I am grateful to Ontario’s anglers, who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to keeping the fishery healthy and enjoying it responsibly. ), Credit River and tributaries - from the south side of the Highway 403 bridge in the City of Mississauga, upstream to the south side of the Britannia Road bridge in the Village of Streetsville, Credit River and tributaries - from the south side of the Old Baseline Road bridge in the Town of Caledon, Regional Municipality of Peel, upstream to Highway 9, Grand River - between the West Garafraxa second Line and Scotland Street in the Town of Fergus; between Tower Street in the Town of Fergus and the Bissell Dam in Nichol Township; between 100 m downstream of a bridge located at the southern boundary of the Elora Gorge Conservation Area and a point 100 m upstream of Pilkington 8th Line in Pilkington Township; between 100 m downstream of Pilkington 8th Line bridge and 100 m upstream of Pilkington Township and Woolwich Township boundary line; and between 100 m downstream of Pilkington Township and Woolwich Township boundary line and 100 m upstream of Highway 86 bridge, Grand River - between the former Town of Paris (City of Brant) and Brantford from a line across the Grand River in Paris at 100 m downstream of the Highway 2 (Dundas Street West) bridge downstream to the pedestrian and service bridge that crosses the Grand River on an angle upstream (west) of the Brant Conservation Area in the City of Brantford, Grand River - from the pedestrian and service bridge that crosses the Grand River on an angle upstream (west) of the Brant Conservation Area in the City of Brantford to the edge of Lake Erie, Grand River - from the Penman Dam downstream to the William Street Bridge in the former town of Paris (City of Brant), Grand River - Haldimand County, from the water’s edge of Lake Erie upstream to the dam in the Town of Caledonia, Grand River and its tributaries - downstream of the Onondaga and Tuscarora Townships line to Lake Erie, Humber River and its tributaries - upstream from Eglinton Avenue, Humber River and tributaries - Regional Municipalities of York and Peel and Counties of Dufferin and Simcoe, upstream of Highway 407, Lake Simcoe, Lake Couchiching, Green River, Trent Canal System and their tributaries - downstream from Lake Couchiching to Lock 42, the Trent Canal System in Brock and Ramara Townships, and the Severn River and its tributaries (excluding the Black River) downstream from Lake Couchiching to Wasdell Falls, all within the Regional Municipalities of York, Durham and Simcoe County and the District of Muskoka, Maitland River - Colborne and Goderich Townships, extending 550 m downstream from Falls Reserve Waterfall to the first natural waterfall, Maitland River - Huron County, between the bridge on Highway 21 and the bridge on County Road 4, Maitland River tributaries - County of Huron, extending upstream from the upstream side of the bridge on Highway 21 to the downstream side of the bridge on Highway 4, Nine Mile River - Ashfield Township, from the Port Albert Fishway to 100 m upstream, Nine Mile River (Lucknow River) - Ashfield and West Wawanosh Townships, between County Road 86 and Lake Huron, Nine Mile River tributaries - Huron County, Highway 86 downstream to Lake Huron, Nottawasaga River - Essa Township, waters lying within Lot 1, Concession 5, from Highway 89 above Nicholson Dam downstream to near the confluence of the Boyne River, Nottawasaga River - from the Boyne River downstream (north) to the Pine River, Pretty River and tributaries - Collingwood and Osprey Townships, Pretty River and tributaries - Town of Collingwood and Nottawasaga Township, Saugeen River - Amabel and Saugeen Townships, Denny’s Dam to the concrete abutments downstream, Saugeen River - Township of Brant in the County of Bruce, from the dam face of the Maple Hill Dam to a point 300 m downstream and including the hydro- electric power channel, Sydenham River - Derby Township, Artificial Spawning Channels Numbers 1 and 2, Sydenham River - City of Owen Sound, from the Mill Dam to a point 177 m downstream, Sydenham River - City of Owen Sound and Derby Township, from Inglis Falls to Mill Dam, excluding Artificial Spawning Channels Numbers 1 and 2, Sydenham River and tributaries - City of Owen Sound and Derby Township, from the base of Inglis Falls downstream to a line drawn due east from the north end of the bridge known locally as either Chinese or Rainbow Bridge to the permanent steel post marker affixed to the shore of the Sydenham River in Harrison Park, Thames River - between the dam at Gordon Pittock Reservoir and the bridge at Highway 59, Thames River - from the mouth of the Thames River at Lake St. Clair to the downstream side of the Keil Street Bridge (Municipality of Chatham), Whitemans Creek (Horner Creek) - Brantford Township, between Robinson Road and Cleaver Sideroad, Whitemans Creek (Horner Creek) and tributaries - from the East Quarter Town Line Road downstream to the edge of the Grand River. The following pictures demonstrate examples of properly packaged fish since they can be identified and counted easily, the skin is attached to the fillets and they are not frozen in a large clump. Members of Aboriginal communities generally do not require an Outdoors Card and Ontario fishing licence when fishing for food, social or ceremonial purposes within their traditional or treaty territory. Ontario residents who are active members or veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces can use one of the following documents as a fishing licence: The following lakes have an open season for Aurora Trout fishing in 2020: The following lakes are closed to Aurora Trout fishing in 2020: Limits: S-1; must be greater than 122 centimetres, and C-0, Season: February 15 to third Sunday in March and third Saturday in May to Labour DayLimits: S-2; not more than 1 greater than 40 centimetres, and C-1, Note: Some additional Lake Trout exceptions apply for select waterbodies (see below), Season: January 1 to third Sunday in March and third Saturday in May to December 31, Limits: S-2; not more than 1 greater than 50 centimetres, and C-1, Cut Lake (46°46’N., 79°16’W.) 31: No area restrictions in state waters: Anglers may keep one striped bass per person per day. Depending on if it’s a State-owned lake reserve or private fishing pond you can only take so many Bass with you. Licence to Transport or Possess Live Fish. Anglers may fish in the following waters with either an Ontario resident fishing licence or a Quebec resident fishing licence. Any spring-loaded device which sets the hook for an angler may not be possessed within 30 metres of any waters. Black bass – 5 bass (may include Bigmouth bass, Suwannee, Choctaw and Shoal bass) with only one of them being 16” longer in length. right-of-way, McIntyre River - from the footbridge to the dam on the University property in the City of Thunder Bay, Nipigon River - between Alexander Falls Dam and Nipigon Bay. Our mission here at Life of Fishing is to produce the most helpful, easy-to-read fishing content possible. - including Minnehaha Lake (49°31′27″N., 92°38′45″W.) 10. For any other fish species the minimum length requirement is 9". All fish must be packaged so that they can be easily counted and identified, not just those with limits. Two lines may be used for ice fishing except in a limited number of waters. 3-year Sport and Conservation Fishing Licences can also be purchased through our automated telephone licensing line 1-800-288-1155 when renewing your Outdoors Card. - Purdom Township, Lac des Mille Lacs (48°52′36″N., 90°30′46″W.). For more information visit: $8.57 for Ontario, Canadian, and Non-Canadian residents. Ontario’s Invasive Species Act has regulated a number of species to prevent the introduction and spread of species that negatively affect Ontario’s biodiversity. Below are rules and regulations for fishing in Ontario, please read the following section carefully. View Fisheries Management Zone 15 map using Fish ON-Line or a PDF. Sportfish transported overland must be dead and should be transported on ice, not in a livewell filled with water. Regulations. Anyone who is not an Ontario or Canadian resident is considered a non-Canadian resident for the purposes of fishing licence regulations. Only Ontario and Canadian resident anglers may capture baitfish. See Crown Land Camping Regulations for more details. Let's go fishing! and Fletchers Creek (43°37′N., 79°43′W. The Niagara River downstream of the falls is in Zone 20. Fish Sanctuary - no fishing from March 15 to June 15 in the following areas: Dog Lake and Dog River - West Township, from 200, Dog Lake and McKee Creek (Bay 57) - Stover Township, from 200, Dog Lake at Height of Land Bay - Stover Township, from 1.3, Dog Lake at Lochalsh Bay and Lochalsh River - Gutelius and Riggs Townships, lying within 182, Kabinakagami River at Ermine Creek - Ermine Township, between Ermine Lake and Kabinakagami Lake, Kabinakagami River at Fairy Creek (Lipton Creek) - between Lipton Lake (Lipton Township) and Kabinakagami Lake (Lizar Township), Kabinakagami River at Noisy Creek - Lizar Township, from Kabinakagami Lake to eastern boundary of Lizar Township, Kabinakagami River at Oba River - Ermine Township, from Kabinakagami Lake to northern boundary of Ermine Township, Kabinakagami River at Stoney Creek - Lizar Township, between Breckenridge Lake and Kabinakagami Lake, Kabinakagami River - Lizar and Mosambik Townships, from mouth of river in Little Kaby Bay to 100, Walleye and Sauger - open from January 1 to April 14 and July 1 to December 31, Fish sanctuary - no fishing from April 15 to June 15, Walleye - open from January 1 to March 14 and third Saturday in May to December 31, Nagagami Lake - Foch, Flanders and Frances Townships, mouth of Foch River, Nagagami Lake - Nagagami Township, at Obakamiga River from Nagagami Lake to the top of Sagi Rapids, Oba Lake and Oba River (White Berry Creek) - from 200, Oba Lake and Tatnall River - Carney and Martin Townships, from 200, Oba River - Ermine Township, downstream from the north boundary of the township to Kabinakagami Lake, Closed to all species from March 1 to May 31, Fish sanctuary - no fishing from January 1 to June 30 and September 1 to December 31, Fish sanctuary - no fishing from March 15 to June 15, Pukaskwa National Park and the surrounding waters south of a line running west from the south boundary of Knowles Township and east of the Thunder Bay-Algoma District Boundary, and including the waters of Pokei Creek, Gibson Lake, Jarvey Lake, Coronation Creek and Lake, Warbedeelius Lake, Soulier Lake and all waters tributary to the Pukaskwa River in the Algoma District, Augusta Lake - west of St. Germain Township, Mishibishu Chain, Murray Lake and Blackfish Creek - Copenace Township, the entirety of the bay that Blackfish Creek discharges into, from the northwestern point of the bay (48°14′20″, Alder Creek - from the culvert at Highway 17 downstream to Cedar Lake and 200, Cedar Creek (narrows) - Brothers Township, between Cedar Lake and Little Cedar Lake, 200, Crayfish Lake - Killins Township, Two Bays at the south end, south of a line east and west of tip of the peninsula 200, Fungus Lake - Dahl Township, from mouth of Fungus Creek to 200, Gentian Creek - Kagiano Lake, between Lobelia Lake and Kagiano Lake, from Unnamed Lake to Kagiano Lake, approximately 1, Hawk Lake, McVeigh Creek and connecting waters - Esquega and Corbiere Townships, part of Hawk Lake north of line from the northwest shore of Hawk Lake 250, Hillsport Creek at White Otter Lake - between Hillsport Lake and White Otter Lake, from down-stream side of culverts on Bound Lake Road to 200, Kabenung Lake and Fungus Creek - Dahl Township, 350, Kabenung Lake and Ruthelda Creek - Dahl Township, narrow bay at northeast corner, northeast of a line 400, Kagiano River - between the weir at the top of Twin Falls downstream to the top of First Falls Rapids, Kagiano River at Kagiano Lake - south end of lake 200, Kagiano River at Michal Lake - from Marmota Creek upstream to top of rapids, Knife Lake and University River (Dog River) - Chapais Township, from the top of the rapids at the outlet of Obatanga Lake downstream 1.3, Kwinkwaga Lake and River - Flood and Johns Townships, east of a line 300, Linbarr Creek - Lessard Township, between Linbarr Lake and Lessard Lake, Manitowik Lake and Boisey Creek - Debassige Township, between Boisey Lake and Outline Bay, from 200, Manitowik Lake and Goudreau Creek - Bruyere Township, from 200, Manitowik Lake and Hawk River - Esquega and Fiddler Townships, from Blue Bay of Manitowik Lake to Highway 547, Manitowik Lake and Michipicoten River (Stoney Portage Falls) - Bruyere Township, from first narrows of Manitowik Lake to the top of the Falls, Obakamiga Lake - Foch and Lessard Townships, from power line at Rocky Narrows to outlet of lake at Canyon Portage, Obakamiga Lake at Obakamiga River - Cholette Township, between Granitehill Lake and Obakamiga Lake (Three Mile Narrows), Obakamiga River - Nagagami Township, from Nagagami Lake upstream to the uppermost part of the Sagi Rapids, Picnic Lake and Tukanee Creek - Hunt Township, the bay at the southeast corner, south of a line from the east shore 200, Unnamed Creek - at the south end of Kagiano Lake in a bay east of the southernmost narrows, from the first obstruction to fish to 200, Unnamed Creek - between Wabikoba Lake (48°47′, White Lake, Olga Creek, and McGill Creek (48°52′, White Lake, Shabotik River, Kwinkwaga River (48°51′, Whitefish Lake and Shikwamkwa River - Maness Township, from 820, Shamokan Creek - from the centre line of Rail Line Road downstream to the mouth of Shamokan Creek at 50°09′, Chapleau River (also known as Kebsquasheshing River) - Chapleau Township, between Three Mile Rapids (47°50′16″, Chapleau River (also known as Kebsquasheshing River) - Chapleau Township, from the centreline of the, Goldie River - Delmage Township, from a narrowing of the river at 48°04′08″, Nagagamisis Lake and River - Elgie Township, Racine Lake - Darcy Township, from where the northern boundary of Lots 8 and 9, Concession 5 crosses Racine Lake southward to the first rapids in Lot 10, Concession 3, Shikwamkwa Lake and Jackpine River- Keesickquayash Township, between a point where the Little Jackpine River enters the Jackpine River downstream to a point where Shikwamkwa Lake intersects latitude 48°03′30″, Shikwamkwa Lake, Windermere River, and Goldie River - lying east of a line from a point on the west shore of Shikwamkwa Lake at 48°07′38″, Briere Lake 30 (McEvay Lake 30) (48°19′04″, Fish sanctuary - no fishing from April 1 to June 15, Fish sanctuary - no fishing from January 1 to Saturday before second Sunday in February and September 16 to December 31, Lake Trout - open from second Sunday in February to September 15, Fish sanctuary - no fishing from January 1 to Friday before third Saturday in May and November 1 to December 31, Fish sanctuary - no fishing from April 15 to July 15, Lake Sturgeon - open from January 1 to April 14 and July 1 to December 31, Northern Pike - open from January 1 to April 15 and third Friday in May to December 31, Smallmouth Bass - open from January 1 to April 15 and Friday before fourth Saturday in June to December 31, Walleye - open from January 1 to March 31 and third Friday in May to December 31. New regulations and information in the 2020 Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary have been listed on this page and link to the corresponding section within this Summary for your convenience. Only individuals with a valid bait licence can sell baitfish and leeches. Hunting and fishing licences, as well as a variety of permits, are available at participating ServiceOntario centres. Restrictions and Remarks. Waters on the islands of Lake Nipigon - including Forgan Lake, Bonner Lake, Little Bonner Lake and Jackpot Lake (Madeline Lake); Gull River - downstream from the Highway 527 bridge, Kabitotikwia River - downstream from the Highway 527 bridge, Poshkokagan River - downstream from and including the rapids (49°25′39″, Wabinosh River - downstream from Wabinosh Lake, Little Jackfish River - downstream from the centre line of the, Only artificial lures may be used when angling through the ice, No person shall use stringers, impounding devices or live holding boxes, A person may hold fish, other than Brook Trout or Lake Trout, in a livewell, No possession of live Lake Trout or Brook Trout permitted, Brook Trout - open from fourth Saturday in April to September 15, Lake Trout - open from March 1 to September 30, Northern Pike - open from January 1 to April 14 and third Saturday in May to December 31, Walleye and Sauger - open from January 1 to April 14 and June 10 to December 31. All tributaries to Lake Superior in Zone 6 described as follows: Current River downstream from the Boulevard Lake Dam (48°27′, Coldwater Creek downstream from Ouimet Canyon Road (48°45′, Spring Creek downstream from Dorion Fish Culture Station (48°50′, Wolf River downstream from the lower falls (48°50′58″, Black Sturgeon River downstream from the dam (48°55′. For more information on purchasing a permit, a map of green zones and other requirements related to non-Canadian resident Crown land camping, visit camping on Crown land. If requested, you must present these documents to a conservation officer. ), MacFarlane River to Ena Lake Dam, Middle Lake (49°47′27″N., 94°38′14″W. We all have a role to play in conserving this valuable resource. Also see, Dinorwic Lake (including Minnehaha Lake, Rock Lake and Turtlepond Lake), Wabigoon River (including Butler Lake, Larson Lake, Mile Lake, Olsen Lake, Paulson Lake and Trap Lake). All products with a fee are subject to HST. It is illegal to stock fish without a permit or transport live fish overland, other than baitfish, without a permit. No more than 5 black bass per day in any combination may be taken. Rainbow Smelt may not be used as bait or possessed for use as bait. It is illegal to dump the contents of bait buckets into any waters or within 30 m of any waters. Surfperch Bigmouth bass – 6 bass (no length limit), Smallmouth bass – 6 bass (no length limit). In all other Zones, waterbodies are only listed under one section. Rock bass are abundant in most of New York State's large rivers. If there is nothing stated in the exceptions, then the regulations for the Zone apply. A 12"+ over a pound sized rock bass is something to behold. Services include: For your questions about Ontario’s natural resources, fishing and hunting licences and Outdoors Cards, our services have been combined in one contact centre called the Natural Resources Information and Support Centre. Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry. As far as we know, nobody else has taken the time to collect them all together in one place. Season: March 1 to May 31 in Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 (except Algonquin Park), 16, 18, 19, 20Season: second Saturday in May to May 31 in Zone 17Method: bow and arrow, spear, and dip net during daylight hours onlyLimit: no limit. The season, size and creel limits for freshwater species apply to all Location of the state, including tidal Location. - Pic Township, Wabatongushi Lake - Simpson, Moorehouse and Challener Townships, Dibben Bay from a point 1.3 km west to a point 1.2 km southwest of Dibben Creek and Dibben Creek upstream to Dibben Lake, and including the creek and connecting Dibben Creek to the unnamed lake due north of Dibben Lake, Wabatongushi Narrows (48°28′N., 84°14′W.) and Roughrock Lake (50°06′N., 94°46′W. You must notify the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry within 10 days of any changes to your name, contact information, address and/or residency. By email you can contact us at: NRISC@ontario.ca, Report a Bear Problem: 1-866-514-2327 (TTY) 705-945-7641, Report a Resource Violation: 1-877-847-7667, 41 Hatchery Lane, R.R. After conservation goals are met, Aboriginal and treaty rights to fish take priority before allocation and management of the resource for other purposes. It will take place from July 4 to July 19, 2020). More information is available at Viral hemorrhagic septicemia or call the Natural Resources and Information Support Centre at 1-800-667-1940. To help reduce the spread of VHS, anglers are asked to buy or harvest their bait from the area where it will be used. See. - Handleman Township, Kirkpatrick Lake - Sayer and LeCaron Townships, the rivers and streams of Kirkpatrick Lake extending 800 m from the lake and an unnamed stream connecting Robb and Elbow Lakes, Kirkpatrick Lake (Blue Lake) - Sayer and LeCaron Townships, Lake 21 (47°37'N., 80°57'W.) Only the fish species listed below may be used as live bait, including: Invasive species are often spread unknowingly. ), Lost Lake (50°01′N., 94°39′W. Restrictions may apply in some areas as indicated by the posting of signs, or land use planning or management direction. - Olsen Township, Pancake Lake (47°04′19″N., 84°36′56″W.) London, ON N6E 1L3(519) 825-4684, 1450 Seventh Ave. E. The following species are not present in this Zone and are closed to fishing all year: The part of the Berens River that is between Zone 2 and Zone 4, is wholly within Zone 4. We've dug deep and researched some of the top-rated fishing combos on the market. ), Wabigoon Lake - Zealand Township, 100 m from Christie Island, Winnipeg River System - from outflow of Lake of the Woods to the Manitoba Border including the waters of Big Sand Lake (50°08′N., 94°38′W. For bigmouth and smallmouth bass. Aboriginal individuals should be prepared to provide identification showing their community membership if requested by conservation officers. Smallmouth Bass: 4/day: Length limit in Ozark zone is 12 inches long; otherwise, length limit is 10 inches long. - including that part of Waterhen Creek downstream from the Access Road Bridge. Fish Sanctuary - no fishing from January 1 to Friday before fourth Saturday in May and Tuesday after Labour Day to December 31 in the following areas: Nipigon River - Backpool below the Alexander Dam east of a line drawn south from the Alexander Dam Log Chute to the northernmost tip of the point of land on the east shore of the Nipigon River, Henderson Lake - Grand Trunk Pacific Block 2, Savanne Lake - Grand Trunk Pacific Block 2, Granite River and Saganaga Lake - Saganaga Falls, Greenwater Creek - from the dam on Greenwater Creek to the first island in Upper Shebandowan Lake, Kashabowie River - from the dam on Kashabowie Lake to the island in Upper Shebandowan Lake, Maligne River and Curran Bay (Saganaga Lake), Sawmill Creek and Sawmill Bay - Upper Shebandowan Lake, Swamp River and Swamp Bay of Lower Shebandowan Lake - Conacher and Hagey Townships, Weikwabinonaw River - between Marks Lake and Weikwabinonaw Lake, Weikwabinonaw River - from Marks Lake upstream to the Weikwabinonaw Lake Road, Weikwabinonaw River - from Trafalgar Bay on Northern Light Lake extending upstream to its confluence with Nelson Creek, including the unnamed lake known locally as Lily Lake, Dayohessarah and Little Dayohessarah Lakes. Lake of the Woods - including waters of the Western Peninsula, Aulneau Peninsula and an unnamed lake at 49°36′N., 94°51′W. Community fishing programs- (minimum size 13″) 2 bass from lakes, 1 bass from the pond, Black bass – 10 bass (largemouth, spotted, smallmouth combined), Smallmouth bass – 4 bass (Ozark zone is 12” otherwise only 10”), Rock bass – 10 bass (Ozark bass, shadow bass, or combined), Striped bass – 6 bass (hybrid stripers and striped bass that are combined), Inyo County – Lassen County – Mono County – Plumas County – Shasta County – 5 bass, Big Lake (Shasta County) – 5 bass (last Saturday of April – Nov 15) – 0 (Nov 16- last Friday of April), Casitas Lake (Ventura County) – Castaic Lake (Los Angeles County) – 5 bass, Cuyamaca (San Diego County) – Diamond Valley Lake (Riverside County) – 5 bass, El Capitan Reservoir (San Diego County) – Fish Slough (Mono County) – 5 bass, Hodges Lake (San Diego County) – Lett’s Lake (Colusa County) – 5 bass, Lett’s Lake (Colusa County) – Perris Lake (Riverside County) – 5 bass, Plaskett Meadows Lakes, both upper and lower (Glenn County), Shaver Lake (Fresno County), All California lakes (Big Pine Canal, Fish Spring Canal, and Milpond) – 5 bass, Eastman Lake (Madera and Mariposa County) – 1 bass, Hensley Lake (Madera County), Isabella Lake (Kern County), Kaweah Reservoir (Tulare County), Skinner Lake (Riverside County), Success Reservoir (Tulare County) ,Trinity Lake – 2 bass, Trinity County – 2 bass (Mar. 30: none: Rock Bass or Redeye and Shadow Bass: 20: none: Striped Bass or Hybrid Striped Bass (any combination) 2: 15 inches: White Bass : 15: none: Muskellunge : 1: 36 inches Statewide, there’s no daily creel limit, with no minimum size limit. Fish hooked in this way must be released immediately. May not be captured, imported, or used as bait in Ontario. Black bass – 5 bass per county (minimum 14” total length), White or white hybrid – 15 bass (but must be under the 15” limit for length). Bass fish including bigmouth, smallmouth, or spotted are 1 to 2 bass fish per day ranging from 12-15″ minimum length. View Fisheries Management Zone 14 map using Fish ON-Line or a PDF. Statewide bag limits only allow 16” max length on striped bass from inland waters with a limit of 15 bass per person. - McAuslan Township, French River and French River Provincial Park - waters lying south of the Five Finger Rapids, and west of the Chaudière Dam downstream to the Highway 69 bridge including Wolseley Bay, the North Channel of the French River, 18 Mile Bay, Ranger Bay and Dry Pine Bay to the Highway 607 Bridge, Lake Nipissing - Iron Island vicinity, 100 m around shore, Lake Nipissing - Wasi Falls, waters of Lake Nipissing lying east of the east boundary of Lot 9, Concession 24, and south of a line joining this projection where it meets Lake Nipissing to the northwest tip of Burford Point, and mouth of the Wistiswasing River (North Himsworth Township), Lake Nipissing - including the waters of the French River from the Chaudière and the Little Chaudière dams to Lake Nipissing; the west bay of Lake Nipissing (Haddo Township); the northwest bay of Lake Nipissing to the falls of MacPherson Creek; the Sturgeon River from Lake Nipissing to the dam at Sturgeon Falls; the Veuve River from Lake Nipissing to the chutes located in Lot 5 in Concession 1 (Caldwell Township); the South River from Lake Nipissing to Highway 654; and the entire West Arm of Lake Nipissing including Cross Lake, Trout Lake - (46°19′09″N., 79°20′11″W.) They are brownish in color with several dark bars or … and Little Lake Clear (45°28′06″N., 77°12′52″W.) Closed to angling for all species from April 1 to June 15 in the following areas: From the eastern most Ramsey Dam (47°11′03″, Fish Sanctuary - no fishing from March 1 to Friday before second Saturday in May and September 25 to October 31, Fish Sanctuary - no fishing from March 1 to Friday before second Saturday in May, Fish Sanctuary - no fishing from January 1 to July 31 and October 16 to December 31, Aurora Trout - open from August 1 to October 15, Northern Pike - open January 1 to March 31 and third Saturday in May to December 31, Brook Trout - open from February 15 to March 15 and third Saturday in May to September 30, Lake Trout - open from February 15 to March 15 and third Saturday in May to Labour Day, Fish sanctuary - no fishing from fourth Saturday in April to May 25, Fish sanctuary - no fishing from January 1 to February 14 and March 16 to Friday before fourth Saturday in April and October 1 to December 31, Lake Trout - open from January 1 to September 30, Northern Pike - open from January 1 to March 31 and third Saturday in May to December 31, Rainbow Trout - open from fourth Saturday in April to December 31, Yellow Perch - open from January 1 to March 31 and third Saturday in May to December 31, Fish sanctuary - no fishing from January 1 to Friday before third Saturday in May and October 1 to December 31, Geographic Townships of Schembri and Scriven in the Territorial District of Sudbury and Way-White, Wlasy, Bracci and Tupper in the Territorial District of Algoma - see, Lake Superior Provincial Park and the surrounding Townships of Redsky and Restoule (except Anjigami Lake), Roy, Stoney, Sugananaqueb, Barnes, Beaudin, Bullock, Cannard, Greenwood, Grootenboer, Labonte, and Larson, Home and Peever north of the Montreal River, Burke Lake - Killarney Township, Killarney Provincial Park, David Lake - Hansen and Goschen Townships, Killarney Provincial Park, Great Mountain Lake - Hansen Township, Killarney Provincial Park, Killarney Lake - Killarney Township, Killarney Provincial Park, Lumsden Lake - Killarney Township, Killarney Provincial Park, Norway Lake - Killarney and Carlyle Townships, Killarney Provincial Park, Ruth-Roy Lake - Carlyle Township, Killarney Provincial Park, Teardrop Lake - Killarney Provincial Park, Whitefish Channel (Whitefish Creek) - City of Sault Ste. The following pictures demonstrate examples of improperly packaged fish since they are frozen in a clump, cannot be identified or counted and no skin is attached to the fillets. Additional approvals may be required for Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves. Striped or hybrid striped – 6 bass (with a 15” max length), Bass – 5 bass (up to 22” max length) Season starts 3rd Saturday in May until June 30, Black bass – 5 bass (depending on where you fish the length will range from 12-21” for max length on only one fish out of 5). The recreational fishery for striped bass (Morone saxitilis) is open year-round with a daily bag and possession limit of two fish and a minimum size limit of 18 inches in length. St. Lawrence River, waters east of a line drawn between Bishops Point and the easternmost tips of Howe and Wolfe Islands, and including Lake St. Francis, Lake St. Francis and the waters of the St. Lawrence River lying east of Robert H. Saunders Generating Station, Bay of Quinte (the waters lying west of the Glenora Ferry), St. Lawrence River (waters lying east of a line drawn between Bishops Point and the easternmost tips of Howe and Wolfe islands), Consecon Creek - Hillier and Ameliasburgh Townships, from the dam in the Village of Consecon to Weller’s Bay, Consecon Creek - Hillier Township, from Lot 86 in Concession 5 to the mouth of the creek, Moira River and Bay of Quinte - from the Lott Dam downstream, including Belleville Harbour in the Bay of Quinte, Napanee River - Town of Napanee, from the waterfalls at Springside Park downstream to the bridge at Centre Street, Trent River - City of Quinte West, between the first dam north of Lake Ontario downstream to the south side of the Dundas Street bridge and the Trent Canal from Lock Number 1 downstream to where it joins the Trent River. Or Threatened under the fish and your Licence easily accessible, and they rarely weigh over a.... 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