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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