Fishing

FRESHWATER FISHING AT ITS BEST

RIGHT HERE, IN NORTHEASTERN ONTARIO

Are you looking for the perfect way to get your next personal best? Then Northeastern Ontario is the place to be! Our crystal clear lakes and rivers offer up a plethora of fishing opportunities – whether you’re fly fishing, canoeing, kayaking, or boating, you’ll never run out of places to drop a line.

When you’re done fishing for the day, you can treat yourself to one of our world-class lodges or camps listed below. The experienced guides will help you find the perfect spot and have boats for rent, as well as remote fly-in experiences. And don’t forget to explore the dozens of public launches and lodges with easy access.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to plan your escape and experience the best fishing Northeastern Ontario has to offer!

The Further You Go, The Better it Gets - Find Your Lake - Fishing Northeastern Ontario

Partner Listings

Elk Lake Eco Centre

Come enjoy the peace and tranquillity of Elk Lake Eco Centre. A four-season resort ideal for couple vacations, family reunions,...

Lazy Rock RV Park & Campground

Jon & Charisma here, and we would love to welcome you to Lazy Rock RV Park & Campground. We offer...

Agnew Lake Lodge

Agnew Lake Lodge offers year-round accommodations and recreational packages. This winter we have new snowmachine trails, guided tours, ice fishing,...

Cochrane Air Services Limited

Situated at Cochrane, Ontario, Cochrane Air Services has been providing remote fishing and hunting vacations for over 40 years. We...

North River Outfitters

North River Outfitters offers fully guided fishing/ice fishing, small game, black bear, whitetail deer, waterfowl and wolf hunts. ATV/snowmobile tours...

Mowat Landing Cottages

Mowat Landing Cottages is located at the road’s end, on the banks of the Montreal River, in beautiful Northern Ontario....

Camp Conewango

Camp Conewango is a resort on the north shore of Lake Talon with a seasonal campground that is perfect for...

Air Ivanhoe Limited

Fly-in fishing action for Ontario pike and walleye! Great fishing just waiting for you in this area of Ontario. Just...

Elk Lake Wilderness Resort

Elk Lake Wilderness Resort is a 4 seasons resort located just outside of the town of Elk Lake. Our 10...

Standing Pines Lodge

Our off-grid cabins are located 36 km from River Valley on Manitou Lake. Hwy 805 is a graded gravel road....

Mattawa River Cottage

Located on the historic Mattawa River, The Mattawa River Cottage is a private waterfront property overlooking the Ottawa River, nestled...

Saul Outfitters

For decades, the Saul family has been bringing the northern outdoor experience to anglers, hunters, campers and photographers from across...

WildExodus Adventures

WildExodus is a hospitality and premier outdoor adventure tour provider in Northeastern Ontario, Canada. Experience the Boreal forest with a...

Killarney Mountain Lodge and Conference Centre

As the sun sets, the warm glow of pink granite radiates off of the water. In the distance, sparkling white...

Green Bay Lodge

Green Bay Lodge is a boutique waterfront resort located on the northern tip of Lake Manitou. We offer five, bright,...

Cedar Village & Marina

Cedar Village & Marina, the heart of the Pickerel River and Lower French River. Come to stay in, rent or...

KapRiver Outfitters

Several decades of operations have made KapRiver Outfitters one of the most experienced outfitters in Northeastern Ontario. Peter and Terry...

Bear’s Den Lodge

We are a family friendly and family owned operation with over 35 years of experience. Bear’s Den Lodge is located...

Beautiful Log Cottage

Beautiful Log Cottage – 3 Bedroom (inc Sleep Cabin); Sleeps 6 Adults; Beach, Private, Lovely! A wonderful beach front, southern...

Sportsman’s Inn Resort & Marina

Perched atop the pebbled shores of the North Channel, the Sportsman’s Inn is surrounded by the glistening waters and windswept...

Two Rivers Motel

Two Rivers Motel is located in Papineau-Cameron, Mattawa Ontario. Travelers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Mattawa...

Mattawa Adventure Camp

We are a year round camp located in up North in the beautiful town of Mattawa Ontario. We are situated...

Mattawa River Resort

Travelers who love the great outdoors will delight in a vacation at the Mattawa River Resort. Located in the heart...

Les Suites des Presidents’ Suites

Vacation rental homes and glamping on Lake Temiskaming. Our historical award-winning homes are the perfect venue for your vacations, family...

Gore Bay Overnight Apartment Hotel

McLAUGHLIN BLOCK GORE BAY OVERNIGHT APARTMENT HOTEL 705 282 3196 OPEN ALL YEAR Gore Bay Manitoulin Hotel has five completely...

The Nuthatch Retreat Cottage

STAR Licensed #2023 – 02 for Billings Township. North Channel waterfront location. Two minutes away from Bridal Veil Falls and...

Fish Tale Cabins & Campground

Fish Tale Cabins & Campground is located on the Wolseley River flowing into the beautiful French River. We offer tenting...

Dionne Quints Heritage Board

On May 28, 1934, five identical girls were born to Oliva and Elzire Dionne, a Franco-Ontario family in the tiny...

Great Escape Cabins

Surrounded by Crown Land, Great Escape Cabins is a northern cabin and campground resort, situated within the beautiful French River...

Sid Turcotte Park

Sid Turcotte Park near North Bay and Area in Mattawa. Operates March to October.

Big Moose Camp Resort

Big Moose Camp is a family owned and operated four season resort on Lake Nosbonsing, near North Bay. A place...

Crane’s Lochaven Wilderness Lodge

Crane’s Lochaven Wilderness Lodge is a high-quality wilderness lodge that offers a place to connect with others, eat home-cooked meals...

Saenchiur Flechey Resort

Peaceful, charming, and set against the backdrop of the Northern Ontario’s boreal forest, Saenchiur Flechey is a family-owned business that...

Elk Lake Eco Centre

Come enjoy the peace and tranquillity of Elk Lake ...

1000 Ontario Street
Elk Lake, ON

Lazy Rock RV Park & Campground

Jon & Charisma here, and we would love to ...

28 Taggart Lake Road
Mattawa, ON

Agnew Lake Lodge

Agnew Lake Lodge offers year-round accommodations ...

847 Agnew Lake Road
Webbwood, ON

Cochrane Air Services Limited

Situated at Cochrane, Ontario, Cochrane Air ...

Box 1893
Cochrane, ON

North River Outfitters

North River Outfitters offers fully guided ...

9083 Hwy 63
Redbridge, ON

Mowat Landing Cottages

Mowat Landing Cottages is located at the road’s ...

L9, C5, Barr Twp, Mowat Landing Road
Haileybury, ON

Camp Conewango

Camp Conewango is a resort on the north shore of ...

1875 Songis Road
Redbridge, ON

Air Ivanhoe Limited

Fly-in fishing action for Ontario pike and ...

120 Ivanhoe Lake Road
Foleyet, ON

Elk Lake Wilderness Resort

Elk Lake Wilderness Resort is a 4 seasons resort ...

590 Highway 65
Elk Lake, ON

Standing Pines Lodge

Our off-grid cabins are located 36 km from River ...

Hwy 805
River Valley, ON

Mattawa River Cottage

Located on the historic Mattawa River, The ...

Water Street
Mattawa, ON

Saul Outfitters

For decades, the Saul family has been bringing ...

494 Calbeck Avenue
Matachewan, ON

WildExodus Adventures

WildExodus is a hospitality and premier outdoor ...

7001 Dalton Road
Wawaitin Falls, ON

Killarney Mountain Lodge and Conference Centre

As the sun sets, the warm glow of pink granite ...

3 Commissioner Street
Killarney, ON

Green Bay Lodge

Green Bay Lodge is a boutique waterfront resort ...

322 Cosby Subdivision Road
Mindemoya, ON

Cedar Village & Marina

Cedar Village & Marina, the heart of the ...

RR #2
Alban, ON

KapRiver Outfitters

Several decades of operations have made KapRiver ...

10 Erie Street
Kapuskasing, ON

Bear’s Den Lodge

We are a family friendly and family owned ...

2870 J Hartley Bay Road
Alban, ON

Beautiful Log Cottage

Beautiful Log Cottage - 3 Bedroom (inc Sleep ...

492A Moosehead Road, Box 250
Mattawa, ON

Sportsman’s Inn Resort & Marina

Perched atop the pebbled shores of the North ...

37 Channel Street
Killarney, ON

Two Rivers Motel

Two Rivers Motel is located in Papineau-Cameron, ...

4801 HWY 17 W
Papineau-Cameron, ON

Mattawa Adventure Camp

We are a year round camp located in up North in ...

4601 Highway 17E
Mattawa, ON

Mattawa River Resort

Travelers who love the great outdoors will ...

6251 Highway 17
Mattawa, ON

Les Suites des Presidents’ Suites

Vacation rental homes and glamping on Lake ...

620 Lakeshore Road
Temiskaming Shores, ON

Gore Bay Overnight Apartment Hotel

McLAUGHLIN BLOCK GORE BAY OVERNIGHT APARTMENT ...

59 Meredith Street
Gore Bay, Manitoulin, ON

The Nuthatch Retreat Cottage

STAR Licensed #2023 - 02 for Billings Township. ...

627 CD Newburn Road
Kagawong, ON

Fish Tale Cabins & Campground

Fish Tale Cabins & Campground is located on ...

2597 Wolseley Bay Road
Noelville, ON

Dionne Quints Heritage Board

On May 28, 1934, five identical girls were born ...

181 Oak St W
North Bay, ON

Great Escape Cabins

Surrounded by Crown Land, Great Escape Cabins is ...

884A Hwy 607
Alban, ON

Sid Turcotte Park

Sid Turcotte Park near North Bay and Area in ...

750 Mattawan Street
Mattawa-Bonfield, ON

Big Moose Camp Resort

Big Moose Camp is a family owned and operated ...

581 Big Moose Road
Corbeil, ON

Crane’s Lochaven Wilderness Lodge

Crane’s Lochaven Wilderness Lodge is a ...

1 Commanda Island
French River, ON

Saenchiur Flechey Resort

Peaceful, charming, and set against the backdrop ...

513 Lemieux Road
Monetville, ON

What species are you after?

FIND YOUR FISH IN NORTHEASTERN ONTARIO

Our borders start on the rocky shorelines of Lake Huron. Follow the coast to the tributaries of the Great Lakes, or head north into the tens of thousands rivers and lakes in Northeastern Ontario.

Lakes here range from mesotrophic to oligotrophic. The mesotrophic lakes offer lots of fun opportunities to fish natural structures for warm water species such as bass, walleye, muskie, and pike. And our oligotrophic lakes have deep, crystal clear waters perfect for all types of trout.

Some lakes have the best of both worlds and while you’re here you’ll have the opportunity to catch both natural and stocked lake and brook trout.

Locations and Seasons

WHERE AND WHEN TO GO

See yourself heading out into a blanket of fog for the first light bite on a quiet calm lake? This can be managed just about anywhere in the region, but if you want that lake to be your very own, you may consider a fly-in or remote drive-in option. There are lodges that also operate year-round with fully guided ice-fishing trips. 

If you’re a fly angler, you’ll appreciate this region’s sheltered lakes and rivers where you can escape wind and waves amongst picturesque islands. Most species in Northeast Ontario can be caught on a fly rod, while bass, walleye, pike, and muskie all enjoy streamers of various sizes. Your lodge host will fill you in on what colours and patterns to use. Lake trout can be targeted in shallow waters in the early spring turnover when the season opens, and this is also a great time to have the lodge and the lake to yourself in the early shoulder season. 

Gear anglers are set for all seasons in Northeast Ontario. Cover miles and miles of water a day as you take off from the lodge, coffee in hand, camera at the ready for wildlife sightings and personal best catches. 

Lodges and outfitters have ice huts ranging from simple shelters to ice bungalows with satellite TV. You’ll find our ice-fishing culture is among the best in the nation, with whole towns springing up on ice every winter. 

Woman Fishing Northeastern Ontario at Sunset Silhouette

Ice Fishing Is Our Thing

EXPERIENCE WINTER FISHING AS IT’S MEANT TO BE

From the thrill of bringing a healthy winter fish up through the ice, or the feeling of contentment you get cozying up after a day spent outside, ice fishing is a quintessential Canadian pastime. And Northeastern Ontario is known for its ice fishing culture once the water ices over.

From classic ice huts to luxurious ice bungalows, you’ll find experiences below that will fit your preferences. A friends’ weekend, a couples’ getaway, or a family vacation–ice fishing is all about the memories you make on the ice–and about the killer fish you’ll find in our Northern lakes.

Woman Ice Fishing in Norteastern Ontario Pickerel Walleye

New to Fishing? Want to Learn?

TRY THE EXPERIENCE FISHING PROGRAM

If this is your first season fishing, you may be hesitant to plan a fishing trip somewhere new, but Northeastern Ontario is a wonderful place to learn and we’ve been working with lodges and camps across the region to make the transition as easy as possible. You won’t regret making the trip when your skills, and catches, advance quickly.

Experience Fishing is a Northern program that helps new anglers find lodges that offer gear and guidance for beginners, and perfect for families. If you’re interested in learning about a specific species or you’d like to get lures, rods, and other equipment to help target some of our species, Experience Fishing lodges offer packages to suit all levels.

Experience Fishing Stamp - Northeastern Ontario

Resources and Regulations

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT FISHING IN NORTHEASTERN ONTARIO

Before heading anywhere new, every good angler should check the region’s rules and regulations. It’s important to respect the seasonality of species to make sure you have the best vacation possible.

You also need to make sure you have the proper fishing license for the type of fishing you’re doing.