Types of Fish

Before you pack up the tackle and head to the shores, docks, riverbanks and lakes of BruceGreySimcoe this summer to snag that elusive big one, take some time to plan ahead, book ahead whenever possible. There may be new parking and boat launch fees in place where you love to fish, so check in with local marinastackle shops and outfitters for what’s new (and what’s biting!) in summer 2021. 

Fishing Licences 
For Ontario residents, Canadian residents and non-Canadian anglers, fishing licences are required for those over 18 and under 65 years old. Learn where and how to purchase your licence by clicking HERE for Canadian residents and HERE for non-residents of Canada.

BruceGreySimcoe has some spectacular freshwater fishing no matter what the season. Fishing is a year-round sport here with Lake Simcoe, Georgian Bay and Lake Huron major go-to spots for avid anglers to cast a line.  There’s plenty of species to tempt with live bait or lure – smallmouth and largemouth bass, Pacific and Atlantic salmon, lake trout, muskie and perch.  Fish the lakes, rivers and streams for catfish, crappie, sunfish, sturgeon, walleye and whitefish.  There are several types of trout worth angling for – rainbow, brown and brook.  If ice fishing’s your thing, keep Lake Simcoe in mind for your next hard water fishing adventure.

What’s In Season

Find what’s in season by visiting the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s website.  Check Zones 1314 and 16 for Information on fishing in BruceGreySimcoe. The Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority has a handy chart of the fish species in the Saugeen River, as well as fishing regulations for the river. Looking for more detail? Visit the Saugeen Riverbank Campground’s website

Catch and Release

The fish stocks of BruceGreySimcoe are valuable natural assets. Please remember that these stocks are not limitless and that catch and release fishing helps to maintain sustainable fish populations. Anglers are encouraged to follow these catch and release guidelines.

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