Ontario Fishing Regulations – Zone 5

ONTARIO “NON-CANADIAN RESIDENT” FISHING LICENCES 2020

FULL LIMIT SPORTSMEN LICENCES
Rates in Canadian Funds (Tax Included)
CONSERVATION LICENCES
Rates in Canadian Funds (Tax Included)
ANNUAL SPORT $90.61 ANNUAL CONSERVATION $57.30
8 DAY SPORT
TEMPORARY OUTDOORS CARD
(must be purchased first)
$59.19
$9.68
8 DAY CONSERVATION
TEMPORARY OUTDOORS CARD
(must be purchased first)
$34.50
$9.68
Anglers 18 years or older must have a fishing licence.  Anglers under 18 years may hold their own licence and limit.  If they do not have a licence, they must fish with a licenced adult.  Any fish are part of the adult licence holders limit.
Non-Canadian residents 65 years of age or older are not exempt from requiring a licence.

NON-RESIDENT LIMITS/SEASONS 2020 – LAKE OF THE WOODS, ONTARIO, CANADA
This summary is for convenience only. For more information, refer to “Fishing Ontario 2020 Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary” – https://www.ontario.ca/document/ontario-fishing-regulations-summary

We are in Zone 5. Please note the exemptions for Lake of the Woods

Species Open Season Size Restrictions Sport Licence Conservation Licence
Walleye (or Sauger) Jan. 1-April 14;
May 16-Dec 31
Only 1 over 18.1” 2 Per Day
4 Possession
2 Per Day
2 Possession
Northern Pike All Year None greater than 29.5” 4 Per Day
4 Possession
2 Per Day
2 Possession
         
Smallmouth Bass (or Largemouth)  Jan 1- June 30 Catch & Release Catch & Release Catch & Release
  July 1-Nov 30 No size Restrictions 4 Per Day
4 Possession
2 Per Day
2 Possession
Muskie June 20-Dec 15 Minimum 54” 1 Per Day
1 Possession
Zero
Yellow Perch All Year No size Restrictions 15 Per Day
15 Possession
10 Per Day
10 Possession
Crappie All Year No size Restrictions 10 Per Day
10 Possession
5 Per Day
5 Possession
Lake Trout
(Whitefish Bay Only)
Barbless Hooks Only
Jan 1 – Sept 30 Only 1 over 25.6” 1 Per Day
2 Possession
1 Per Day
1 Possession

The DAILY LIMIT is the number of fish you are allowed to catch and keep in one day. The POSSESSION LIMIT is the total number you are allowed to have including those on hand, in cold storage and in transit.

FISH CAUGHT EACH DAY AND EATEN FOR SHORELUNCH ARE COUNTED IN YOUR DAILY CATCH LIMIT.

Note: No person shall possess more fish of any species on board the fishing vessel than the daily fishing quota for that species of fish in the waters where the person is fishing, regardless of where the fish were caught.

Trapping bait by baitfish or leech traps is prohibited.