Author Topic: Quebec's Main Rules for Sport Fishing  (Read 19668 times)

0 Members and 3 Guests are viewing this topic.

Offline Jay Thomas

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 450
  • Gender: Male
Quebec's Main Rules for Sport Fishing
« on: April 04, 2016, 01:42:58 PM »
Sadly, as of today at 1330 hours, Quebec's Main Rules for Sport Fishing are still not yet available on line.

I telephoned Quebec authorities this afternoon and was told that the new rules would be available in a few more days. There is some information available in french at http://www.mffp.gouv.qc.ca/publications/enligne/faune/reglementation-peche/regles-generales/limites-prises-possession-taille.asp

Regarding walleye, it says that last seasons rules will apply until new main rules are released.

Regarding lake trout, it looks like you'll be able to keep two lake trout greater than 65 centimeters (25.6 inches).

If anyone has more accurate information, I would appreciate hearing about it.

Jay

Offline puckster_guy

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 658
  • Gender: Male
Re: Quebec's Main Rules for Sport Fishing
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2016, 04:12:27 PM »
TY for your efforts, Jay.
Days spent fishing don't count against life :)

Offline Mr3seasonscamp

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 32
Re: Quebec's Main Rules for Sport Fishing
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2016, 05:05:01 PM »
Lake trout 65cm plus  and one  trout and whole
 Walleye you can keep 37 cm to 53 cm and it applys for yellow only 6 limits and filet the new way portfolio or whole  i hope this helps Reggie

Offline Jay Thomas

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 450
  • Gender: Male
Re: Quebec's Main Rules for Sport Fishing
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2016, 08:30:57 PM »
Thanks very much Reggie. Your post suggests that there will be different rules for blue/black walleye. Can you please clarify.

Jay

Offline Riverrat

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 140
  • Gender: Male
Re: Quebec's Main Rules for Sport Fishing
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2016, 09:05:41 PM »
My understanding is the same as Reggie's as confirmed by Chalet Diane a couple of days ago.  I think all the walleye are classified the same

Offline Mr3seasonscamp

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 32
Re: Quebec's Main Rules for Sport Fishing
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2016, 09:28:58 PM »
Yellow walleye or walleye 37-53 cm and no slots for black walleye or sauger that dont get to be bigger then 37 cm anyway Regards Reggie

Offline RHYBAK

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 785
  • Gender: Male
Re: Quebec's Main Rules for Sport Fishing
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2016, 07:52:12 AM »
For those that are technical, cm. translates as follows.
Multiply the cm. by .3937 to get your inches.
65cm = 25 9/16"
37cm = 14 9/16"
53cm = 20 7/8"

I'm sure somebody will find a flaw in my calculations but that is my translation
Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle

Offline Mr3seasonscamp

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 32
Re: Quebec's Main Rules for Sport Fishing
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2016, 08:25:56 AM »
Let just day to be safe 25 3/4 lake troute and 14 3/4 to 20 3/4 for walleye and that way everyone is safe cheers

Offline NortonJoe

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 231
  • Gender: Male
Re: Quebec's Main Rules for Sport Fishing
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2016, 09:47:42 AM »
Another question I've seen discussed...How are the fish to be cleaned for transport?
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
 ~Henry David Thoreau

Offline T-Bone

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 539
  • Gender: Male
Re: Quebec's Main Rules for Sport Fishing
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2016, 10:24:35 AM »
This really doesn't impact what I do, but my friends will want to know. To round off in safe and simple terms:

- License holder can keep walleye between 15" and 20", but only 6 in possession at any given time...everything else goes back, right?

I can't imagine anyone can visually tell the genetic difference between a yellow, or blue, or black walleye. What if you're color blind? Well...another reason just to throw them all back, I guess.  ???
Embrace every moment...you only get it once

Offline RHYBAK

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 785
  • Gender: Male
Re: Quebec's Main Rules for Sport Fishing
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2016, 11:08:26 AM »
Another question I've seen discussed...How are the fish to be cleaned for transport?

Joe
Here is the link showing how to clean the fish for transport
It is in french ,but the visual explains it all.

http://www.aventure-chasse-peche-video.com/video/2576/Comment-faire-des-filets-de-dor%C3%A9-en-portefeuille-Plan-de-gestion-du-dor%C3%A9-au-Qu%C3%A9bec
Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle

Offline Oarin

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 487
  • Gender: Male
Re: Quebec's Main Rules for Sport Fishing
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2016, 11:15:12 AM »
Maybe a dumb question, but what's the difference in the walleye and what kind do we catch in Kipawa?

Offline Jay Thomas

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 450
  • Gender: Male
Re: Quebec's Main Rules for Sport Fishing
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2016, 11:52:52 AM »
Yellow walleye or walleye 37-53 cm and no slots for black walleye or sauger that dont get to be bigger then 37 cm anyway Regards Reggie

If the new regulations state that new slot limits for walleye apply only to yellow walleye and not to blue/black walleye or sauger, itís going to create a lot of confusion. Why? The walleye we refer to as blue/black walleye are not genetically different from yellow walleye. Consequently, regarding adherence to fishing regulations, IMHO, we should treat all walleye caught as yellow walleye (concur with Riverrat). During my 14 years fishing Lake Kipawa, I have caught several blue/black walleye in the 5 to 7 pound range.

Consider the following

Two University of Wisconsin researchers have shown that a strain of blue-pigmented walleye does exist, but they are actually the common yellow walleye. W.F. Schaefer and M.H. Schmitz of University of Wisconsinís Dept. of Biology have identified a blue pigment, sandercyanin, which is found in certain walleye in Canada, usually from above 45 degrees north latitude (Lake Erie is roughly 41 degrees north). And occurrences of blue pigmentation in walleye appear to be spreading south. The researchers describe these blue walleye as being an albino form which lack the yellow pigment characteristic of normal yellow walleye. The blue pigment is not found in the skin but instead is part of the fish's mucous.

Jay

Offline Jay Thomas

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 450
  • Gender: Male
Re: Quebec's Main Rules for Sport Fishing
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2016, 12:44:07 PM »
Yellow walleye or walleye 37-53 cm and no slots for black walleye or sauger that dont get to be bigger then 37 cm anyway Regards Reggie

Some additional clarification - compliments of Mr3seasonscamp

Reggie telephoned me at noon today to clarify his post. For Reggie, black walleye and sauger are synonymous terms. Reggie's clarification completely negates the rationale for my previous post. Reggie went on to say that all walleye are yellow walleye. Thanks Reggie.

Jay

Offline Riverrat

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 140
  • Gender: Male
Re: Quebec's Main Rules for Sport Fishing
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2016, 06:46:26 PM »
I kind of thought that's what I said.  All the walleyes are classified the same.  They are all yellow walleyes.  Although some show a blue look they are yellow Walleyes.  The actual Blue Walleye is extinct.