2020 Fishing Regulations

2020 Lake simcoe Fishing regulations (zone 16)

Lake Simcoe has special exceptions that are different from the Zone 16 wide season and limits.

Everything within Lake Simcoe, Lake Couchiching, Green River, Trent Canal System and their tributaries - downstream from Lake Couchiching to Lock 42, the Trent Canal System in Brock and Ramara Townships, and the Severn River and its tributaries (excluding the Black River) downstream from Lake Couchiching to Wasdell Falls, all within the Regional Municipalities of York, Durham and Simcoe County and the District of Muskoka

  • Lake Herring (cisco) - open from January 1 to March 15 and second Saturday in May to September 30
  • Lake Herring (cisco) - S-2 and C-1
  • Lake Trout - open from January 1 to March 15 and second Saturday in May to September 30
  • Lake Whitefish - open from January 1 to March 15 and second Saturday in May to September 30
  • Lake Whitefish - S-2 and C-1
  • Muskellunge - closed all year
  • Yellow Perch - S-50; in one day, possession limit of 100, and C-25; in one day, possession limit of 50

Every other fish species, please follow the Zone 16 Seasons and Limits in the Ontario Fishing Regulations as stated 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

Lake Whitefish

Season: open all year

Limits: S-12 and C-6

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