Welcome to our Lake of the Woods Fishing Home Page

Lake of the Woods is one of the best drive to fishing destinations on the planet.  The lake is massive and there are so many great places along the lake that are set up for anglers to plan an awesome fishing vacation.  The fishing is outstanding throughout the lake and most anglers have great success without having to venture out into the more remote parts of the lake.  Anglers can catch good numbers of fish as well as quality fish.  It is one of the best multi-species lakes in North America.  Anglers catch smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike, muskie, perch, crappie and largemouth bass.

We have set up different websites for all the popular regions on Lake of the Woods.  Take a look below to learn more about the different parts of Lake of the Woods.

Kenora, Ontario

Kenora, Ontario Fishing

Kenora, Ontario is the most popular part of Lake of the Woods.  This is where you are going to find the most services, the most people and basically everything you will need for an ideal fishing vacation.  The downside is that you will see more people fishing here than on other parts of Lake of the Woods, but with a 15 to 20 minute boat ride, you can easily find some water all to yourself.  This is an amazing part of Lake of the Woods that gives you the feel of being around everything while also still feeling like you are getting away from it all.  It’s an awesome destination and anglers catch smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike, muskie, perch, crappie and largemouth bass.

Morson, Ontario

Morson, Ontario Fishing

The Morson area is an awesome part of the lake to fish.  It may not be as scenic as some of the other parts of the lake, but the amount of fishing opportunities you have are ridiculous.  Fish big water, sheltered water, bays, islands, points, rocky shorelines or vegetation.  Big fish are here and you can catch lots of them too.  You will see plenty of boats here, but if you take a 20 minute boat ride, you can find plenty of places to have for yourself.  Anglers catch muskie, northern pike, walleye, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, perch and crappie.

Nestor Falls, Ontario

Nestor Falls, Ontario Fishing

Nestor Falls is located south of Sioux Narrows and Kenora.  For some visitors, this is the preferred destination on Lake of the Woods because the drive isn’t too bad when you’re coming from the U.S.  It’s only about an hour and fifteen minute drive from International Falls, Minnesota and the fishing can be very good here.  You will find plenty of services here to plan an awesome trip, but don’t expect to have all the conveniences that you will find farther north in Kenora.  You will definitely see lots of boats in this area, but you can drive north and fish Whitefish Bay or take a boat ride west to get to Sabaskong Bay where you will see less fishing pressure.  You’re still going to see boats, but you can easily find some places for yourself.  Anglers catch everything in this area such as smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye, muskie, crappie, perch and northern pike.

Sioux Narrows, Ontario

Sioux Narrows, Ontario Fishing

Sioux Narrows is an awesome vacation destination.  Located in between Nestor Falls and Kenora, you will definitely find some areas where you won’t see another boater.  However, you will still see some boats and people in this area.  It’s not nearly as popular as Kenora, but it does get fished quite a bit.  The Sioux Narrows area is known for its very clear and deep water.  You will find cooler water temperatures here than many of the other areas on Lake of the Woods.  You will also most likely need to downsize your line or fish with fluorocarbon line for more success due to the water clarity.  Anglers catch lake trout, muskie, northern pike, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye, perch and crappie.

LOTW Northwest Angle

LOTW Northwest Angle Fishing

The Northwest Angle is a very unique destination.  It is located in the United States, but you have to drive through Canada to get here.  The border crossing is different here, so we recommend a quick online search to see the latest information for crossing the border here.  Most people come here to fish and the fishing is very good in the Northwest Angle.  Anglers catch so many species of fish here and with a little experience, they can usually catch big numbers of fish here too.  You can catch smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike, muskie, perch and crappie.

South Shore LOTW

South Shore LOTW Fishing

The South Shore of Lake of the Woods is open water fishing.  It is an awesome area, but the winds can definitely blow here and the waves can making fishing difficult.  Bigger boats in this area are the norm, however, when the waters are calm, smaller boats do fine here too.  This is a very popular walleye destination and maybe one of the best parts of the lake for catching good numbers of big fish.  Anglers also catch northern pike, perch and some smallmouth bass here too.