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Filet northern in canada to bring back to u.s.

5/20/22 @ 6:57 AM
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castle rock rigger
USER SINCE 12/9/12

If I do a 5 cut filet on a northern, do I need to leave a piece of skin on each piece in order to cross the border ?

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5/23/22 @ 5:33 PM
toughontrout
USER SINCE 12/21/20

Found out that yes, one line is the limit, and maximum 4 hooks on that line !

5/22/22 @ 2:05 PM
peanut09
USER SINCE 1/17/10

We just cut the whole fillet off and cut the ribs out. We freeze it up and skin it when your ready to fry it. Keep things simple.

5/22/22 @ 6:29 AM
percheye1
USER SINCE 6/24/01

Toughontrout off the top of my head I know open water fishing is limited to one line per person. I don't remember specifics on hooks.

5/21/22 @ 6:42 PM
Fishrun
USER SINCE 6/8/20

I would think so

5/21/22 @ 6:21 PM
toughontrout
USER SINCE 12/21/20

How many hooks can you have on 1 pole in Canada, or how many single-hooked poles can you fish with simultaneously in Canada ?

5/20/22 @ 4:44 PM
percheye1
USER SINCE 6/24/01

Dont try bring your limit home in 5 fillets per fish cause if you get checked they will consider each fish 2.5 fish as a fish should only have 2 fillets to go across the border.

5/20/22 @ 12:44 PM
toughontrout
USER SINCE 12/21/20

Either read gobbler's or nihsif's comments and you will have it correct. I have been told that you can NOT bring a 5 filleted northern across the border, as it will be counted as 5 fish ! just do as the video shows and you'll be fine.

5/20/22 @ 12:19 PM
nihsif
nihsif
MEMBER SINCE 6/15/01

here's one way

https://youtu.be/nwv8yNCt4a0

5/20/22 @ 11:40 AM
gobbler
MEMBER SINCE 6/30/01

My guess is it would be counted as 5 fish even with skin on. When at Erie you couldn't zipper 5 fish at a cleaning station, had to wait till you got back at cabin or they counted it as 10 fish, straight from wardens mouth.

5/20/22 @ 10:53 AM
wini
USER SINCE 3/27/06

Why not leave the skin on each piece? That's skin is great protection against freezer burn and can be taken off easily when thawed

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