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Old 10-29-2017, 02:13 PM
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Came across this old article with sort of a fishing report for 1965. Not much has changed. What do you think? The only thing I noticed is there were no walleye in Calling back then, according to what the author says.

http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/news...SGC%29%7Cscore
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Old 10-29-2017, 02:23 PM
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Cool find
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Old 10-29-2017, 02:30 PM
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That is an amazing article.

The picture says it all: What would it take to get that catch of perch and walleye out of Boyne today?
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Old 10-29-2017, 03:11 PM
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I think it's interesting that it lists Lac Sante for lake trout. Anyone catch any lakers out of there in recent history?
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Interesting look at our past, Jasper Park heavily stocked, interesting.
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Good ol George Mitchell...loved his articles and the old alberta fishing guides. Fished alberta back when it was worth putting gas in the boat, probably ate fish everyday and lived a good life.
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That is an amazing article.

The picture says it all: What would it take to get that catch of perch and walleye out of Boyne today?
3 and a half million less people in AB would be a good start.
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3 and a half million less people in AB would be a good start.
Overall population growth has had little effect on angler populations. During the largest period of growth(last 30 years) the number of anglers has actually decreased...

This report has numbers of estimated anglers in the past, on page 16.

https://www.pembina.org/reports/22_f...d_wildlife.pdf

1961 angler estimate of ~125,000 anglers. By 1975 was around 240,000 anglers and in 80's it peaked at nearly 350,000 anglers.

Compare that to today with around 280,000 anglers as per the following(2015 data).

https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/592f...ersOnePage.pdf

So back in 1965 the time of this article the limits were much higher then they are now with no size limits and likely no possession limits even though there was half as many anglers as there is now...

In the 70's when the number of anglers reached the same level as today the limits were still around 5 times what they are now(I believe it is around that).

But yeah any sort of province wide keep limits today are completely implausible considering our number of anglers now(which is roughly the same as in 1978).

I don't believe it one bit.

Next argument?
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Overall population growth has had little effect on angler populations. During the largest period of growth(last 30 years) the number of anglers has actually decreased...

This report has numbers of estimated anglers in the past, on page 16.

https://www.pembina.org/reports/22_f...d_wildlife.pdf

1961 angler estimate of ~125,000 anglers. By 1975 was around 240,000 anglers and in 80's it peaked at nearly 350,000 anglers.

Compare that to today with around 280,000 anglers as per the following(2015 data).

https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/592f...ersOnePage.pdf

So back in 1965 the time of this article the limits were much higher then they are now with no size limits and likely no possession limits even though there was half as many anglers as there is now...

In the 70's when the number of anglers reached the same level as today the limits were still around 5 times what they are now(I believe it is around that).

But yeah any sort of province wide keep limits today are completely implausible considering our number of anglers now(which is roughly the same as in 1978).

I don't believe it one bit.

Next argument?
not arguing.
Most anglers back then did not travel far to fish or have the equipment they do now(though pickeral rigs worked in both time periods). Most fishermen did not come home with limits like those shown either. Weather patterns were different. Fish habitat was better(for the most part). Dont think they were putting a lot of stuff on the crops back then either which finds its way into the water.
Water quality was better. Lots of other reasons too. I was fishing Alberta from the late 50's to present. Population doesnt help. Larger amount of seniors now(dont require licence(dont show as licensed angler)) plus more leisure time to fish now than a person had back then too. Poaching larger issue now as well.
Population isnt the only factor but it is a factor and larger than you might think.
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Old 11-07-2017, 12:11 AM
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Came across this old article with sort of a fishing report for 1965. Not much has changed. What do you think? The only thing I noticed is there were no walleye in Calling back then, according to what the author says.

http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/news...SGC%29%7Cscore
I'm only 24 so can't comment how times have changed. But how times have changed haha most of those lakes are empty now. Lac sante is only good for burbot. Devils lake has stunted pike and perch. Moose lake is almost fished out.
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