By Joseph S. Nelson
This thoroughly revised variation comprises up to date details on distribution, new species and biology of the fifty nine species of fish present in Alberta. info on identity, distribution, biology, taxonomic heritage, and, the place applicable, angling is incorporated. Fishes of Alberta should be valuable to an individual attracted to Alberta's fishes, from anglers to scientists, in addition to scholars of biology.
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The most frequently caught species are, respectively, yellow perch, northern pike, trout (in general), and walleye. As well, our anglers have a preference for the various game fish in the following order: trout (in general), walleye, northern pike, yellow perch, lake whitefish, Arctic grayling, mountain whitefish, goldeye, and then others. Additional information may be found in a report of the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (1988). While the open water season is generally thought of as the time for fishing there is also a substantial sports fishery in the winter months (see Macpherson 1985 for a discussion of this).
Noteable among the Red Deer tributaries are the Raven River and its branch, the North Raven. These brown trout streams have their sources in large springs which maintain fairly uniform flows and excellent stream temperatures for salmonids. A very substantial stream bank protection program is being carried out on these two rivers in order to preserve the aquatic habitat and maintain the high quality of their fisheries. , there is a mixture of coldwater 7 8 FISHING IN ALBERTA foothills and cool water plains species).
26 FISH MANAGEMENT IN ALBERTA Log wall constructed by the Edmonton Chapter of Trout Unlimited on Little Sundance Creek to control bank erosion. Habitat improvement projects such as this have been carried out on a number of east slope streams. Photo courtesy of M. Knopp. The most recent development of fish culture facilities in the province has been the establishment of a trout and walleye hatchery at Cold Lake. By 1980 the requirements for hatchery trout had exceeded the capacity of the Sam Livingston hatchery and the initiation of the previously mentioned walleye restoration program led to construction of this facility.
The Fishes of Alberta by Joseph S. Nelson