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Wallaceburg

I am moving to Wallaceburg Ontario I like to go fishing without
taking my Boat out.What kind of Fish can I catch in Town or will
I have to go out of Town.Also there seems to be a Channel that
Runs on the north side Wallaceburg to the St Clair River to the
West.Can I get down it with a 18 foot Thundercraph which needs around 4 to5 feet of water?

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As I am disabled & have been for 12 Years I do like my Fishing .
I do not need a Fishing License all I need is my Handicap Sticker .
My Question is .When Fishing Walpole Island do I need a License
from there or do they treat the Disabled the same as Ontario does.
Do I need their License?

I realize that LSCN focuses on USA more then Canada but May-be someone
can help me or point me in the right direction.

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Thanks H20 for the quick response.I have looked at the sites you suggested but still do not know.LOL

I may end up going over to Island when I move to ask about license .

Since I seem to have your ear.Does a Disabled person in Michigan need a Fishing License ?or is it like here where all you need is a Handicap Parking Sticker.Or when I am fishing in USA waters does my Handicap sticker cover me.

Boy a lot of questions for a Sunday.LOLI figure I should
ask because when I was Younger we went over to Buffalo NY were a little drunk Police kicked us out took all our money.Oh what it is like to be Young in the 1960 .
 

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If you fish or drop anchor (seems silly but true) on or in Walpole Island waters, you'll need a fishing/anchoring permit from the Walpole Island authority (Tribal office, I think, on the island). Last time I remember, it was $100 for the yearly permit.

As an American, I'd also need a Canadian Fishing license ($$) to do the same, handicapped or not.

As for fish... near town, I'd be surprised if there's much more than carp, catfish, suckers, sheephead (freshwater Drum)and maybe bass... further upstream (gets shallow fast) or closer to St Clair river or the Lake proper (Johnston Channel, Chenal Ecarte, etc), you'll get Bass, Pike, Perch, Walleye, Muskie, Channel Cat, etc (pretty much same as the lake). Water depth in the channel is 12-18 feet much of the way from Wallaceburg to St Clair River in the old ship channel... some shoaling along inside banks (hasn't been dredged in many years)... also logs and trees down in some areas.. don't cruise the shoreline. There are several places where I regularly see shore fisherman on my trips to Wallceburg... a park (don't know the name), and at Chenal Ecarte marina.. less than a mile from the St Clair River.
It's a great area for small boat.. I've thought about retiring along that stretch somewhere... maybe someday!
 

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Thanks for your info Capt Ken.
I think my best bet is to go to Walpole Island & First Buy a Map!
Although I do like to shave my head is summer I don't need any Native
Problems.LO
LAs for fishing near Wallaceburg it is as I figured,Carp
Catfish Etc.Can't think of a better way to spend a Evening then
to be alone the shore Cat Fishing with a Box of Beer & a good friend.
No matter what her name is.( Don't tell Wife.)I am going to keep my 12'
car topper instead of selling it that way I can explore the area
without worring about grounding out.

As for retiring along that area now is the time to be looking.
There has been so many Plants closing & Water problems & I
hear the Hospital may be cutting Back Plus Zellers may be closing.
Houses are getting real cheep.

Here are Two links to Real Estates Firms in Wallaceburg.

http://www.riversite.com/index.htm

&

http://homeward.ca/index.html
 

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