by Bert Fielding

Muskoka is one of Ontario’s most expansive lakeland regions, and it’s no wonder that it’s home to some of the greatest sport and recreational fishing in the province. From small-mouthed to large-mouthed bass, northern pike to walleye, Lake Muskoka has a diverse, healthy, and tasty selection of fish for you to catch. We’ve compiled this list of 5 spots to cast your line while visiting Taboo Muskoka.

1. The Hoc-Roc River
Ready your jigs and jerkbaits, the Hoc-Roc River, just a short paddle from the resort is teeming with small-mouthed bass. While on the river, keep your eyes peeled for other wildlife such as great blue herons, painted turtles, and butterflies.

2. Summer Island & Muskoka River
Summer Island, located right by the mouth to the Muskoka River is another favourite spot among local fishing enthusiasts. Muskoka River is home to a healthy population of small-mouthed bass and pike and is easily accessible by canoe, kayak, or boat.

3. Ontario Fire College
Only accessible by water, this fishing spot nestled in Muskoka Bay is a local favourite for both pike and bass. The shallow, weedy waters and minimal boat traffic are a great combination to provide habitats for both species.

4. Treasure Island
The clear, rocky waters surrounding Treasure Island are a perfect habitat for northern pike. Located just a short boat ride from the resort, Treasure Island is a favourite haunt of local fishermen.

5. Bear Bay
This hidden gem is a true local destination for bass and pike alike. Located at near the northern end of Muskoka Bay, near The Narrows, Bear Bay is a shallow, weedy bay which offers great opportunity to catch some fish.

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