With over 250,000 lakes and a myriad of rivers, Ontario has delighted anglers and kept taxidermists busy throughout the year. All seasons see trophies emerge from the shallows, depths and currents of this remarkable fishing trove.
Of all of Ontario’s many jewels, its centrepiece is, the aptly named, Lake Superior, the world’s largest (surface area) freshwater lake. Superior is popular with salmon, steelhead and lake trout hunters.
Quetico Provincial Park and the Albany River system are legendary amongst dedicated anglers. The wilderness here is a utopia for poets, photographers and fishers alike with its rugged mountains, lush forests and sheer waterfalls. It also boasts world record brook trout and trophy sized walleye.
Muskie and Northern pike fishers no difficulties attracting fish to their fishing hooks anywhere around Ontario, but rumor has it that Tweed and in particular Lake Stoco find various arenas where tremendous muskellunge battles take place.
The Almaguin Highlands, in the North has been praised by many as one of the finest fishing areas in Canada, but keep in mind that fly-ins may be needed to reach any of that action.The chain of lakes here also ensures hundreds of miles of shoreline with superb small mouth bass regularly taken around the six-pound mark.
The sheer diversity of Ontario’s fishing action ranges from the James Bay lowlands to the popular Bass and Muskie Mecca of Killarney Georgian Bay.
Algonquin Provincial Park, the Grand, the Niagara, Maitland,Ausable, and the Saugeen are just a few other spots that willguaranteetight lines.
If you are a competitive angler you may wish to enter many of the Ontario destinations holding annual fishing contests with terrific prizes.
Whateverspot you head on your quest for Ontario’s gems,remember, there are somany lifetimes of waters to explore.