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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Accessorize Your Boat for Success!

Accessorize Your Boat for Success!

Your 1000-acre local lake fishes just fine with a 16-foot johnboat, a 25-hp motor, 12V tiller electric, and a 5” sonar. Take this rig too far out into Green Bay, across Mille Lacs, or for a 50-mile...

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Dave Mercer’s – Facts of Fishing


 

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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The Versatile Swimbait

The Versatile Swimbait

While boot-tail swimbaits are not new, the uses for them keep expanding at a rapid pace. Throughout 2019 we noticed these inexpensive plastics...

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Lead Core Feel

Lead Core Feel

Fishing a new lake for walleye this fall, better bring the lead core. Big groups of fish rest on specific contours or in the basin of most lakes and...

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Size Matters for Crankbaits

Size Matters for Crankbaits

The huge storage lockers on our Nitro ZV21 Pro boats seem to fill up fast with crankbaits. Even more lures travel with us in the back of the truck....

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Keep The Summer Bite Hot

Keep The Summer Bite Hot

As the seasons transition from spring to summer walleyes change feeding patterns. As walleye anglers, there are several adaptations and varied...

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Transition Walleyes

Transition Walleyes

The Summer peak is exactly that— walleyes will bite anything. Jigs, live bait, crankbaits, spinners, you name it. Every lake has a change that...

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Is Live Bait Dead?

Is Live Bait Dead?

Well, not totally. Hang a minnow or a leech under a bobber and it might outperform scented plastics. For most other presentations, including jigging...

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Spring Time Cranking

Spring Time Cranking

Spring means warming waters and shallow baitfish. The north shorelines, larger flats, shallow rocks, and longer bays warm faster than the main lake....

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Spawn Time March Madness

Spawn Time March Madness

With the slightly warmer winter, many walleye areas will likely see ice off before the peak of the late March to early April spawn. Of course, some...

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Running Rough Water

Running Rough Water

About this time every year it seems that fishermen start to get “the itch.” Cabin fever has set in, the ice is getting thin, and they all know that...

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