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Northern Ontario Fishing Lodge on Talon Lake Near North Bay & Mattawa


Virtual Tour of Great Fishing


Spring fishing on Talon Lake starts on the Saturday of the Victoria Day Weekend in May. Walleye are in the shallows this time of the year & fishermen armed with minnows or worms scour the weed flats to target them. It's a very nice time of the year here then & many a day you have the lake virtually to yourself. Pike fishing at this time is also good after a long winter. Pike go on the attack!

As summer nears & waters warm up the bass season opens the last Saturday in June & the bass are biting all over the lake. Some as large as 5 lbs. are not uncommon this time of the year.

Every year spectacular stories of muskie slamming an angler's unsuspecting bait are told around the campfire.

Talon Lake is only 25 minutes from North Bay & also only 20 minutes fromTalon Lake - Rutherglen Cottages Mattawa. Talon Lake Road is off the Trans Canada Hwy making it very easy to get to. The lake is approximately 16 kms long & has about 60 kms of shoreline with islands dotting here & there & always a bay to seek out fish hideaways.

Lake Talon fish include lake trout, pickerel (walleye), muskie, northern pike, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, whitefish, perch, blue gill, with brook trout & rainbow trout nearby other lakes & streams.


For lake trout trolling with artificial lures (Rapalas, Williams, Spoons), and down riggers for the hot summer days. For walleye jigs tipped with minnows (available nearby) & worms (available here in our general store), slowly worked or trolled work fine. Lindy rigs are also popular. For Bass its buzz baits, top waters as well as trolling, or still fishing with live bait.

Pike have a healthy appetite & large mepps, red & white daredevils, bucktails, large spinners take their toll. We supply marked maps of the lake to ensure your fishing success.


Virtual Tour of Fishing Derby

I will be online daily to take your booking requests. Thanking You, Marie Gater


Rick & Marie Gater
R. R. # 1 166 Talon Lake Road
Rutherglen, ON POH 2E0
PHONE 705 776 2504 / FAX 705 776 1148
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