Fisheries Management Survey - South Saskatchewan Region

Results on the Fisheries Management Survey – South Saskatchewan Region

Pine Coulee Reservoir

What’s happening?

Pine Coulee Reservoir was stocked with walleye in 2000 and 2003 with the objective of creating a sustainable walleye fishery.

Multiple years of sampling have shown that the walleye population of Pine Coulee Reservoir has not established itself – the growth rate has been very slow and there has been no population level recruitment (walleye born in the lake). The stocked walleye are now nearing the end of their lifespan.

Because the walleye population has not become sustainable and time is running out on the stocked population, we are considering:

  • a regulation change to allow for the harvest of walleye until the current population is depleted
  • a shift in management objectives to a stocked trout fishery

What did we ask you?

We asked you what you thought of changing Pine Coulee Reservoir from a walleye fishery to a potential stocked trout fishery.

What did you tell us?

Just over two-thirds of you (67.5%) support depletion of the walleye in Pine Coulee Reservoir and shifting it to a stocked trout lake.

We Listened and Responded

The following regulation is being implemented for 2017:

Open all year; Walleye limit 3 (no size limit); Pike limit 3 (no size limit); Bait allowed.

Results on the Fisheries Management Survey – South Saskatchewan Region

Pine Coulee Reservoir

What’s happening?

Pine Coulee Reservoir was stocked with walleye in 2000 and 2003 with the objective of creating a sustainable walleye fishery.

Multiple years of sampling have shown that the walleye population of Pine Coulee Reservoir has not established itself – the growth rate has been very slow and there has been no population level recruitment (walleye born in the lake). The stocked walleye are now nearing the end of their lifespan.

Because the walleye population has not become sustainable and time is running out on the stocked population, we are considering:

  • a regulation change to allow for the harvest of walleye until the current population is depleted
  • a shift in management objectives to a stocked trout fishery

What did we ask you?

We asked you what you thought of changing Pine Coulee Reservoir from a walleye fishery to a potential stocked trout fishery.

What did you tell us?

Just over two-thirds of you (67.5%) support depletion of the walleye in Pine Coulee Reservoir and shifting it to a stocked trout lake.

We Listened and Responded

The following regulation is being implemented for 2017:

Open all year; Walleye limit 3 (no size limit); Pike limit 3 (no size limit); Bait allowed.