Wabigoon Lake Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishing

Smallmouth Bass are without a doubt the hardest fighting game fish pound-for-pound. They are either digging down deep or flying into the air, which makes them one of the most exciting game fish to catch.

Wabigoon Lake was made for Smallmouth Bass. With 50,000 acres of big water combined with 9 adjoining lakes and all being full of rocky points, rocky islands and shoals, Wabigoon Lake is one of the best Smallmouth Bass fishing destinations in Ontario.

The average size bass in our lake is 12 to 16 inches with many caught in the 18 to 20-inch range each week. The largest Smallmouth Bass caught in the last few years was a 22-inch monster that weighed over 6 pounds.

Our Smallmouth Bass taste great. Some of our guests prefer them to Walleye.

Smallmouth Bass Fishing Regulations:

• Open Season: Open all year
• Limit - Sport License: January 1 to June 30, 2 in your possession less than 35 cm (13.8") - July 1 to November 30, 4 in your possession (no size limit)
• Limit - Conservation License: January 1 to June 30, 1 in your possession less 35 cm (13.8") - July 1 to November 30, 2 in your possession (no size limit)

Wabigoon Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing Tips & Map of Bass Hotspots

Spring and Early Summer: Target areas near shore where there is an abundance of broken rock, the smallies love this and nest here in mid June. Smallies love crayfish so Pumpkinseed tube jigs, artificial crayfish, small crank baits imitating crayfish, rebel crayfish or the hot-n-tot in crayfish colors work great!

Late Summer and Early Fall: You can have some fantastic action as they will school up on the sunken islands, we have had great catches on jigs tipped with leaches at this time of year! The Smallmouth Bass feed extra well this time of year to fattening up for winter. It can be non-stop action

Print Map of Smallmouth Bass Hotspots on Wabigoon Lake (Adobe .pdf)