SF – 2022/11

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, F-14, I hereby authorize and declare the following:

  1. That Sport Fishing Variation Order for Fisheries Management Zone 11 (SF-2021/11) signed by Minister Yakabuski on November 23, 2020 is revoked and replaced by this Sport Fishing Variation Order for Fisheries Management Zone 11 (SF-2022/11).
  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 11 are hereby varied as set out in Schedules A, B and C to this Sport Fishing Variation Order.
  3. That the sport fishing close times for dip netting Lake Whitefish and Lake Herring set out in Part 1 of Schedule 6 to the Ontario Fishery Regulations, 2007 for Fisheries Management Zone 11 are hereby varied as set out in Schedule D to this Sport Fishing Variation Order.
  4. 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.
  5. That this Sport Fishing Variation Order comes into effect January 1, 2022.

Dated at Toronto this 2nd day of November, 2021.

Greg Rickford
Minister of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry

Schedule A – Zone-wide close times, quotas and size limits for Fisheries Management Zone 11

Subject to Schedules B and C 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 11.
Species or combination of speciesClose timeSport fishing licence quota and size limitConservation fishing licence quota and size limit
Atlantic salmonJanuary 1 to December 31N/AN/A
Black & white crappieNo close time30, any size10, any size
Brook troutJanuary 1 to February 14 and October 1 to December 315, not more than 1 greater than 31 cm2, none greater than 31 cm
Brown troutJanuary 1 to the Friday before the 4th Saturday in April and October 1 to December 315, any size2, any size
Channel catfishNo close time12, any size6, any size
Lake sturgeonJanuary 1 to December 31N/AN/A
Lake troutJanuary 1 to February 14 and the Monday after the 3rd Sunday in March to the Friday before the 3rd Saturday in May and the day after Labour Day to December 312, not more than 1 greater than 40 cm1, any size
Lake whitefishNo close time12, any size6, any size
Largemouth & smallmouth bassMonday after the 3rd Sunday in March to the Friday before the 3rd Saturday in May6, any size2, any size
MuskellungeJanuary 1 to the Friday before the 3rd Saturday in June and December 16 to December 311, must be greater than 122 cm0
Northern pikeMonday after the 3rd Sunday in March to the Friday before the 3rd Saturday in May6, not more than 2 greater than 61 cm, of which not more than 1 is greater than 86 cm2, not more than 1 greater than 61 cm and none greater than 86 cm
Pacific salmonNo close time5, any size2, any size
Rainbow troutNo close time5, any size2, any size
SplakeNo close time5, any size2, any size
SunfishNo close time50, any size25, any size
Walleye & saugerMonday after the 3rd Sunday in March to the Friday before the 3rd Saturday in May4, none between 43-60 cm and not more than 1 greater than 60 cm2, none between 43-60 cm and not more than 1 greater than 60 cm
Yellow perchNo close time50, any size25, any size
Any other speciesNo close timeNo limitNo limit

Schedule B – Exceptions to the Zone-wide close times, quotas and size limits for Fisheries Management Zone 11

Despite Schedule A of this Variation Order the Angling close times, fishing 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.
WatersSpecies or combination of speciesClose timeSport fishing licence quota and size limitConservation fishing licence quota and size limit
Cross Lake (46°52′19″N., 79°57′57″W.) – Torrington TownshipLake troutNo change2, not more than 1 greater than 50 cm1, any size
Diamond Lake (47°12′12″N., 80°14′37″W.) – Canton TownshipLake troutNo change2, not more than 1 greater than 50 cm1, any size
Florence Lake (47°13′36″N., 80°33′09″W.) - Dundee TownshipLake troutJanuary 1 to December 31N/AN/A
French River and the waters of French River Provincial Park - lying south of the Five Finger Rapids, and west of the Chaudière Dam downstream to the Highway 69 Bridge including Wolseley Bay, the North Channel of the French River, 18 Mile Bay, Ranger Bay and Dry Pine Bay to the Highway 607 bridge.Walleye and saugerApril 1 to the Friday before the 3rd Saturday in May4, none between 40-60 cm and not more than 1 greater than 60 cm for these waters combined2, none between 40-60 cm and not more than 1 greater than 60 cm for these waters combined
French River Provincial Park - waters lying south of the Five Finger Rapids, and west of the Chaudiere Dam downstream to Georgian Bay also including Wolseley Bay, the North Channel of the French River, 18 Mile Bay, Ranger Bay and Dry Pine Bay to the Highway 607 bridge.Largemouth and smallmouth bassNo change4, none between 33-43 cm and not more than 1 greater than 43 cm2, none between 33-43 cm and not more than 1 greater than 43 cm
French River Provincial Park - waters lying south of the Five Finger Rapids, and west of the Chaudiere Dam downstream to Georgian Bay also including Wolseley Bay, the North Channel of the French River, 18 Mile Bay, Ranger Bay and Dry Pine Bay to the bridge of Highway 607Northern pikeApril 1 to the Friday before the 3rd Saturday in May4, none between 53-86 cm and not more than 1 greater than 86 cm2, none between 53-86 cm and not more than 1 greater than 86 cm
Green Lake – Parkman TownshipBrook troutJanuary 1 to April 30 and October 1 to December 31No changeNo change
Kokoko Lake (47°05′31″N., 80°01′45″W.) – Cynthia TownshipLake troutNo change2, not more than 1 greater than 50 cm1, any size
Lake Nipissing – including the waters of the French River from the Chaudière and the Little Chaudière dams to Lake Nipissing; the west bay of Lake Nipissing in Haddo Township; the northwest bay of Lake Nipissing to the falls of MacPherson Creek; the Sturgeon River from Lake Nipissing to the dam at Sturgeon Falls; the Veuve River from Lake Nipissing to the chutes located in Lot 5 in Conc. 1 in Caldwell Township; the Lavase River from Lake Nipissing to the Champlain Park Boat Ramp (46°14′30.5″N., 79°25′11.2″W.) in the City of North Bay, the South River from Lake Nipissing to Highway 654; and the entire West Arm of Lake Nipissing including Cross LakeAll species, except walleye, northern pike, muskellunge, yellow perch, and lake sturgeonMarch 16 to the Friday before the 3rd Saturday in May and December 1 to December 31No changeNo change
Lake Nipissing – including the waters of the French River from the Chaudière and the Little Chaudière dams to Lake Nipissing; the west bay of Lake Nipissing in Haddo Township; the northwest bay of Lake Nipissing to the falls of MacPherson Creek; the Sturgeon River from Lake Nipissing to the dam at Sturgeon Falls; the Veuve River from Lake Nipissing to the chutes located in Lot 5 in Conc. 1 in Caldwell Township; the Lavase River from Lake Nipissing to the Champlain Park Boat Ramp (46°14′30.5″N., 79°25′11.2″W.) in the city of North Bay the South River from Lake Nipissing to Highway 654; and the entire West Arm of Lake Nipissing including Cross LakeWalleyeMarch 16 to the Friday before the 3rd Saturday in May and October 16 to December 312, must be between 40- 45 cm1, must be between 40-45 cm
Lake Nipissing – including the waters of the French River from the Chaudière and the Little Chaudière dams to Lake Nipissing; the west bay of Lake Nipissing in Haddo Township; the northwest bay of Lake Nipissing to the falls of MacPherson Creek; the Sturgeon River from Lake Nipissing to the dam at Sturgeon Falls; the Veuve River from Lake Nipissing to the chutes located in Lot 5 in Conc. 1 in Caldwell Township; the Lavase River from Lake Nipissing to the Champlain Park Boat Ramp (46°14′30.5″N., 79°25′11.2″W.) in the city of North Bay, the South River from Lake Nipissing to Highway 654; and the entire West Arm of Lake Nipissing including Cross LakeNorthern pikeMarch 16 to the Friday before the 3rd Saturday in May and December 1 to December 314, not more than 1 greater than 61 cm, and none greater than 86 cm2, not more than 1 greater than 61 cm and none greater than 86 cm
Lake Nipissing – including the waters of the French River from the Chaudière and the Little Chaudière dams to Lake Nipissing; the west bay of Lake Nipissing in Haddo Township; the northwest bay of Lake Nipissing to the falls of MacPherson Creek; the Sturgeon River from Lake Nipissing to the dam at Sturgeon Falls; the Veuve River from Lake Nipissing to the chutes located in Lot 5 in Conc. 1 in Caldwell Township; the Lavase River from Lake Nipissing to the Champlain Park Boat Ramp (46°14′30.5″N., 79°25′11.2″W.) in the city of North Bay, the South River from Lake Nipissing to Highway 654; and the entire West Arm of Lake Nipissing including Cross LakeMuskellungeJanuary 1 to the Friday before the 3rd Saturday in June and December 1 to 311, must be greater than 137 cmNo change
Lake Nipissing – including the waters of the French River from the Chaudière and the Little Chaudière dams to Lake Nipissing; the west bay of Lake Nipissing in Haddo Township; the northwest bay of Lake Nipissing to the falls of MacPherson Creek; the Sturgeon River from Lake Nipissing to the dam at Sturgeon Falls; the Veuve River from Lake Nipissing to the chutes located in Lot 5 in Conc. 1 in Caldwell Township; the Lavase River from Lake Nipissing to the Champlain Park Boat Ramp (46°14′30.5″N., 79°25′11.2″W.) in the city of North Bay, the South River from Lake Nipissing to Highway 654; and the entire West Arm of Lake Nipissing including Cross LakeYellow perchMarch 16 to the Friday before the 3rd Saturday in May and October 16 to December 31No changeNo change
Lake Nipissing – including the waters of the French River from the Chaudière and the Little Chaudière dams to Lake Nipissing; the west bay of Lake Nipissing in Haddo Township; the northwest bay of Lake Nipissing to the falls of MacPherson Creek; the Sturgeon River from Lake Nipissing to the dam at Sturgeon Falls; the Veuve River from Lake Nipissing to the chutes located in Lot 5 in Conc. 1 in Caldwell Township; the Lavase River from Lake Nipissing to the Champlain Park Boat Ramp (46°14′30.5″N., 79°25′11.2″W.) in the city of North Bay, the South River from Lake Nipissing to Highway 654; and the entire West Arm of Lake Nipissing including Cross LakeLake sturgeonJanuary 1 to December 31N/AN/A
Lake TemagamiLake whitefishNo change25, any size12, any size
Lake TemagamiWalleyeNo change4, none between 46-60 cm, not more than 1 greater than 60 cm2, none between 46-60 cm, not more than 1 greater than 60 cm

Lake Temagami

Lake troutJanuary 1 to February 14 and the Monday after the 3rd Sunday in March to the Friday before the 3rd Saturday in May and October 1st to December 31st2, not more than 1 greater than 50 cm, February 15 to the 3rd Sunday in March and the 3rd Saturday in May to Labour Day
0, the day after Labour Day to September 30

1, any size, February 15 to the 3rd Sunday in March and the 3rd Saturday in May to Labour Day 0, the day after Labour Day to September 30

Liberty Lake (47°18′N., 80°61′W.) - Aston TownshipAurora troutJanuary 1 to July 31 and October 16 to December 31 in 2021, 2023 and 20261, any size0

Makobe Lake (47°26′49″N., 80°25′47″W.) – Tretheway Township

Lake troutNo change2, not more than 1 greater than 50 cm

1, any size

Obabika Lake (47°00′60″N., 80°16′26″W.) - Belfast TownshipLake troutNo change10
Surecatch Lake - Parkman TownshipBrook troutJanuary 1 to April 30 and October 1 to December 31No changeNo change
Trout Lake (46°19′09″N., 79°20′11″W.) - City of North Bay and East Ferris TownshipLake trout and Atlantic salmonJanuary 1 to the Friday before the 3rd Saturday in June and the 4th Saturday in June to December 31No changeNo change
Trout Lake (46°19′09″N., 79°20′11″W.) - City of North Bay and East Ferris TownshipLake trout and Atlantic salmonNo change1, must be less than 55 cm1, must be less than 55 cm

Schedule C – Additional fishing opportunities for Fisheries Management Zone 11

Part A

Despite Schedules A and B of this Variation Order the sport fishing licence and conservation fishing licence size limit for brook trout is “any size” and the close time for angling brook trout is "no close time" in the following waters.

Waters

  • Barnett Lake (47°09′05″N., 80°02′37″W.) - Aston Township
  • Bartle Lake (47°30′00″N., 79°50′00″W.) - Hudson Township
  • Bastien Lake (Tower Lake) (46°23′56″N., 78°54′52″W.) - Mattawan Township
  • Beach Lake (46°44′11″N., 79°47′48″W.) - Sisk Township
  • Brown’s Lake (47°06′57″N., 80°05′18″W.) - Cynthia Township
  • Best Lake #73 (47°09′30″N., 79°45′41″W.) - Best Township
  • Coppersand Lake (47°08′44″N., 80°03′47″W.) - Aston Township
  • Dokis Pond - IR #9 (46°07′23″N., 80°02′46″W.)
  • Fork Lake (46°09′13″N., 78°43′53″W.) - Boyd Township
  • Froggy Lake (46°17′12″N., 79°07′22″W.) - Bonfield Township
  • Gillies Limit Lake #19 (47°16′04″N., 79°46′59″W.) - Gillies Limit Township
  • Gillies Limit Lake #51 (47°16′57″N., 79°42′44″W.) - Gillies Limit Township
  • Glassy Lake (46°23′16″N., 79°06′50″W.) - Phelps Township
  • Herbert Lake (46°58′48″N., 80°08′17″W.) - Joan Township
  • High Lake (46°53′46″N., 80°20′28″W.) - Afton Township
  • Hillcrest Lake (47°00′52″N., 80°03′24″W.) - Joan Township
  • Hook Lake (47°08′10″N., 79°50′47″W.) - Strathy Township
  • Hush Hush Lake (47°08′12″N., 80°02′54″W.) - Cynthia Township
  • Indian Lake (46°28′05″N., 79°08′19″W.) - French Township
  • Lake #697 (46°29′51″N., 79°04′00″W.) - Butler Township
  • Lake #2 (Pothole 2) (46°30′12″N., 79°09′44″W.) - French Township
  • Little McConnell Lake (46°45′12″N., 79°20′13″W.) - Mcauslan Township
  • Love Lake (45°59′20″N., 79°19′47″W.) - Himsworth Township
  • Malloch Lake (47°04′43″N., 80°03′04″W.) - Cynthia Township
  • Mirror Lake (46°25′24″N., 79°07′05″W.) - Phelps Township
  • Montreuil Lake (46°25′54″N., 78°54′28″W.) - Mattawan Township
  • Mowat Lake (47°28′51″N., 79°57′37″W.) - Barr Township
  • Mug Lake (46°44′33″N., 79°22′30″W.) - Mcauslan Township
  • Norway Lake (46°45′08″N., 79°15′08″W.) - Wyse Township
  • Pine Lake (46°44′47″N., 79°16′39″W.) - Mcauslan Township
  • Pole Lake (46°43′44″N., 79°21′51″W.) - Mcauslan Township
  • Price Lake (46°58′03″N., 80°07′32″W.) - Phyllis Township
  • Quarry Lake (46°43′43″N., 79°21′12″W.) - Mcauslan Township
  • Redbark Lake (46°59′45″N., 80°09′55″W.) - Joan Township
  • Robert Lake (Head Lake) (47°16′01″N., 79°51′36″W.) - Brigstocke Township
  • Roko Lake (47°07′12″N., 80°02′52″W.) - Cynthia Township
  • Round Lake (46°46′34″N., 79°18′55″W.) - Mcauslan Township
  • Secord Lake (46°45′25″N., 79°24′54″W.) - La Salle Township
  • Side Rock Lake (47°04′36″N., 80°03′34″W.) - Cynthia Township
  • Strathcona Lake #25 (47°01′23″N., 79°46′40″W.) - Strathcona Township
  • Teesdale Lake (46°21′20″N., 79°02′30″W.) - Olrig Township
  • Turtle Lake (46°09′15″N., 79°01′52″W.) - Boulter Township
  • Whitefawn Lake (46°23′23″N., 79°27′53″W.) - Widdifield Township

Part B

Despite Schedules A and B of this Variation Order sport fishing licence and conservation fishing licence size limit for lake trout is "any size" and the close time for angling lake trout is "no close time" in the following waters.

Waters

  • Crooked Lake (46°02′45″N., 79°50′36″W.) - Patterson Township
  • Hearst Lake (47°17′28″N., 79°45′34″W.) - Gillies Limit Township
  • Justin Lake (First Justin) (47°20′36″N., 79°53′27″W.) - Coleman Township
  • Kingston Lake (47°35′17″N., 80°05′39″W.) - Cane Township
  • Kitt Lake (47°21′03″N., 79°55′28″W.) - Kittson Township
  • McNab Lake (47°09′48″N., 79°40′18″W.) - Best Township
  • Roosevelt Lake (47°15′38″N., 79°42′45″W.) - Gillies Limit Township
  • Stormy Lake (46°04′47″N., 79°46′29″W.) - Patterson Township
  • Threetrails Lake (46°44′07″N., 79°16′18″W.) - Mcauslan Township
  • Tooth Lake (47°10′53″N., 79°30′31″W.) - South Lorrain Township

Schedule D – Lake whitefish and lake herring dip-netting close times for Fisheries Management Zone 11

The Sport Fishing Close Times for dip-netting for lake whitefish and lake herring set out in Schedule D apply in the following waters.
WatersClose time
All waters of Zone 11, excluding the waters set out belowJanuary 1 to December 31
Bigfish Lake (46°19′39″N., 79°09′50″W.) - Phelps TownshipJanuary 1 to September 30 and December 16 to December 31
Blanche River (47°33′40″N., 79°32′02″W.) - Harris TownshipJanuary 1 to September 30 and December 16 to December 31
Cassidy (Bass) Lake (47°21′33″N., 79°43′04″W.) - Gillies Limit TownshipJanuary 1 to September 30 and December 16 to December 31
Gillies Lake (47°22′40″N., 79°44′38″W.) - Coleman TownshipJanuary 1 to September 30 and December 16 to December 31
Hammond Lake - Hudson TownshipJanuary 1 to September 30 and December 16 to December 31
Kitt Lake (47°21′03″N., 79°55′28″W.) - Kittson TownshipJanuary 1 to September 30 and December 16 to December 31
Lower Twin Lake (46°58′47″N., 79°44′15″W.) - Riddell TownshipJanuary 1 to September 30 and December 16 to December 31
Memesagamesing Lake (46°01′25″N.,79°59′39″W.) - Hardy TownshipJanuary 1 to September 30 and December 16 to December 31
Net Creek (47°04′49″N., 79°43′46″W.) - Cassels TownshipJanuary 1 to September 30 and December 16 to December 31
Red Cedar Lake (46°42′45″N., 79°56′14″W.) - McCallum and Thistle TownshipsJanuary 1 to September 30 and December 16 to December 31
Restoule Lake (46°03′14″N., 79°46′19″W.) - Patterson TownshipJanuary 1 to September 30 and December 16 to December 31
Ross Lake (46°59′12″N., 79°33′12″W.) - Eldridge TownshipJanuary 1 to September 30 and December 16 to December 31
Thieving Bear Creek - Best TownshipJanuary 1 to September 30 and December 16 to December 31
Tilliard Lake (46°20′02″N., 79°09′10″W.) - Phelps TownshipJanuary 1 to September 30 and December 16 to December 31
Upper Twin Lake (47°00′30″N., 79°45′16″W.) - Riddell TownshipJanuary 1 to September 30 and December 16 to December 31