Lake Nipissing, Ontario (Multi-Species)

Location: Lake Nipissing, Ontario GPS: N46º 13.645′ W79º 55.728′ Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Muskellunge This Hotspot was located during our 2016 Fish’n Canada Bootcamp* up at Chaudiere Lodge. It’s a back bay that harbours Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, the odd Pike, and if you’re really lucky, you could even tie into a […]

Ontario Road Trip – Episode 475

The province of Ontario is thought to have gotten its name from an Iroquois word meaning “Beautiful water”—and we couldn’t imagine a more fitting title. With over a quarter of a million unique lakes containing one-fifth of the planet’s fresh water, Ontario is a bottomless treasure chest for anglers of all types, delivering wonders and […]

Hotspot – Ontario Road Trip

Lake Nipissing – N 46° 13.645′ W 79° 55.728′ Today’s Hotspot was actually located during our 2016 Bootcamp. The waypoint on your screen will get you there. This is a back bay that harbours Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, the odd Pike, and if you’re really lucky you could tie into a Nipissing muskie. Topwaters and […]

Pat’s Muskie Academy II – Episode 498

On this episode of the Fish’n Canada Show, we return to the upper French River with Angelo’s grandson Nik for his second semester of muskie fishing. Let’s call it “Muskie 202”. Last time, Nik learned the art of casting big hardware for muskie—a daunting task that eventually paid off with his first ever hardcore big-bait […]

Gettin’ There – Pat’s Muskie Academy II

To get Nik to Pat’s Muskie Academy at Chaudiere Lodge, we first took Highway 400 north from Toronto. We then took Highway 69 north to Highway 64. We headed east on 64 to Dokis Reserve Road and finally arrived at the Dokis Marina. Chaudiere Lodge is our “home away from home”, with its amazing comforts […]

$2,400 fine for North Bay man For Retaining Six Undersized Walleye

A North Bay man has been fined $2,400 for taking undersized walleye last season from Lake Nipissing. Bruce Duhaime pleaded guilty to illegally retaining six undersized walleye. He was fined $400 for each fish. He also received a two-year fishing licence suspension. Conservation officers attempted to stop Duhaime and two other men in a boat back in May […]

$6,000 In Fines For Over-Fishing Walleye And No Fishing Licence.

Two North Bay anglers were fined a total of $6,000 in fishing offences. Paul Barbe pleaded guilty to fishing without a licence and Kimberly-Anne Matton pleaded guilty to possessing too many walleye over her licence’s catch and possession limit. They were each fined $3,000 and are prohibited from fishing in Ontario for one year. The […]

Lake Nipissing, Ontario

This is a Hotspot on what is classed as one of Ontario’s premiere fishing destinations, Lake Nipissing. This great body of water is not only a Walleye factory, but a Pike, Muskie & Smallmouth factory as well. The Hotspot is on the deep side of a hump which is in the vicinity of a series of other humps. By dragging a jig and minnow, you could do well here. It’s primarily a Walleye spot but don’t be surprised if something else nails you!