The Region

Fishing in Kingston, Ontario and Area

FISHING HOTSPOTS

KINGSTON,  ONTARIO, THE 1000 ISLANDS, GANANOQUE, AND THE SURROUNDING AREA 

Anglers fishing near Kingston, Ontario will find an abundance of lakes and waterways that offer great fishing within close proximity.

LAKES

There are an incredible 403 lakes within 50 km of Kingston, Ontario including:

  • Lake Ontario
  • Sydenham Lake
  • Loughborough Lake
  • Collins Lake
  • Lake Opinicon
  • Inverary Lake
  • Round Lake
  • Leland Lake
  • Cedar Lake
  • Brewer Lake
  • Dog Lake
  • Gould Lake
  • Lacey Lake
  • Rideau Canal
  • St. Lawrence River Seaway

For those anglers preferring to fish in rivers, creeks and streams, they will find the area around Kingston offers about 198 options within 50 km. Some of these rivers are Steventown Creek, Hartnett Creek, River Styx, Cataraqui River (Rideau Canal), Bullet Creek, Moores Creek, Abbey Dawn Creek, Bear Creek, Butternut Creek and Grass Creek.

FISH SPECIES

There is also an abundance of species of fish in the surrounding lakes and waterways of Kingston, Ontario including:

  • Lake Trout
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Small Mouth Bass
  • Pike, Bluegill
  • Black Crappie
  • Splake
  • Bull-Head
  • Muskie
  • Salmon
  • Brown Trout
  • Walleye
  • Perch.

One popular lake, Loughborough Lake, is the most southerly lake trout habitat in Ontario other than Lake Ontario and is located near Kingston. Loughborough Lake has plenty of Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass,  and Pike. It is easily accessible with numerous boat launches and docks.

Even from right downtown Kingston, there are numerous places to access Lake Ontario and fish from shore. Adults and children can enjoy fishing for various species in the clear water.

The favourite lures for the region include jigs, crankbaits, plastics (worms and frogs), bobbers, flies, spinners, and spoons. Virtually anything “can” work. My latest favourite in the Wacky Worm with and O-Ring set-up. See the videos page for more fishing tips.

SOUTHERN ONTARIO FISHING REGIONS

  • FMZ 12 (Ottawa River)
  • FMZ 15 (Parry Sound, Bancroft, Pembroke, Algonquin Park)
  • FMZ 16 (South-Western Ontario and Lake Simcoe)
  • FMZ 17 (Peterborough and the Kawartha Lakes)
  • FMZ 18 (Eastern Ontario)

MAP OF THE SOUTHER ONTARIO FISHING REGION