Fishing licenses are required for French River Zone 10, Georgian Bay Zone 14, & Pickerel River Zone 15. For the full Northern Ontario fishing regulations summary please click on the image or for Ontario Resident and non-resident outdoors cards, click on the example card image below (left). If you need a pleasure craft license or renewal, click on the example card image on the right.
Bear's Den Lodge is a World Class fishing - hunting lodge conveniently located in the French River Delta with access to the remote, scenic unspoiled French River, Pickerel River, Wanapitae River, and Northeast Georgian Bay. Our resort's primary focus is fishing for trophy walleye, northern pike, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappies, salmon, and muskies. Musky fishing is our specialty as Bear's Den Lodge offers modern outstanding accommodations with American Plan meals and Housekeeping cottages, boat motor rentals and experienced guides.
The French River Provincial Park offers excellent canoeing, paddling adventures, kayaking, bird watching, wildlife viewing, black bear hunting, nature, adventures and eco tours. Our area, French River Delta, provides one of the highest quality wilderness experiences in all of Ontario.
French River Fishing Tips and Regulations
Legal length of Muskie is 48 inches, however, Bear's Den Lodge has been honoring live release of all Muskies under 50 inches, while encouraging measurements - length and girth of the trophy fish, with a quick photo, then live release. A fisherman with a Sport Fishing License may possess only 1 fish over 48 inches as per the Ministry of Natural Resource Fishing Regulations in Zone 10 - French River and 54 inches in Georgian Bay - Zone 14.
Effective as of January 1, 2022 - Transportation of minnows and leeches from one Bait Management Zone (BMZ) to another is prohibited. You must have receipt of the purchased bait (minnows and leeches) while fishing at all times. Visit Ontario.ca to read the new regulations.