At South River Resort we are very fortunate in that we reside on a body of water that has a very magical combination of habitat and raw genetics that have contributed to some of the largest muskies ever caught. Lake Nipissing's musky fishery can be characterized, not with its numbers, but with it's average size. With a population of musky capable of reaching a length of 54 inches and weighing in at around 50lbs in as little as 20 years, it is no wonder that fish over the 50 inch trophy benchmark are routinely encountered. For these reasons Lake Nipissing takes its place on a very short list of truly world class musky fisheries. Don't take our word for it, discover for yourself, the fish of your dreams is out there!
Lake Nipissing boasts some truly huge muskies including the 58 inch, world record catch and release musky caught in October of 2006. The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources also reports netting a massive 70 inch muskie while test netting in the spring of 2008. Big water equals big fish! Expect to catch a 50+ inch trophy here!
Beatty Creek (behind the resort) and the South River are muskie spawning grounds and every spring yields a glimpse of what is really lurking out there!
The best muskie fishing is to be had between early August and the end of November with late fall being trophy time. Depending on the time of year, look for muskies in the weeds, on deep weedlines, on or adjacent to the lake's many shoals or roaming in open water in search of a meal.
If you are new to the sport of musky fishing or you just want to experience the thrill of tangling with one of these magnificent beasts, let us take you on a professionally guided dawn to dusk musky fishing adventure! All equipment is provided. Select "Fishing Charters" from the menu above for more details.