Ice, Break up and Steelhead report
– April 23rd 2019

There are still lakes with abundant ice however it is completely use at your own risk. Separation from shore is happening and anywhere there is current should be a no-go. 

Here is your warning: Melting has begun, ice cover in most areas is diminishing fast. Warm overnight temperatures will only speed the melt.

Snow is hard, icy and leaving fast with the days heat. Some snow machines will overheat without a good snow. Snow in the bush is disappearing quickly and cannot be relied on to even be there.


Minnows in stock


New nightcrawler shipment coming in this week

Open Water, Steelhead and Smelt…

Run off in rivers is making for some fast open water opportunities in the area. As a result its getting close to steelhead and smelting season here along the Big Lake. Thunderbay rivers, Wolf River and others are becoming fishable with some steelhead being taken already from area rivers. Smelt should be coming into their spawning rivers over the next week in Thunderbay and into Nipigon area rivers within  two weeks.

Nipigon Marina and the river itself is fishable at a couple locations with more opening up almost daily. 

I am updating and enhancing the Steelhead river map and resources locate at


Adventure Awaits

Welcome to the world famous Nipigon River. Here we measure trout by the pound. More than fishing and hunting with hiking, boating, foraging, site seeing, animal watching, bird watching and much much more.


World Class, trophy fishing for many different species.


Prime boreal forest hunting - large game and small.


Thousands of Lakes rivers and creeks to explore.


Miles and Miles of maintained hiking trails along the most scenic area of all Lake Superior.


Thousands of miles of bush roads for ATV, Snowmobile and 4x4 exploration.


Parks, Splash Pads, scenic vistas, waterfalls, and more....

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