Fishing in Canada is always good, but it's fabulous in the early spring and in the fall. You can fish from your houseboat, or take the fishing boat you are towing and fish in a nearby bay, point, or island for:

  • Walleye & Sauger
  • Crappie
  • Smallmouth and Largemouth bass
  • Northern pike
  • Muskie
  • Perch

Suggested Fishing Spots

LocationFish SpeciesSeason/Tips
Miles Bay Walleye, Crappie, Northern Pike, Perch, MuskieYear-round between Miles Island and Comegan Island off of submerged sunken reefs and points. 
Horseshoe Island Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, MuskieYear-round around reefs and in shallow, weedy bays.
Garden Island Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, MuskieSummer patterns for these species are holding to rock structure.
Burrow Bay
 Crappie Northern Pike and MuskieMuskie can be had on all rock reefs and points, Crappie can be caught in the channel leading into the Bay on the west side.  Northern Pike are found in the weeds in Elm Portage.
Rabbit Island WalleyeDuring the spring and summer, rocky structure off the south side.
Sabaskong Bay Muskie, Smallmouth Bass, Northern PikeSabaskong Bay offers some of the best muskie fishing in the world. Shallow weed beds, rock reefs with scattered weed growth, and rock humps.
Obabikon Lake Crappie, Northern PikeExtensive growth of wild rice and weeds makes this the perfect habitat for these fish species. Late fall brings the most excitement when the crappies turn on at the Elbow.
Fadden's Island Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, WalleyeLate spring offers unparalleled smallmouth bass fishing.
Pony Island Walleye In the summer and fall walleye move to the submerged rock reefs.
Sunset Chain Channel
 Walleye and Muskie In the summer and fall walleye move to the submerged rock reefs.  Muskie inhabit the rock reefs and points during the summer months

With the fantastic fishing opportunities and beautiful areas to see on your vacation to Lake of the Woods, the only way to experience them all is on an Ontario Wilderness Houseboat!

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