I lived in Northern Ontario for years and can tell you without hesitation that there is more than enough remote lakes for everybody. The problem is that the outfitters have cozied up to the MNR and the general public has not.
Its time the public banded together and supported the movement to stop these outfitters.
Where do you think they will be when they fish out the lakes? You will still be here and the American tourists will simply find better fishing elsewhere. With the outfitter it’s all about making money. Ask them how many jobs they create and what do those jobs pay, ask them if anyone working for them could get a mortage on a house or a bank loan to buy a new car. The truth is the jobs they create are low paying seasonal.
Let the Ontario Goverment look after the needs of these isolated towns citizens before pandering to a bunch of foreign tourists and outfitters.Article courtesy of RC Werden