed to fishing between April 1 and May 8. In the Parkland region, most lakes are closed form April 1 to the May long week-end. Remember, Alberta has a prov-incewide ban on barbed hooks and live bait.

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    PARKLAND PRAIRIEFISHING 2015

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  • Page 6Parkland Prairie Fishing 2015 Free maps at www.AnglersAtlas.com

    Caution: Do not use this map for navigational purposes. This map may not reflect current conditions. Uncharted hazards may exist. Base Map Province of Alberta

    Battle lake

    Battle Lake, a great spot for pike fishing, also gives up yellow perch, lake whitefish and the odd walleye.KarlK69 from iFish Alberta

    says, went fishing [last summer and]

    caught three walleye off a pickerel rig with nightcrawlers on em. And got a 6 pound and 2.5 foot pike on a rapala husky jerk.Other anglers from iFish Alberta

    report great pike fishing during winter months.

    Went fishing to Battle Lake on

    March 1st, 2 0 1 5

    [ a n d ] caught 4 Jack Fish, says Phil82 from iFish Alberta.Members of The Anglers Atlas have shared several map markers for Battle Lake. Check out the lake page at anglersatlas.com/lake/101798 for more informa-tion. While youre there, sign up to follow your favourite lakes. Stay informed when new information is added. Members can also add their own stories, tips and photos for their favourite lakes. Watch for challenges and contests coming this summer!The Battle River flows 800 km from Battle Lake to the Saskatch-

    ewan border, joining the North Saskatchewan River in Battleford, Sask. Battle Lake is great for ice fishing, too, but dont be tempted to drive on the ice. There is more than one truck at the bottom.

    LAKE ACCESSLatitude: 52.9856Longtitude: -114.7690

    Battle Lake is l o c a t e d southwest of

    Edmonton, just past

    P i -g e o n Lake. Fol-low Hwy. 2 south to Hwy. 13. Turn right and contin-ue along this road for about 30 km to the south end of the lake. There is a regional park that of-fers overnight camping and a boat launch. Watch for the signs along Hwy. 13, about five kilometres past Ma-Me-O Beach.

    Surface Area 451 Hectares

    (1,114 Acres)

    Maximum Depth 12 metres (40 feet)

    Elevation (ASL) 837 metres (2,746 feet)

    Survey Date August 1977

    Contour Units Metres

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  • Page 8Parkland Prairie Fishing 2015 Free maps at www.AnglersAtlas.com

    Caution: Do not use this map for navigational purposes. This map may not reflect current conditions. Uncharted hazards may exist. Base Map Province of Alberta

    Buck lake

    Buck Lake, a quiet lake surrounded by the rolling hills of Wetaskawin near Dray-ton Valley, is known among anglers for its abundant wall-eye, northern pike, good-sized perch and lake whitefish.

    Buck is a good spot for fami-lies, offering kid-friendly fish-ing. Multiple iFish Alberta users report very high catch rates early in the morning and late in the evening during May and June. Wingnutt37 from iFish Alberta says, I was even able to catch a couple on my fly rod using a Zonker Steamer!The lake can undergo algae

    blooms in middle to late sum-mer.LAKE ACCESSLatitude:52.9856Longtitude: -114.7690

    Buck Lake is located south-west of Edmonton. Fol-low Hwy. 2 south to Hwy. 13. Turn right and follow this road for about 62 km to where the southeast shore of the lake

    meets the highway. There are two recre-ation areas on this lake: Buck Lake Recreation

    Area along the southeastern shore and Calhoun Bay Recre-ation Area along the northwest shore. Both have campsites and a boat launch. Buck Lake is the best equipped, providing boat launches, a fish-cleaning station, camping, firepits, fire-wood and water. Calhoun Bay is an unserviced recreation site. Campers should bring their own drinking water.

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    QUICK FACTSSurface Area 2,540 Hectares

    (6,276 Acres)

    Maximum Depth 12 metres (40 feet)

    Elevation (ASL) 882 metres (2,894 feet)

    Survey Date August 1977

    Contour Units Feet

  • Page 9Parkland Prairie Fishing 2015 Free maps at www.AnglersAtlas.com

    Caution: Do not use this map for navigational purposes. This map may not reflect current conditions. Uncharted hazards may exist. Base Map Province of Alberta

    chesterMere lake

    Chestermere Lake is a small reservoir east of Calgary that draws anglers in both summer and winter for yellow perch, rainbow trout, and northern pike. Anglers Atlas user gtk67

    writes, most of

    the pike in this lake are about 24 inches, [but] the odd bigger pike is occasionally caught.Members of iFish Alberta echo this enthusiasm. Re-ports are that ice fishing can be terrific here, and that there is enough action to keep kids entertained all day.Open water fishing can be equally productive. Pike tend to be caught more often than perch, though there are perch to be had for patient anglers.Just under five kms in length, the lake is a popular spot be-cause of its proximity to the city. The annual Chestermere

    Lake Water Festival held in August features a tagged fish with a $5,000 prize attached to it. North of the lake, boats have a speed limit of 15 km/h.

    LAKE ACCESSLatitude: 51.0269

    Longtude: -113.8015

    Chestermere Lake, lo-cated in the

    city of

    C h e s -termere, is a short drive from Calgary. Only about 15 kms east of the city, Chestermere is at the junction of Hwys. 1 and 1A. There is a commu-nity boat launch on the eastern shore of the lake. Anglers can access another boat launch at John Peake Memorial Park on the lakes west side.

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    QUICK FACTSSurface Area 212 Hectares

    (524 Acres)

    Maximum Depth 7 metres (23 feet)

    Elevation (ASL) 1,028 metres (3,373 feet)

    Survey Date June, 1970

    Contour Units Feet

  • Page 10Parkland Prairie Fishing 2015 Free maps at www.AnglersAtlas.com

    Caution: Do not use this map for navigational purposes. This map may not reflect current conditions. Uncharted hazards may exist. Base Map Province of Alberta

    chickakoo lake

    Chickakoo Lake, west of Edmon-ton, is considered a pothole lake. These lakes are ponds that form in natural hollows in the ground. The lake is small, but do not be deceived by size. Chickakoo is regularly

    stocked with rainbow and brook trout, often produc-ing two- to five-pounders.

    In 2013, the lake was also stocked

    with nothern w h i t e -

    f i s h .