Did you know the freshwater lakes and rivers of Ontario’s Southwest offer some of Ontario’s best fishing? This region is home to some of the most renowned fisheries in North America. In the summer, this includes world-class musky and smallmouth bass fishing on Lake St. Clair and the famous abundance of walleye, yellow perch, and steelhead (rainbow trout) that can all be found on Lake Erie. Additionally, you may be able to catch walleye, chinook salmon, and pink salmon in Lake Huron. In the winter, Rondeau Bay is a great spot to ice fish for yellow perch, bluegill, pumpkinseed, northern pike, and crappie!

Ashley Rae of SheLovesToFish.com frequently returns to Ontario's Southwest to sample some of the incredible fishing opportunities found here and that doesn't stop during the winter season! Follow along with Ashley's ice fishing itinerary below so you can plan your own adventure this winter.

Canadian residents ages 18 to 64 must have a fishing license to legally fish in Ontario.

Want to come back when the weather warms up but not sure where to go? Check out the rest of Ashley Rae's fishing adventures in Ontario's Southwest in the article linked below!