2021 Fishing Regulations

An Important Message for all Anglers

Most anglers think that fish limits are based on biology and science, and they’re not. If you dont know, when to stop, the limit will tell you. But this doesn’t mean the limit protects that specific fishery from over fishing.



Try to limit your catch, not catch your limit.

The fishery will reward you with many successful angling trips.




Here are the 2021 Fishing Regulations specific to LAKE SIMCOE. These are the exceptions to the ZONE 16 regulations which must be followed when fishing Lake Simcoe.

If you don't see a fish species you are targeting in this section paragraph below, please see the Zone 16 regulations (Listed further below).

Zone-wide 16 seasons and limits

Aggregate limits for Trout and Salmon (including Splake)

Limits: S-5 and C-2; total daily catch and possession limit for all trout and salmon species combined

Atlantic Salmon

Season: fourth Saturday in April to September 30

Limits: S-0 and C-0

Brook Trout

Season: fourth Saturday in April to September 30

Limits: S-5 and C-2

Brown Trout

Season: fourth Saturday in April to September 30

Limits: S-5 and C-2

Channel Catfish

Season: open all year

Limits: S-12 and C-6

Crappie

Season: open all year

Limits: S-30 and C-10

Lake Sturgeon

Season: closed all year

Lake Trout

Season: January 1 to September 30

Limits: S-2 and C-1

Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass combined

Season: fourth Saturday in June to November 30

Limits: S-6 and C-2

Muskellunge (SIMCOE - CLOSED ALL YEAR)

Season: first Saturday in June to December 15

Limits: S-1; must be greater than 91 cm, and C-0

Northern Pike

Season: January 1 to March 31 and second Saturday in May to December 31

Limits: S-6 and C-2

Pacific Salmon

Season: fourth Saturday in April to September 30

Limits: S-5 and C-2

Rainbow Trout

Season: fourth Saturday in April to September 30

Limits: S-2 and C-1

Splake

Season: open all year

Limits: S-5 and C-2

Sunfish

Season: open all year

Limits: S-50 and C-25

Walleye and Sauger combined

Season: January 1 to March 15 and second Saturday in May to December 31

Limits: S-4 and C-2; not more than 1 greater than 46 cm

Yellow Perch

Season: open all year

Limits: S-50 and C-25

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