Lake Ontario Fishing

Lake Ontario
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Surface Area Max Depth Average Depth Max Length Max Width
18960.0 sq km 244.0 m 86.0 m

Fish in Lake Ontario

Brown Trout
Bullhead
Channel Catfish
Coho Salmon
Crappie
Drum
Lake Trout
Largemouth Bass
Muskie
Northern Pike
Rainbow Trout
Rock Bass
Smelt
Walleye
White Bass
White Perch
Yellow Perch

Fishing Lake Ontario

Lake Ontario is located in the province of its namesake Ontario, and its name literally means "Lake of Shining Waters." This is the last lake located in the five Great Lakes, and through Lake Ontario, and the St. Lawrence River, water flows to the Atlantic Ocean. This is the smallest lake in surface area of all of the Great Lakes, but it has a decent sized shoreline at over 700 miles. Due to the water fluctuation throughout the year, there are Baymouth Bars that have been constructed along with sheltered harbors and lagoons. Some of the most notorious bays are the Toronto Bay and Hamilton Harbor. There are also many rivers that flow into Lake Ontario like the Don River, Niagara River, Black River, Oswego River, Little Salmon River, and the Trent River.

Lake Ontario is also known as the "Beautiful Great Lake" and comes from an Iroquoian name, and this location is filled with many different species of animal. Due to the shorelines of Lake Ontario shoreline fishing is prevalent, but these species of animals thrive as well. There are many different birds, reptiles, amphibians, and birds that live in the wetlands on the shore, and they are protected my environmental organizations. There are many species of fish that swim these waters like walleye, chinook salmon, and coho salmon. There are some species of Sturgeon in the lake, but they are now a protected species so you won’t be able to fish for them at all.

Lake Ontario fishing primarily revolves around the salmon population, but this is a thriving enterprise. You can look on our website and find fishing reports and fishing guides that can help you find the best areas to go fishing. With this insider information, you are sure to find the best places to fish for salmon, and you will get the most out of fishing Lake Ontario. In the spring, Salmon, can be found feeding off shore, where as in the summer they migrate to deeper waters. In the fall, Salmon switch it back up and move to inshore so that they can spawn. If you want to fish something other than salmon, you can fish steelhead trout. The average weight of a trout is between 6 and 8 pounds. However, if you are fishing trout you are fishing for the trophy size, which can exceed 20 pounds. When fishing for trout you want to target river mouths, and because of all the rivers draining into Ontario you are sure to hook the trout you seek. One of the benefits of Lake Ontario are all of the attractions around the lake. There are many lighthouses around and other historic landmarks. This is a lake that is steeped in history that you can enjoy when you are not on the lake.

The Lake Ontario fishing map contains information about some of the best fishing spots this lake has to offer as well as the nearby cottages, campgrounds, and bait and tackle shops. The map also shows hotspots where our fishing junkies have caught lunkers and posted photos and stories. Below are the latest Lake Ontario fishing reports submitted by charter captains, fishing guides, cottage owners and other users who have recently been out on the lake.
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