Local fishing opportunities must be divided into two categories - inland and North Channel. Inland lakes are numerous and usually easily accessible by vehicle. Speckle trout are the preferred species but inland lakes also have lake trout, walleye, pike, perch, bass and other panfish. Local resorts cater to visitors with equipment and advice.
The Town of Bruce Mines sits on the shores of the North Channel. This open area of water offers wide spaces to explore and many fishing opportunities secluded from the crowded conditions often experienced in other waters. Many days have been spent fishing with only seeing distant wakes of passing boats. Pink salmon, king salmon, coho salmon, lake trout, walleye, jumbo perch, whitefish, northern pike, bass and other panfish await the angler who is willing to seek them out.
This is an under-utilized fishery. Because of the openness of the Channel, small boats must use caution and keep a close eye on the weather. Many sheltered areas can be used to wait out weather or provide break areas to get out and stretch if needed. Islands have beaches and can be used to camp. Be sure to check maps for crown lands as some lands are privately owned and must be respected. This is an area that will reward the angler and boater alike.
Whether rifle hunting or bow hunting, the wilderness areas north of Bruce Mines provide ample opportunity for bear and fowl (geese, duck, grouse, partridge) huntingand good deer and moose hunting. A number of resorts/lodges provide hunting guides.
Check out the official Ontario Hunting Guide published by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources for full details on hunting regulations.
See our Accommodation site for links to local lodging with fishing facilities nearby.