An image of a lone rod waiting for someone to pick it up for an Ontario fishing trip.

If you plan on enjoying the great outdoors at Rough Rock Lodge & Outpost in Minaki this year, then you’ve probably already booked your Ontario fishing trip well in advance. Despite all the advantages to booking early, the only real downside is that your eyes will be glued to the calendar until you find yourself knee-deep in some of the best fishing in Canada. Now, just because you have to wait a little while before the Ontario fishing season at Rough Rock doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of your time leading up to your vacation. There are more than a few ways to stay busy before the ultimate Ontario fishing trip. From taking on new hobbies to scouring the net for fishing videos, today we’d like to give you a few ideas to help make time fly before landing at the outpost.

Search for Fishing Videos

One of the greatest gifts the internet has given anglers is a seemingly endless supply of videos that showcase various techniques, locations, and species to use, visit, and target. A common misconception about fishermen and women is that we are primitive hunter-gatherers who avoid technology at all costs. Well, contrary to that stereotype, there is no shortage of anglers willing to share their knowledge and skill. From demonstrations to travel highlights, there’s a wealth of fishing video content on the world wide web.

Finalize Your Travel Plan

We’ve all done it. You make travel plans, book your stay, glance at the calendar and think, “We’ve got plenty of time.” Fast forward two weeks before your trip, and you’ve done very little besides securing your Ontario fishing license and reservation. Make what seems like a daunting task easier on yourself by whittling away one thing at a time. Doing everything at once can be overwhelming, but taking it one step at a time will save you from a logistics headache later. 

Get Better at Ice Fishing

For those living in Ontario, ice fishing in winter is almost as popular as the open water variety is in spring, summer, and fall. We find it hard to believe that any angler living in a place cold enough for ice fishing hasn’t tried it, but maybe this is the year you really dive into the sport. Talk to some of your angling allies about where the best places are to drill a few holes and then plan it out. For those of you living in warmer climates, you may have to travel north in search of ice or try deep-sea fishing off the nearest coast or pier to fulfill the need for tight lines!

Rough Rock Lodge & Outpost: The Best Fishing in Canada

When deciding which Ontario fishing lodge is right for you, you’ll come across many good options. Guests choose Rough Rock because we offer an unrivalled guide service in a unique setting, but they return to create more everlasting memories to be cherished for years to come. For more information on why you should choose Rough Rock or make a reservation for this year’s Ontario fishing season, please visit us online or call 712-490-6891 during winter or 807-224-3403 in summer.