If we don't have the best Smallmouth Bass fishing in the world, then we are very close to it. The rocky Canadian Shield Lakes surrounding Atikokan are well known for not only having extremely high populations of Smallmouth Bass but the highest concentration of Trophy Smallmouth Bass in Ontario.
Smallmouth Bass in our area are very common in sizes leading up to 3 pounds. If you spend the day fishing specifically for Smallmouth Bass, you should catch a few in the 4 to 5-pound range. On occasion our guests have taken 6 to 7-pound monsters, which are considered trophy size by anyone.
The reason behind the massive populations of Smallmouth Bass in our area is due to the following:
· Abundance of baitfish · Abundance of Crayfish · Low Fishing pressure · Lots of rocky shoals & points · Healthy clean weed beds · Higher levels of calcium in the water
Crystal Lake and other lakes in the area are very clean. Not only do our Smallmouth Bass taste awesome, they give up the hardest fight imaginable with jumping out-of-the-water aerial displays like you have never seen.