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Old 05-07-2020, 01:07 AM
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Ok, before I get blasted here. Couple of buddies and I were talking and pretty bummed our northern Sask trip looks like it'll be canceled this year. We were just throwing ideas about where to fish and the debate started. "Is there any province worse than Alberta for fishing or fishing opportunities?" Just a question. And no I don't hate Alberta and I'm not getting the hell out if I don't like it. So if that's your only comment please save your breath. Would love to hear the arguments for and against. Thanks!
Think of it this way: Canada has an embarassment of riches in terms of fishing. Alberta may not have the lake fishing of other provinces, but it's still very good compared to many places, and the Eastern Slopes are a jewel.
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Old 05-07-2020, 01:50 AM
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Good comment.

I would add that our Eastern slopes are the envy of other provinces. We are lucky to border the rocky mountains.
BC has better apples to apples fishing in that regard. Ive done both. Not even a candle anymore.

The bulltrout and Cutties have a long way to go to come back and be enviable.
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Old 05-07-2020, 08:54 AM
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BC has better apples to apples fishing in that regard. Ive done both. Not even a candle anymore.

The bulltrout and Cutties have a long way to go to come back and be enviable.
I get that. It is not always about the size and quantity though. Certainly not going to travel all the way to B.C. to fish similar types of fish. Just to far for me from Edmonton. The Columbia and some of those massive bullies would be a fun trip though....probably will think about it but never do it.
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Old 05-08-2020, 01:13 PM
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If we had control of the lakes in Jasper and Banff national park the fishing could be among the best in the world !
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Old 05-08-2020, 09:10 PM
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Issue with those numbers is that a lot of the lakes in Saskatchewan and Ontario are very remote and very poor access but they still count as a fish bearing lake. Lakes with good access see more pressure than those numbers lead you to believe.
No issues...because Alberta has the same issues.

Anyone realize how much of our fish bearing lakes are north of Edmonton?

To pick the 2 largest urban centres: what do Edmonton and Calgary have in terms of what many of us would call good fishing lakes within one hour of town.

The answer is...not many.
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Old 05-08-2020, 09:34 PM
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Fishermen and hunters are all pretty much the same when it comes to where they live. Doesn't matter where you are, the fishing/hunting is always better somewhere else.
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Old 05-09-2020, 12:54 AM
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Alberta has 17 fish considered to be sport fish. That's quite a variety. And a few non sport fish that are fun to catch too.

In the Alberta fishing guide it lists 1200 or more locations to fish in Alberta.
Over 50 years I have fished at 135 locations and I haven't even gotten to some of the lakes an rivers I would like to try. Caught fish at most locations. For the variety of fish and the variety of lands to fish makes Alberta pretty good.

And statistically Alberta maybe isn't the worst in Canada. This survey is from 2015 and I'm sure not much has changed. Loaded with info. Like Alberta has twice as many recreational anglers than Saskatchewan or Manitoba. And amazing that Albertans spent more on recreational fishing than most provinces.

https://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/stats/rec/...eng.html#4-1-1
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Old 05-09-2020, 01:21 AM
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I moved here from Ontario last year and brought my fishing boat. I should have left it at my cottage in Ontario.

Scenery and stream fishing here can't be beat.

Hunting compared to Ontario isn't even close. I see more deer from my deck here in a week than at our hunting camp in Ontario in 5 years. My view from my deck is like Omahas Wild Kingdom, Muleys, Whitetail, Moose, badgers, coyotes, fox, badgers, even Grizzly on my trail cams.

When I flew a float plane in Ontario, no matter when you looked down, there was water to land on so the comparison isn't fair.

Biggest change for me is that all my bass lures are too big for anything here and that there is a draw for pickerel (walleye). You have got to be kidding!

Despite all the shortcomings in fishing you couldn't pay me to move back to the Trudeau ass kissing Province of Ontario except to visit my cottage to go Bass fishing.
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Old 05-09-2020, 10:34 AM
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Biggest change for me is that all my bass lures are too big for anything here and that there is a draw for pickerel (walleye). You have got to be kidding.
Yeah, this was it for me, too (from Manitoba)... all I want to do is fish topwater for bass. Sigh. There's absolutely nothing like it.
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Old 05-09-2020, 11:03 AM
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I moved here from Ontario last year and brought my fishing boat. I should have left it at my cottage in Ontario.



Scenery and stream fishing here can't be beat.



Hunting compared to Ontario isn't even close. I see more deer from my deck here in a week than at our hunting camp in Ontario in 5 years. My view from my deck is like Omahas Wild Kingdom, Muleys, Whitetail, Moose, badgers, coyotes, fox, badgers, even Grizzly on my trail cams.



When I flew a float plane in Ontario, no matter when you looked down, there was water to land on so the comparison isn't fair.



Biggest change for me is that all my bass lures are too big for anything here and that there is a draw for pickerel (walleye). You have got to be kidding!



Despite all the shortcomings in fishing you couldn't pay me to move back to the Trudeau ass kissing Province of Ontario except to visit my cottage to go Bass fishing.
You're right I grew up in eastern Manitoba Fishing Ontario, Manitoba, great bass fishing there but you can't beat the hunting and the scenery here.

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Old 05-09-2020, 11:10 AM
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I moved here from Ontario last year and brought my fishing boat. I should have left it at my cottage in Ontario.

Scenery and stream fishing here can't be beat.

Hunting compared to Ontario isn't even close. I see more deer from my deck here in a week than at our hunting camp in Ontario in 5 years. My view from my deck is like Omahas Wild Kingdom, Muleys, Whitetail, Moose, badgers, coyotes, fox, badgers, even Grizzly on my trail cams.

When I flew a float plane in Ontario, no matter when you looked down, there was water to land on so the comparison isn't fair.

Biggest change for me is that all my bass lures are too big for anything here and that there is a draw for pickerel (walleye). You have got to be kidding!

Despite all the shortcomings in fishing you couldn't pay me to move back to the Trudeau ass kissing Province of Ontario except to visit my cottage to go Bass fishing.
Your bass lures are too big are you sure about that?

If you think bass lures are too big in Alberta you would look in my tackle boxes and think I am crazy
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Old 05-09-2020, 06:29 PM
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You're right I grew up in eastern Manitoba Fishing Ontario, Manitoba, great bass fishing there but you can't beat the hunting and the scenery here.

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I dunno... The mountains are nice and all but I'd trade em in a heartbeat for Canadian Shield and East Lake Wpg beaches....
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Old 05-09-2020, 11:28 PM
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Love Alberta but we only have 3500 lakes and very few have any depth. I think Saskatchewan has something like 50000 lakes and a third of the population. Just means we have a lot of over fishing due to the limited access.

Still lots of fun to be had, but I guess we cant win them all.
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