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Rice Lake, Ontario, Canada - Fishing

It's often said that Rice Lake has more fish per acre than any other lake in Ontario.

Fishing Seasons:

Bluegill Bluegill
Sunfish Sunfish
Yellow Perch Yellow Perch

Pan Fish - Open Year Round

Walleye - 2nd Saturday in May until November 15

Muskie - 1st Saturday in June until November 15

Bass - 3rd Saturday in June until November 15

For over 150 years, Rice Lake, Ontario has been a prime destination for people who like fishing. Whether for Pan Fish, Walleye, Bluegill, Muskie or Bass, we have them here in abundance. The people who fish Rice Lake range from the “professional” to just kids having fun. Click here for licensing information.

There are numerous fishing tournaments throughout the season, including the "RLTA Big Fish Contes"” held every year.

RLTA Annual Fisherman's Challenge
(Big Fish Competition)

Rice Lake Tourist Association resorts have maintained a long tradition of an Annual Big Fish Contest. RLTA member resort guests can take their catch to the management of their resort to see if it qualifies. If so, download, print, and fill out the entry form at that time and enter your fish in our contest. For contest rules, click here.

It's easy to catch fish in Rice Lake!