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!
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 from 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.
WHAT TO BRING EQUIPMENT WISE?
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.