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Old 09-08-2011, 03:29 AM
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Question Bass? Alberta?

Why won't they stock a lake in alberta full of small mouth bass?

There fun as hell to catch.

I say throw some into Badger lake and Mcgregor....



What do you guys think?
Also is there any bass in alberta?
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:38 AM
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I found this and I will Quote

"Smallmouth bass were introduced into Alberta in the early to mid 20th century by
individuals or managers acting on their own initiative; these fish did not survive (Scott
and Crossman 1973; Nelson and Paetz 1992). Some reproduction of a small
population introduced between 1977 and 1984 into Island Lake, north of the town of
Smoky Lake in south-eastern Alberta, has been observed. Remnants of this population
may still exist (Nelson and Paetz 1992)."

Here is the URL for this, http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/Library/337846.pdf

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"Fish stocking and fish transfers have a colourful history in Alberta. Fisheries
managers introduced large and smallmouth bass into Sylvan, Gull and Cooking
lakes in 1908 and into Lac La Nonne in 1924."

Here is the URL for this, http://www.whyte.org/time/riveroflife/fishmgmt.pdf


Reading all of this and I was thinking.
Do you think there are some bass still alive in Island lake?

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Old 09-08-2011, 03:47 AM
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oh please not another bass in alberta thread........ if you do a search you will find 20 pages of this topic....i beleive there was a poll in the thread as well.
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:03 AM
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yup, do a search on the subject!
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:14 AM
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Why won't they stock a lake in alberta full of small mouth bass?

There fun as hell to catch.

I say throw some into Badger lake and Mcgregor....



What do you guys think?
Also is there any bass in alberta?
Nothing wrong with another BASS thread most people in Alberta don't know what their missing. Don't believe it will ever happen but thats just another lose for Alberta and Albertans.
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:05 AM
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trout and bass get along just fine, but dont throw bass in a pike lake
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:19 AM
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Here is 20 pages of Alberta Bass discussions for your reading.

http://www.outdoorsmenforum.ca/showt...t=bass+alberta

http://www.outdoorsmenforum.ca/showt...t=bass+alberta

http://www.outdoorsmenforum.ca/showt...t=bass+alberta
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:26 PM
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This should get good.
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:37 PM
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trout and bass get along just fine, but dont throw bass in a pike lake
anyone way out east care to comment? lol....
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:34 PM
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i found this and i will quote

"smallmouth bass were introduced into alberta in the early to mid 20th century by
individuals or managers acting on their own initiative; these fish did not survive (scott
and crossman 1973; nelson and paetz 1992). Some reproduction of a small
population introduced between 1977 and 1984 into island lake, north of the town of
smoky lake in south-eastern alberta, has been observed. Remnants of this population
may still exist (nelson and paetz 1992)."

here is the url for this, http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/library/337846.pdf

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"fish stocking and fish transfers have a colourful history in alberta. Fisheries
managers introduced large and smallmouth bass into sylvan, gull and cooking
lakes in 1908 and into lac la nonne in 1924."

here is the url for this, http://www.whyte.org/time/riveroflife/fishmgmt.pdf


reading all of this and i was thinking.
Do you think there are some bass still alive in island lake?
yes but don't tell anyone.
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:15 PM
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whats a bass?
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:19 PM
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Any Bass is better than those sick creepy trout in BPS
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:20 PM
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whats a bass?
That's what Daddy sang..



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Old 09-08-2011, 09:21 PM
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Nothing wrong with 21.............
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:04 AM
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Any Bass is better than those sick creepy trout in BPS
So true!!!! Some messed up fish in there
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:52 AM
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That's funny.
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:26 PM
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+ 1 For Bass lakes in Alberta.I fished them in BC,ontario and Quebec,and they are one of the most fun fish to catch,and they taste just like walleye&perch.

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Old 09-09-2011, 04:01 PM
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Nothing wrong with a road trip to BC or other destinations for bass. Alberta doesnt need every species that swims.
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:33 PM
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Nothing wrong with a road trip to BC or other destinations for bass. Alberta doesnt need every species that swims.
No but a few less trout and a few bass would be an excellent trade off...
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:47 PM
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No but a few less trout and a few bass would be an excellent trade off...
Ya I guess it would would be good to replace some walleye lakes with smallies. But first we have to get rid o them pickeral and snot rockets.
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:27 PM
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No but a few less trout and a few bass would be an excellent trade off...
It would be a nice trade off, but I think we need to learn how to better manage the current species residing in Alberta waters before there is any talk of re-introducing species here.
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It would be a nice trade off, but I think we need to learn how to better manage the current species residing in Alberta waters before there is any talk of re-introducing species here.
But why they have been re-introducing trout in to alberta waters for years
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:55 PM
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But why they have been re-introducing trout in to alberta waters for years
True enough, you're talking about put and take ponds and the like? If they introduce them on smaller scale ponds in place of trout, that could be feasible (and fun!)
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True enough, you're talking about put and take ponds and the like? If they introduce them on smaller scale ponds in place of trout, that could be feasible (and fun!)
Yes theres no doubt it would have to be done on a put and take until there is found a way for them to survive on their own here if ever. The unfortunate thing would be that once a fly fishermen hooked a smallie he's hooked for good.....lol
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:32 PM
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Smallmouth Bass could of easily been introduced into Crawlingvalley instead of trout when it was first filled both are non native fish.
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:21 PM
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I hear catching bass on flies is pretty awesome.
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Power plant cooling ponds would be good, see the Sheerness thread.
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Since there is so much talk about getting bass back into Alberta, I was wondering if any of you have submitted a resolution through your local F&G club to SRD to get them back in Alberta?
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Old 09-10-2011, 06:57 AM
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The unfortunate thing would be that once a fly fishermen hooked a smallie he's hooked for good.....lol
That good eh? I sure hope I get the chance to try that.
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Old 09-10-2011, 07:01 AM
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Since there is so much talk about getting bass back into Alberta, I was wondering if any of you have submitted a resolution through your local F&G club to SRD to get them back in Alberta?
Nope. I personally want to see our current species managed better. Thats not meant to be a shot at our current fish management, its just that Alberta is up against a unique challenge.......loads of fishermen, not too many lakes to fish from.
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