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Offline Tom McCutcheon

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Re: Salmon Spoons
« Reply #60 on: June 03, 2020, 07:59:52 pm »
In order to assist with changing regulations for a Fish Management Zone (FMZ) you would be wise to get involved with the discussions. Each FMZ has representatives from the OMNRF, commercial fishers, First Nation groups, cottage associations, boating clubs, fishing clubs etc. along with the OFAH.

Georgian Bay falls into FMZ 14

https://www.ontario.ca/page/fisheries-management-zone-14-fmz-14
« Last Edit: June 03, 2020, 08:09:46 pm by Tom McCutcheon »

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Offline MarkD

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Re: Salmon Spoons
« Reply #61 on: June 03, 2020, 10:04:16 pm »
In order to assist with changing regulations for a Fish Management Zone (FMZ) you would be wise to get involved with the discussions. Each FMZ has representatives from the OMNRF, commercial fishers, First Nation groups, cottage associations, boating clubs, fishing clubs etc. along with the OFAH.
Yes, right. As I never was involved in such discussions and personally have very limited ability to do that, I think it is better to try to find someone who is familiar with the situation and also interested in changing regs. Then, I and may be someone else would be willing to give support for that.

Offline Krawler

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Re: Salmon Spoons
« Reply #62 on: June 03, 2020, 10:31:55 pm »
Has always been an interest of mine to get more involved in the waters we fish.  I will look into this further myself. 

Thanks for continuing the discussion.

Offline Floats Gone

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Re: Salmon Spoons
« Reply #63 on: June 04, 2020, 11:11:08 pm »
Its seems as if every year the topic comes up about being able to fish 2 rods while trolling out on the bay. I spoke with an MNR officer this year about it at the fishing show and what he said was basically that the one rod limit doesn't really pertain to salmon/trout guys. The one rod limit is in place so when guys are trolling around the 30 000 islands for say pike or walleye, it lowers the chances of out of season fish being caught/harmed as well as those anglers will have a harder time being able to catch there limit fish. I asked why not just have an exception for us salmon/trout guys and he said it could be hard to differentiate what species people would be fishing for and anglers could claim, for example, they are fishing skinny water rainbows even if they were fishing for something else.
He also said discussions and plans about having zones, say like anything west of Beausoleil island, being opened up so you would able to use two rods while trolling have been brought up before so we shall see.

Offline MarkD

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Re: Salmon Spoons
« Reply #64 on: June 05, 2020, 04:29:23 pm »
Great info, Floats Gone, thank you!
That clarifies the things, however, still doesn't make much sense to me. GB has possession limit only 2 for pike. Pretty tough, especially comparing neighboring "internal" lakes and rivers (there is 4 for Zone 15). That's not logical, as it is much easily to fish out a small lake than GB.
Anyway, I think creating zones in GB is the right way to go.
Does anyone has an idea what kind of discussion they are going to have - any info on that? May be we could drop our 5 cents to that....