Fantastic Fishing Spots in Northwest Ontario

Fantastic Fishing Spots in Northwest Ontario
Northwest Ontario boasts some of the best fishing and hunting in all of North America. So why not consider it for your next fishing trip or family vacation?It may be the most sparsely populated region in the province, but Northwest Ontario is filled with great communities and areas that offer a wide array of lodges, accommodations, and destinations that you won?t want to miss.Here?s a list of just some of the communities nestled within the paradise that is Northwest Ontario.

Thunder Bay

As the most populous community in Northwest Ontario, Thunder Bay offers a wide array of activities and accommodations ? indeed, it has earned its reputations as one of the best outdoor cities in all of Canada.Located on Lake Superior, one of Thunder Bay?s most well-known areas is Sleeping Giant Provincial Park (named for the area?s infamous Sibley Peninsula, which resembles a giant lying on its back). Take the opportunity to paddle the waters in a canoe or kayak, or charter a boat and take a sightseeing tour. The area is chock-full of species of fish, too, with walleye, smallmouth bass, lake trout, and brook trout being especially plentiful.Plan your trip to Thunder Bay here.


Kenora, OntarioFat smallies like this one can be found in Lake of the WoodsJeremy Smith
Conveniently located on the picturesque, magnificent Lake of the Woods, the town of Kenora (formerly Rat Portage) is a veritable paradise for those who are looking for a bustling vacation spot. In the summer, you can spend your time enjoying the natural beauty of the area while partaking in activities such as fishing, hiking, swimming, boating, and biking. The winter months offer incredible ice fishing, as well as plenty of options for skiers and snowboarders.Kenora is also the home of the Kenora Bass International, a catch and release tournament held on Lake of the Woods. If you?'re more of a recreational angler than a tournament angler, you'?ll still find plenty to love here ? smallmouth bass are very abundant, and you'?ll also find walleye, muskie, northern pike, lake trout, and crappie.Check out Kenora?s accommodations and attractions here.

Sioux Lookout

Sioux LookoutSioux LookoutJ Hazard
Known in some circles as the ?Hub of the North,? Sioux Lookout has a modest population of about 5,000 people. However, this population as tourists, primarily from the U.S., converge on the area, especially in the summer months.The area has a ton of lakes and rivers where you can enjoy fishing, swimming, and various other water sports. Species of fish that you?ll come across include largemouth and smallmouth bass, northern pike, walleye, and muskie. It also boasts a number of beaches which draw large numbers of tourists in the summer. If you?'re looking for the best locations and spots to check out, a number of guides in the area can steer you in the right direction.Find more information on Sioux Lookout here.

Red Lake

Red LakeRed Lake boasts a healthy population of walleyeJeremy Smith
The Municipality of Red Lake is made up of six small communities ? Cochenour, Balmertown, McKenzie Island, Madsen, Starratt-Olsen, and Red Lake.This area is well-known for its incredible fishing, especially in the summer months. The lake boasts a number of species, including lake trout, whitefish, walleye, and northern pike. Hunters will also find lots to love in Red Lake, as moose, bear, duck, and grouse are plentiful.Further information on Red Lake and the surrounding areas can be found here.Visit for further information on these and many other communities that would be ideal spots for your next vacation.
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