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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.

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Featured Packages

The Outpost Lodge

Thessalon, Ontario

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

Almenara en el Rio Marina & Campground

Spanish, Ontario

Located on the North Channel of Lake Huron at the mouth of the Spanish River. We have four travel trailer rentals, transient and seasonal campsites.

Chapleau Lodge

Chapleau, Ontario

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

Chiblow Lake Lodge

Blind River, Ontario

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

Snowshoe Camp Resort

Thessalon, Ontario

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

Misty Mountain Fly Shop / McCauley’s Motel

Havilland Bay, Ontario

Quality hand-tied flies for local fisheries. Large supply of materials, fly catalogues & pattern resources. Largest fly fishing retail in the North.

Ernie’s Cottages & Campground

Missanabie, Ontario

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

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

Angling Algoma

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

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

Lauzon Aviation

Blind River, Ontario

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

Waterfalls Lodge

Spanish, OntarioBook Now

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

Moose Horn Lodge

Chapleau, Ontario

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

Wakomata Shores Resort

Thessalon, OntarioBook Now

Discover your year round, daily or weekly cottage and cabin resort paradise on beautiful Wakomata Lake, located 32 miles north of Thessalon.

Lang Lake Resort

Espanola, Ontario

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

Tyler Dunn Guiding

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

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

Birch Lake Resort

Thessalon, OntarioBook Now

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

Limberlost Lodge

Thessalon, OntarioBook Now

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

Loch Island Lodge

Dubreuilville, Ontario

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

Air-Dale Fishing & Hunting

Wawa, Ontario

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

Normandy Lodge

Wawa, Ontario

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

Bruce Bay Cottages & Lighthouse

Bruce Mines, OntarioBook Now

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.

Happy Day Lodge

Chapleau, Ontario

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.

Brennan Harbour Resort

Spanish, OntarioBook Now

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.

Mountainview Lodge

Searchmont, OntarioBook Now

Open year round! Meals and accommodations. fishing, hunting, canoeing, kayaking, ATVing, mountain biking, snowmobiling (guided or unguided).

Henderson’s Outposts

Chapleau, Ontario

Henderson's Outposts offers the best remote fishing in Northern Ontario. The deluxe remote outpost is fly-in only and is located on the Ivanhoe River.

Paquette’s Camp

Chapleau, Ontario

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

Voyageurs’ Lodge & Cookhouse

Batchawana Bay, OntarioBook Now

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.

Twilight Resort

Montreal River Harbour, Ontario

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.

Air Ivanhoe Ltd.

Foleyet, Ontario

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.

Algoma Adventures

Elliot Lake, Ontario

Algoma Adventures services for this year will include guided fishing day trips (Summer / Winter), guided ATV and snow machine tours.

Red Pine Lodge

Missanabie, Ontario

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”.

Camp Missanabie / Northern Walleye Lodge

Missanabie, Ontario

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

Green Wilderness Lodge

Gogama, Ontario

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

Island View Camp

Missanabie, Ontario

Incredible northern fishing adventure and world class fishing for walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, brook trout, whitefish, and perch.

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Lang Lake Resort

Espanola, Ontario

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Angling Algoma

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

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Algoma Adventures

Elliot Lake, Ontario

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Henderson’s Outposts

Chapleau, Ontario

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Air-Dale Fishing & Hunting

Wawa, Ontario

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Green Wilderness Lodge

Gogama, Ontario

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Tyler Dunn Guiding

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

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Island View Camp

Missanabie, Ontario

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Chiblow Lake Lodge

Blind River, Ontario

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Waterfalls Lodge

Spanish, Ontario

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Wakomata Shores Resort

Thessalon, Ontario

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Voyageurs’ Lodge & Cookhouse

Batchawana Bay, Ontario

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Twilight Resort

Montreal River Harbour, Ontario

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The Outpost Lodge

Thessalon, Ontario

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Snowshoe Camp Resort

Thessalon, Ontario

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Red Pine Lodge

Missanabie, Ontario

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Paquette’s Camp

Chapleau, Ontario

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Normandy Lodge

Wawa, Ontario

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Mountainview Lodge

Searchmont, Ontario

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Moose Horn Lodge

Chapleau, Ontario

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Misty Mountain Fly Shop / McCauley’s Motel

Havilland Bay, Ontario

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Loch Island Lodge

Dubreuilville, Ontario

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Limberlost Lodge

Thessalon, Ontario

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Lauzon Aviation

Blind River, Ontario

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Ernie’s Cottages & Campground

Missanabie, Ontario

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Camp Missanabie / Northern Walleye Lodge

Missanabie, Ontario

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Almenara en el Rio Marina & Campground

Spanish, Ontario

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Air Ivanhoe Ltd.

Foleyet, Ontario

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Happy Day Lodge

Chapleau, Ontario

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Chapleau Lodge

Chapleau, Ontario

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Bruce Bay Cottages & Lighthouse

Bruce Mines, Ontario

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Brennan Harbour Resort

Spanish, Ontario

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Blue Heron Resort

Spanish, Ontario

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Birch Lake Resort

Thessalon, Ontario

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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
Algoma Adventures73 Laurier RdElliot Lake ON, P5A 2T9705-261-2125
Almenara en el Rio Marina & Campground57 Spanish Street PO Box 118Spanish ON, P0P 2A0705-844-2442
Angling Algoma204 Meadow Park CrescentSault Ste. Marie ON, P6A 4H4705-943-5286
Birch Lake Resort99 Basswood Lake RoadThessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-2219
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 #10 Missanabie ON, P0M 2H0
Chapleau LodgePO Box 640Chapleau ON, P0M 1K0705-864-1283
Chiblow Lake Lodge95 Chiblow Lake RoadBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-843-0402
Ernie’s Cottages & CampgroundGeneral DeliveryMissanabie ON, P0M 2H0705-234-2812
Green Wilderness LodgeBox 308Gogama ON, P0H 2C0(705-494-6618
Happy Day LodgePO Box 1259Chapleau ON, P0M 1K0705-852-0558
Henderson’s Outposts100 Queen Street, SouthChapleau ON, P0M 1K0705-864-0893
Island View CampPO Box 30Missanabie ON, P0M 2H0705-234-2869
Lang Lake Resort1454 Lang Lake RdEspanola ON, P5E 1T5705-285-4241
Lauzon AviationPO Box 1750Blind River ON, P0R 1B0705-849-2389
Limberlost Lodge8 Limberlost LaneThessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-841-2521
Loch Island LodgePO Box 577 Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan 49783Dubreuilville ON, 705-234-2592
Misty Mountain Fly Shop / McCauley’s Motel5235 Hwy 17 NHavilland Bay ON, P0S 1E0705-649-5813
Moose Horn LodgePO Box 284Chapleau ON, P0M 1K0705-864-1875
Mountainview Lodge4280 Highway 556Searchmont ON, P0S 1J0705-781-3329
Normandy LodgePO Box 997Wawa ON, P0S 1K0705-971-3943
Paquette’s CampPO Box 1239Chapleau ON, P0M 1K0705-870-6341
Red Pine LodgePO Box 94 Foleyet, OntarioMissanabie ON, P0M 1T0705-899-2875
Snowshoe Camp ResortWakomata Lake Rd, RR 3Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-206-0447
The Outpost LodgeRR 3, 8572 Highway 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 1X1705-255-6974
Voyageurs’ Lodge & CookhousePO Box 129Batchawana Bay ON, P0S 1A0705-882-2504
Wakomata Shores Resort9538A HWY 129Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-698-3249
Waterfalls LodgePO Box 8Spanish ON, P0P 2A0705-844-2169
Aubrey Falls Trading Post & ResortON-129Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-841-2575
Canadian AirventuresBox 1150Chapleau ON, P0M 1K0705-864-0442
Carpenter Lake CabinsRR 2Bruce Mines ON, P0R 1C0705-805-0520
Clear Lake CampBox 301Iron Bridge ON, P0R 1H0705-842-5090
Firesand Haven797 High Falls RdWawa ON, P0S 1K0724-776-1871
Five Mile Lake LodgeP.O. 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 2H0519-636-3697
Frontier LodgePO Box 278Elliot Lake ON, P5A 2J7705-848-2809
Hidden River LodgeP.O. Box 138Hawk Junction ON, P0S 1G0705-852-0097
Ituksum Wilderness CampP.0. Box 374Blind River ON, P0R 1B0705-843-2276
Kamp KinniwabiP.O. Box 1277, Hwy 101Wawa ON, P0S 1K0705-889-2052
McAlpine Beach/Bright Lake CampBox 659Iron Bridge ON, P0R 1H0705-842-0706
Mountain View Camp2277 Granary Lake RdBlind River ON, P0R 1B0800-935-3713
Murray Lake CottagesP.O. Box 1436Chapleau ON, P0M 1K0705-864-1707
Nemegosenda Lake LodgeP.O. Box 99Foleyet ON, P0M 1T0800-955-2951
Northern Wilderness Cottages1 North Shore, Box 38Missanabie ON, P0M 2H0705-234-2582
Otterhead Cabin & CampgroundRR #2Bruce Mines ON, P0R 1C0705-736-2202
Prairie Bee CampP.O. Box 1259Chapleau ON, P0M 1K0705-864-0113
Whiskey Bay Resort and Marina3090 Hilton Rd, RR #1Hilton Beach ON, P0R 1G0705-246-2463
Whitefish LodgeP.O Box 1635Wawa ON, P0S 1K0231-878-8450