Many people dream of catching “the big one”, and there is no place better to do that than the lakes and rivers around Wood Buffalo. Whether you dream of walleye, pike, or Norther Alberta laker, Northern Alberta hosts some of the best fishing in the world.
Some rivers and lakes are accessible to drive into on a short daytrip (especially if you have a truck or 4x4 SUV), and most are just off the highway. Some areas host secluded and rustic lodges you can camp in. In Alberta’s wild north, you’ll find top fishing spots for pike, walleye, perch, lake trout and Arctic grayling.
Some areas are also accessible by air, and renting a float plane or helicopter to accommodate a journey among friends can be a great way to start an adventure and make some memories. Highway’s 63 and 881 also provide access to amazing fishing locations in the Conklin area.
If you’re from out of town, Fort McMurray attracts fishermen from all over the world, and many local guides can make all the arrangements you need while outfitting you with the latest gear. You’ll be treated to secluded and exhilarating world-class fishing at water bodies surrounding the community.
A few popular spots are Gregoire Lake, Engstrom Lake, Grist Lake, Poplar Creek, Winefred Lake, Athabasca River, Clearwater River and Christina Lake. Try out any of these great fishing spots, and we guarantee you’ll be hooked on Northern Alberta fishing.