Ontario Fishing

With a huge variety of fish running its streams and rivers and residing in its lakes, Ontario is a favorite destination for fishing enthusiasts the world over. Known for playing host to the “big one,” this Canadian province welcomes tourists to enjoy the natural splendor its boundaries have to offer. Before diving into a fishing trip in Ontario,however, there are some things a non-resident might need to pay attention to. Fishing in this province generally requires a permit and some areas might demand more than one. Those who choose to fish Ontario do so for the massive variety of fish they can encounter. 

Although not all species are found in every location during certain times of the year, here are some general rules of thumb for where to find what kinds of fish: Warm water fish found in Ontario include: pumpkinseed, bluegill, goldeye, largemouth bass, white perch and more. Cooler waters will play hose to black crappie, walleye, rock bass, northern pike, white sucker and even redhorse suckers. The cold waters of Ontario are home to rainbow trout, Atlantic salmon, Chinook salmon, Cisco, smelt and more. There are many websites to choose from for more information! If you are looking for a lodge or resort to stay at, please visit the comprehensive fishing resort directory here.

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Back-To-Basics Pike.

Back-To-Basics Pike.

The northern pike - or water wolf in some circles - is a predatory fish that holds a healthy appetite, both for chowing down and battling tough. It can reach formidable weights, but even those...

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Swimbaits for Summer Walleye.

Swimbaits for Summer Walleye.

If you’re looking to land big walleye and prefer casting over trolling, swimbaits are one of the best baits going to accomplish this goal. When other anglers are working small, twister tail jigs...

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Dave Mercer’s – Facts of Fishing


 

Jigging Early Summer Pike.

Jigging Early Summer Pike.

Yes, my pike box is full of the same large jerkbaits, big thumper spoons and wild looking spinnerbaits as yours probably is. And yes, hitting a big...

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Deep Down Lake Trout.

Deep Down Lake Trout.

Deep, cold and gin clear water usually represent most lakes that hold healthy populations of lake trout throughout Ontario. During the summer months...

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Summer Pike Points.

Summer Pike Points.

Summer Pike Points. by.... J.P. Bushey. Some are definitely better than others! Reading water and being able to carry out a logical fishing approach...

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Summertime Eyes.

Summertime Eyes.

Summertime Eyes. By....Tyler Dunn. If Ontario is best known for one fish it is without a doubt the delicious walleye. Trophy walleye fishing can be...

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When Santa Calls for Tips

When Santa Calls for Tips

Santa has us figured out. His yearly call for fishing details was still a surprise last year but has started to become predictable. He knows that we...

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