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Fishing

World class fishing can be found at the very top of the great lakes in every season.

The Nipigon area is packed full of lakes and rivers that are stuffed with fish of all types. Anglers can go after walleye in Elizabeth and Frazer Lakes, or burbot in Jessie Lake. For every lake listed here, there are dozens more. World and Provincial records are held in this region, too. Your record could be next! Smallmouth bass, lake trout, walleye and pike are waiting. Visit any of our partners to get set up or to hang your hat at the end of a successful fishing trip! Visit the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) to access provincial fishing regulations and learn more about fishing in Ontario.

Read the Exploring the Edge posts, Trolling For Salmon on the Mighty Nipigon, Scooping Some Smelts With Jonna Z and Ice Fishing 101 With Jonna Z.

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Fish Species

brook troutBrook Trout

rainbow troutRainbow Trout

lake troutLake Trout

fish walleyeWalleye

burbotBurbot

pikePike

whitefishWhitefish

smallmouth bassSmallmouth Bass

coho salmonCoho Salmon

chinook salmonChinook Salmon

Top 10 Nipigon Fishing Holes

LAKE NIPIGON

Some road access from Beardmore/High Hill Harbour, concrete boat launches in places.

NIPIGON BAY

Red Rock Marina for boat and road access. Brook, rainbow and lake trout, coho, pinks, whitefish, carp, perch and pike.

ELIZABETH LAKE

Walleye are abundant here. Can be good for ice fishing, access by snowmobile.

FRAZER LAKE

Another great lake for walleye fishing accessible by Frazer Lake Road.

JESSIE LAKE

If you’re looking for burbot (ling), Jessie Lake is the place to go. Provincial record burbot came from Jessie Lake!

LOFQUIST LAKE

Road access from Cameron Falls Road. Stocked Nipigon strain brook trout, splake, walleye, and burbot.

BLACK STURGEON LAKE

Walleye, pike, smallmouth bass and perch are the draws here.

BLACK BAY

Part of Lake Superior, boat launch and access from Hurkett, ON.

OSKAWE LAKE

Gravel road access and boat launch. Walleye and pike.

COX LAKE

Gravel road access and boat launch. Smallmouth bass, perch and pike.

NIPIGON RIVER

Concrete and gravel boat launches, shore fishing. World record brook trout caught here!

Videos

Nipigon Brook Trout
Fish of Legend
Crazy Brook Trout Action
On The Nipigon River

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Nipigon, ON
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