Ontario’s reputation as a world-class fishing destination doesn’t change when winter arrives! We're known as “Hardwater Heaven!” With approximately 250,000 lakes in Ontario, it’s no wonder we're the best province to fish! There’s nothing better than getting together with friends and enjoying the day fishing. As winter closes in, though, our pasttime of lake fishing in the boat and fly fishing in the rivers comes to an end.
For those not intimidated by thoughts of cold winter days, but who rather relish the hard water heaven, this list is for you! Ontario has endless winter fishing opportunities, and there are so many amazing lakes to list, we can't possibly cover them all. The list I have comprised here is based on my own experiences, and from fellow fishing experts. Although there are endless amazing lakes to fish in Ontario, this is merely the short list!