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. Lightwood Island
The clear, rocky waters surrounding Lightwood Island are a perfect habitat for northern pike. Located just a short paddle or boat ride from the resort, the rock shelf by Lightwood 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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