Flora and Fauna

Fish

Buck Lake is home to the following native fish varieties:

  • Largemouth bass
  • Smallmouth bass
  • Northern pike
  • Yellow perch
  • Crappie
  • Sunfish
  • Lake trout

Cam McCauley, Landscape Planning Biologist with the Ministry of Natural Resources, prepared this PowerPoint slideshow, ImportanceOfProtectingLakeTrout, and presented it at the Friends of the Lake workshop in July 2008.

During the late 1970s or early 1980s, splake (a mostly non-reproducing hybrid of male speckled and female lake trouts) were introduced to the lake by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), apparently in an effort to reduce the adverse effects of fishing on the native lake trout population. It is unknown if more recent additions have been made to this population, but unless that is the case, the last splake would have vanished from Buck Lake over a decade ago.

Buck Lake lies in the MNR Fisheries Management Zone 18. For regulations concerning fishing and fishing licenses in Ontario, consult the MNR’s Fish Ontario Web site. For information specific to Zone 18, including season dates and catch limits, see Ontario Fishing Regulations Summary – Zone 18

A slide presentation from the Frontenac Stewardship Council
now available here: FishBiology

A report by the MNR on fish stocks in the lake is
available here: MNRBuckLakeFishSummary