Fisheries crews from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry will be on Ontario’s lakes this summer monitoring fish populations, taking water samples, and checking for invasive species.

If you’re on a lake that is being monitored and see buoys showing the Ontario logo, please don’t lift the nets or buoys, and avoid recreational activities between and around the buoys. All nets will be clearly marked.

During the lake surveys, ministry staff:

  • Sample fish to check for abundance, measure length, weight, age and test for the presence of contaminants
  • Check water temperature, clarity, and oxygen levels
  • Look for invasive species such as spiny waterflea and rusty crayfish.

Information gathered through these surveys will be used to help make decisions about managing fisheries, including setting seasons and size limits for anglers.

Approximately 170 lakes will be targeted this summer across Ontario.

In the northwest, crews will conduct netting surveys and water samples in lakes in the following Fisheries Management Zones (FMZs):

  • FMZ 5 (near Dryden, Fort Frances and Kenora) – 57 lakes
  • FMZ 6 (near Nipigon and Thunder Bay) – three lakes

 

Netting begins in the northwest on June 9.

 

Northwest Region 2016 Lake List

Lake Name Fisheries Management Zone MNRF District
Horseshoe Lake 5 Dryden
Kay Lake 5 Dryden
NL (dry-nl-651) 5 Dryden
Nora Lake 5 Dryden
Rugby Lake 5 Dryden
Tadpole Lake 5 Dryden
Thunder Lake 5 Dryden
Wapageisi Lake 5 Dryden
Agnes Lake 5 Fort Frances
Bad Vermilion Lake 5 Fort Frances
Beaverhouse Lake 5 Fort Frances
Bluffpoint Lake 5 Fort Frances
Burt Lake 5 Fort Frances
Camel Lake 5 Fort Frances
Cirrus Lake 5 Fort Frances
Conmee Lake 5 Fort Frances
Eltrut Lake 5 Fort Frances
Farley Lake 5 Fort Frances
Jackfish Lake 5 Fort Frances
Jean Lake 5 Fort Frances
Kahshahpiwi Lake 5 Fort Frances
Kaiashkons Lake 5 Fort Frances
Lawrence Lake 5 Fort Frances
Lilac Lake 5 Fort Frances
Little Turtle Lake 5 Fort Frances
Loonhaunt Lake 5 Fort Frances
Louisa Lake 5 Fort Frances
Mack Lake 5 Fort Frances
Manion Lake 5 Fort Frances
McAree Lake 5 Fort Frances
McEwen Lake 5 Fort Frances
Mercutio Lake 5 Fort Frances
Mount Lake 5 Fort Frances
Off Lake 5 Fort Frances
Otukamamoan Lake 5 Fort Frances
Poohbah Lake 5 Fort Frances
Priam Lake 5 Fort Frances
Saganagons Lake 5 Fort Frances
Sandbeach Lake 5 Fort Frances
Sandford Lake 5 Fort Frances
Schistose Lake 5 Fort Frances
This Man Lake 5 Fort Frances
Your Lake 5 Fort Frances
Andy Lake 5 Kenora
Atikwa Lake 5 Kenora
Black Sturgeon Lake 5 Kenora
Blindfold Lake 5 Kenora
Blueberry Lake 5 Kenora
Caviar Lake 5 Kenora
Dogpaw Lake 5 Kenora
Dryberry Lake 5 Kenora
Kakagi Lake 5 Kenora
Old Man Lake 5 Kenora
Pelicanpouch Lake 5 Kenora
Rowan Lake 5 Kenora
Silver Lake 5 Kenora
Whitefish Lake 5 Kenora
Cliff Lake 6 Nipigon
Pringle Lake 6 Nipigon
Little Moraine Lake 6 Thunder Bay

 

 

 

 

 

LEARN MORE:

 

2016 northwest lake monitoring list

Learn to Fish

Fish ON-Line

Eating Ontario fish

 

Kim Armstrong, Northwest Region, 807-939-3135

 

ontario.ca/natural-resources-news

 

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