We are gathering input on proposed changes to lake trout sportfishing regulations in Cold Lake. This is part of ongoing work to sustainably manage fisheries across the province and build on Alberta's reputation as a world class fishing destination.

Your feedback will help determine the harvestable size of lake trout in Cold Lake and inform a possible bait ban to improve fish survival. Proposed changes were developed by the Lake Trout Working Group with support of provincial biologists.

We will also provide updates on other Alberta fisheries topics, including time-of-day angling restrictions, walleye stocking and native trout recovery. 


  • Open

    Survey open January 19 to February 9

  • Results under review

  • Completed

Who is listening

Ministry of Environment and Protected Areas

Get informed

  • Read the Cold Lake Fact Sheet (PDF, 1.3 MB) to learn about proposed changes to sportfishing regulations for lake trout in Cold Lake.

Get involved

Online survey

Share your feedback on proposed regulation changes for lake trout in Cold Lake through an online survey beginning January 19 at noon. The survey will close February 9.

You can watch the Northeast Region Sportfishing Regulation Changes webinar to learn more about the proposed changes.

Take the survey

Ask the expert

Ask the Fisheries Management team a question or read responses to questions already asked by using the Ask the Expert tool.

Ask a question


Attend online webinars to learn more and connect with fisheries biologists. Each event will include time to ask questions. Webinars will be recorded and posted to the Environment and Protected Areas YouTube channel the following day. 

Register for each webinar by clicking the links below. You will receive a confirmation email with information on how to participate.


Alberta uses a comprehensive and science-based management system that allows biologists to determine the status of fish populations and the sustainability of fisheries. This information, along with feedback gathered from the public, is used to develop recreational fisheries management objectives for a given population and fishery.

Your feedback will help inform proposed changes to sportfishing regulations in Cold Lake and will be considered in the development of future sportfishing regulations.

Last updated: January 25, 2023