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Fishing Season has arrived!

05/12/2023 | by Webmaster | Vacation Rentals

Fishing Season has arrived!

Get ready cottagers, summer fishing season 2023 is officially here! Read below for all the information you will need before casting your rods in the lake this summer.

Mark your calendars! Pike fishing season officially opens on Saturday, May 20th. The Northern Pike is distinguishable by its long body, long head, and large mouth. The best place to fish for pike is in grassy, or marshy regions.

The fun doesn’t end! Bass fishing season opens on June 24th. In Ontario, there are two primary types of bass, the smallmouth, and the largemouth bass. In comparison to a Pike, both smallmouth and largemouth bass are smaller and wider fish. Bass are usually hiding from their prey and can often be found near rock formations or old dams. 

Remember that individuals aged 18-65 require a fishing license. Fishing licences are available for purchase online using the Fish and Wildlife Licensing Service, or at a licensed issuer, or at a Service Ontario location. Three-year, one-year and one-day licences are available. Always check the  Ontario Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary to keep up to date with all Ontario fishing rules.

Best of luck this fishing season. We hope you catch a big one!