The following regulations are in effect lake wide.

Barbless Hooks

Only one barbless hook may be used.
(Treble hooks are counted as one hook)

Fishing Tags

All non-residents require a special Lake St. Joseph fishing tag. These exclusive tags are released in limited quantities and available through Old Post Lodge.


Smelt may not be used as bait or possessed for use as bait.


All non-residents must camp a minimum of one kilometer (0.6 miles) from the Lake St. Joseph shore, including islands.