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From OOD, page 22.

From OOD page 22.
Chumming for fish Chumming is a common practice among anglers and refers to baiting an area to attract fish. However, there’s been longstanding confusion between chumming and regulations associated with bait-bucket dumping. For this reason, included in the 2019 proposal for multiple lines, the MNRF also sought input on clarifying these rules.At the time, the OFAH expressed concerns that the wording provided in the fishing regulations on bait bucket dumping was confusing and needed to be updated, and that the definition of bait for the purposes of chumming should be clearly defined and exclude risky baits (e.g. live or dead fish, bait-fish, leeches, frogs, crayfish, and roe.
THE OPENER OFAH INSIDER
It is now illegal to release or attempt to release live or dead bait or baitfish, including fish eggs, gametes or fish parts, the water, soil, or other materials used to hold any of these items into or within 30 metres of any water. These rules apply to all FMZs across Ontario.
Chumming is still allowed, but only with plant-based baits or artificial corn.

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28 minutes ago, Fisherman said:

Used to chum the holes for ice fishing in winter,  loose roe for rainbow and whities.

And I used to chum off the wall at Owen Sound and when jigging for whities, bows, salmon and lakers out of the boat in the harbor using a chum can.

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3 minutes ago, Fisherman said:

Remember waaay back a bunch of us used to go out on the ice around Thompsons hole and catch the splake there.

Drop a can of corn with punched holes in it at the mouth of the Notty for whities and splake. Oh those were some good fishing days.

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31 minutes ago, misfish said:

Drop a can of corn with punched holes in it at the mouth of the Notty for whities and splake. Oh those were some good fishing days.

Yup, there was an old army cook from the rock,  name was Mike Massey that used to kill the whities, back then the limit was 25.  He had a hut out by Lefroy for perch we used to fish back in the '90's

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25 minutes ago, OhioFisherman said:

LOL, I saw a video of a guy baiting his minnow traps with pieces of bar s hot dogs, nice to see that something would eat them!

Hahaha, some fish will bow down pretty low for a meal.

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2 hours ago, Mr Greedydrift said:

So if im cleaning a fish on the riverbank and some roe spills out am i breaking the law?

If you're within 30M then yes apparently.   

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Just now, chessy said:

so does that mean that filleting fish on board a boat and throwing them over into lake is now illegal 

 

Even if it is, I will not stop this practice, lol! 

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If it is true that fish guts can't be disposed of in the water body from which the fish came, that's another nail in the coffin for our outfitters who have already taken a crap-kicking with all the covid closures.  Let's say you have a small resort, maybe half a dozen cabins that are rented by the week to anglers, some of whom catch and keep fish to EAT and to take some home.  Right now the fish guts all go back into the lake, perfectly harmless.  If the outfitter has to remove the fish guts by burying them, taking them to a landfill, etc etc that is just one more cost that eats away at the bottom line for those folks who are already getting boned.  DUMB DUMB DUMB.  One size does NOT fit all...........

Doug

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Ya, I'm sure there's some good intent of not introducing species in some lakes, ie, pike into a lake of bass and walleye(Mountain Lake) Doug knows what I mean.  Or inadvertently dumping gobies or smelt into another non infested body of water. I know for a fact, somebody unaware of the consequences threw some minnows in the local Rod & Gun pond (Catawampus), 2 years later the annual kids trout derby was pretty dismal.  One of the guys pulled a 12lb pike out of the pond.  I don't have a problem using mashed up dead minnows, unlikely that would do any harm.  At the campground we used to dump the salmon and laker guts in the lake and watch crayfish clean that up.   One of the outfitters up north bagged all the walleye guts and had an old freezer out back of the cleaning hut and would take them to the dump every week.  Oh well.

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