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Hey guys! Great site, love the new format(even though I was just getting accustomed to the old one). My question is reguarding the use of powerbait when fishing in local lakes. I've recenly been to a couple of smaller, stocked lakes and have seen signs posted "artificial fly or artificial lure only" or "worms and artificial lures only". Does this include powereggs and trout bait, seeing they are artificial?[/quote]
 
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why don't you contact your local dfo for that question,that way you won't be in for a fine if they think otherwise.the reason i say this,in areas where there is a bait ban,there is usually a ban on scent as well.
 

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My understanding of he regs is, scent is considered "bait". If there is a bait ban, it means all bait (natural and artificial are not taken into consideration here) is not allowed. If the regs state "artificial flies only" the fly could incorporate scent. If it is "fly fishing only" it means only a fly (no split shot, indicators, scent or any other addition besides a fly) may be on your leader. Hope this helps.
 
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Sorry, I failed to mention that neither of these lakes are listed in the synopsis. It is my understanding that in these cases only prov/regional regs apply. The regs also define angling as follows:"angle … fish (with or without a rod) with
one fishing line to which only one
hook, one artificial lure OR one
artificial fly is attached."
There is no mention of bait or maybe this is just refering to the use of an item w/hook.....

.....had to break from this post to answer a call back from the Fish and Wildlife Branch(noone knowlegable to take my call earlier as all of their fisheries guys are away until the 30th; fishing no doubt!) The conservation officer I spoke to agrees that if a sign says things like "worms and artificial lures only" and "please take only 1 fish per day per fisher" and these are not mentioned in the synopsis or the in-season changes they are just suggestions to help preserve the wildlife and not regulation.




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