Land of Nipigon

Land of Nipigon Adventure Guide 2021

2022 Land of Nipigon Adventure Guide:

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Fishing Essentials


Ice Fishing


Stocked Lakes


Steelhead Rivers

FREE DOWNLOAD - The Original Guidebook

This Guidebook is from 2016/2017 and may contain businesses and phone numbers that may not exist or have changed. The destinations all hold true. For updated information get the new guidebook which is constantly being updated.

Nipigon area Fishing Guidebook

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


Stocked Lakes

Stocked Lakes throughout our area are stocked regularly with Nipigon Strain Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout and Splake. These lakes provide some world-class fishing with no fear of damaging the wild populations.

FMZ 6 Stocked Lakes

Current stocked Lake list for Fisheries Management Zone 6
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FMZ 6 Stocked Lakes

Current stocked Lake list for Fisheries Management Zone 7
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Locally stocked fish are raised in the Dorion fish hatchery located in Dorion just west of Nipigon, on Fish Hatchery Road (go figure).

Stockings typically take place in spring or late fall (or both) with fingerling sized fish. Some lakes are stocked with much larger brood stock in the 2-5lb range.

A fingerling Brook Trout has a life span of approximately seven years when they can reach weights in the 7-10lb range (splake grow faster reaching this size in 4-5 years). Always keep this in mind when looking at stockings as the stockings from 3-5 years ago provide the best angling opportunities.

Stocked lakes are designed as put and take lakes. This means they stock them with the assumption fisher people will come, catch their fish and maybe have a nice meal without risking “natural” populations.

Some stocked lakes are easy to get to, some you can drive right to. Others may require a short walk on a trail/old logging road. Still, other lakes may be nearly inaccessible at certain times of the year.
The easier a lake is to get to, the more likely you are competing with others.

Nightcrawlers, spinners and floats are a necessity for shore fishing.
Most of the lakes are fished from shore, however, if you can get a boat/canoe in, the fishing can heat up.
Two to five-pound trout are not uncommon.
Take a net. No really take a net.

The Dorion Fish Hatchery - Free Tours

Tours available weekdays, call ahead of time @ (807) 857-2322. Plan on spending a couple of hours in the area.

See all aspects of The Dorion Fish Culture Station and all stages of the 600,000+ fish the station stocks in local lakes every year, from eggs to large adult fish.
See all life stages of Lake Trout, Brook Trout and more.

How to get there.
33km west of Nipigon along Highway 11/17. Turn North onto Fish Hatchery Road. Travel for 6.5km. There will be signs.

Fishing Nipigon; choose your species

Brook Trout

Lake Trout

Rainbow Trout


Chinook Salmon

Pink Salmon

Northern Pike


Coho Salmon

Lake Whitefish

Lake Cisco


Smallmouth Bass


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