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Catching Big Fish Through the Ice

Walleye are one of the fish species caught through the ice • Credit: Moosehorn Lodge
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Catching Big Fish Through the Ice

There's nothing like the taste of fresh fish in the middle of the winter, but these trophy fish were released back into the water.

Hard water anglers can't wait for the ice to freeze to get out there to drop in a line. In Ontario's Sunset Country, we manly ice fish for walleye, lake trout, crappie, and northern pike.  Sometimes bass or muskies are caught accidentally.

Here are some of the biggest fish caught through the ice in 2014:

39" Lake Trout Caught at Moosehorn Lodge

Eric caught this massive 39" lake trout on Lac Seul at Moosehorn Lodge. He reports that the fish swam away strongly.

39" lake trout caught at Moosehorn Lodge

Location: Moosehorn Lodge, Lac Seul, Sioux Lookout Ontario
Website: canadafish.com or Facebook: www.facebook.com/moosehorn.lodge
Phone: 800-682-6123


Big Lake Trout Caught at Muskie Bay Lodge

Muskie Bay Resort guests usually fish for trout on Crow Lake or on Whitefish Bay, Lake of the Woods. This trout was caught in April, a month we often don't get to fish because the ice is melting. Last year the ice was solid throughout April.

BIg trout caught on at Muskie Bay Lodge

Location: Muskie Bay Resort on Crow Lake, Nestor Falls, Ontario, Canada
Website: muskiebayresort.com or Facebook: www.facebook.com/muskiebayresort1
Phone: 800-682-6123


A Couple of Nice Crappies Caught at Gateway North Outfitters

A couple nice slabs from a backcountry adventure by a guest at Gateway North Outfitters.

Some nice crappies caught at Gateway North Outfitters

Location: Gateway North Outfitters, Emo, Ontario, Canada
Website: gatewaynorthoutfitters.com or Facebook: www.facebook.com/GatewayNorthOutfitters
Phone: 807-482-1388 or 807-271-2840 cell


15lb Lake Trout Caught at Barker Bay Resort

Sam caught this beautiful 15lb lake trout on Lower Manitou Lake at Barker Bay Resort not long after the trout season opened in January.

15lb lake trout caught at Barker Bay Resort

Location: Brker Bay Resort on Lower Manitou Lake, Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada
Website: Barkerbay.com or Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Barker-Bay-Resort
Phone: 800-682-6123



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