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bass fishing off conservation area out of season allowed rules

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#1 TheSkyIsBlue

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 02:52 PM

Hello everyone, I'm a kid and wanted to try out my new gear sometime soon at Heart Lake Conservation Area. I've had some good Bass pulled out of there in the past but wanted to ask if you're allowed to fish bass out of season in conservation areas? I know it sounds kind of dumb, but I don't want to get myself in trouble. Thanks :)


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#2 Alfiegee

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 04:09 PM

There are kinds of fish there that are in season. A bass would be considered an incidental catch. If you do get one the law requires that you land it and release it asap, technically not even time for pics.
Bass are spawning and vulnerable as they will attack anything that moves near their nest.
If you do hook one, land it quickly and release it asap.

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#3 TheSkyIsBlue

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 04:17 PM

Thanks Alfie
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#4 TheSkyIsBlue

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 04:22 PM

A so could I rent a boat and target the bass and just immediately release them without getting in trouble with the employees?
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#5 Alfiegee

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 05:37 PM

No!!!! You cannot target Bass.
If you accidentally catch one, so be it. Fast release.

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#6 Alfiegee

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 05:42 PM

When you pull them from their nests, often they won't return.
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#7 Alfiegee

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 05:45 PM

Leave the Bass alone.

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#8 Rain-bow

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 06:10 PM

The purpose of having a closed season for fish is to protect them from angling during part of the year.


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#9 TheSkyIsBlue

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 06:38 PM

Alright then, I'love wait for bass opener. I'love just stick to the crappie for spring, but are there actually crappie in the lake, if so, where around the lake?
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#10 FrequentFlyer

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 01:46 PM

Gotta wait til bass opener to actually target them, you will most likely have the MNR called on you if you do, target crappie, you can go for steel head/browns/specks in the rivers and creeks right now, catfish, carp, pike, walleye.  tons of species to target that are more exciting than bass


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#11 Alfiegee

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 02:21 PM

Gotta wait til bass opener to actually target them, you will most likely have the MNR called on you if you do, target crappie, you can go for steel head/browns/specks in the rivers and creeks right now, catfish, carp, pike, walleye. tons of species to target that are more exciting than bass


No targetting pike or 'eyes til next week-end I believe except on Lake O.

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#12 BnK

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 03:30 PM

^^ Pike is usually third sat in may. 

 

Found it weird muskie opener is now June 1st instead of the same start date as pike


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#13 FrequentFlyer

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 06:53 PM

No targetting pike or 'eyes til next week-end I believe except on Lake O.

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yep, may 1st pike opened back up on lake o and is open all year in zone 17 and walleye opens 2nd saturday in may


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#14 Swing4Steel

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 06:59 PM

Musky has been the first Saturday in june for at least 15 years
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#15 Alfiegee

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 07:04 PM

Musky has been the first Saturday in june for at least 15 years


Ok.
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