Haileybury Smallmouth Bass Fishing


Ellen Island Camp is located on an island in the north-end of the Famous Lady Evelyn Lake. Lady Evelyn Lake produces some really nice size Smallmouth Bass. They are plentiful in the 2 pound range but guests do bring in nice bass in the 3 to 5-pound range. The new waterfront cottages are clean and roomy with a fully equipped kitchen for housekeeping and a 3-piece bath. Total comfort, excellent service and fantastic bass fishing is what Ellen Island Camp is all about.


Garden Island Lodge is a remote lodge on Lady Evelyn Lake and only accessible by floatplane or boat. They are located between New Liskeard and Temagami. Lady Evelyn Lake is one of the top Walleye lakes in Ontario for both size and numbers. No other lake in Ontario produces as many Walleyes over 30 inches with massive Walleyes as big as 18 pounds being caught and released. They also have excellent Smallmouth Bass and Northern Pike Fishing. Smallmouth Bass in Lady Evelyn Lake can reach over 8 pounds but Smallmouth in the 1 to 5 pound ranch are common and easy to catch. They keep boat caches on small portage lakes and streams with Brook Trout, Lake Trout and Rainbow Trout.


Olive The Lake Lodge is a family cottage rental resort and fishing lodge located on the Marten River, which is between North Bay & Temagami. From camp you can fish many miles of the Marten River for Smallmouth Bass. Good numbers of Smallmouth Bass are available and occasionally trophy bass are caught in the 6-pound range. There are also many other lakes in the area, which you can drive to with good Smallmouth Bass fishing. Their clean lakeside cabins are warm and cozy and fully equipped for housekeeping.


Red Cedar Lake Camp is located north of North Bay and west of Marten River on a big Smallmouth Bass stuffed lake most people drive by and don't even know is there. Their Smallmouth Bass fishing is the best in the region with guests catching between 10 and 25 bass per day. Their claim-to-fame is the size of their Smallmouth bass. There are a high number of Smallmouth Bass in the 3 to 6 pound range and sometimes bass as big as 7 pounds get caught. They have 11 lakefront cottages that sleep between 2 and 11 people. They offer American Plan and Housekeeping Plan with delicious home cooked meals served in their main lodge. They have fishing for Walleye, Northern Pike and Lake Trout on top of being the best Smallmouth Bass lake in the area.


Auld Reekie Lodge is located 2 hours north of North Bay near the town of Gowganda and located on Gowganda Lake. Their lake is just stuffed with trophy Smallmouth Bass. If you target Smallmouth Bass on their lake you will catch 50 to 80 fish in a day and maybe more. Most will be in the 1 to 3 pound range with 4 to 5 pounders thrown in there every day. Their true claim to fame for Gowganda Lake is the monster trophy Smallmouth Bass. They have many guests catching 6 and 7 pounders and a couple times per summer a guest get them over 8 pounds. In 2010 a guest caught a Smallmouth Bass over 10 pounds and let it go not knowing it was a world record. They have beautiful lakefront cottages along with a main restaurant and British Pub style bar. They offer American Plan, European Plan and housekeeping plan. They also have a number of boat caches on remote backcountry lakes that are stuffed with bass and a lot of fun to explore. This is a perfect option for when the main lake gets too rough on a windy day.

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