Fishing in Ontario

Home to more than 250,000 lakes, rivers, and streams that are brimming with some of the best freshwater year-round fishing experiences in the world, it is safe to say that Ontario is an angler's paradise. From fly-rodding for trout to waging war with the mighty muskie, the opportunities for world-class fishing are endless. Discover everything that is Ontario fishing at Destination Ontario.

Ontario boasts the world's largest number of lakeside resorts and lodges, one of which will be sure to suit your needs and budget. Take a short drive from the bustling city to a hidden retreat, or board a plane for a fly-in getaway. Either way, you can be assured of professional service and a "shore lunch" to remember.

Whether you’re preparing for a short drive to a hidden fishing gem or planning to hop on a plane for the fly-in fishing experience of a lifetime, here you can find inspirational stories of family fishing excursions, technical articles to help catch the trophy fish, and suggested fishing getaways to help you plan your next fishing adventure in Ontario!

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Fishing Caribou Lake

This Cold Water Lake is a Northern Pike Paradise

World Class Carp

Ontario is a World-Class Fishery for Carp

Reasons to Fish Thunder Bay

It’s worth the trip to fish and visit Canada’s premier outdoor city!

How to Get Into Fishing

You haven't gone fishing in years, how in the world would you get started?

Casual Canadian Muskies

Here’s a simple approach that can have you holding a Canadian musky in no time.

A Fool for Lac Seul

Years of dreams finally materializing, Lac Seul teaches a tough lesson

Shield Lakes & Rivers

A Million Acres of Water. Where do You Start?

5 Flies for Ontario’s Most Popular Species

In these northern waters live of the most revered fish anglers wish to target on fly.

Northern Ontario is Great for Fall Bass

Learn the best regions for fall bass fishing.

Eating Northern Pike

The Best Recipe to Cook This Fish

A Houseboat Adventure

The Ontario Experience visits Lac Seul in search of huge muskie

Bronzebacks of the Whalesback

One of the top bass destinations in North America.

Structure or Cover?

Learn the Difference to Catch More Fish

Largemouth Bass At Westbay Cottages

Fish TV takes a trip to Northeastern Ontario

Batchawana Bay Smallmouth Bass

Fish'n Canada fishes the Lake Superior for bass.

Portage Paradise Walleye

Remote lake fishing adventures to pristine lakes.

Salmon Of The Soo

Fishing for Atlantic Salmon on the St. Marys River.

The Outpost Lodge

Ideal for anglers looking for a variety of fishing.

Get Hooked on Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing is very enjoyable and one of the fastest growing sports.

Fish TV's Five 5 Places to Fish in Ontario

The amount of different species that Ontario has to offer is like no other place.