Province Opens Fishing Season Early on Lac La Biche

Province Opens Fishing Season Early on Lac La Biche

Anglers interested in fishing in Lac la Biche have the opportunity to cast their lines four days earlier this year.

“People are welcome to fish in Lac La Biche effective immediately. This is one way we can provide Fort McMurray residents staying in the Lac La Biche area with a well-deserved family recreational opportunity.”

Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks

This change in opening day is for Lac la Biche only; no other lakes in the area will open early. The early start of the fishing season will not affect the fishery or the fish populations as with the warm spring the fish have spawned early.

All regulations will remain in effect and will be enforced. Catch limits for Lac La Biche are:

  • Walleye limit – 0
  • Pike limit – 1 over 75 cm
  • Perch limit – 15
  • Lake whitefish limit – 3
  • Burbot limit – 10

Sport-fishing licences can be purchased online or at participating vendors. Fort McMurray residents who need their WiN numbers can call the AlbertaRELM Help Desk at 1-888-944-5494.