Listed below are the best fishing lakes in Ontario. Our fishing community has rated these lakes as having the best fishing via their submitted fishing reports. To find more detailed information click on the lakes name. The lake page contains a fishing map with catch photos, fishing spots and other nearby features as well as fishing reports and general information about the lake.
Only a short 45 minute drive from Toronto, Lake Scugog is a great option for Torontonians looking for good fishing close by. Located between Port Perry and Lindsey and accessible via Highway 7, it is in the Kawartha lakes region though not technically part of them. The Scugog River is the only outflow and connects to Sturgeon Lake.
19 km from Bancroft, Ontario anglers will find Baptiste Lake and will not be disappointed. Other near by cities where anglers can stop to get some food or get some bait near Baptiste Lake include Killaloe Station, Kawartha Lakes and Campbellford/Seymour. If Baptiste Lake doesn't satisfy, there are also multiple rivers, creeks, and streams near by. Some of these are Hound Creek, Faraday Creek, Lunan Creek, McGarry Creek, Hudson Creek, Hamilton Creek, Leafield Creek, Bird Creek, Lighthouse Creek and Chainy Creek.
Lake Erie is one of the top places in the world to fish for freshwater game, and many populations of fish are thriving. Thankfully, over the last several decades there was a focus on repopulating this lake and now the waters are teeming with fish as a direct result.
Types Of Fishes : Bluegill, Brown Trout, Channel Catfish, Coho Salmon, Crappie, Drum, Lake Trout, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed, Rainbow Trout, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Steelhead Trout, Walleye, White Bass, White Perch, Whitefish, Yellow Perch
Closest Cities : St. Thomas 36km, Aylmer 38km, Westminster 47km, Westminster 50km, Tilsonburg 54km
17 km from Midland, Ontario anglers will find Orr Lake and will not be disappointed. Other near by cities where anglers can stop to get some food or get some bait near Orr Lake include Wasaga Beach, Penetanguishene and Barrie. If Orr Lake doesn't satisfy, there are also multiple rivers, creeks, and streams near by. Some of these are McMahon Creek, Hogg Creek, Hog Creek, Sturgeon River, Wye River, Matheson Creek, Nottawasaga River, North River, Sturgeon Creek and Coldwater River.
Types Of Fishes : Black Bullhead, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, White Bass, Yellow Perch
Rice Lake is one of the most frequented lakes, and is said to have the most fish in Ontario, and there are many islands located in the waters. There is Harmony Island, Cow Island, Grasshopper Island, Grape Island, Black Island, and many more. If you are fishing these waters you can be sure to find your fair share of muskie, walleye, panfish, and bass.
Types Of Fishes : Bullhead, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Muskie, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Yellow Perch
Closest Cities : Peterborough 18km, Port Hope 22km, Cobourg 23km, Port Hope and Hope 24km, Campbellford/Seymour 28km