|Surface Area||Max Depth||Average Depth||Max Length||Max Width|
|4348.0 sq km||64.0 m||109.0 km||95.0 km|
Lake of the Woods lies between the provinces of Manitoba and Ontario, and the Shoal Lake, Rainy River, and Kakagi Lake all flow into it. However, the outflow of the Lake of the Woods runs into the Hudson Bay and Nelson River. This lake contains over 14,000 islands and its shoreline encompasses 65,000 miles. This would be known as the largest shoreline in Canada, but this lake also runs to America, so that wouldn’t be entirely accurate. This lake is not only famous for its fishing but also its inhabitants of American White Pelicans, piping plover, and bald eagles. Originally name “Lake of the Islands” there was a mistranslation of Ojibway (the Indian name) and now this lake is known as the Lake of the Woods.
There are many communities located around the Lake of the Woods like Big Grassy First Nation, Minaki, Buffalo Point First Nation, and even Rainy River. Most of the communities are located in the province of Ontario, but there are a few communities that are located in Manitoba. Of the many island located inside Lake of the Woods there is the Aulneau Peninsula which is the largest landmark inside the lake. Some of the other notable islands are the Big Island, Chapel Island, Oak Island, and even Sultana Mine. Due to the number of landmarks tourism of this lake is just as popular as fishing, and there are many businesses and features that you can enjoy when you are off the water.
When looking for fishing spots you will be pleasantly surprised with the selection of species that this lake provides. You can fish for perch, panfish, crappie, walleye, largemouth bass, lake sturgeon, lake trout, and northern pike. On our website, we have fishing maps that you can utilize to locate the best area to fish for the species of your choice. If you reference fishing reports you will be able to select the best time to go fishing, and will get the most out of your Lake of the Woods fishing experience. We also have a list of guides that can specifically direct you to areas where you will have the most successful fishing trips.
Lake of the Woods is one of the few lakes that has such a large community around it. Sometimes when you go fishing you find that you are in a desolate area with few options, but there are many opportunities for you to enjoy while you are at Lake of the Woods. We suggest that you enjoy your Lake of the Woods fishing, and when you have had your fill that you take part in the tourism of the coast. You can visit resorts, marinas, or local parks and campsites to get the experience that tailors to your needs.