Land of Nipigon

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2020 Land of Nipigon Adventure Guide

The 2020 printed version of the Land of Nipigon will be available for shipping to US and Canada in January 2020.

The cost will be set at $10 including shipping.

If you would like to reserve your copy email glenn@nipigon.com

 

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Land of Nipigon Travelers Map

GPS Enabled Smartmap (Requires Avenza Offline Map App) PDF downloadable Version of the Land of Nipigon. Complete with fishing locations, things to do, things to see.

Nipigon area Fishing Guidebook

Comprehensive guidebook for fishing in the region. Includes Maps, species information, advice and locations. Available through Northwest Ontario Outdoors.

Land of Nipigon Fishes

Brook Trout

 

Brook trout are a cold water sport fish highly sought in Northwestern Ontario. The world record Brook Trout came from the Nipigon River with the Nipigon strain of Brook Trout providing some of the largest natural Brook Trout in North America. Although referred to as a trout, they are actually members of the Char family.

Brook Trout like nice clean cool water and can be aggressive yet fussy eaters. The Nipigon strain of Brook Trout are common in the Nipigon River system, Lake Nipigon and locally known as “coasters” around Nipigon Bay on Lake Superior.

Lifespan: 7 Years
Maximum Age: 15 Years
Habitat: Inland lakes, rivers, streams. Clear water with good oxygenation.

Spawning: Fall
Spawn Habitat: Gravel beds in rivers where groundwater percolates through
Foods: Surface insects, nymphs, aquatic insects, other smaller fish,
World Record: 14.5 lbs (1915 – Nipigon River)
Standard Baits: Artificial Flies, Lures, Jig Flies,
Bait (worm/minnow)

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Brook Trout

Lake Trout

Rainbow Trout

Perch

Chinook Salmon

Pink Salmon

Northern Pike

Walleye

Coho Salmon

Lake Whitefish

Lake Cisco

Burbot

Smallmouth Bass

Smelt

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