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NORTHERN ONTARIO LAKE TROUT FISHING

Lake trout are caught early in the season (late May and early June) in 15 to 20 feet of water, on sand bars and shore lines. The lake trout in Long Lake are often 25 pounds plus. It is an experience of a life time to hook onto one of these lunkers.

Lake trout often hunt the shallow waters in the spring, fall and winter but go deep into the colder waters in the summer.

Lake trout can be taken with live bait or artificial. They can be fished through the ice, caught in open water by soaking, vertical jigging or trolling. In mid summer you must get down where they are by weights, bottom bouncers or down riggers.

There is nothing like the excitement of reeling in a lunker lake trout from the depths of the cold water in the summer. Their strength is incomparable to any other species.

Lake Trout Regulations (Zone 7):

Open Season: Jan. 1 to Sept. 30
Limit - Sport License: 2 in one day & 2 in your possession
Limit - Conservation License: 1 in one day & 1 in your possession
Size Restrictions: None

Please Note: With a conservation license you are only allowed 2 trout total or with a sports license you are only allowed 5 trout total in combination with all trout species. For example: If you have four Brook Trout in your possession you are only allowed 1 Lake Trout. You cannot keep your max limit of all species of trout

NORTHERN ONTARIO BROOK TROUT FISHING

The brook trout fishing is excellent in the river and a few bays in the main lake. They are aggressive fish, and will hit almost anything.

In cases of higher water levels they will move up further into the creeks and come back into the river and lake in lower water conditions.

2 to 3 pound brook trout are common and we have caught brookies in the 7 and 8 pound range.

Brookies tend to move in and out of holes in the river. One day it will be full of brook trout and the next day it will have walleye feeding there. (I have personally caught over 25 brook trout in the 2 to 3 pound range in one hole!)

Brook Trout Regulations (Zone 7)

Open Season: Jan. 1 to Canadian Labour Day (Around Sept 1st)
Limit - Sport License: 5 in one day & 5 in your possession
Limit - Conservation License: 1 in one day & 1 in your possession
Size Restrictions: No more than 2 greater than 30 cm (11.8 in.), of which no more than 1 is greater than 40 cm (15.7 in.)

Limit - Conservation License: 2 in one day & 2 in your possession
Size Restriction: No more than 1 greater than 30 cm (11.8 in.), none greater than 40 cm (15.7 in.)

Please Note: With a conservation license you are only allowed 2 trout total or with a sports license you are only allowed 5 trout total in combination with all trout species. For example: If you have four Brook Trout in your possession you are only allowed 1 Lake Trout. You cannot keep your max limit of all species of trout.

ONTARIO NORTHERN PIKE FISHING

The bays of Long Lake are excellent for large northern pike in excess of 20 pounds. In the early season (late May and early June) you can literally catch large northerns from morning til evening if your arms can take it.

The northerns like to lay in the shallows and in the weeds in wait of their prey. There is nothing like the experience of a 20 pound northern attacking your bait. You are in for the fight of your life.

The fly fishermen are having lots of fun with the northerns while taking a break from the brook trout.

Northern Pike Regulations (Zone 7):

Open Season: Open all year
Limit - Sport License: 6 in one day & 6 in your possession
Size Restrictions: No more than 2 greater than 61 cm (24 in.), of which no more than 1 greater than 86 cm (33.9 in.)

Limit - Conservation License: 2 in one day & 2 in your possession

Size Restriction: No more than 1 greater than 61 cm (24 in.), none greater than 86 cm (33.9 in.)

NORTHERN ONTARIO WALLEYE FISHING

Walleye are literally caught everywhere in Long Lake. From the river, from bays, on sandbars, rock ledges and even suspended at times. The walleye get more plentiful and larger as the summer goes on. You can be catching walleye within minutes of getting into your boat.

In July and August the walleye are everywhere and of every size. You can catch them in bays, fast water, river current, creek mouths, etc. Many of these walleyes are in the 5 to 8 pound range. The walleye fishing in Long Lake is most impressive -- second to none.

Walleye Fishing Regulations (Zone 7):

Open Season: 3rd Saturday in May to Dec.31
Limit - Sport License: 4 in one day & 4 in your possession
Limit - Conservation License: 2 in one day & 2 in your possession
Size Restrictions: Only one Walleye over 18.1" (46cm)

FISHING BOATS

Fishing is so much more enjoyable when you are in a really nice boat that is equipped with everything you need. We invested in new boats for just that reason. The new motors are fast, fuel-efficient and virtually pollution free. The boats are very sturdy and stable.

These are 16-foot Crestliner Canadians with 30 h.p. 4-Stroke Yamaha engines. The boats are complete with live-wells, bait-wells, pedestal seats, fish finders and much more. There are more pictures below.

LOCATION: Our lodge is located on a peninsula, with water on 3 sides. We are surrounded with the breathtaking views of 500' cliffs across the lake. Our lodge is on the south end of Long Lake, which offers 50 miles of lake and river system to explore.

 

DIRECTIONS: We are located 36 miles down a well maintained forest access road, north of Terrace Bay, Ontario on Highway 17. A map and these road directions will be included in reservation confirmation letters.

Contact US

YOUR HOSTS: Pierre & Kathy Pelletier

PHYSICAL LOCATION
Northern Woods Lodge
North of Terrace Bay, ON

MAILING ADDRESS

Northern Woods Lodge Box 1108 Nipigon, Ontario P0T 2J0

PHONE: (807) 887-5856 (All Season)
CELL: (807) 887-4434 (All Season)
PHONE: 1-(613) 482-8115 (summer)
EMAIL: pierrep@xplornet.com

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