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Walleye, pike, perch, burbot, trout, whitefish and more. Experience some of the best fishing in Saskatchewan Provincial Parks!
Did you know? Lake Diefenbaker is among the top walleye lakes in North America and is one of the most popular angling bodies of water in the province. With some of the highest concentrations of game fish, Lake Diefenbaker is home to eleven fish species including walleye, pike, lake trout, rainbow trout, perch and goldeye. Lake Diefenbaker is located in the South West and accessible from Danielson, Douglas and Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Parks.
If fly fishing is your thing, some of the best spots can be found at Cypress Hills, Narrow Hills, Bronson Forest, Candle Lake, Great Blue heron, Makwa Lake, Meadow Lake and Saskatchewan Landing.
Fishing Locations in Saskatchewan Provincial Parks
|Provincial Park||About The Fishing|
||Experience one of the best fishing spots in the Saskatoon area.|
||Buffalo Pound Lake offers excellent perch, walleye and pike fishing with boat launch access and a filleting building.
There is also a wheelchair accessible trout pond that includes an accessible filleting building, toilet, picnic sites and pathways providing a way to fish without a boat.
||Candle Lake offers fishing for walleye, pike, perch, burbot and whitefish. Boat launches are available at Sandy Bay, Nobles Point and Minowukaw. Musker Trout Pond is located on the west side of Candle Lake and stocked with catchable-sized rainbow trout. The pond offers wheelchair accessible platform and pathway. Fish Creek, the link between Torch and Candle lakes offers a popular place to fish from shore.|
|Crooked Lake||Fishing is a popular pastime at Crooked Lake. The lake features populations of northern pike, walleye and yellow perch. A fish filleting station is located beside the boat launch.|
|Cypress Hills||The Cypress Hills offer some of the best trout fishing in Saskatchewan. Fly fishing is popular at Loch Levan with brook trout. Battle Creek is home to rainbow, brown and the occasional brook trout, and Boiler Creek beaver ponds contain brookies.|
|Danielson & Douglas||One of the top walleye lakes in North America and home to many different fish species including walleye, pike, lake trout, rainbow trout, perch and goldeye.|
|Duck Mountain||Madge Lake is the largest body of water in the park and Batka Lake features a day-use area. Pike, perch and walleye are all found in these lakes for anglers. Jackfish Lake also contains various species of trout.|
||The lakes are well known for fishing, with the main species being walleye, pike and perch. There is a fish filleting station located beside the Pasqua Lake boat launch.|
|Great Blue Heron
||Fish for northern pike, walleye and perch. There is excellent fishing at both lakes. Boat launches and fish filleting stations can be found at Murray Point and Anderson Point Campgrounds.|
|Greenwater Lake||Greenwater Lake is stocked with walleye and also provides anglers with an opportunity to catch northern pike and perch. Steiestol Lake is stocked with rainbow trout and it is common to catch trout in the six pound (5 kg) range.|
|Good Spirit Lake||Good Spirit Lake is great for anglers, especially those looking for walleye and northern pike.|
|Lac La Ronge
||Known for its fishing, Lac La Ronge offers amateur and experienced anglers alike the chance to fish for walleye, lake trout or the famed northern pike. All campgrounds have fish filleting stations.|
|Makwa Lake||Fishing is a common sport in Makwa Lake Provincial Park. Species vary from northern pike, walleye and perch. Exner Lake is stocked with tiger trout.|
|Meadow Lake||Walleye and northern pike are found in more than 20 water bodies located throughout the park. Lake trout are also found within Pierce Lake or in the stocked waters of Vivian and Little Raspberry Lakes.|
|Narrow Hills||With many lakes within the park and surrounding area, walleye, perch and northern pike are common. Lakes are stocked with trout species such as brown brook, splake, rainbow and tiger. Fly-fishing is very popular in the park. Try McDougall Creek for brook trout or choose one of the deep, isolated lakes like Jade or Mackie for floating around in your belly boat.|
|Pike Lake||Pike Lake is not famous for fishing, but the thrill of the catch can still be experienced here. Ask the park staff about the hot spots to fish.|
|Rowan’s Ravine||Last Mountain Lake offers anglers fantastic opportunities for trophy walleye, northern pike, perch and carp fishing.|
|Saskatchewan Landing||Lake Diefenbaker is one of the top walleye lakes in North America and home to many different fish species including northern pike and yellow perch.|
|The Battlefords||The park borders Jackfish Lake which contains pike, walleye, perch and whitefish. Boat rentals and fishing equipment are available from Beachside Boat Rentals located on the main beach.|
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Provincial Parks & Recreation Sites with Boat Launches
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|Great Blue Heron||Northern|
|Lac La Ronge||Northern|
|Good Spirit Lake||Central|
|Danielson & Douglas||Southern|
Fishing License - Know Before You Go
A valid angling license is required to fish in any Saskatchewan lake. Anglers will need to create a Hunting, Angling and Trapping (HAL) identification to purchase a licence. This is a one-time requirement. You can purchase your licence through any one of the following methods:
Any Saskatchewan fishing licence issuer;
Select provincial park offices or at the Ministry of Environment;
By phone at 1-855-848-4773 (8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saskatchewan time)