Ontario Catfish Fishing

Lake Huron, the Spanish River and the North Channel are well known for big Channel Cats and Brown Bull Heads. Generally they are more active at dusk or at night. Guests, while night fishing for Walleyes, catch them without even fishing for them.

Ontario Catfish are an untapped resource. Residents almost never fish for them. They are availible in great numbers and taste fantastic. Some people say Catfish taste better then Walleye. There is no limit for catfish so it's a great way to bring lots of fish home for the big fish fry.

Catfish are easy to catch and give up a good fight. Just have a hook, slip-sinker and a worm and leave it on the bottom. The bigger Catfish are usually found in deep pools behind dams or at the mouth of rivers in conditions just like the mouth of the Spanish River.

Catfish Fishing Regulations:

  • View Regulations for the Spanish River (zone 10 - Adobe .pdf)
  • View Regulations for North Channel & Georgian Bay (zone 14 - Adobe .pdf) (scroll down past zone 13 information.
  • View Big Map of North Channel

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