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I am looking for some good spots in the Port Dalhousie are to fish. I am mainly looking to catch any bass, trout or salmon that i could eat. Don't exactly get the regulations of fishing any help on that would be great.  I don't have the greatest rod so i am some what limited to the size of fish i can catch, my rod is a medium action rod with a max of 15 lbs and im using a 15 lb test line. Any help is welcome thanks. 

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Unless you are fishing from a boat, we are still about 2 to 4 weeks away from salmon or trout from shore.

If you want to keep and eat some fish, you definitely need to be aware of the regulations, as there are seasons and quantity limits as to what you can hold depending on which license you have for each species.  Fishing for a species out of season can net yourself a ticket, especially when you are looking at more public areas where plenty of people fish.

Your rod and line should be more than sufficient for bass, depending on the length of the rod you could get some decent salmon or trout.  Plenty of people fish Port Dalhousie during the salmon madness with 6 to 8 foot rods.

Bass

  • Port Dalhousie harbor
  • Martindale pond
  • Green Ribbon Trail (Richardson's Creek, flows into Martindale pond).

Salmon/Trout

  • Port Dalhousie harbor
  • Lake Ontario shoreline in the early spring and early fall

I would suggest getting The Guide to Eating Sport Fish in Ontario (it is free), as they advise on fish sizes and quantity to consume from almost all water bodies.

https://www.ontario.ca/environment-and-energy/eating-ontario-fish

https://www.ontario.ca/document/ontario-fishing-regulations-summary

Specifically Zone 16 - Martindale Pond falls into here (Southern Ontario, inland waters)

http://files.ontario.ca/environment-and-energy/fishing/2017/2017_FMZ_16_English.pdf

Specifically Zone 20 - Lake Ontario

http://files.ontario.ca/environment-and-energy/fishing/2017/2017_FMZ_20_English.pdf

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Thanks for the feed back. I have my sport fishing license, also my current rod is the Ugly Stik 6 foot 6. I have been fishing down in port a lot and the only thing i have caught is a gobi (which I disposed of) is there any trick or tips that you might be able to give me? Thanks.  

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19 hours ago, GlennDickie said:

Thanks for the feed back. I have my sport fishing license, also my current rod is the Ugly Stik 6 foot 6. I have been fishing down in port a lot and the only thing i have caught is a gobi (which I disposed of) is there any trick or tips that you might be able to give me? Thanks.  

 

Try and keep your bait off the bottom in Port Dalhousie if you are using worms, lessens the goby bite.  If you have the ability to get to the local tackle shop in St. Catharines, purchase some leaches, crayfish, or minnows and try fishing Port Dalhousie again.  Crayfish are a smallmouth favorite and there are smallies in the channel.

Minnows in Martindale pond have been known to get the pike as well.

What is your setup you are using as far as hook and sinker?  That can make a difference as well.

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Desperate carp ....they are vegans ...they like corn  & grains ............   Kidding of course ,  I had one snap my line last week while using a worm ....looking for cats or drum .....dragged my 20 lb. braid over a rock and ........  :o.....gone !  

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