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Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass are ambush predators. Look for them in places that provide cover from which they can make forays to grab unsuspecting prey. On lakes, these include half-submerged trees and logs, boathouses 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 most 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.

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Wawa, Ontario

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

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Cedar Rail Ranch

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Air Ivanhoe Ltd.

Foleyet, Ontario

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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.

Dog Lake Cottages & Campground

Missanabie, Ontario

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Elliot Lake, Ontario

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Chapleau, Ontario

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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
Big Basswood Lake Resort297 Big Basswood Lake Camp RoadThessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-3802
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
Dog Lake Cottages & CampgroundPO Box 3-12Missanabie ON, P0M 2H0705-234-2918
Dunlop Lake Lodge74 Dunlop Lake RoadElliot Lake ON, P5A 2J7705-848-8090
Gosenda LodgePO Box 235Foleyet ON, P0M 1T0705-365-0510
Granary Lake Retreat2429 Granary Lake RoadBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-5550
Green Wilderness LodgeBox 308Gogama ON, P0H 2C0705-494-6618
Happy Day LodgePO Box 1259Chapleau ON, P0M 1K0705-852-0558
Hidden River LodgePO Box 7-14Hawk Junction ON, P0S 1G0705-852-0097
Island View CampPO Box 30Missanabie ON, P0M 2H0
Lake Lauzon Resort & Marine1479 B Hwy 17Algoma Mills ON, P0R 1A0705-849-0007
Lauzon AviationPO Box 1750Blind River ON, P0R 1B0705-849-2389
Lauzon East1055 Bayview LaneAlgoma Mills ON, P0R 1A0519-949-1052
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
MonkWorks Fishing81 Anna StreetSault Ste. Marie ON, P6B 3S7647-472-1645
Moose Horn LodgePO Box 284Chapleau ON, P0M 1K0705-864-1875
Mountainview Lodge4280 Hwy 556Searchmont ON, P0S 1J0705-781-3329
Northern Portage LodgePO Box 6-8Hawk Junction ON, P0S 1G0705-852-6272
Northern Skies Resort8404 Highway 129 Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-206-4066
Red Pine LodgePO Box 94Foleyet ON, P0M 1T0705-899-2875
Serpent River Campground4696 Hwy 17 WestSerpent River ON, P0R 1K0705-849-2210
South Bay Park101 South Bay RoadElliot Lake ON, P5A 2S9705-848-2804
Staying by the Lakeside Cottages2197 Centre Line RoadBruce Mines ON, P0R 1C0705-888-8974
The Cottages at the Weir6274 Highway 129Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0647-880-7929
The Lakehouse Marina & Cabins50 Bay Street, PO Box 42Echo Bay ON, P0S 1C0705-248-2935
The Outpost Lodge8572 Hwy 129Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-841-2518
Thessalon Lakeside Park Campground110 Lakeside Drive, #100Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-2523
Tunnel Lake Trading Post & Resort6274 Hwy 129Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-841-2508
Tyler Dunn Guiding12 Laird StreetSault Ste. Marie ON, P6B 2R9705-206-0984
Voyageurs’ LodgePO Box 129Batchawana Bay ON, P0S 1A0705-882-2504
Wabatong LodgePO Box 81Dubreuilville ON, P0S 1B0705-884-1722
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 & Resort9538 G Highway 129Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0249-525-5296
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
Caribou Log Cabin Resort239 Carter Side RoadBruce Mines ON, P0R 1E0705-257-5434
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
Flying Eagle Camps and Backcountry Outfitters 26 Millwood StreetSault Ste. Marie ON, P6A 6S9705-255-1902
Follow Her North40 Hwy 583 North, RR2Hearst ON, P0L 1N0705-373-2948
Four Seasons Guiding27 Beech Street East, Box 1418Missanabie ON, P0M 1K0705-297-0653
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
McCauley’s Havilland Bay5235 Hwy 17Goulais River ON, P0S 1E0705-541-8139
Missinaibi OutfittersPO Box 10Mattice ON, P0L 1T0705-364-7312
Mountain View Camp2277 Granary Lake RoadBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-7087
Mukwa AdventuresSpanishSpanish ON, P0P 2A0705-208-0477
Murray Lake CottagesPO Box 1436Chapleau ON, P0M 1K0416-548-6124
Nemegosenda Lake LodgePO Box 99Foleyet ON, P0M 1T0800-955-2951
Normandy LodgePO Box 997Wawa ON, P0S 1K0705-971-3943
Northern Wilderness Cottages1 North Shore, PO Box 3 - #5Missanabie ON, P0M 2H0705-234-2582
Otterhead Cabin & Campground94 West Road, RR #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
Twilight ResortHwy 17 NorthMontreal River Harbour ON, P0S 1H0705-882-2183
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 1A0705-971-2029
Wilderness LodgeBox 44, Hwy 546Elliot Lake ON, P5A 2J6705-848-8468