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Hello. I would like to fish in the south channel and the small rivers off of the south channel, the "mouth" of the south channel(st. clair cutoff??) and that whole shoreline off of the shore of canada just down from the south channel mouth. (walpole island area??) I have american/canadian/walpole island licenses. Is this all I need? I noticed a big red dotted line on the hotspots map that says "Indian Reserve". Is this anything to worry about? Can you fish all of this area and not be in trouble with them or anyone else? I also noticed a dotted line that said "net stakes". Is this anything to worry about or is it underwater?

I really appreciate the help!!!

Thanks

J.D
 

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I would think that your good to go. The walpole license is what you need to fish on the indian reservation. Along with your canadian. Post how you do there. Be extra careful watching the depts. The stakes mark the reservation.

h2o<--wants to do that sometime
 

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The border stakes (small saplings) weren't out yet as of Saturday. Kind of late. Maybe they ran out of saplings?

They do put up nets sometimes but usually later in the year that I've seen the past few years. They are usually marked by floats. You should be okay for now.

You can fish Walpole waters with a Walpole license until about September 15. After that, you can only fish the edge of the shipping and main South Channel as long as you don't get near any duck hunters. That's why they close the fishing season.
 

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I just fished that area last week, watch it south of grassy bend island (I think that's what it is called, I don't have my map in front of me) I saw some telephone poles that stick out of the water about 6"-12". They are in about 4' of water. That entire area is pretty shallow though, so they are about 1/2 mile south of the shoreline. Kinda scarry to pass one at 30 mph! caught a few smallmouth up the river near Johnson's bay. Caught some white bass too. I had never caught one before. There are some good weeds in the little bay at the entrance of the river heading north to Johnson's bay, there is a good breakline too from 4'-16' real quick. Good Luck. Be Safe
 
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