smallmouth-bass-header

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass are ambush predators. Look for them in places which provide cover from which they can make forays to grab unsuspecting prey. On lakes, these include half-submerged trees and logs, boat houses and docks. Also target the shadows, as bass typically choose shade over the sunny spots. Most northern lakes are rocky, and drop offs, rocky points, and large underwater rocks are among their favourite haunts. In rivers, bass behave a lot like trout, staying near the fastest current, especially current breaks next to still water with deep holes, where they will hold and feed even through the brightest part of sunny days.

Northern Ontario — a gorgeous abundance of clear lakes, rivers, and streams. The opportunities for smallmouth bass, in particular, are second to none. Pound for pound, they’re one of the toughest and spectacular species.

In Zone 10 Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass are open all year in all waters north of Highway 17 and all waters west of where the east bank of the Serpent River crosses Highway 17.

Please reference the fishing regulations of Zone 10.

Order Your Free 2021 Guide
smallmouth-bass-photo4
smallmouth-bass-photo3
smallmouth-bass-photo2
smallmouth-bass-photo1
smallmouth-bass-photo5
smallmouth-bass-photo6
Algoma’s Alpha Bass

The meaning of the word "Alpha" according to the dictionary is described... Read More

Smallmouth Bass on the Fly

Bass, both smallmouth and largemouth, are arguably one of the most popular... Read More

A Fishing Adventure to Algoma East

In 2019, I made both a spring and fall bass fishing trip to Algoma... Read More

waterfall-lodge-logo-1
Waterfalls-lodge-ad-2020
Waterfalls-lodge-ad-2020-1
Waterfalls-lodge-web-ad(3)
Advertisement

Featured Packages

Loch Island Lodge

Dubreuilville, Ontario

Fish: WalleyePikeBassBrook Trout

Five different locations, Loch Island Lodge / Camp Lochalsh offers some of the most comprehensive fishing, hunting and nature packages in Ontario.

Tyler Dunn Guiding

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Fish: WalleyePikeBassBrook Trout

Tyler offers a year round fishing guide service that specializes in unique, personal fishing adventures throughout the entire Algoma region.

Wakomata Lake Cottages

Thessalon, OntarioBook Now

Fish: WalleyePikeBassBrook Trout

Relax and get away from all the hustle and bustle to a cottage resort paradise on beautiful Wakomata Lake, located 32 miles north of Thessalon.

Air-Dale Fishing & Hunting

Wawa, Ontario

Fish: WalleyePikeBassBrook Trout

Outfitting Fly-In & Drive-In vacations located near Wawa Ontario. Experience incredible fishing as well as Black Bear & Moose hunting.

Twilight Resort

Montreal River Harbour, Ontario

Fish: WalleyePikeBassBrook Trout

Located mid way between Sault Ste. Marie and Wawa, at the mouth of the Montreal River. Comfortable housekeeping units with a view of Lake Superior.

Snowshoe Camp Resort

Thessalon, Ontario

Fish: PikeBassBrook Trout

Six remote, peaceful, clean, housekeeping cabins along the shoreline of Wakomata Lake. Summer ATVing & ice fishing and snowmobiling in the winter.

Lauzon Aviation

Blind River, Ontario

Fish: PikeBassBrook Trout

Fly in the DeHavilland Beaver bushplane to a northern rustic cabin on a peaceful wilderness lake. Lakes that are easy to fish and explore.

Green Wilderness Lodge

Gogama, Ontario

Fish: WalleyePikeBass

Enjoy excellent walleye and northern pike fishing, while exploring over 40 mi of Mattagami Lake. Affordable prices and an unforgettable vacation.

Camp Missanabie / Northern Walleye Lodge

Missanabie, Ontario

Fish: WalleyePikeBassBrook Trout

Remote Fishing and Hunting Resort on Dog Lake. Fish for walleye, northern pike, lake trout, perch and smallmouth bass.

Whitefish Lodge & Outpost Camps

Wawa, Ontario

Fish: WalleyePikeBass

Situated in the heart of the Michipicoten River Wilderness, Whitefish Lodge & Outpost Camps is your home away from home. Complete with all amenities!

Brennan Harbour Resort

Spanish, OntarioBook Now

Fish: WalleyePikeBass

We fish the islands of the Whalesback Channel of Lake Huron and the Spanish River for Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Lake Trout and Perch.

Flying Eagle Camps and Backcountry Outfitters

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Fish: WalleyePikeBassBrook Trout

Flying Eagle Camps was established in 1993. We offer Outpost Cabin Rentals to people looking to discover the Northern Ontario landscape and wildlife.

Wabatong Lodge

Dubreuilville, Ontario

Fish: WalleyePikeBassBrook Trout

Experience endless drive-in or train-in fishing and hunting opportunities on Wabatongushi Lake on the south west corner of the Chapleau Game Preserve.

Northern Skies Resort

Thessalon, Ontario

Fish: Bass

Do you want a restful family retreat or an exciting wilderness adventure? Shopping, sightseeing and golf, or a trek to a remote fishing lake?

Moose Horn Lodge

Chapleau, Ontario

Fish: WalleyePikeBassBrook Trout

Enjoy the wilderness of Northern Ontario & everything that it has to offer. Finally a place that when night falls nothing but darkness & stars.

Halfway Haven

Wawa, Ontario

Fish: WalleyePikeBassBrook Trout

Nestled on the shores of Jeep Lake, between Wawa, Chapleau & Sault Ste. Marie. Our lodge offers private rooms, cabins, laundry, and excellent dining.

Lang Lake Resort

Espanola, Ontario

Fish: WalleyePikeBass

Set in the rugged beauty of the La Cloche Mountain range, Lang Lake resort has been offering quality vacations for more than 60 years.

Dunlop Lake Lodge

Elliot Lake, Ontario

Fish: WalleyePikeBassBrook Trout

Located 10 minutes north of Elliot Lake just off of Hwy 108, open year-round and cater to ATVers and snowmobilers, with a variety of local trails.

Como Lake Resort

Chapleau, Ontario

Fish: WalleyePikeBass

Located in the Chapleau Game Preserve, providing opportunities for wildlife photography. Fish for trout, pike, whitefish, smallmouth bass and walleye.

Air Ivanhoe Ltd.

Foleyet, Ontario

Fish: WalleyePikeBass

We operate 20 Fly-in outpost camps annually with our DHC 2 Beaver aircraft for parties of 2-10 persons on 3, 4 or 7-day packages.

Mukwa Adventures

Spanish, Ontario

Fish: WalleyePikeBassBrook Trout

Imagine yourself riding ATV along a picturesque Northern Ontario wilderness setting. Enjoy memorable outdoor adventures with your family or friends.

Normandy Lodge

Wawa, Ontario

Fish: WalleyePikeBassBrook Trout

Fish on 10 mile long Kabenung Lake for walleye, fighting northern pike and smallmouth bass. Choose from 14 cabins, which overlook the lake.

Chapleau Lodge

Chapleau, Ontario

Fish: WalleyePikeBassBrook Trout

The only resort on beautiful Borden Lake with stunning sunsets and crystal clear water. Housekeeping cabins, boats and motors or canoes are available.

Waterfalls Lodge

Spanish, OntarioBook Now

Fish: WalleyePikeBass

World class fishing along with select meal plans served in our licensed dining room or a housekeeping package with your own Fully Equipped Kitchen.

Serpent River Campground

Serpent River, OntarioBook Now

Fish: WalleyePikeBass

We are a pet-friendly and family-oriented campground and pride ourselves on our clean facilities. We cater to all types of travellers.

Melwel Lodge

Iron Bridge, Ontario

Fish: WalleyeBassBrook Trout

Relax and enjoy the tranquil setting along the shoreline of Melwel Bay. Offering 11 gorgeously restored, immaculately maintained cabins.

Birchland Cottages

Thessalon, OntarioBook Now

Fish: WalleyePikeBass

Birchland Cottages is nestled in a beautiful and peaceful private bay on Clear Lake and is a wonderful place to come and relax.

Lake Lauzon Resort & Marine

Algoma Mills, OntarioBook Now

Fish: WalleyePikeBass

Lake Lauzon Resort is open all year long for fishing, camping & beautiful scenery. We are glad to accept bookings for Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall.

Northern Portage Lodge

Hawk Junction, Ontario

Fish: WalleyePikeBass

Our main camp is nestled on Matchinameigus Lake and has a large fully furnished family/group cabin as well as a smaller rustic beach cabin.

Red Pine Lodge

Missanabie, Ontario

Fish: WalleyePikeBassBrook Trout

Located 5 miles west of Foleyet, on beautiful Ivanhoe Lake. Ivanhoe Lake with its beautiful sand beaches is also known as the “Miami of the North”.

Hidden River Lodge

Hawk Junction, Ontario

Fish: WalleyePikeBassBrook Trout

Experience outstanding fishing, hunting and accommodations north of Wawa, Ontario. Nestled deep into the stunning wilderness region of Lake Superior.

Mountainview Lodge

Searchmont, OntarioBook Now

Fish: WalleyePikeBassBrook Trout

Open year round! Meals and accommodations. fishing, hunting, canoeing/rentals, kayaking/rentals, ATVing, mountain biking and snowmobiling/rentals.

Happy Day Lodge

Chapleau, Ontario

Fish: WalleyePikeBass

Drive in housekeeping cabins, boat in cabins, experience the solitude of our outpost cabins, or set up camp at one of our three full hookup campsites.

Angling Algoma

Hilton Beach, Ontario

Fish: WalleyePikeBass

Angling Algoma offers a unique and specialized bass fishing experience in and around the entire Algoma region.

Birch Lake Resort

Thessalon, OntarioBook Now

Fish: WalleyePikeBass

Six cozy cottages – all have lake view decks, lakefront access, 2-bedrooms, full kitchen, 3-piece bathrooms, TV, fire pits, barbeques.

Ernie’s Cottages & Campground

Missanabie, Ontario

Fish: WalleyePikeBass

We are situated by Dog Lake in Missanabie, Ontario with 9 lake front modern cottages completely furnished, flush toilets, and showers.

Blue Heron Resort

Spanish, Ontario

Fish: WalleyePikeBass

Family Fishing Resort on the Spanish River. Fish for Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass and more. Modern cottages, camping and RV sites.

Voyageurs’ Lodge & Cookhouse

Batchawana Bay, OntarioBook Now

Fish: WalleyePikeBassBrook Trout

Located on beautiful Batchawana Beach, rated one of the top ten by Chill Magazine, on Hwy 17 North, just 45 minutes north of Sault Ste. Marie.

Cedar Rail Ranch

Thessalon, Ontario

Fish: WalleyePikeBass

Located 25 km north of Thessalon via Hwy 129 in the Mississagi Valley. Come experience a family vacation at Cedar Rail Ranch today!

Limberlost Lodge

Thessalon, OntarioBook Now

Fish: WalleyePikeBass

Excellent housekeeping cottages. Clean, comfortable & well equipped. Fish the lakes, rivers & streams in the Mississagi Valley for numerous species.

Paquette’s Camp

Chapleau, Ontario

Fish: WalleyePikeBass

Our camp provides the perfect atmosphere for fishing & hunting as well as family activities like swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and wildlife viewing.

The Outpost Lodge

Thessalon, Ontario

Fish: WalleyePikeBassBrook Trout

Located 28 miles north of Thessalon on Lake Jobamageeshig, Our lodge features a majestic 1938 Adirondak style main lodge with a private dining room.

Bruce Bay Cottages & Lighthouse

Bruce Mines, OntarioBook Now

Fish: WalleyePikeBass

Escape to nature on two private islands located in the North Channel of Lake Huron. Enjoy the outdoors, explore our islands, fish or just relax.

Chiblow Lake Lodge

Iron Bridge, OntarioBook Now

Fish: WalleyePikeBass

Chiblow Lake Lodge is located on the beautiful and scenic lake of Chiblow Lake. Offering housekeeping cabins, trailer lot rent and rustic camping.

Map Directory

Melwel Lodge

Iron Bridge, Ontario

View our profile

Hidden River Lodge

Hawk Junction, Ontario

View our profile

Wabatong Lodge

Dubreuilville, Ontario

View our profile

Northern Portage Lodge

Hawk Junction, Ontario

View our profile

Flying Eagle Camps and Backcountry Outfitters

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

View our profile

Whitefish Lodge & Outpost Camps

Wawa, Ontario

View our profile

Lang Lake Resort

Espanola, Ontario

View our profile

Mukwa Adventures

Spanish, Ontario

View our profile

Angling Algoma

Hilton Beach, Ontario

View our profile

Air-Dale Fishing & Hunting

Wawa, Ontario

View our profile

Green Wilderness Lodge

Gogama, Ontario

View our profile

Tyler Dunn Guiding

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

View our profile

Chiblow Lake Lodge

Iron Bridge, Ontario

View our profile

Waterfalls Lodge

Spanish, Ontario

View our profile

Wakomata Lake Cottages

Thessalon, Ontario

View our profile

Voyageurs’ Lodge & Cookhouse

Batchawana Bay, Ontario

View our profile

Twilight Resort

Montreal River Harbour, Ontario

View our profile

The Outpost Lodge

Thessalon, Ontario

View our profile

Snowshoe Camp Resort

Thessalon, Ontario

View our profile

Serpent River Campground

Serpent River, Ontario

View our profile

Red Pine Lodge

Missanabie, Ontario

View our profile

Paquette’s Camp

Chapleau, Ontario

View our profile

Normandy Lodge

Wawa, Ontario

View our profile

Mountainview Lodge

Searchmont, Ontario

View our profile

Moose Horn Lodge

Chapleau, Ontario

View our profile

Loch Island Lodge

Dubreuilville, Ontario

View our profile

Limberlost Lodge

Thessalon, Ontario

View our profile

Lauzon Aviation

Blind River, Ontario

View our profile

Lake Lauzon Resort & Marine

Algoma Mills, Ontario

View our profile

Northern Skies Resort

Thessalon, Ontario

View our profile

Halfway Haven

Wawa, Ontario

View our profile

Ernie’s Cottages & Campground

Missanabie, Ontario

View our profile

Camp Missanabie / Northern Walleye Lodge

Missanabie, Ontario

View our profile

Air Ivanhoe Ltd.

Foleyet, Ontario

View our profile

Happy Day Lodge

Chapleau, Ontario

View our profile

Dunlop Lake Lodge

Elliot Lake, Ontario

View our profile

Como Lake Resort

Chapleau, Ontario

View our profile

Chapleau Lodge

Chapleau, Ontario

View our profile

Cedar Rail Ranch

Thessalon, Ontario

View our profile

Bruce Bay Cottages & Lighthouse

Bruce Mines, Ontario

View our profile

Brennan Harbour Resort

Spanish, Ontario

View our profile

Blue Heron Resort

Spanish, Ontario

View our profile

Birchland Cottages

Thessalon, Ontario

View our profile

Birch Lake Resort

Thessalon, Ontario

View our profile

Business NameAddressCity/TownPhone Number
Air Ivanhoe Ltd.PO Box 99Foleyet ON, P0M 1T0705-899-2155
Air-Dale Fishing & HuntingPO Box 1194Wawa ON, P0S 1K0705-992-3903
Angling Algoma1333 P Line RoadHilton Beach ON, P0R 1G0705-943-5286
Birch Lake Resort99 Basswood Lake RoadThessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-2219
Birchland Cottages13775 Hwy 17 EastThessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-3356
Blue Heron ResortPO Box 359, 175 Kring RoadSpanish ON, P0P 2A0705-844-2596
Brennan Harbour Resort308 Brennan Harbour Road, PO Box 389Spanish ON, P0P 2A0705-844-1136
Bruce Bay Cottages & LighthousePO Box 58, French & McKay IslandBruce Mines ON, P0R 1C0705-785-3473
Camp Missanabie / Northern Walleye LodgePO Box 3 #10Missanabie ON, P0M 2H0
Cedar Rail Ranch428 Wharncliffe RoadThessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-2021
Chapleau LodgePO Box 640Chapleau ON, P0M 1K0705-864-1283
Chiblow Lake Lodge95 Chiblow Lake RoadIron Bridge ON, P0R 1B0705-843-0402
Como Lake ResortPO Box 506Chapleau ON, P0M 1K0705-864-1476
Dunlop Lake Lodge74 Dunlop Lake RoadElliot Lake ON, P5A 2J7705-848-8090
Ernie’s Cottages & CampgroundGeneral DeliveryMissanabie ON, P0M 2H0705-234-2812
Flying Eagle Camps and Backcountry Outfitters26 Millwood St.Sault Ste. Marie ON, P6A 6S9705-255-1902
Green Wilderness LodgeBox 308Gogama ON, P0H 2C0705-494-6618
Halfway Haven47.524860, -84.033599Wawa ON, P0S 1K0705-812-1671
Happy Day LodgePO Box 1259Chapleau ON, P0M 1K0705-852-0558
Hidden River LodgePO Box 7-14Hawk Junction ON, P0S 1G0705-852-0097
Lake Lauzon Resort & Marine1479 B Hwy 17Algoma Mills ON, P0R 1A0705-849-0007
Lang Lake Resort1454 Lang Lake RoadEspanola ON, P5E 1T5705-285-4241
Lauzon AviationPO Box 1750Blind River ON, P0R 1B0705-849-2389
Limberlost Lodge8 Limberlost LaneThessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-828-0461
Loch Island LodgePO Box 577
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan 49783
Dubreuilville ON, P0S 1B0705-234-2592
Melwel Lodge435 Melwel RoadIron Bridge ON, P0R 1H0705-842-2141
Moose Horn LodgePO Box 284Chapleau ON, P0M 1K0705-864-1875
Mountainview Lodge4280 Hwy 556Searchmont ON, P0S 1J0705-781-3329
Mukwa AdventuresSpanishSpanish ON, P0P 2A0705-862-1150
Normandy LodgePO Box 997Wawa ON, P0S 1K0705-971-3943
Northern Portage LodgePO Box 6-8Hawk Junction ON, P0S 1G0705-852-6272
Northern Skies Resort8404 Highway 129 Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-206-4066
Paquette’s CampPO Box 1239Chapleau ON, P0M 1K0705-870-6341
Red Pine LodgePO Box 94 Foleyet, OntarioMissanabie ON, P0M 1T0705-899-2875
Serpent River Campground4696 Hwy 17 WestSerpent River ON, P0R 1K0705-849-2210
Snowshoe Camp ResortWakomata Lake Road, RR 3Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-206-0447
The Outpost Lodge8572 Hwy 129Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-841-2518
Twilight ResortHwy 17 NorthMontreal River Harbour ON, P0S 1H0705-882-2183
Tyler Dunn GuidingSault Ste. MarieSault Ste. Marie ON, P6A 1X1705-206-0984
Voyageurs’ Lodge & CookhousePO Box 129Batchawana Bay ON, P0S 1A0705-882-2504
Wabatong LodgePO Box 81Dubreuilville ON, P0S 1B0705-884-1722
Wakomata Lake Cottages9538A Hwy 129Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-992-5900
Waterfalls LodgePO Box 8Spanish ON, P0P 2A0705-844-2169
Whitefish Lodge & Outpost CampsPO Box 1635Wawa ON, P0S 1K0231-878-8450
Almenara En El Rio Marina & Campground57 Spanish StreetSpanish ON, P0P 2A0705-844-2442
Aubrey Falls Trading Post & ResortON-129Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-841-2575
Bass Lake ResortBass Lake RoadBruce Mines ON, P0R 1C0705-256-0383
Black Creek Outfitters9538F Hwy 129Mississagi Valley ON, P0R 1L0705-841-2555
Canadian Airventures50 Bucciarelli Road, Box 1150Chapleau ON, P0M 1K0705-864-0442
Carpenter Lake CabinsRR #2Bruce Mines ON, P0R 1C0705-805-0520
Clear Lake Camp21272 Hwy 17Iron Bridge ON, P0R 1H0705-842-5090
Eden Camp Resort1423A Basswood Lake Road, RR #2Missanabie ON, P0R 1L0815-355-9519
Five Mile Lake LodgePO Box 516Chapleau ON, P0M 1K0705-864-0201
Four Seasons GuidingBox 1418, 27 Beech Street EastMissanabie ON, P0M 1K0888-627-0598
Fox’s Den LodgeGeneral DeliveryMissanabie ON, P0M 2H0705-234-2200
Frontier LodgePO Box 278Elliot Lake ON, P5A 2J7705-848-2809
Grand Falls Camp6688 Hwy 129 North, Box 248Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-841-2560
Ituksum Wilderness CampPO Box 374Blind River ON, P0R 1B0705-843-2276
Kamp KinniwabiPO Box 1277, Hwy 101Wawa ON, P0S 1K0519-323-8595
Lakeside RV Resort & Campground215 Hawk Lake Road NorthHawk Junction ON, P0S 1K0705-363-7741
McAlpine Beach/Bright Lake Camp16435B Hwy 17 PO Box 383Iron Bridge ON, P0R 1H0705-849-6956
Mountain View Camp2277 Granary Lake RoadBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-7087
Murray Lake CottagesPO Box 1436Chapleau ON, P0M 1K0416-548-6124
Nemegosenda Lake LodgePO Box 99Foleyet ON, P0M 1T0800-955-2951
Northern Wilderness Cottages1 North Shore, PO Box 3 - #5Missanabie ON, P0M 2H0705-234-2582
Otterhead Cabin & CampgroundRR #2Bruce Mines ON, P0R 1C0705 949-3932
Prairie Bee CampPO Box 1259Chapleau ON, P0M 1K0705-852-0558
Sunset Lodge and CabinsHighway ON-129Chapleau ON, P0M 1K0249-493-0047
Whiskey Bay Resort and Marina3090 Hilton Road, RR #1Hilton Beach ON, P0R 1G0705-246-2463
Wild Rose RV Park and CottagesPO Box 1, 11028 Hwy 17 NorthBatchawana Bay ON, P0S 1A0705-882-1116
Wilderness LodgeBox 44, Hwy 546Elliot Lake ON, P5A 2J6705-848-8468