Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to Donnelly's Minnitaki Lodge?
Where can I purchase a fishing license?
What are the possission limits for Lake Minnitaki?
How big is Lake Minnitaki?
What fish species can I find in Lake Minnitaki?
How do I measure the length of a fish I catch?
How should I package and transport fish I catch?
I love outside of Canada. Do I need a licence to fish in Ontario?


How do I get to Donnelly's Minnitaki Lodge?
Please check out our map section for directions.

Where can I purchase a fishing license?
You can purchase your fishing license at Donnelly's Minnitaki Lodge when you arrive.

What are the possission limits for Lake Minnitaki?

The Division 22 possession limits are shown below, for reference only.  Please consult the provincial fishing regulations for details.

 Fish Species
Standard License  Conservation License 
 Walleye/Sauger
 Northern Pike
 Lake Trout
2
 Muskellunge
 Smallmouth Bass
 2
 Whitefish 25 12
 Yellow Perch
 50 25

How big is Lake Minnitaki?
 Surface Area:
 46,652 acres (18,880 ha)
 Length of Shoreline:  240 milse (387 km)
 Mean Depth:
 58 feet (18 m)
 Maximum Depth:
 159 feet (49 m)

What fish species can I find in Lake Minnitaki?
  • Walleye
  • Northern Pike
  • Lake Trout
  • Muskellunge
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Yellow Perch
  • Lake Whitefish
How should I package and transport fish I catch?

When fishing on waters where size limits are applicable, it's compulsory your practice the following:

  • Keep your fish whole while on the water (you may gill and gut)
  • If you stop for shore lunch, you may only clean fish to be eaten
  • Once you are off the water for the day you can clean, fillet, and package your fish

Fish should be packaged in the following manner:

  • Fish fillets are to be kept whole, laid flat, with no more tan one fish (i.e. two fillets) per package
  • ¬†About one square inch (nine square centimeters) of skin should be left on each fillet
  • Packages must be separate and are best made of clear plastic material
IMPORTANT: Fish Fillet Lengths Must Be Measurable!

How do I measure the length of a fish I catch?
  1. Place the fish on its side with the jaw closed.
  2. Squeeze the tail fin lobes together.
  3. Measure in a straight line from the tip of the snout to the extreme tip of the tail.
  4. You must release all fish shorter than the minimum length indicated for that species.
Fish Length Measurement Technique

I love outside of Canada. Do I need a licence to fish in Ontario?

This information comes from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. 

Anyone who lives outside of Canada is considered a non-resident for the purposes of fishing licence regulations. Most non-residents need a fishing licence to fish in Ontario. Specifically:

  • Non-residents 18 years of age and over must purchase a fishing licence.
  • Non-residents under 18 years of age may fish without a licence if accompanied by a adult who has a recreational fishing licence. Any fish caught are part of the catch and possession limit of the adult who holds the licence. As another option, non-residents under 18 years may purchase a licence and any fish caught apply to the catch and possession limits of that licence.

Non-residents 65 years of age or older are not exempt from licencing.

NOTE: Non-residents camping on Crown land in Northwestern Ontario must observe Conservation Licence limits in the following Fishing Divisions: Divs. 20, 21, 22, 22A, 24, 31, 33 and 34, except for in the border waters area (see Licences for Provincial and International Border Waters).

For non-resident groups of children (at least five people under the age of 18 years accompanied by a licenced adult) there is a special Licence for Members of an Organized Camp. This licence is available from Ministry of Natural Resources offices.

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