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Fish of Ontario

Brook & Lake Trout

Brook & Lake Trout
Troll for brook and lake trout in big rivers, ponds, and lakes around Ontario. Shore fishing and wading is available, but boats and canoes provide better access to where the action is.
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Muskie

Muskie
Though rare, muskie exceeding 70 pounds (31.8 kg) still roam our waters - so, in prime habitat, you never really know if you're going to experience a relaxing day of fishing or set a new world record.
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Panfish

Panfish
Ontario's waters grow a variety of panfish, including, sunfish, bluegill, bullheads, rock bass, and more. They're the perfect summer fish for kids of all ages.
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Northern Pike

Northern Pike
Ontario has the finest northern pike fishing on the continent, with waters where ducklings are nervous and 30-pounders (13.6 kg) prowl. Spring, early summer, and fall are peak periods in southern and central lakes for trophy northern pike fishing.
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Salmon

Salmon
Ontario's Great Lakes offer a remarkable sport fishery for a variety of warm- and cold-water fish. Extended and year-round seasons make it especially good for non-boating anglers seeking salmon in rivers.
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Smallmouth & Largemouth Bass

Smallmouth & Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth bass can be found in thousands of Ontario's rivers, creeks, and lakes. Largemouth thrive in warmer waterbodies with shallow cover. In lakes with diverse habitat, largemouth territory overlaps that of smallmouth bass, making for exciting angling action.
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Walleye

Walleye
Ontario is walleye country. Anglers can find these prized game fish province-wide, from the Great Lakes to shallow cottage-country reservoirs, from deep, powerful rivers to the loneliest waters of the Canadian Shield. And wherever they are, there's a great shore lunch just waiting to be had.
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Alternative Species

Alternative Species
Besides well-known game fish, Ontario has a variety of other species that offer great sport, including carp, brown trout, catfish, freshwater drum, rainbow trout, sturgeon, and whitefish.
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