Fishing in Ontario Canada

Camp Narrows Lodge is located 25 miles north of the Minnesota/Ontario border. We are located in North West Bay on the North Arm of Rainy Lake, and just 20 miles west of Red Gut Bay. Camp Narrows is a boat-in resort and Fort Frances and International Falls are the nearest towns. We have 7 cottages that are 2 or 3 bedroom deluxe modern cabins with all the facilities you need.

Walleye, northern pike, crappie, whitefish, and  smallmouth bass fishing can all be enjoyed just minutes from the dock. Our location has the remoteness of a fly-in, but is an hour’s drive from the United States border. If you would like to fish on your own we can mark all the hotspots on our Rainy Lake navigational maps. Otherwise our Rainy Lake guides can almost always guarantee amazing fishing.

Northwest Ontario’s Rainy Lake is well known for it’s great smallmouth bass fishing and northern pike, crappie, and walleye. Our camp, combined with Rainy Lake’s clean clear waters, has become the avid fisherman’s dream location. Sports Afield Magazine and Fishing-Headquarters Magazine have rated Rainy Lake among the top 5 lakes in North America for catching trophy-size smallmouth bass.

Bass fishermen love our neck of the woods. We have a world-class fishery for bronzebacks in our lakes so be prepared for some fast-action angling spring through fall. Not to be ignored are the northern pike cruising along the reefs and weed lines. The sense of triumph in landing a monster pike needs to be experienced to be understood. Many fishing fanatics rekindled the fever while landing themselves a trophy pike. Every year many 30 to 45 inchers are caught, including some surpassing 25 pounds.

September and October are our crappie months. Late fall jigging through massive schools of crappie will ensure a tasty meal. Many slab 2 lb. plus crappie are caught this time of year.

For incredible smallmouth bass action consider a fall trip with us. It may be colder, but the fishing is hot! As the water temperatures cool down below 50 degrees, smallmouth move up onto the reefs and stack up one on top of another. The fish all go on the feed. Rainy Lake’s north arm is full of smelt. This baitfish puts shoulders on these bass, allowing them to attain heavy weights. It is truly hard to say which is better: the size of the fish or the shear numbers caught at this time of year.


To ensure that we annually sustain our world-class fishery, we have a catch-and-release policy for our smallmouth bass. Rainy Lake also has slot-sizes to protect its trophy pike and walleye. For meals or shore lunches we encourage all fishermen to harvest small walleye, undersize pike, or crappies and perch. The largest of all species, which are usually females, must be thrown back. With these policies Rainy Lake will not only sustain its world-class fishery but it will get even better for future fishermen like yourself.


For reservations or more information on the camp, please contact us. For more information on how to improve your fishing techniques and other general questions about Rainy Lake and the area, please visit our message board. Before you visit us, please take a moment to preview Ontario’s fishing & hunting regulation’s home page. At this site you will find everything needed to know about licensing, catch quotas, and regulations.



News and Updates from the Camp Narrows Blog

Hunting with Camp Narrows

Seasoned hunters and those new to the sport are all welcome to try a little (or a lot!) of fall hunting at Camp Narrows. We offer duck, grouse, black bear, and whitetail deer hunting opportunities. Fo

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Outdoors Cards & License Tags

Before visiting Camp Narrows, order or renew your hunting or fishing outdoors card, buy your Ontario fishing or hunting license tags, and (during annual application periods) enter big game draws.

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Ontario Regulations

Strict laws regulate when, where, what and how a person can hunt or fish in Ontario. Visit the links below to know what rules apply on your waters and woods in every Ontario region. Read the summaries & regulations.

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