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Catching Big Fish Through the Ice

There's nothing like the taste of fresh fish in the middle of the winter, but these trophy fish were released back into the water.

Hard water anglers can't wait for the ice to freeze to get out there to drop in a line. In Ontario's Sunset Country, we manly ice fish for walleye, lake trout, crappie, and northern pike.  Sometimes bass or muskies are caught accidentally.

Here are some of the biggest fish caught through the ice in 2014:

39" Lake Trout Caught at Moosehorn Lodge

Eric caught this massive 39" lake trout on Lac Seul at Moosehorn Lodge. He reports that the fish swam away strongly.


Location: Moosehorn Lodge, Lac Seul, Sioux Lookout Ontario
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Phone: 800-682-6123

Big Lake Trout Caught at Muskie Bay Lodge

Muskie Bay Resort guests usually fish for trout on Crow Lake or on Whitefish Bay, Lake of the Woods. This trout was caught in April, a month we often don't get to fish because the ice is melting. Last year the ice was solid throughout April.

BIg trout caught on at Muskie Bay Lodge

Location: Muskie Bay Resort on Crow Lake, Nestor Falls, Ontario, Canada
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Phone: 800-682-6123

A Couple of Nice Crappies Caught at Gateway North Outfitters

A couple nice slabs from a backcountry adventure by a guest at Gateway North Outfitters.

Some nice crappies caught at Gateway North Outfitters

Location: Gateway North Outfitters, Emo, Ontario, Canada
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Phone: 807-482-1388 or 807-271-2840 cell

15lb Lake Trout Caught at Barker Bay Resort

Sam caught this beautiful 15lb lake trout on Lower Manitou Lake at Barker Bay Resort not long after the trout season opened in January.

15lb lake trout caught at Barker Bay Resort

Location: Brker Bay Resort on Lower Manitou Lake, Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada
Website: or Facebook:
Phone: 800-682-6123

More information on ice fishing

Check out these other articles about the best fish caught in 2014:

Best Walleye Fishing Photos in NW Ontario in 2014
Best Bass Fishing Photos in NW Ontario in 2014
Best Muskie Fishing Photos in NW Ontario in 2014
Best Northern Pike Fishing Photos in NW Ontario in 2014
Best Trout Fishing Photos in 2014

About Erin Rody

I grew up on Black Sturgeon Lake in Northwestern Ontario. I am a staff writer for the Sunset Country Travel Association. Through my articles I hope to entice you to visit the wonderful region I call home. We are all about outdoor adventure; with 70,000 lakes and rivers and a whole lot of forests how can we not be? Whether you like to fish, hunt, canoe, kayak, boat or go camping, Sunset Country has something for you. Enjoy!

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