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Fishing Ontario Canada

Located north of the State of Minnesota, Sunset Country in Ontario hosts an incredible variety of lakes and rivers with over 70,000 to choose from! We also home to some of the nicest lodges and resorts anywhere in Canada.
With all this pristine water the fishing is excellent for walleye, bass, northern pike, muskie, lake and brook trout, and panfish such as black crappie and perch. This is a place where the trophies swim. A visit here offers the angler a chance at what could be the biggest catch of their lifetime and great stories to tell.

Ontario Canada musky is your online source for finding the perfect place to stay during your Canadian fishing trip. Our resource catalog includes links to tourist outfitters offering fly in cabins and outposts, drive in lodges, and remote boat in resorts. We also have information on houseboat rentals and wilderness canoe trips.

Use the links to the right to find speific information about places to stay. Sunset Country in northwest Ontario offers the ideal setting for your next angling adventure!

Finding the right kind of trip is easy and if you can't decide exactly what you want to do, then call us and we can help. Our toll free phone number is 1-800-665-7567.

Walleye fishing For your convenience, we have also developed specific websites for each angler.

If you already have a specific kind of fish you want to catch in mind, then use the links below to access one of our species-specific sites that will link you to many outfitters who offer what you're looking for. You may have already heard of some of the great destinations in our area - Red Lake, Kenora, Pickle Lake, Sioux Lookout and Ear Falls are just some of the well known vacation spots.

Lakes such as Lac Seul, Rainy Lake and Lake of the Woods are all located in Sunset Country. No wonder we can proudly claim the title as "Canada's Premier Fishing Destination". There is no other freshwater fishing experience like the one you get in our backcountry so book your trip today!

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With their glowing eyes and beautiful gold color, walleye epitomize the Canadian fishing experience. Up here, these fish are distributed across a great number of lakes and rivers including some of Canada's best known walleye fisheries - Lac Seul, Lake St. Joseph and Lake of the Woods. Enjoy a Canadian shorelunch of fresh walleye - there's nothing like it!

Ontario Canada walleye fishing lodges

Visit Ontario to catch beautiful walleye like this!

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Northern Pike

A big, aggressive predatory fish, northern pike are key factors in keeping fish populations balanced and healthy in our lakes and rivers. Big northerns mean you'll want your heavy tackle and big baits - just about anything works on pike. Your chances of landing a trophy fish are good to very good depending on where you're fishing.

northern pike biting a bucktail

Exciting action for the great northern pike

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Sunset Country is one of North America's top muskie destinations. These magnificent fish are top dog in their ecosystem. Preying on a variety of bait fish, muskie are awesome predators. Heavy tackle is in order and no bait is too big up here!

Muskie lodges on lakes in Canada

Ontario muskie fishing - there's nothing else like it!

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Pound for pound our best fighters, smallmouth bass are distributed across the southern half of our region. Famous bass waters such as Rainy Lake and Lake of the Woods beckon you. A lesser known fact is the great largemouth bass fishing we have in some of our lakes. Bring all the baits that work back home - spinners and crank baits work well. Tube jigs are a local favourite. Fishing is vigorous throughout the day.

Bass fishing Ontario

Largemouth bass offer continuous fighting action

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Lake & Brook Trout

The sheer number of cold, deep lakes we have guarantees a fantastic trout fishing vacation. Lake trout can be caught in the shallows just after ice out but go much deeper during the summer. January to March offer some really good ice fishing opportunities. Brook trout are abundant in the Arctic river systems in the far northern regions of Sunset Country - try your luck fly-fishing for brookies approaching 8 pounds in size.

Lake trout over 25 pounds caught in Ontario

Lake trout can go well over 20 pounds on some lakes in Sunset Country

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Winter Angling Opportunities

When the temperatures cool down the fishing action heats up in Ontario's Sunset Country! Ice fishing in Ontario is an angler's delight with many opportunities to catch species such as walleye, northern pike, lake trout and black crappie on the thousands of frozen lakes. Take a winter vacation to Canada for a change and discover just how good the fishing is in January, February and March.

Ice fishing for lake trout in Ontario

Winter ice fishing on Lake of the Woods, Ontario

Ontario Adventure Guide and Map If you want additional information, our Travel Association also produces a 84 page Travel Guide that includes a poster-sized fishing map of the area. Click here to order your FREE copy or call us toll free at 1-800-665-7567.


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