You can bet your bass!

With bass fishing season just around the corner, we put out a call to Ontario Parks’ staff to give us their opinions on where the best bass fishing is to be found. Here is what they had to say:

From Sleeping Giant Provincial Park…
“Word is Marie Louise Lake and Pounsford Lake are the best spots… and you can bet your bass on it.”

From Sioux Narrows Provincial Park…
“Bass fishing on Lake of the Woods is known to be the best in the world.”

From Rushing River Provincial Park…
“Caliper Lake has some excellent bass fishing as well as Dogtooth Lake”…

From Rainbow Falls Provincial Park…
“The Bass Blast at Whitesand Lake (July 7) is the best place!”

From Rene Brunelle Provincial Park…
“Rene Brunelle is amazing! I was surprised, but a lot of people fish for bass there. Cast a line in Remi Lake.”

From Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park…
“Mountain Lake and Rose Lake in La Verendrye are good bass lakes – and most of the lakes along the border in La Verendrye have decent bass fishing.”

From Frontenac Provincial Park…
“Frontenac has good bass fishing and so does Charleston Lake. I’m told Sharbot Lake is also a bass lake.”

From Darlington Provincial Park…
“I’m sure there are many good spots in Southeastern Ontario Parks. I do know that many of the lakes in Kawartha Highlands have great bass fishing. I have been told that parks like Bon Echo, Charleston Lake and Sharbot Lake Provincial Parks are good too.”

In Rondeau Provincial Park…
“I know that Rondeau Bay is a hot spot for bass… Bob Izumi raved about it.” (Note his hometown is nearby Blenheim.)

From Quetico Provincial Park…
“How about every lake in Quetico. Not joking when I say that.”

From Long Point Provincial Park…
“Long Point Bay has the best bass fishery in the province of Ontario. Opening day for bass is like Christmas down here. We work 24 hours that day to help at the boat launch and park vehicles. Long Point Bay will see close to 3,000 boats on Opening Day June 23rd.”

From Blue Lake Provincial Park…
“Definitely Blue Lake… Five pounders caught regularly every summer! The majority of our Tackleshare rods go to bass anglers! They are even snorkel friendly!”

Bass fishing season opens the 4th Saturday in June in Southern Ontario (south of Wawa). In the north, bass fishing is usually open all year. Check the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources’ fishing regulations.

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