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Northwest Ontario is world-famous for the consistently good supply of Walleye, the tastiest of all fresh water fish.
Our beautiful, clean lakes offer up good fishing spring, summer, and fall. You will catch your limit most days, but even when the fishing slows down, the beauty of our Canadian wilderness is an unforgettable experience in itself.
And of course we have available complete fish cleaning and freezer services.
The ultimate in table fare and the highlight of the Canadian “Shore Lunch”, walleye are extremely abundant in Dryden. Found in a variety of lakes and rivers, the average-sized walleye in Ontario are between 1 and 3 pounds. Of course fish over 30 inches in length and weighing over 10 pounds are a definite possibility. Jigging with live bait is the most common method of catching walleye. Big walleye are often caught at dusk while trolling with medium to deep diving crank baits. Bring a wide variety of tackle with you so you can adjust to changes in wind, light and temperature conditions.
Dryden is without a doubt, one of the best destinations on the planet when it comes to muskie fishing. This “fish of 10,000 casts” is worth the effort. Once hooked, be prepared for a long, hard battle with this big predator. If you’re looking for that “once in a lifetime fish” it is a possibility that you’ll find it in one of our lakes in Northwestern Ontario. The Ontario record muskellunge measured in at 58 inches in length and weighed 65 pounds. What sets muskie fishing in apart is the number of muskie you’ll catch. The key to success is to have a well-stocked tackle box with a choice of top to bottom baits. Natural bait fish colors are always a good choice when deciding what to use and no bait is too big!
If you want some of the continent’s hottest action for smallmouth bass then a visit to Dryden is in order. Pound for pound, there is no better fighting fish so get ready for lots of wild jumping action. Smallmouth are found in many lakes in the southern half of Northwestern Ontario and prefer warmer rocky lakes with lots of shoals and reefs. You can catch Canadian smallmouth with the same tackle you use back home but local favorites include tube jigs and small crank or spinner baits.
One of the most exciting and hardest fighting of all fish, the northern pike can be found in almost any lake in Northwestern Ontario. With a look to match their demeanor, northern pike will hit just about anything you throw at them. Average pike are in the 6-8 pound range with the biggest fish reaching lengths over 40 inches and weighing more than 30 pounds. Big pike are often found along the rocks near a steep drop off or along the edges of weed lines waiting for an unsuspecting bait fish to swim by. Big northern pike will hammer muskie baits as well as large spoons so bring along some big tackle if a trophy fish is what you’re after.
With so many deep cool lake spots, Dryden is an excellent choice for lake trout fishing. Lakers are distributed across Northwest Ontario and many lakes are known for their quality trout fishery. Cast or troll in the shallows around 10-15′ in the spring. In mid-summer the trout go deep to between 40-100′. Downriggers are generally needed to get down to these depths but once down there, the action can get really hot! Lake trout average between 4-8 pounds but fish up to 20 pounds are not uncommon.
Pan fish such as perch and black crappie are a favorite of many anglers. In Northwestern Ontario we have great fishing for both species. Black crappie are abundant in both lakes by huber lodge. This gives anglers the opportunity to find a whole group of fish in a small area leading to a great day on the water. During the winter ice fishermen often fish for the tasty crappie.