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New 2021 Bass Fishing Regulations for Zone 20

Posted by RandyLindenblatt on December 15, 2020 at 8:00 AM

Zone 20 is Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River, including The Bay of Quinte.

From the new 2021 Fishing regulations pamphlet:


Largemouth Bass

Early Season Catch and Release:

January 1 to May 10

Limits: S-0 and C-0

Regular Season: third Saturday in

June to December 31

Limits: S-6 and C-2

Smallmouth Bass

Early Season Catch and Release:

January 1 to May 10

Limits: S-0 and C-0

Regular Season: first Saturday in

July to December 31

Limits: S-6 and C-2

Aggregate bass limits apply (S-6 and


New Proposed Canadian Pleasure Craft License Fees

Posted by RandyLindenblatt on December 6, 2020 at 10:00 AM

If implemented this new proposal will cost boaters to register their boats and require renewals. 

To read more follow this link:

Fishing tournament organizer fined after nearly 200 fish found in dumpster

Posted by RandyLindenblatt on December 4, 2020 at 10:10 AM

News story by CBC regarding the fishing tournament operated by Ben Woo at Clarke's Marina near Gananoque Ont.

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Bass Tournament Organizer Fined $9,000

Posted by RandyLindenblatt on December 2, 2020 at 8:10 AM

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) wants to remind fishing tournament organizers that they must follow all the conditions of licences and authorizations issued to them.


On July 15, 2019, conservation officers responded to several tips about a bass fishing tournament that had been held on the St. Lawrence River near Gananoque. The conservation officers were told there were dozens of fish killed over the course of the two-day tournament.


An investigation discovered 195 dead bass, including 188 dead bass in plastic bags found in the garbage.


On November 10, 2020, via conference call, Justice of the Peace Stéphanie Goffin-Boyd convicted Ben Woo of Tracyville, New Brunswick of one count of failing to abide by the terms and conditions of a licence.


Woo was the tournament organizer who held the licence allowing fishing tournament participants to transport live fish from Ontario waters to be weighed and measured, and then to transport the live fish back to the waters they were taken from. Some of the standard conditions of the licence require oxygen levels and temperatures that keep fish alive and healthy, immediate mandatory reporting to MNRF if more than five per cent of the fish die, and that any dead fish be kept on ice, so they don't spoil.


Woo was fined $9,000 and had his recreational fishing licence suspended for five years.


MNRF conservation officers continue to patrol and protect our natural resources during the current COVID-19 outbreak and would like to remind everyone that by respecting seasons, sanctuaries, bag and possession limits we all help ensure our natural resources stay healthy. Visit Ontario's website to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.


To report a natural resource violation or provide information about an unsolved case, members of the public can call the ministry TIPS line toll free at 1-877-847-7667 or contact your local ministry office. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS. For more information about unsolved cases, please visit



Lenny Devos & Jeff Desloges Win Renegade Bass Classic

Posted by RandyLindenblatt on September 25, 2020 at 10:00 AM" target="_blank">

Renegade Classic XXV in Brockville September 12th & 13th

Posted by RandyLindenblatt on September 2, 2020 at 11:45 AM

The top 40 anglers from the 2020 Renegade Bass Tour is now set and teams are preparing for Classic XXV on the St.Lawrence River out of Brockville. Competing teams are faced the fact with ONLY Canadian waters are eligible from Cornwall to Lake Ontario.

Renegade Bass 2020 Newboro Lake final qualifier

Posted by RandyLindenblatt on September 2, 2020 at 11:40 AM

Flying Dutchmen, John Ebbers and Michael Vandenberg won the fifth and final qualifier of the 2020 Renegade Bass Tour series bringing 24.08 pounds of smallmouth to the scales anchored with a 5.92 smallmouth. Their bag of smallmouth bested another impressive bag of smallmouth. Kyle Healy and Adam Howell’s bag tip the scales at 22.44 pounds with a beautiful 5.11 smallie, good for 3rd big fish on the day. Q4 winners, Aaron Powell and Johnny Fidaoui had 2nd big fish on the day with a 5.13 smallmouth.

Jim McCartney

Posted by RandyLindenblatt on August 11, 2015 at 7:15 AM

It is with a heavy heart that I have to report the sad news of Jim's passing in the very early hours of Sunday morning. (August 9,2015) In his Seeleys bay home.


No one had a bigger passion for fishing than Jim. He did it all from wading rivers for trout and salmon, ice fishing, charter boat captain to bass tournament angler and he was good at all of those things and all things fishing. He always tried hard and was always a serious competitor in any bass tournament with his favourite jig & pig, but most of all his passion for the sport included a tremendous dedication to being a true sportsman and doing things right. He had a big heart but he had no time for controversial activities among anglers and had no problem standing up for the sport and rules that govern it.


Many of you know Jim from the Limestone Invitational Bass Tournaments that he fondly operated for many years. This was a project that Jim and I dreamed up in my garage one evening while enjoying a cool Rye and Diet Coke. Jim took the concept and idea which revolved around having bass tournaments that were not all about money but instead focused on fun competion, comradrie and bragging rights. This endevour started out as a success right out of the gate. Many local anglers from both the Kingston area and Northern New York took part in this low key bass tournament circuit. Jim always said that he would keep running the tournaments as long as he could and as long as there was an interest and participation. So sadley I guess with Jim's passing so goes the Limestone Invitationals as well.



Jim had friends everywhere including his buddies in New York and the 1000 Islands BassMasters. I know I speak for a lot us when I say we will miss him.