Land of Nipigon

Fishing

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

 

Quick Links

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Seasonal Fishing Guide

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Fish Guiding Services

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Places to Fish

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Fishing Essentials

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Ice Fishing

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Stocked Lakes

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Steelhead Rivers

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

Lake Whitefish

A popular fish at restaurants on the east coast, the Lake Whitefish inhabits many of the larger lakes and rivers around Nipigon.

Is it a whitefish or cisco?
Whitefish and Cisco look nearly identical although whitefish tend to be bigger. The tell tall sign is Whitefish have a downturned mouth/jaw and Cisco have normal/upturned mouth.

In he picture below second fish from top is a Cisco.

Size: 2-5 pounds
Habitat: Cool deeper water, sandy/rocky
Spawning: Late Fall
Foods: Smaller fish, plankton, insects
World Record: 15 pounds 6 oz.
Common Baits: Jigging/bottom worm/minnow tipped jig heads. Surface jigs, wax worms while feeding at surface in spring.
Through the ice is a very popular method in the winter months.

Where to fish
Most commonly fished on Lake Superior and Jesse Lake – typically through the ice. Can be caught at the Nipigon Marina in spring/fall on bottom. During spawning around halloweeen every year, they can be netted in Silver Harbour as well as other local spawning areas.

What to fish
Minnow tipped jig heads, set bait on bottom, near surface wax worms/bobber and surface jigs when feeding at surface – will see them jumping.
Surface flies/fly rod in spring before mayfly hatch.

How to fish
Through the ice, jigging just off bottom with jig head tipped with smelt pieces/minnow. Whitefish like subtle presentation. Do not over jig or “Slam” the bottom repeatadly. Slight moverment followed by stillness.

Dragging baited jigs across sand areas/beach – really well during fall spawning period.

Great fun with a fly rod at surface until the mayfly hatch.

Find a Fish

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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