Manitoulin Island, fishing in the heart of Ontario’s Rainbow Country Canada

Fishing Manitoulin Island in Ontario. All of the information you need to start fishing - some of the best fresh water fishing anywhere in the world! From salmon, northern pike, to walleye, smallmouth bass and speckled trout - in lakes, rivers, or streams on Manitoulin Island in Ontario

Manitoulin Island is located at the northern edge of Lake Huron. Manitoulin is the largest freshwater island in the world at 180 kms - long (112 miles) and 50 kms wide (31 miles) an area of 1,068 square miles (2,766 square km). The name Manitoulin is derived from an Algonquin Indian word for “island of the spirits.”

Ontario's Manitoulin Island is the world's largest freshwater lake island. It is also Canada's 31st largest island. Manitoulin Island itself has 108 freshwater lakes. During the summer months the population (12,600 permanent residents) on the island grows by more than a quarter of its usual size due to the popularity of boating and other activities offered to tourists.

Manitoulin Island fishing walleye

Manitoulin Island Fishing Manitou River

Manitoulin Island fishing

Fish other areas of Manitoulin Island - Manitou River: Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Speckled Trout

Manitoulin island has three rivers, the Kagawong, Manitou, and Mindemoya Rivers, which provide spawning grounds for Atlantic Salmon and trout.

Manitou River is the largest cold water limestone stream on Manitoulin Island. It has a watershed area of 171 km, starting at Lake Manitou. Manitou River has become a major spawning stream for fish such as Chinook Salmon, Pink Salmon, Coho Salmon, Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout. The Manitou River on Manitoulin Island flows from Lake Manitou to empty into Michael's Bay on Lake Huron.

Hutchinson's Cabins - Located in Sandfield on beautiful Lake Manitou. Manitou River known for rainbow trout fishing in the spring on Manitoulin Island. Five star fishing in the heart of Lake Manitou. Abundant bass, jumbo perch, and other game fish. Our cabins all face lake Manitou, the largest inland lake on Manitoulin Island.