Fishing on Lake of the Woods with Ontario Wilderness Houseboat Rental is second to none! Your houseboat acts like a mobile cabin – you are parked in some of the BEST fishing spots on the Lake – no need to spend 30 minutes of your precious vacation day getting to your fishing spots. Fish right from the houseboat or explore near by bays, points and islands. Not only does Lake of the Woods boats a variety of species, you are going to find monsters in this lake too!  

 You can catch:

Walleye & Sauger


Smallmouth and Largemouth bass

Northern Pike



Suggested Fishing Spots
Location Fish Species Season/Tips
Miles Bay  Walleye, Crappie, Northern Pike, Perch, Muskie Year-round between Miles Island and Comegan Island off of submerged sunken reefs and points.
Horseshoe Island  Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Muskie Year-round around reefs and in shallow, weedy bays.
Garden Island  Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Muskie Summer patterns for these species are holding to rock structure.
Burrow Bay
 Crappie Northern Pike and Muskie Muskie 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  Walleye During the spring and summer, rocky structure off the south side.
Sabaskong Bay  Muskie, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike Sabaskong 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 Pike Extensive 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, Walleye Late 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!