The Squeers lake Experimental controlled winter fishery

SQUEERS LAKE WINTER FISHERY 2016

*FIVE DAYS ONLY*

*NO APPLICATION REQUIRED*

March 12, 13, 14, 19 and 20

March 12

March 13 March 14 March 15 March 16 March 17 March 18 March 19 March 20
OPEN OPEN OPEN CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED OPEN OPEN

Anglers are NOT required to submit an application BUT are required to report to the Check Station upon arriving to the lake. Anglers can fish any or all of the available days. For inquiries contact Lorne Kraft, MNRF, (807) 939-3111 lorne.kraft@ontario.ca

Resources

[Download PDF Map]

CBC Morning with Gord Ellis on Squeers Lake 2014 Audio

SQUEERS LAKE WINTER FISHERY 2016

*FIVE DAYS ONLY*

NO APPLICATION REQUIRED

March 12, 13, 14, 19 and 20

  • The 2016 winter fishery will be conducted on FIVE DAYS ONLY.
  • Anglers are NOT required to submit an application BUT are required to report to the Check Station and follow rules 1 to 5.
  1. It is illegal to fish until you have been issued a “Scientific Collection Permit”. All anglers must sign-in at our Check Station upon arrival at the lake. It is only legal to fish Squeers Lake on the date that your permit is issued for. We will begin issuing permits and diaries at the lake at 8:30 a.m. and they will be valid until 5:30 p.m. at which time you must return to the Check Station.
  1. A fishing diary must be completed and brought to the check station at the end of the day by each individual angler during the course of the fishing day. Each angler will record their fishing location, time fished, method, number of fish caught and released. All fish kept must be biologically sampled by OMNR staff before departing the lake.
  1. Fishing regulations for Squeers Lake: Bag Limit – 5 Lake Trout per angler and 1 pike (no size restrictions); Number of lines – 2 per angler – 4 hooks per line.  A fishing licence is not required for this fishery.  The “Scientific Collection Permit” issued at the lake is your fishing licence. Note: Maintaining the Lake Trout limit at 5 will enable us to reach the harvest target for this fishery.
  1. The Motorized Snow Vehicles Act states that all drivers of snow machines / ATV’s must be insured and all drivers and passengers must wear safety helmets. The registration number must be properly displayed on the vehicle.
  1. Anglers participate in this program entirely at their own risk. It is a violation to consume alcoholic beverages while attending the fishery.
  1. Access to Squeers Lake is by a marked trail, which may be walked, skied or snow machined. Walking time is approximately 25 minutes (1.3 km from parking area to check station on the lake).
  1. There are no washroom facilities available to the public at Squeers Lake so be prepared to rough it.
  1. Hot dogs, cookies, hot chocolate, tea and coffee will be provided compliments of OMNRF.

 

Additional Informaton

Squeers Lake Map

Results of the fishery thus far

Year

Number of anglers

Number harvested

Mean fork length (mm)

Mean age (yrs.)

1985

187

405

377

9.7

1986

517

734

361

8.5

1987

566

1073

367

8.6

1988

782

1131

353

8.1

1989

736

1488

358

8.2

1990

686

1386

368

8.9

1991

992

1630

364

8.8

1992

955

1533

358

8.5

1993

1182

1973

349

7.9

1994

925

1520

355

7.5

1995

829

1451

354

6.8

1996

563

1053

344

6.5

1997

1030

1561

336

6.4

1998

949

1629

342

6.3

1999

1184

1686

347

6.5

2000

559

1107

353

6.4

2001

801

1079

366

6.8

2002

2003

1082

1705

379

7.1

2004

1024

1131

375

7.1

2005

869

1184

367

6.9

2006

887

1376

369

6.9

2007

865

1292

374

6.7

2008

1091

2106

359

6.2

2009

923

1771

367

6.7

2010

290

285

363

5.8

2011

880

1798

368

6.4

2012

649

1334

362

6.0

2013

661

823

359

7

2014

421

693

362

7

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