Northern Ontario: Canada's Premier Fishing Destination
Northern Ontario is Canada's premier fishing destination. The region has a large
variety of freshwater fish that will challenge the skills of the
pro or the novice. This is the place where the big fish lurk and
there are many trophies waiting to be caught.
Unchallenged as table fare, walleye is the most popular and most angled fish in
Northern Ontario. Northern Ontario offers the best walleye
fishing anywhere in North America. Vertical jigging (1/8 oz to
3/8 oz chartreuse or hot pink jigs are local favourites) and
minnows, leeches or nightcrawlers are your best bet. Northern
Ontario walleye also like a variety of minnow plugs and
crankbaits -the time of year and weather conditions generally
dictate what presentation works the best. In general, sunrise and
sunset are the best times of day to go after this fish.
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Labeled a "walleye wonderland" by the Outdoor News'
Northern Ontario Outdoor Guide, Northern Ontario is the place to
be for walleye anglers. The Ontario record is 22.25 pounds with
the best eating size in the 1.5 to 3 pound range. Walleye define the
Canadian shore lunch experience - something you won't want to
Pound for pound, smallmouth bass are the feistiest fish in Northern Ontario. Found
mostly in the southern half of the region, smallmouth bass will
bite a number of presentations and the use of ultra light tackle
makes landing them that much more exciting. Casting with spinner
baits or using topwater lures along rocky shoals and on the edge
of weed beds are a pretty good bet if you're seeking smallmouth.
Bouncing jigs along the lake bottom with minnows or nightcrawlers
also works. Most smallmouth average 8 to 15 inches in length and
weigh between 1.5 to 3 pounds. The larger fish can range between
4 and 6 pounds.
Referred to as "gators" by residents of the region, Northern Pike are the most
aggressive predatory fish that inhabit our waters. Averaging
between 8 to 12 pounds, northerns offer, an exciting experience
for any angler. The larger pike, in Northern Ontario, can exceed 40
inches and weigh 30 lbs or more. Just about any presentation
works on this fish. Jerkbaits, spoons, spinners and crankbaits
all work well. While found just about anywhere, pikes tend to prefer
protected bays with lots of weeds where, hidden in cover, they
can stalk their unsuspecting prey.
The most prized trophy fish of them all is the muskellunge and Northern Ontario is
known as one of the best places in North America to catch a huge
muskie.Some of the better known muskie lakes in the region
include Lac Seul, Pipestone Lake, Eagle Lake, Rough Rock Lake,
Sand Lake, Lake of the Woods, Dryberry Lake and Rowan Lake and
parts of the English River System - although this is certainly
not an a1l-inclusive list.
Noisy surface baits, bucktails and very large trolling plugs are all effective for
muskie. It is a certainty that the lakes of Northern Ontario
hold record-sized fish - and it's a definite possibility that a
world-record muskie lurks somewhere in our waters. While the current
Ontario record is 65 pounds, fish in the range of 40 to 45 Ibs
are caught on a regular basis every year.
Jumbo Perch and
Crappie With abundant populations of crappie and yellow perch,
Northern Ontario is the perfect place to teach your kid to fish.
A cast off just about any dock will yield you a perch and the
thrill in your child's eyes as he or she reels in that first fish
will be a memory to cherish for a lifetime. For the serious pan
fish angler, you'll find both crappie and perch along deep
weedlines in the summer months and in shallow bays in the spring.
Morning and evening tend to be the best times to catch these
fish. Good bait options include small minnows, mini-crankbaits
and spinner baits.
Fantastic Hunting Opportunities
Northwest Ontario offers the hunter some great opportunities. If its big game
you're after there is black bear, deer, wolf and moose to
challenge your skills. Northern Ontario is known across North
America for having some of the biggest moose anywhere - the
opportunity is here for you to take home that prized trophy.
There are also high populations of black bear and deer, meaning
you are almost guaranteed success. Our experienced
outfitters know where the big game is and have everything you
need for a successful hunt.
Northern Ontario also offers great waterfowl hunting opportunities: mallards, wood
ducks, blue bills, teals and geese. Several other species of
ducks also migrate through the region in the autumn. There are
also good hunting opportu- nities for ruffed grouse. With thousands
of lakes to choose from, Northern Ontario is a veritable duck
paradise - ensuring that you'll achieve success during your hunt.
As you look overhead you can usually see one of hundreds of bald eagles which
live here. There are over one hundred different species of
migratory birds and waterfowl in the region during the spring,
summer and fall months - a bird watcher's paradise. Birds such as
the great blue heron, white pelican, common loon and dozens of
species of songbirds nest here. Your camera is a must!
Northwest Ontario is home to some of Canada's largest populations of moose,
deer and black bear. For those who seek the experience of seeing
one of these majestic animals close-up, there are
over 60,000 square miles of forested lands in which to find them.
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