2020 FISHING REGULATIONS
Camp encourages all guests to now get their licenses at the link below or at a retailer in Dryden, ON to prevent any delays once at camp – Thank You

Anglers are advised to consult the 2020 Recreational Fishing summary for full and comprehensive information http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/mnr/fishing

 

PUZZLE BAY IS NOW CLOSED APRIL 1 – JUNE 14

 

Sport Fishing License: For anglers who want full catch and possession fishing privileges.

Conservation Fishing License: A reduced catch and possession limit license that is ideal for anglers who want to live-release the majority of fish caught. Under this license, anglers must immediately release muskellunge

Catch and Possession Limits – The catch limit is the number of fish you are allowed to catch and keep in one day and includes fish that are retained for any period of time and any fish eaten or given away. The possession limit is the number you are allowed to have in your possession on hand, in cold storage, in transit, or anywhere.

 

Possession limits are the same as one day’s catch limit in all cases

 

Ontario regulations:

Northern pike:

Sport Fishing License: Size limit applies. Limit of 4

Conservation License: Two (2) in one day, none between 27.6 and 35.4 inches,

                                        Not more than one (1) greater than 35.4 inches.

Walleye:

Sport Fishing License: Size limit applies. Limit of 4

Conservation License: Two (2) in one day, no more than one (1) greater than 18.1 inches.

 

Smallmouth Bass:

Sport Fishing License: Dec. 1 – June 30: Catch limit of two (2) in one day

                                                       Less than 13.8 inches        

                                     July 1 – November 30: Catch limit of four (4) in one day

                                                     Conservation License:

                                     Dec. 1 – June 30: One (1) in one day, less than 13.8   inches

                                     July 1 – November 30: Two (2) in one day

 

Muskellunge:

Opening season for Musky starts on June 20th

Sport Fishing License: One (1) in one day. Size Limit: Greater than 40 inches.

Conservation License: Catch limit of zero (0). Catch and release only.

 

Perch:

Sport Fishing License: Fifty (50) in one day.

Conservation License: Twenty-five (25) in one day.

 

CAMP RULES

 

Northern Pike:

All under 27.5 inches. All fish over 27.5 inches must be released. One Northern Pike over 40 inches may be taken as a trophy mount during your stay.

 

Walleye:

All under 18 inches. One Walleye over 30 inches may be taken as a trophy mount during your stay.

 

However, for both Northern Pike and Walleye, we encourage you to take photos and measurements of your trophy fish, release it, and we can arrange a taxidermist to have a lifelike replica made.

 

Muskellunge and Silver Pike: CATCH, PHOTO AND RELEASE ONLY.

 

Perch and Smallmouth Bass: Catch limit: Same as Ontario Regulations.

 

 

REMEMBER – PRACTICE CPR: CATCH –PHOTO - AND RELEASE CONSERVATION

 

As sportsmen & conservationists, we are interested in preserving our wildlife and fishing for our children and our children’s children. We ask that you enjoy your stay with us for what it really is - a peaceful retreat from the busy routine. Catch tons of fish, but release all but what you really need to eat and hopefully a trophy for mounting or reproduction.

 

NOTE: New as of last season, the fish sanctuary on Ord lake which is all of Puzzle Bay, including the Black Hole is now closed from April 1 – June 14.  The MNR has new signs in place to show where the sanctuary is located.  DO NOT go in there, even if you are not fishing.

     Call Camp @ 807-220-2031                                         Call or text @ 807-220-2031

                   

Email: tll@thaddeuslakelodge.com                         P.O. Box 880 Dryden, ON P8N 2Z5