The North Channel of Lake Huron offers fishing opportunities for northern pike, pickerel (walleye), large mouth and small mouth bass, salmon and whitefish.
We have many local inland lakes for your fishing pleasure:
Caribou Lake: northern pike + walleye + bass
Ottertail Lake: northern pike + walleye + yellow perch
Round Lake: northern pike + bass
Gordon Lake: northern pike + walleye + yellow perch + small mouth bass
Rock Lake: northern pike + walleye + yellow perch + small mouth bass
Ontario Fishing Regulations
Local Fishing Facts
They like to hang around weed beds in 4 feet – 15 (1 – 5 m) feet deep water. You can slowly troll through the weed beds with lures or you can anchor and use dropline and float (still fish) with live bait. Pike can be caught along the north shore of McKay Island and they like a red and white dare devil.
Walleye / Pickerel
They are bottom eaters. They must be fished as close to the bottom as possible. They can weigh 8 – 10 pounds (4-5-kg) They are found in Lake Huron and inland lakes. They travel in schools. If one strikes, stick around for others. They are usually caught with a worm on a harness (live bait).
They are in season from April to August. They are usually 1 – 3 pounds (0.5 -1.5kg). Jig with tear drops, wax worms, golden rod grubs, worms, or dry mayfly imitations.
Small and Large Mouth Bass
Pound for pound, bass provides for some of the best action. They cluster near rocky shelves, in channels and over shoals in open bays and lakes. The large mouth bass is a warm water fish while the small mouth bass prefers clear cool lakes.
They are an all season fish. When they are biting you can hit two at once. The jumbo size perch offer a challenge to the angle to successfully land it. They are very tasty but have lots of bones.
Their season is April to June and August to October. They are found in the North Channel of Lake Huron (off McKay and French Islands) and the St Mary’s River. Their average size is 1 – 20 pounds (0.5 – 10kg). They are caught by trolling slowly with lures.
They are in season August to September in the ‘odd’ years. They are found in the North Channel of Lake Huron (off McKay and French Islands) and the St. Mary’s River. They cab be caught by spin casting with lures, pixies and buzz bombs. Your catch can weigh between 2 – 4 pounds ( 1-2 kg).
The biggest member of the trout family. They swim in deep cold lakes. However, they swim also in shallower areas in the springtime shortly after ice-breakup. In the summer, use heavy tackle and wire line for the deep water.