Few lakes provide the variety of fresh water fish and abundance of angling opportunities like Lake of the Woods. With over 14,000 islands and 65,000 miles of shoreline, anglers can experience world class fishing for Muskie, Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Crappie, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Walleye and Lake Trout. Lake of the Woods has been rated as one of the top Muskie lakes in North America with many anglers landing Muskie measuring over 50 inches. Anglers return each year for this fast action and sometimes elusive fish. Bass fishing is the fasting growing tournament fishing on Lake of the Woods. The competitive angler can find fishing tournaments both summer and winter for a variety of cash and merchandise prizes with event activities for anglers and spectators.
Don’t worry that you forgot a lure, because your tourism host is sure to have the latest lure along with the hottest color for fishing action. Personal fishing guides are available to put you in the right place to catch your next trophy fish. These experienced guides know the hottest angling spots and the safest routes on the lake. With a guide you are treated to the best shore lunch experience. Whether you like tasty Walleye, Perch and Crappie or like the adventure of reeling in a huge Lake Trout, Pike or Muskie, you are sure to have the experience of a life time when visiting Lake of the Woods.
Ministry of Natural Resources Fishing Regulations are available via the Service Ontario website at www.serviceontario.ca. All Non-Residents of Ontario are required to complete an Outdoors Card application at the time of license purchase if fishing for more than one day.