Lake Nipissing Fishing Resource
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Fishing on Lake Nipissing. Imagine a place where tranquility meets perfection, where the water runs clear and your spirit soars. A place where friendships can be renewed or solitude may be savoured. Lake Nipissing holds these magical attributes – it truly lives up to the phrase “jewel of the north.” Whether your passion is to experience the phenomenal fishing, or swim in its warm waters while admiring the breathtaking beauty, Lake Nipissing has an activity that will cater to your very needs. Offering recreation opportunities in countless numbers, you might just need a longer vacation to fit everything in. Exploring the vast shoreline or circumnavigating its watery exterior will find you on a path to excitement – a true explorer’s dream.
Tourism plays an important role in these parts, and the traveler can rest assured that quality accommodations and stores can be found only a stones throw away. Nipissing is part of the local’s heritage, and they are more than willing to share its beauty and serenity with those who cross their path. Come and explore Lake Nipissing’s wondrous sights and sounds – you really do owe it to yourself.
Lake Nipissing is the fifth-largest lake in Ontario (excluding the great lakes) and covers 831 square km. Located 50 km northeast of Georgian Bay, the lake runs in an east-west direction to a length of 80 km. It is relatively shallow (about 30 ft in most places) and is consequently well aerated, which leads to an abundance of healthy plant and fish life. Dozens of rivers and streams drain into Lake Nipissing, the largest being the Sturgeon River. The other two main rivers are the Mattawa River, which links to the Ottawa River system, and the French River, which outlets from its southwest end, draining into Georgian Bay.
The prime game fish sought by anglers are the walleye or pickerel. However there are MANY other species that are very abundant including northern pike, smallmouth & largemouth bass, yellow perch, muskellunge, whitefish & cisco. Whatever your favourite fish is Lake Nipissing and area is sure to have it! Lake Nipissing is also the ice-fishing capital of the north. With lots of huts on the lake, anglers enjoy the best winter fishing in Ontario.