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WallyDiver
Posted: May 02, 2012 - 07:41 pm


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The Ministry of Natural Resources is considering an extension to the bass fishing season in Zone 17 (Peterborough and the Kawartha Lakes).

The plan would see the season start earlier, on the third Saturday in June, and run until Dec. 15. The season currently begins on the fourth Saturday in June. Similar changes are being considered in two other zones in Ontario.

MNR information officer Jamie Prentice issued a notice stating largemouth and smallmouth bass in the area are abundant, offering good fishing. This may be caused by earlier spring warming trends, Prentice reported, leading to earlier spawning dates.

The MNR is looking for public input on the change.

To learn more and to find out how to provide input on the decision, visit ontario.ca/zonecouncils and click on the link for FMZ 17, or complete the online survey at www.FMZ17survey.ca. The deadline to provide input is May 30.

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krae
Posted: May 18, 2012 - 10:08 am


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I'd like to see this but with a catch and release only for that extra week... I don't think too many people keep bass anyway, but with the odd bass still on beds... would be easy targets for those that do. I'd rather see them extend the season to the end of December... lakes aren't frozen yet and very few people fishing.

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theskydiveguy
Posted: Dec 18, 2019 - 02:57 pm


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Great idea, catch and release only during the extra week.

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wildmar
Posted: Dec 18, 2019 - 04:11 pm


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There is so much fishing pressure on these lakes. I just don't see the benefit here (and I love bass fishing!)

These bass are still on beds and the fry susceptible to predation.

Leave them be.... we'll get them 7 days later.

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Posted: Dec 18, 2019 - 05:18 pm


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It seems to be a case for many years already.

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Posted: Dec 18, 2019 - 05:54 pm


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This is nothing new for zone 17. It has always been the third Saturday in June to the middle of December. Zone 16 has always been the fourth Saturday.

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Posted: Dec 18, 2019 - 05:57 pm


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https://files.ontario.ca/on-con-188/ONCON-1...-summary-v2.pdf
Hereís the link for 2019 regs. For all zones.

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Posted: Dec 18, 2019 - 06:04 pm


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Posted: Dec 18, 2019 - 06:26 pm


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QUOTE (Sherlockbonez @ Dec 18, 2019 - 06:04 pm)
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Amen to that

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Pleasantpointjig
Posted: Dec 18, 2019 - 08:25 pm


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The last few years itís been third Saturday in June in zone 17.

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tjames
Posted: Dec 19, 2019 - 12:26 pm


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and just like that bass went from abundant in 2012 to non-existent in 2019.

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