We are stocked with live minnows as well as preserved minnows, waxworms. We also carry a select line of proven ice fishing tackle and essentials like weights and hooks.
We carry maps and have additional information on local area to fish through the ice and ice conditions.
For fishing location ideas see the bottom of this page.
All pricing on bait tackle and rentals include all applicable taxes.
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Online Bait orders will be marked and put into the Bait fridge for pickup!
Bait orders can be pre-ordered and
paid for prior to pickup.
Online purchases via credit card provided through PayPal (No account needed).
Order/prepayment for tackle can be
made available upon request.
Orders are pick up only at
21 Second Street in Nipigon,
please indicate the date and approximate time for pickup at ordering.
Maps can be downloaded and printed
waterproof paper copies can be picked up at the bait shop.
The bait shop at 21 Second Street offers payment in cash, debit and credit card.
We offer portable ice tents, pull sleds, heaters, snowshoes and more for rent. We also offer a full ice fishing experience guiding service to local inland lakes and select areas on Lake Superior.
Most current snow and ice report
Warmer weather following a large dump of snow over Christmas has created slush issues on many lakes in our region. Always be looking for wet patches and be warry of any body of water for slush.
Some of the tackle and equipment we have in. We also carry ice fishing rods, additional tackle items and can order in specific items for you. Prices shown include taxes.
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Ice fishing guides
We offer an ice fishing guiding service to inland stocked lakes as well as multiple points on Lake Superior. We set everything up, give instructions and tips on fishing and assist wherever you need assistance.
Portable Heated ice shack
Setup and pre-heated.
Multiple Pre-drilled holes.
Hot Drinks and snacks
Providing tips and instructions for helping you catch fish.
We have rods, tip ups and other equipment.
We can provide transportation from pick up points to the ice fishing location, or you can snowshoe/ski or walk. Typically on well packed trails and relatively short distances (around 1 km).
Ice fishing hotspots
There are dozens of smaller lakes that have been stocked with Brook Trout and Splake. These lakes are usually a little off the beaten track and offer some great fishing especially in the winter through the ice. Stocked lakes have no closed seasons.
Kama Bay Lake Superior
20km minutes east of Nipigon is Kama hill and Kama cliffs which overlook Kama Bay. This is a hotspot for whitefish, rainbow, Lake Cisco and Lake Trout fishing through the ice on Lake Superior. Relativity easy to get to via a packed trail or snow machine. Access is via an un-maintained access road as per map.
Perch Point Nipigon Bay
Large Jumbo Perch that make Black Bays Perch look like babies. A little harder to find sometimes but worth it when you do.
Access via Ruby Lake road – Snowmachine trail from the railroad tracks out Ruby Creek.
Access also from approximately 1km east of Jackfish river on small Railroad crossing/snowmachine trail out to the lake.
Gravel River / Nipigon Bay
Jumbo Perch are the species most commonly caught through the ice on Black Bay.
Access is via Hurkett Cove and follow the snowmachine trail out onto the Bay.