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Old 09-09-2021, 04:18 PM
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What is the latest word on taking nightcrawlers into Canada nightcrawlers? I read an article that said as of August 14, 2021 they could be taken in, packed in artificial bedding. My outfitter says no. Who's right?
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Old 09-09-2021, 04:20 PM
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What is the latest word on taking nightcrawlers into Canada nightcrawlers? I read an article that said as of August 14, 2021 they could be taken in, packed in artificial bedding. My outfitter says no. Who's right?

Ouch... why risk it? How much more expensive is it to purchase over the border?
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Old 09-09-2021, 04:31 PM
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Call the Canada Border Service where u intend to cross they will let you know
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Old 09-09-2021, 04:38 PM
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I did a search. OMG!! I would stay home. This is an outfitters response to things you have to do to go fishing in Canada. No live Bait!

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-heal...GG2YW2F6VX90Iw

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-heal...arrivecan.html

BAIT: Canada no longer allows ANY LIVE OR DEAD bait to be brought into the country. We will do our best to have bait. This late in the season is not usually a leach bite and we know leaches may be hard to come by. We will have minnows and worms. These fish should be so hungry they will bite a bare hook!
This is the search I did. The first item is what I used. Good luck

live bait into canada as of August 14, 2021

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Old 09-09-2021, 08:35 PM
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I went to Canada a couple weeks ago. No crawlers allowed. We crossed at Fort Francis and stopped a Rainy Lake Bait. Crawlers were 2 doz of $8.99ca. Not much of a difference vs US prices.

With exception of having to take time out to get the Covid test the process to cross the border was easy. I presented my vax card, passport and copy of my negative covid test and was passed right through after the regular border crossing questions. Although I downloaded and filled out the Arrive Canada information the Border guy didn't need to see it. It is required so I would recommend completing it.

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Old 09-10-2021, 04:21 AM
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They claim the agent's dont have time to mess around asking about bait ? You notice they do indeed ask about alcohol though 🤣
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Old 09-10-2021, 05:42 AM
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I'm in Quebec and fish Lake Champlain on the US side for over 20 years and it's been the same: no live bait and I don't suffer from that rule.
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Old 09-10-2021, 06:29 AM
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What is the latest word on taking nightcrawlers into Canada nightcrawlers? I read an article that said as of August 14, 2021 they could be taken in, packed in artificial bedding. My outfitter says no. Who's right?
August 16 in International Falls I was asked if I had live bait or any bait that used to be alive.
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Old 09-10-2021, 06:37 AM
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$60 for a half flat of worms in Canada… Just get them when you cross.


I would agree that they have time to ask about alcohol. However, I have had three different groups told me they were over the limit and we’re not asked to come in and pay. So that is certainly lighter also
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Old 09-10-2021, 08:02 AM
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Returned from Canada on August 30. While waiting in line to re-enter U.S. we watched a guy walking back from Canada Side to U.S. side to dump his night crawlers.
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