A new "angle" on Angling in the Kawarthas
First of all, a tip of the ol' lucky fishing cap to Dan McWilliams and the local Ducks Unlimited members for all of their hard work on another successful Greenwing fishing derby this past weekend.
Yes, it is now open to adults; however, keep in mind that a valid Ontario Fishing License is required, along with a Greenwing fishing tag (remember....you're fishing for trout that were stocked in the canal by a community service group).
And, while most of us are anxiously awaiting the arrival of that day in May that we've got circled on our calendars - - the opening of walleye season here in the Kawarthas (May 12th to be precise....yes, the day before Mother's Day) the MNR has released some exciting news for local anglers regarding the Bass season.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and members of the Fisheries Management Zone 17 Advisory Council are inviting Ontario residents to provide input on a proposed, one-week extension to the bass fishing season in Zone 17 (Peterborough and the Kawartha Lakes).
the FMZ 17 Advisory Council and MNR are recommending that the bass season be changed to the 3rd Saturday in June - December 15th (the season currently begins on the 4th Saturday in June). Bottom line...an earlier start to go out hunting some big ol' Kawartha "bronzebacks" and "bucket-mouths" - - what's not to love about that??!!
To learn more about the proposed changes to the local bass season and to find out how you can provide input on the decision, please visit: ontario.ca/zonecouncils and click on the link for FMZ 17, or simply complete the online survey at www.FMZ17survey.ca – the deadline to provide input is May 30, 2012. Also, be sure to check out the Fish ON-Line website at ontario.ca/fishing for information about angling opportunities in Ontario!