Vermilion Bay Lake Trout Fishing


Vermilion Bay Lodge on Eagle Lake in Northwestern Ontario is a fabulous Canadian destination for giant trophy Lake Trout. The lodge is located at the North-west end of the lake, which is the deepest part of the lake and has the best Lake Trout fishing. Lake Trout from 1 to 30 pounds are being caught. With 8 comfortable housekeeping cabins and a main lodge overlooking beautiful Eagle Lake we offer personal service with over 30 years of experience serving fishermen and families. Come "fish, relax & unwind" in the heart of Ontario's Wilderness.


Anishinabi Lodge is a fly-in fishing lodge north of Vermilion Bay and west of Ear Falls. The main lodge is on an island at the south end of Anishinabi Lake and they have two remote outpost camps at the north end of the lake. The lake is also accessible in the winter for some awesome ice fishing. Their lake is one of the best Lake Trout lakes in Northwestern Ontario. Lake Trout are common between 2 and 12 pounds but their guests catch tons of trout in the 20 to 30 pound range throughout the summer. Not only do they catch big Lake Trout thy get high numbers. It's not uncommon to catch 25 nice size trout in a day. The biggest Lake Trout caught in the lake on record is 52 pounds. Ice fishing starts January 1 in their region. They also have great fishing for Walleye, Pike & Smallmouth. They have beautiful lakefront log cabin cottages, which are fully equipped for housekeeping. They have a main lodge and can offer American Plan with prior notice. They offer Lund fishing boats with electric start motors.


North Country Lodge: Canyon Lake is one of the best kept secrets in Northwestern Ontario. Canyon Lake produces large numbers as well as big trophy Lake Trout. Their claim-to-fame is the Lake fishing. 5 to 20-pound Lake Trout are caught and release throughout the summer as well as great numbers of good eating sizes. Fisherpersons come from all over North America to enjoy the fantastic fishing in crystal-clear Canyon Lake. They also offer ice fishing for lakers. Their lakeside cottages are clean and comfortable and fully equipped for housekeeping.


McIntosh Lodge - is a beautiful little family run lodge on famous Canyon Lake, which is north of Vermilion Bay and west of Dryden. There are a few Lake Trout in Canyon Lake but the lake does not have a viable Lake Trout population to target them. Fortunately, John is licensed to have boats on Gordon Lake, which is a rarely fished backcountry portage lake. Gordon Lake is a 200-foot deep little jewel that is just boiling with Lake Trout. The Lake Trout fishing is so spectacular that he has guests that stay at his camp and walk the short portage every day. Lake Trout are the dominant species in the lake and are common in the 1 to 5-pound range but tons of trout in the 6 to 12-pound range get caught and released. McIntosh Lodge has super nice lakefront housekeeping pine cabins with a beautiful main lodge for card playing or watching the big game on satellite TV. Their rates are very reasonable. You can always take a break from Lake Trout fishing and hit the fantastic Muskie, Walleye and bass fishing on Canyon Lake.

Canada North Lodge is located on Little Bear Lake, which is part of the Woman River Chain of Lakes. From the lodge you can fish Loon Lake, Middle Lake, Big Bear Lake, Little Woman Lake, Big Woman Lake, Swain Lake and Washagomis Lake. The closest settlement is Ear Falls, which is north of Dryden and Vermilion Bay. Their guests have over 50 miles of navigable water. These lakes have deep holes and natural springs with deep drop-offs and sunken ridges so fishing for Lake Trout is outstanding. Because of the Woman River constantly supplying fresh water and food for feeder fish such as Chub, Sucker, Lake Herring and Cisco as well as great spawning grounds, the Lake Trout population is healthy. Any Lake Trout fanatic will tell you that Lake Trout fishing is a hit-&-miss type of fishing because they turn on and off like a light bulb. On bright sunny days and a calm surface they are usually feeding so guests can expect to catch a few per day. Because these lakes have allowed the Lake Trout to be prolific, you will catch them in all sizes from small pan fryers right up to big lunkers over 20 pounds. The most common sizes seem to be in that 2 to 5-pound range. This is a modern & comfortable American Plan resort with delicious home cook meals, comfortable accommodations and a facility that is welcoming to people with physical challenges. They also have fishing for Walleye, Northern Pike and Smallmouth bass.


Birch Dale Lodge is located on Eagle Lake and between Dryden & Vermilion Bay and just south of Waldhof, Ontario. The lake is stuffed with Giant Lake Trout as well as good eating size Lakers. The northwestern end of Eagle Lake is the deepest part of the lake and where the best Lake trout fishing is. Lake Trout are common between 2 and 12 pounds. During a week targeting Lake Trout you should catch a trout in the 20-pound range. Lake Trout have been known to top 40 pounds on Eagle Lake. Their accommodations and rental boats are among the best in Northwestern Ontario. They also offer day-long fly-outs to trophy lakes for Lake Trout.

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