Fishing closures enacted for some local streams
Various streams in British Columbia have been closed to angling due to high temperatures and drought conditions, including several in the East Kootenay.
The following streams and all their tributaries are currently closed to fishing.
Michel Creek (excluding Alexander Creek and its tributaries), Morrissey Creek, Lizard Creek, Coal Creek, Sand Creek and the St. Mary River (from the outlet of St. Mary Lake to its confluence with the Kootenay River), and all streams in Management Units 4-3 to 4-9 (except the main stem Columbia and Kootenay Rivers).
Those streams are closed to fishing from 2 p.m. to midnight, July 29, to September 15.
These changes are in addition to the published regulations unless noted in the 2021 to 2023 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis.
Lead image: The St. Mary River flows out of St. Mary Lake. e-KNOW file photo