SF – 2021/14

Under the Ontario Fishery Regulations, 2007

Pursuant to the authority vested in me in subsection 13(1) of the Ontario Fishery Regulations, 2007, made under the Fisheries Act, R.S.C. , 1985, c. F-14, I hereby authorize and declare the following:

  1. That Sport Fishing Variation Order for Fisheries Management Zone 14 (SF-2019/14) signed by Minister Yurek on October 29, 2018 is revoked and replaced by this Sport Fishing Variation Order for Fisheries Management Zone 14 (SF-2021/14).
  2. That the angling close times as set out in Schedule 2 to the Ontario Fishery Regulations, 2007 and the angling quotas and size limits as set out in Part 1 of Schedule 3 to the said Regulations for Fisheries Management Zone 14 are hereby varied as set out in Schedules A and B to this Sport Fishing Variation Order.
  3. That if there is a conflict between this Sport Fishing Variation Order and a close time for a fish sanctuary, the close time for the fish sanctuary prevails.
  4. That this Sport Fishing Variation Order comes into effect January 1, 2021.

Dated at Toronto this 23rd day of November, 2020.

Jeff Yurek
Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry

Schedule A – Zone-wide close times, quotas and size limits for Fisheries Management Zone 14

Subject to Schedule B of this Variation Order the following Angling close times, quotas and size limits (measured in total length) apply to all waters in Fisheries Management Zone 14.
Species or combination of species Close time Sport fishing licence quota and size limit Conservation fishing licence quota and size limit
Atlantic salmon No close time 1, any size 0
Black & white crappie No close time 30, any size 10, any size
Brook trout January 1 to December 31 N/A N/A
Brown trout No close time 5, any size 2, any size
Channel catfish No close time 12, any size 6, any size
Lake herring No close time 25, any size 12, any size
Lake sturgeon January 1 to December 31 N/A N/A
Lake trout October 1 to November 30 2, any size 1, any size
Lake whitefish No close time 12, any size 6, any size
Largemouth & smallmouth bass January 1 to the Friday before the 4th Saturday in June and December 1 to December 31 3, any size 1, any size
Muskellunge January 1 to the Friday before the 3rd Saturday in June and December 16 to December 31 1, must be greater than 137 cm 0
Northern pike March 2 to April 30 4, not more than 1 greater than 86 cm 2, not more than 1 greater than 86 cm
Pacific salmon No close time 5, any size 2, any size
Rainbow trout No close time 2, any size 1, any size
Splake January 1 to December 31 N/A N/A
Sunfish No close time 50, any size 25, any size
Walleye & sauger March 2 to April 30 4, none between 41-56 cm and not more than 1 greater than 56 cm 2, none between 41-56 cm and not more than 1 greater than 56 cm
Yellow perch No close time 50, any size 25, any size
Any other species No close time No limit No limit

Schedule B – Exceptions to the Zone-wide close times, quotas and size limits for Fisheries Management Zone 14

Despite Schedule A of this Variation Order the Angling close times, quotas and size limits (measured in total length) set out in this Schedule apply in the following waters. For greater clarity, where this schedule indicates "no change", the Zone-wide requirement in Schedule A applies.
Waters Species or combination of species Close time Sport fishing licence quota and size limit Conservation fishing licence quota and size limit
The following waters of Georgian Bay locally known as Big Sound, in the Territorial District of Parry Sound: bounded in the west by a line drawn from: the easternmost extremity of Killbear Provincial Park (45°20’21.03”N., 80°09’34.42”W.); to Cadotte Point on Parry Island (45o19’2.32”N., 80°07’14.06”W.); waters bounded in the south by a line drawn from: the water’s edge at the most easterly bridge abutment at Rose Point (45°18’54.67”N., 80°02’35.73”W.); to the shore of Parry Island at the most easterly bridge abutment of the swing bridge connecting Rose Point to Parry Island (45°18’57.59”N., 80°02’40.54”W.). Lake trout October 1 to December 31

0, from January 1 to February 7 and April 1 to June 23 and September 1 to September 30;

1, must be less than 61 cm from February 8 to March 31 and June 24 to August 31

0, from January 1 to February 7 and April 1 to June 23 and September 1 to September 30;

1, must be less than 61 cm from February 8 to March 31 and June 24 to August 31

The following waters of Georgian Bay west of waters locally known as Killbear Channel, in the Territorial District of Parry Sound: bounded in the east by a line drawn from: Cyril Point (45°20’40.24”N., 80°14’32.55”W.); to the southernmost point of Spruce Island (45°20’11.36”N. 80°15’17.07”W.) to the lighthouse located immediately north of the Nias Islands (45°19’54.47”N., 80°15’30.23”W.); to the northernmost point of the westernmost island of the Nias Islands (45°19’35.54”N., 80°15’26.99”W.) to the southernmost point of Rose Island (45°18’57.10”N., 80°14’01.96”W.), to Liddon Point on Parry Island (45°18’29.38”N., 80°13’13.6”W.); and bounded in the west by a line drawn from: Oak Point on the western portion of Parry Island (45°17’18.56”N., 80°13’35.60”W.); to the lighthouse on Jones Island (45°17’57.86”N., 80°15’24.97”W.); to the lighthouse on Gordon Rocks (45°18’55.61”N., 80°16’57.21”W.); to the most northerly point of Snake Island (45°20’09.81”N., 80°20’44.52”W.); to the lighthouse on Snug Island (45°22’25.20”N., 80°18’40.38”W.); then due east to shore (45°22’25.03”N., 80°18’03.94”W.). Lake trout October 1 to December 31 0, from January 1 to February 7 and April 1 to June 23 and September 1 to September 30;
1, must be less than 61 cm from February 8 to March 31 and June 24 to August 31
0, from January 1 to February 7 and April 1 to June 23 and September 1 to September 30;
1, must be less than 61 cm from February 8 to March 31 and June 24 to August 31
The following waters of Georgian Bay locally known as the Killbear Channel, in the Territorial District of Parry Sound: bounded in the West by a line drawn from: Cyril Point (45°20’40.24”N., 80°14’32.55”W.); to the southernmost point of Spruce Island (45°°20’11.36”N., 80°15’17.07”W.); to the lighthouse located immediately north of the Nias Islands (45°19’54.47”N., 80°15’30.23”W.); to the northernmost point of the westernmost island of the Nias Islands (45°19’35.54”N., 80°15’26.99”W.); to the southernmost point of Rose Island (45°18’57.10”N., 80°14’01.96”W.); to Liddon Point on Parry Island (45°18’29.38”N., 80°13’13.6”W.); and bounded in the east by a line drawn from: the easternmost extremity of Killbear Provincial Park (45°20’21.03”N., 80°09’34.42”W.); to Cadotte Point on Parry Island (45°19’2.32”N., 80°07’14.06”W.) Lake trout January 1 to December 31 N/A N/A
The following waters of Georgian Bay west of waters known locally as Killbear Channel and waters south of Parry Sound Harbour, in the Territorial District of Parry Sound: bounded in the east by a line drawn from: Oak Point on the western portion of Parry Island (45°17’18.56”N., 80°13’35.60”W.); to the lighthouse on Jones Island (45°17’57.86”N., 80°15’24.97”W.); to the lighthouse on Gordon Rocks (45°18’55.61”N., 80°16’57.21”W.); to the most northerly point of Snake Island (45°20’09.81”N., 80°20’44.52”W.); to the lighthouse on Snug Island (45°22’25.20”N., 80°18’40.38”W.); then due east to shore at 45°22’25.03”N., 80°18’03.94”W.; and a line drawn from: water’s edge at the most easterly bridge abutment at Rose Point (45°18’54.67”N., 80°02’35.73”W.); to the shore of Parry Island at the most easterly bridge abutment of the swing bridge connecting Rose Point to Parry Island (45°18’57.59”N., 80°02’40.54”W.); and bounded in the west by a line drawn from: Mainland Point (45°10’39.76”N., 80°07’06.24”W.); to the most southerly point of San Souci Island (45°10’15.42”N., 80°07’38.23”W.); to the most northerly point of Frying Pan Island (45°10’37.43”N., 80°08’21.98”W.); to the most northerly point of the largest of the Umbrella Islands (45°12’34.44”N., 80°15’12.40”W.); to the most westerly point of Sandy Island (45°15’37.25”N., 80°16’28.30”W.); to the most westerly point of the North Limestone Island (45°24’49.08”N., 80°32’35.18”W.); to the most easterly point on Colin Rock (45°28’01.34”N., 80°30’13.13”W.); to the most northerly point of Hertzberg Island (45°29’19.32”N., 80°27’17.57”W.); to Green Point (45°29’18.40”N., 80°24’05.50”W.). Lake trout No change 1, any size 0
Iroquois Bay of the North Channel of Lake Huron Lake trout No change 1, must be less than 51 cm, possessing a fin clip with a healed scar 0
Lake Wolsey (45°49'22"N., 82°31'29"W.) – Gordon and Mills Township Yellow perch April 1st to the Friday before the 3rd Saturday in May No change No change
McGregor Bay - Lake Huron - north of a line drawn from the most westerly point of McGregor Point to the most easterly point of land of Little La Cloche Island, including Iroquois Bay Walleye January 1 to December 31 N/A N/A
North Channel of Lake Huron - waters lying west of a straight line from the most northerly point (45°48'28"N., 81°35'44"W.) on the waters edge of Cape Smith (on Manitoulin Island) to the most southerly point (45°58'05"N., 81°29'20"W.) on the waters edge of Red Rock Point (east of the Town of Killarney), and east of a straight line from the most southerly point (46°10'31"N., 82°53'06"W.) on the waters edge along the shore of Mary Point (east of Blind River) to the most northerly point (45°59'52"N., 82°48'40"W.) on the waters edge of Cape Roberts (on the west side of Bayfield Sound on Manitoulin Island) Rainbow trout No change 5, any size 2, any size
St. Mary's River - from the gates of the Compensating Works downstream to Longitude 83°45'W. which extends from Eagle Point (Hay Bay) south to the international boundary with the United States Walleye March 1 to May 14 4, any size 2, any size
St. Mary's River - from the gates of the Compensating Works downstream to Longitude 83°45'W. which extends from Eagle Point (Hay Bay) south to the international boundary with the United States Northern pike No change 4, any size 2, any size
St. Mary's River, Lake George - in the waters of Laird Township, from Pumpkin Point upstream to the Laird Township boundary Walleye No change 0, from April 1 to June 15 0, from April 1 to June 15
Whitefish River - Curtin Township from the mouth at the North Channel of Lake Huron, upstream to the Frood Lake Dam, east of Highway 6 Walleye March 2 to the Friday before the 3rd Saturday in May No change No change
Updated: May 21, 2021
Published: March 08, 2016