Inner Bay Fish Sanctuary
A Fish Sanctuary has been established by Regulation on part of Inner Long Point Bay. It is now necessary to refrain from all fishing between May 15 until the 4th Saturday in June each year – in the area labeled NO FISHING AREA below.
The Sanctuary is to protect the bass fishery during the spawning period.
The number of anglers fishing in Inner Long Point Bay during late May and June is increasing resulting in increased stress on the bass.
Even an accidentally hooked (and returned) bass guarding its nest can mean the loss of its reproduction effort for the year… and that means fewer bass in the years to come.
Your cooperation will help the bass – and protect your sport!
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.
(NOTE: The regulations contain a misprint specifying the sanctuary as the west half of the Inner Bay, when in fact it is the East half of the Inner Bay)