Fishing

No matter the time of year, fishing is always in season!

The Athabasca region has some great fishing spots and more than a dozen boat launches to set off on your next adventure. Check the back page of our Visitor’s Guide for information on lakes in the area and where the fish can be found.

While you have lots of options, here are a few suggestions:

Boyle Fish Pond

Here’s one option where you don’t even need a boat! Cast from shore and bring in the catch of the day in this rainbow trout-stocked pond. A small shelter, birdwatching station, and outhouses complete your experience 5.5km south of Boyle on the west side of Hwy 831.

Athabasca River

Experience fishing on the mighty Athabasca River from June 1 to October 31, in a boat or from shore. Boat launches are located in the Town of Athabasca and at Poacher’s Landing. You could have a pike, walleye, goldeye, whitefish, grayling, or burbot hooked before you know it!

Skeleton Lake

Skeleton Lake is a quick drive east of Boyle on Highway 63. There, you can catch pike, perch, walleye (catch & release only), whitefish, and burbot. Shoreline Camping & Fishing Resort is also available on Skeleton Lake so you can extend your stay.

Licensing & Regulations

Fishing licenses and equipment can be purchased at Cheap Seats Sporting Goods and Canadian Tire in the town Athabasca. Licenses are also available at Ken’s News and Confectionary on 51st Street in Athabasca.

Please be sure you’re up-to-date on Alberta’s fishing regulations. To visit the MyWildAlberta website, click here.