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new fishing/boating rules for canada

#1 User is offline   Perch assault 

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:09 PM

i talk to border patrol the other day and ask him about the rules and he sent me From now on if you are planning on boating in
Canadian waters you MUST call into a reporting centre at 1-888-226-7277.
Only the master on the vessel can do this. He/She must give full name, date
of birth and citizenship for every person on board.Destination, purpose of
trip and length of stay also passport info. Make sure all passengers have
photo identification and proof of citizenship. Declare all goods being
imported.
YES! You must do this even if you are only boating or fishing in Canada!
Nobody likes this but it has to be done!
Once you are cleared you will be given a report number. Hold onto this for
your proof you have reported. $1000 fine if you don't!
They are allowing cell phone calls to report but you cannot call until you
are in Canadian water UNLESS YOU HAVE NEXUS! If all passengers on board
carry nexus, you can call in up to 4 hours in advance. Cell phone coverage
is hit and miss out there and they can call you into a port for inspection.
If you are north of Metro the port for inspection is PORT HURON. Yep! plan
on taking a nice ride! On the south end of the lake there are more marinas
they can call you into.
When returning to the U.S. you only need to call in if you have anchored,
touched another boat, or landed in Canada. Other than that you are free to
come home, BUT if you have to report, every person on board must have 1 of 3
on them. A Nexus card, I-68 form or a new system called SVRS that is still
being worked out. If everyone has one of these forms of identification you
will most likely be cleared. Anything else and you will be instructed on
where to report. You notice Passport was not mentioned! Neither was enhanced
drivers license! Only one of these 3 documents will be recognized! There are
several ports on our side and they said most likely they will come to you.
Once again if all passengers have the proper documentation you can call in
up to 4 hrs in advance.
Numbers to call in to U.S. are Detroit area 1-313-393-3793 or
1-313-393-3949. In the Port Huron area 1-810-985-9541 ext. 235. My paperwork
I received last night claims there is a reporting site in Algonac, But they
did not mention this last night.
You can fill out you nexus application on line at the Global Online
Enrollment System. See www.nexus.gc.ca for details. They are taking about 6
to 8 weeks. The cost is $50.00 and they last 5yrs.

This post has been edited by walleyechris: 03 April 2012 - 09:24 PM

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:06 AM

Wow, such a pain in the backside. So the enhanced driver's license I have is now useless for fishing purposes?

Looks no Canadian fishing for me. And I'd planned on getting an Ontario license for musky jigging.
It's bad luck to be superstitious.

Any angler who thinks trolling is boring ain't doing it right.

No need to question my sanity. I fish for muskies. That should serve as proof of insanity...
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:41 AM

Would it just be easier to figure a way to lure the fish over the the US side? Posted Image
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:10 PM

View Postridinnlow, on 04 April 2012 - 11:41 AM, said:

Would it just be easier to figure a way to lure the fish over the the US side? Posted Image


We just need an underwater fence installed while the fish are over here spawning.

The nexus looks like a decent option, $50 for 5 years and allows you to call ahead while you have a signal.
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:16 PM

View Postgimmeteeth, on 04 April 2012 - 11:06 AM, said:

Wow, such a pain in the backside. So the enhanced driver's license I have is now useless for fishing purposes?

Looks no Canadian fishing for me. And I'd planned on getting an Ontario license for musky jigging.


It's not a PIA. It takes less than 10 minutes depending on how long you are on hold. I was on hold for about 5 minutes then once the guy came on it took less than 3 minutes. If you have a CanPass card or Nexus card you can call in advance before you get on the water, otherwise you call in once you enter Canadian waters.

They take your name & birthday (for everyone on board), ask for your MC#, ask citizenship, ask if there is any tobacco or alcohol on board, ask if you have any weapons, pepper spray or mace, & ask if you plan to make port, anchor or tie up to an anchored boat then they give the confirmation number & that's it.

Personally I hope people don't buy an Ontario license that way there will be fewer boats near me & more fish for me to catch. :rolleyes:
LSC has become over guided & over exposed & many good fishing spots have become over crowded no thanks to the Internet. Damn you Al Gore!!! Why did you have to invent the Internet?

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:20 PM

View PostBCBpIV, on 04 April 2012 - 12:10 PM, said:

View Postridinnlow, on 04 April 2012 - 11:41 AM, said:

Would it just be easier to figure a way to lure the fish over the the US side? Posted Image


We just need an underwater fence installed while the fish are over here spawning.

The nexus looks like a decent option, $50 for 5 years and allows you to call ahead while you have a signal.


According to the experts most of the walleye spawn on the Ontario side of the river because the bottom is better suited for spawing. Too many used Tampons on the Michigan side.
LSC has become over guided & over exposed & many good fishing spots have become over crowded no thanks to the Internet. Damn you Al Gore!!! Why did you have to invent the Internet?

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:23 PM

The PIA is having to go through another application process for the Nexus card after thinking I was all set with the enhanced license, and then wondering how long the Nexus card will even be good before they change the rules again. :rolleyes:

Seems they keep changing the rules -- probably to nickel and dime us.

Not worth $130 ($80ish for license + $50 for the Nexus card) + the application hassles to fish probably 10 or less times over there this year.

This post has been edited by gimmeteeth: 04 April 2012 - 12:49 PM

It's bad luck to be superstitious.

Any angler who thinks trolling is boring ain't doing it right.

No need to question my sanity. I fish for muskies. That should serve as proof of insanity...
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:24 PM

View PostZib, on 04 April 2012 - 12:20 PM, said:

According to the experts most of the walleye spawn on the Ontario side of the river because the bottom is better suited for spawing. Too many used Tampons on the Michigan side.


I could see that, nobody like swimming with dirty tampons!
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:40 PM

these numbers should be pinned....
Get busy livin or get busy dyin
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:12 PM

All on board would need a Nexus, not just the master.
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:44 PM

View Postgimmeteeth, on 04 April 2012 - 12:23 PM, said:

The PIA is having to go through another application process for the Nexus card after thinking I was all set with the enhanced license, and then wondering how long the Nexus card will even be good before they change the rules again. :rolleyes:

Seems they keep changing the rules -- probably to nickel and dime us.

Not worth $130 ($80ish for license + $50 for the Nexus card) + the application hassles to fish probably 10 or less times over there this year.


You don't need the Nexus card to fish there unless you want to call in ahead of time.
LSC has become over guided & over exposed & many good fishing spots have become over crowded no thanks to the Internet. Damn you Al Gore!!! Why did you have to invent the Internet?

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:47 PM

just as a point of information, exactly what do Canadian anglers need to do to fish in American waters?
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:03 PM

View PostRjx5, on 04 April 2012 - 04:47 PM, said:

just as a point of information, exactly what do Canadian anglers need to do to fish in American waters?


Go to the Michigan DNR website & buy a Michigan fishing license. You don't need to check in with US Customs unless you make port, anchor or tie up to a boat that's anchored. They may need to check in with the CBS when returning to Canadian waters but not positive on that. I'll post back later with the link to the check in info once I have my PC back up & running.

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LSC has become over guided & over exposed & many good fishing spots have become over crowded no thanks to the Internet. Damn you Al Gore!!! Why did you have to invent the Internet?

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:38 PM

First I bought a passport to deal with Canada, then I bought a NEXUS card, and now I have an enhanced driver's license. And I'm done with it.
They can keep their fish for their commercial netters, and they are not gonna get my hundred bucks for their license this year. They are also not gonna get their $45 for a case of beer at Erieau either, or my money for a cottage rental.

However...some of the strippers in Windsor might get a few of my sheckles twice a year enroute to the beautiful non-smoking casino!
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:20 PM

Pretty simple solution, trailer your boat over and you have nothing to worry about!!!
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