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How to use Fish On Line | Comment utiliser ON-Pêche

How to use Fish On Line | Comment utiliser ON-Pêche

Fish ON-Line Tutorial. Welcome to Fish ON-Line. Accessing the tool: At the Fish Ontario main page ( click on the “Fish ON-Line” button. Once you understand and agree with the terms of use, click “I agree.” [Close-up of Fish ON-Line Website.] Moving around the map and looking at a lake record: Pan around the map by clicking and dragging your mouse, or, by using the arrow buttons in the upper left corner of the map. Zoom in or out either by using the scroll-wheel on your mouse, or by using the “+” and “-” controls to the left of the map. [Close-up of Fish ON-Line Website.] In the upper right hand corner of the map there are options for the display. In MapView, lakes and roads are visible as well as
labels for major landmarks. In Satellite View, satellite imagery of the province becomes the backdrop and hybrid view is
satellite imagery with roads and labels overlaid. Terrain View allows you to see the map with topography. [Close-up of Fish ON-Line Website.] In the lower left hand corner of the Fish ON-Line window there are a number of icons beside checkboxes. By selecting or deselecting the checkboxes you can choose to show or hide the water body icons, the fisheries management zone boundaries, Service Ontario locations that issue Fishing licenses, and lake depth contours. [Close-up of Fish ON-Line Website.] When the water bodies checkbox is selected you will see several blue icons with fish on the map. If you move your mouse over them, a title will appear to tell you which body of water the icon represents. If there are two fish in the icon, the icon represents multiple water bodies, and you will need to zoom in — until only a single water body is represented. You can do this by zooming or by clicking on the multiple water body icon. [Close-up of Fish ON-Line Website.] Once an icon shows only one fish, move your cursor over the icon and the water body name will appear. Click on the water body icon to bring up the water body window. The water body window has three tabs: general information about the water body,
fish species in the water body, and stocking information. At the bottom of
these windows there are links to additional information. At the bottom of the water body window, there’s information about the water body, and access to license regulation information. For many of the most popular lakes in the province, a separate fact sheet is available for the fishing regulations for that lake. The fish tab leads you to a list of the sport fish species in the selected water body. By clicking on any of the fish species you can bring up more information
including fact sheets, the guide to eating sport fish, and other relevant
materials. If the lake has been stocked for
recreational purposes, the provincial stocking records for the lake will appear under the stocking tab These tables include the species, the year and the life
stage of the stocked fish. At the bottom of the water body window, you also have the option to get
directions to or from this water body. A number of searches can be performed to help you find fishing spots in the
province. These searches are located along the left hand side of the tool. Above the search bar, is a drop down menu that includes some of the provinces most popular water bodies. By selecting any of these water bodies, the map will automatically zoom to the lake you selected. In the search bar, there are several search options. The top option is to search by water body name. Enter the name, or part of the name, of a water body you’re searching for. Because there are some common names for lakes in the province, you may need to limit the search to a
distance from a nearby town. By clicking the “search again” button you will return to the main search bar. The next search is a fish species search. In this search, you have the
ability to search for water bodies in a desired area that have one or more
species. By hitting “Go,” Fish ON-Line will show you all of the lakes that have all the species that you’ve selected. The next search, is for stocked water bodies. Start by choosing a stock species of fish you want to search for. Then choose a distance up to 300 kilometers from any location or address in North America. When you run the search, Fish ON-Line will show you all the
lakes that are stocked for recreational fishing, with that species, within that search
area. The final search is by GPS coordinates. If you have coordinates for a particular lake and want more information or directions to
that point, put the coordinates into this search, and an icon will appear on
the map where those coordinates were taken. Click on the icon and you’ll see the coordinates and have
the ability to get directions to or from that location. The final function, the fish online tool is the “Get Directions” button. Once you click the “Get Directions” button you can either enter the address or
place you’ll be travelling to and from in the fields. Or you can click and drag the red and green push pins onto the map, to show where you’re starting your trip and where you want to go. When you click “Go,” a new window will appear with your directions. The Ministry will continue to improve
the tool and the data which is available. So check back often for more information. If you have questions about the tool
please use the “Contact Us” function on the website.

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