During the fall and winter of 2003-2004, Wascana Lake was again drained … TROY FLEECE / Regina Leader-Post. Towns and cities near Goose Island are Regina, Pilot Butte, White City and Grand Coulee. If you would like to add your own fishing spot around Wascana Lake, find the lake it's on and add it from there. When you say: “So, yes” do you mean that you have some local knowledge of the aquatic ecosystem? This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. 365 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3L4. I’ve heard stories about people doing it, but never tried myself. Comments may take up to an hour for moderation before appearing on the site. Copyright 2015 SportFishJunkies.com - Fishing's Social Network | All rights reserved. Willow Island is located in Saskatchewan, Canada. Postmedia is committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion and encourage all readers to share their views on our articles. There are also 18 river options near Regina. WASANA FISHING PARK We are located just a few kilometres outside Pattaya. We ask you to keep your comments relevant and respectful. Wascana Lake, just 2 km from Regina, Saskatchewan, is a great place for anglers to land that monster fish. What’s in there? Please try again. “Usually it’s bigger fish that have the biggest problem because they need the most oxygen for their bodies. I don’t know the species of these dead fish. Wasana Fishing Park stocks Arapaima to 190cm, Siamese carp to 41kg, Amazon red tail catfish to 23kg Jullien’s golden … The closest lakes are Wascana Lake. Tern Island is located in Saskatchewan, Canada. Fishing in the main portions of Wascana Lake (between Albert and Fleet) is NOT technically permitted. Goose Island is located in Saskatchewan, Canada. Visit our Community Guidelines for more information and details on how to adjust your email settings. Copyright 2015 SportFishJunkies.com - Fishing's Social Network | All rights reserved. I've seen people fishing on the low part just off the west side of the bridge. The PCC is sending out crews to clean up the dead fish periodically, and will continue to do so as the ice melts further and more fish become visible, said Romuld. While these dead fish may not be the prettiest sign of spring, this “fish kill” is actually a common occurrence in lakes, particularly after colder winters, said Sarah Romuld, an ecologist with the Provincial Capital Commission (PCC). Towns and cities near Tern Island are Regina, Pilot Butte, White City and Grand Coulee. Towns and cities near Spruce Island are Regina, Grand Coulee, Pilot Butte and White City. Press J to jump to the feed. Leavitt said that this year the ice likely reached two to three feet thick by the end of the February cold snap. Anyone have local knowledge about fishing on Wascana creek? “Some are quite small, but there are others that are a foot or more long.”. The next issue of Regina Leader Post Headline News will soon be in your inbox. The most common species of fish dying is the common carp, which in a roundabout way actually benefits Wascana Lake, said Romuld. tap here to see other videos from our team. We have enabled email notifications—you will now receive an email if you receive a reply to your comment, there is an update to a comment thread you follow or if a user you follow comments. The mighty Wascana gets its … Is it legal/illegal anywhere? The closest lakes are Wascana Lake. Dead fish surfacing on Wascana Lake is a common occurrence in the spring and not a cause for concern, says PCC. I have caught a couple 3 - 4 pounders. I've seen Carp swimming around the pedestrian bridge in Rotary Park. Plus, some older boys told me northenders PEE in that river. “If it’s a really bad year, the demand on the oxygen is so high that it just doesn’t make enough of a difference,” he said. Thicker ice built up through a colder-than-normal winter also adds to the problem, because the thicker the ice, the less oxygen is able to make it into the water. “In places where the ice has thinned out … you can actually see the dead fish that have risen under the ice right up to the surface,” she said. Spruce Island is located in Saskatchewan, Canada. We apologize, but this video has failed to load. Possibly winter killed carp of some sort? Do you know what kind of carp? If Wascana Lake … The closest lakes are Wascana Lake. So less invasive species makes more room let’s say for more native species.”. The Wascana Lake Urban Revitalization Project, known locally as the Big Dig, was an $18 million project to deepen Wascana Lake. Fish in Wascana Lake Nov 30, -0001 With warming temperatures and melting of the ice, we are seeing a considerable amount of fish winterkill in Wascana Lake. Subscribe to our newsletter to get the hottest deals, latest news and coolest photo's right in your inbox! Those big dead fish you're seeing are indeed carp. Subscribe to our newsletter to get the hottest deals, latest news and coolest photo's right in your inbox! This website uses cookies to personalize your content (including ads), and allows us to analyze our traffic. The spots include islands, bays, points, shoals and other water features where fish will congregate and fishermen can access either with boats or from shore. She asked people to leave the dead fish if they come across them and not to move them. There was an error, please provide a valid email address. There are some fish of some sort in Wascana lake now and I’ve seen plenty of large dead fish at the weirs along the creek downstream from the lake so there must be fish there to catch. You can fish in the creek. REGINA -- Fishing on Wascana Lake is currently prohibited on the advice of health and environmental experts according to the provincial capital commission. I’ve heard stories about people doing it, but never tried myself. “When we have a colder winter like we had and there’s ice cover for longer periods of time, there’s less oxygen that’s being accessible to the fish,” she said. Spruce Island is located in Saskatchewan, Canada. I think I’ve overlooked it most of my life. Other near by cities where anglers can stop to get some food or get some bait near Wascana Lake include Pilot Butte, Grand Coulee and White City. If you would like to add your own fishing spot near Regina, find the lake it's on and add it from there. I have taken my kid just to brush up on casting etc. A dead fish is visible through the ice on Wascana Lake in Regina. It's illegal, and if that isn't enough for you the water is full of agricultural runoff. The spots include islands, bays, points, shoals and other water features where fish will congregate and fishermen can access either with boats or from shore. Didn't know it was illegal. The closest lakes are Wascana Lake. Apparently the part of the river that passes under the Lewvan and along the dog park there is the best place to go if you want to. I sure wouldn't eat anything out of that water. Never tried to catch one though. Due to the cold winter and increased ice cover on the lake, there's less oxygen that's being accessible to the fish which is fairly typical to the longer winter like we have had. This phenomenon is called “winter kill” even though it actually happens in the spring, explained Peter Leavitt, a biology professor at the University of Regina. Towns and cities near Spruce Island are Regina, Grand Coulee, Pilot Butte and White City. Our users also add their own spots that offer shore fishing access or are hot spots for fish. You can't fish on the lake. © 2020 Regina Leader Post, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. All rights reserved. Over 10 km of trail wind through Regina’s historic Wascana Centre, which features Wascana Lake, a man-made lake completed in the 1800s. Edit: Also, I didn’t know there were turtles near the Albert bridge. Towns and cities near Tern Island are Regina, Pilot Butte, White City and Grand Coulee. The most common species of fish dying is the common carp, which in a roundabout way actually benefits Wascana Lake, said Romuld. This bacteria sucks the oxygen out of the water, causing the fish to suffocate. Our users also add their own spots that offer shore fishing access or are hot spots for fish. Wascana Lake was originally created in 1883 by damming Wascana Creek between Angus and Rae Streets, 1½ blocks west of the present Albert Street dam and bridge, to provide a "stock watering hole.” The Lake was soon turned to recreational use and Reginans took to the lake for sailing and canoeing.