Thunder Bay is the largest city in Northwest Ontario, and contains nearly half of the entire region's population. With incredible art, music, film and culinary scenes, Canada's Greatest Outdoor City is perfect for the experienced and the rookie angler alike, seeking a fishing adventure in Northwestern Ontario. Thunder Bay has an international airport, quality hotel and accommodation options, and makes an ideal basecamp for all of your Northwest Ontario adventures.
Here are some top reasons to fish Thunder Bay!
Plenty of Choices
Thunder Bay has a remarkable variety of fishing to enjoy, including lake run steelhead, brook trout, salmon, bass, pike, walleye, lake trout, and much more! About an hour's drive east of Thunder Bay is Lake Nipigon, holding the world record brook trout set back in 1915.
Sight cast for active and aggressive pike on a fly rod from shore! They are receptive to big streamers and poppers. Bring your 8 weight with a floating line and you just may catch yourself a big northern pike!