Livingstone River Fishing Report

Strategically positioned between two mountain ranges, the Livingstone River is considered one of Alberta’s top cutthroat streams. It’s only 25 miles long but fishing is accessible and high quality for most of its run. Guides tend to favor the scenic canyon section that is known for its amazing deep green pools. Regulated as a catch-and-release-only river, fish are very abundant, most notably cutthroat trout.

Cutthroats here average 13-16 inches although lucky anglers have been known to draw out the occasional 18-20 inch fish. Guides report witnessing aggressive bull trout attempt to steal your cutthroat as you draw it in, signaling that it’s time to sink your streamer into deeper water.

One of the advantages of fishing the Livingstone River is that it is sheltered from the infamous Alberta winds, so pervasive in the area.
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Seasonal Conditions
SpringCaddis, giant salmon fly, golden salmon fly, lime sallies, yellow sallies, western green drake, PMD
SummerCaddis, golden salmon fly, yellow sallies, lime sallies, western green drake, terrestrials
FallTerrestrials, BWO, Caddis
Game Fish Opportunities
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