ErieCan Posted April 10, 2021 Share Posted April 10, 2021 I fish the waters of Ontario Canada, and we used to go fish the American side of the upper Niagara before our season opened. This always made me wonder why our season was the way it is. (Opens the 4th Saturday of June, when the bass are done spawning). I'm not sure about the regs in all States, but it seems like you can fish bass all year in most places. I know male bass will guard the nest (eggs/fry), and they say that pulling them off the nest leaves their young open to predators. But it seems that you all have fairly healthy bass populations down there, so is fishing them during/post spawn really that detrimental? For 2021, they are opening a short pre-spawn "catch and release only" season in one of the Ontario management zones. Probably an experiment. Some areas here are completely closed to all fishing from around mid May until the season opens at the end of June. Mind you, that's probably the reason it's such a good fishery, but as stated, the US has good fisheries as well with year round seasons. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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