Since you're here for the best fishing in Ontario, employing a guide for part or all of your vacation is a great investment. Our professional guides teach you how to fish for the species available in our area. Lake of the Woods guided fishing is the best way to have a great experience because there are so many species here, each with something different to offer. Whether you want to catch muskie, walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, crappie or lake trout, we have some of the most experienced fishing guides in Canada to help you.
What sets our people apart from other fishing guides in Ontario is that they’ve spent so much time out on the lake, they know it like the backs of their hands. Many of them grew up in the area, meaning they have intimate knowledge of the best locations. If you trust our Lake of the Woods guide service, you’ll have the best chance of landing elusive fish and enjoy an experience you’ll remember for the rest of your life.
You’ll learn the type of structure the fish will be in, which lures work best, and fishing techniques that ensure you’ll catch your limit. At noon, you’ll experience a Canadian shore lunch — your morning’s catch cooked over an open fire on a secluded shoreline.
Our guides are all local and are chosen for their knowledge of the area and fishing expertise. We hire only the very best guides in our area. To ensure availability, please book your guide when making your reservation.
In addition to our prime location along Lake of the Woods, we also feature a wide range of amenities that make us the best choice for guided fishing vacations in Canada. These include our spacious dining room, fully equipped recreation hall and a wood-heated sauna with seating for up to 12 people. Our cottages include heating and electricity, as well as luxurious bedding and daily maid service. We offer packages and rate specials to help you make the most of your trip.
Browse our guide biographies so you can choose the expert you want to show you around the lake when you make your resort reservation.
Meet our experienced fishing guides:
Jimmy Van Gorp
"I love chasing big fish — no matter what species."
"I grew up at Lake of the Woods, where I learned to fish, hunt and trap."
"I look forward to helping you have the fishing trip of a lifetime at Duck Bay Lodge."
"I have been fortunate enough to have guided on lakes throughout Ontario, Manitoba and Quebec."
”Duck Bay Lodge has been in my family for over 30 years and I have grown up fishing Lake of the Woods.”