My top Ontario Lakes
The top lake in Ontario is something that's been widely debated since rod and reels were created. This is a very touchy, and controversial subject that people will agree or disagree with, but based on my experience and opinion these are the top five lakes in our great province Ontario. I will give the lake's name, the most popular fish species, general geography of the lake, and one hotspot.
5. Gull Lake is a extremely versatile lake that is generally fished for lake trout, but also offers some of the best bass fishing in the North with five pound fish being common. The lake can go from 5 feet deep to over 200. Try heading starboard from the boat launches main bay onto a reef that is loaded with fat largemouth bass.
4. Lake Simcoe is well renowned for being one of the top producers for pike, smallmouth bass, perch, lake tout, and whitefish. It's one of the largest lakes in Ontario and ranges from rock shoals, sand bars, and sand flats. a hot spot is to launch at Orillia and head straight out about one kilometer until the sand bottom starts to turn into short cabbage, this hotspot is great during spring for perch (The world famous Lake Simcoe jumbo perch can sometimes weigh well over two pounds)
3. Lake Ontario is a huge lake and holds most species that thrive in Ontario. The most popular are salmon, lake trout, walleye, and smallmouth bass. Lake Ontario is so large that it has most geography that could exist. A hotspot that is known by most locals, and is larger than most lakes is The Bay of Quinte for monster walleye and early season lake trout.
2. Ramsy is a average size body of water north of Sudbury (Not to be confused with Ramsey directly in Sudbury) it has some of the best walleye fishing in the world but with no camps or towns on the lake. Heading to the bush and trying to find somewhere suitable to set up camp is your only bet. If you manage to find a gravel pit to camp on head directly out until you mark a weed bed.
1. Bat Lake, a tiny unknown to most spring fed lake let that I lived on for two years of my life. There is no gas engines allowed on the lake, but the lake is so small you don't need one. The lake is mostly vegetation of all types. If you go ten minutes without a bite then it's a slow day. anything you throw will get nabbed. The only species in the lake are perch, pumpkin seed, and huge largemouth. The largemouth are huge an average size of 5lbs, and strong as oxes. They're great fighters but are to healthy and bloody to eat. They taste to strong so you should just let them go. As for the hotspot well thats the entire lake.