Hunting and fishing have a rich history in and around Lake Weslemkoon. The lake itself is a world class Bass fishing destination as well as holding a healthy and important strain of Lake Trout. An interesting article by TVO (Sept 2018) highlights some concerns about the decline of lake trout as freshwater lakes in Ontario continue to warm up.
The lands surrounding the lake is home to a wide variety of game animals and game birds including (but not limited to) white tail deer, moose, elk, bear, rabbit, grouse, duck, goose, turkey, etc.
Please ensure that you fish and hunt within the legal regulations provided by the Ministry of Natural Resources.
Want to see an interesting map related to fishing on Lake Weslemkoon?
Check out the Fish ON-Line map viewer, created by the MNRF: CLICK HERE
(Note: If you are on the lake, it will show your location on the lake. You can then click on the blue fish icon that identifies your location. If you are not on the lake, type Lake Weslemkoon in the search bar.) This map contains very interesting data related to the fisheries monitoring on the lake. It can be found in the drop down on the left under “Broad Scale Fisheries Monitoring” bulletins.
To get information about the 2018 Ontario fishing regulations CLICK HERE
or to directly download a PDF of the full 2018 Ontario Fishing Regulations Summary CLICK HERE
Lake Weslemkoon and the surrounding bodies of water reside in Fisheries Management Zone 18 (FMZ 18), for more information CLICK HERE