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Culture: Four Most Popular Fishing Spots in Canada

When it comes to fishing, Canada may not be the first country that comes to mind, but it’s home to some of the best fishing spots in the world. With a variety of fish available, you’ll never have to search long to find that one fish you’ve been dying to catch.

We’ve compiled a list below of the most popular fishing spots in Canada.

1. Tree River – Nunavut

Located in the northern part of the country, Tree River is one of the most scenic fishing spots around. The journey to this remote river will be more than worth it when you see the beautifully colored salmon with their rare blend of dark green and bright red bodies dotted with orange and blue flecks along their sides.

You can also catch char in Tree River; however, they’re a bit more elusive than the salmon.

2. Lake Athabasca – Saskatchewan

One of the best places to catch pike, Lake Athabasca is a great choice for fishing all year round. These aggressive fish can be caught elsewhere, but Lake Athabasca’s reputation for a wonderful place to fish during the fall can’t be beaten. It’s the largest lake in Saskatchewan and known as one of the “Big Fish” waters of the world.

Make a vacation of it and book a room at a lodge so you can truly enjoy all that Lake Athabasca has to offer.

3. Eagle Lake – Ontario

Eagle Lake is situated in Cottage County in Ontario, a place that’s known for its glorious wilderness and picturesque scenery. A multitude of fish, including small mouth bass, northern pike, and walleye, call Eagle Lake home, but the most challenging catch is the muskellunge. Heralded as the “fish of 10,000 casts,” the muskellunge draw fishermen from all over who’d love to find this elusive beast. Since it’s located close to two cities, Kenora and Dryden, your fishing trip could easily be turned into a family vacation if you so desired.

4. The Cranberry Lakes – Manitoba

Fishing in Canada wouldn’t be complete without a trip to The Cranberry Lakes, three large, interconnected lakes in northern Manitoba that are dotted with several gorgeous islands just waiting to be explored. The fish in these lakes aren’t as plentiful as others, but they’re definitely worth it if you’re lucky enough to bag one. Huge lake trout, walleye, and northern pike trophy can be found in select spots, even if these trophy-size fish are rare. Once you’re finished fishing, consider taking a canoe or kayak trip on one of the numerous portage lakes.

Canada’s fantastic fishing spots aren’t limited to just this list. You’ll be able to uncover a pristine lake or river in almost every province that is unparalleled by anything else in the world. If you ever find yourself with an opportunity to visit one of Canada’s many fishing spots, do yourself a favor and savor it. Nothing can beat the sheer beauty of Canada’s nature while you peacefully cast for a few fish.

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