Manitoulin Island, fishing in the heart of Ontario’s Rainbow Country Canada

Fishing Manitoulin Island in Ontario. All of the information you need to start fishing - some of the best fresh water fishing anywhere in the world! From salmon, northern pike, to walleye, smallmouth bass and speckled trout - in lakes, rivers, or streams on Manitoulin Island in Ontario

Manitoulin Island is located at the northern edge of Lake Huron. Manitoulin is the largest freshwater island in the world at 180 kms - long (112 miles) and 50 kms wide (31 miles) an area of 1,068 square miles (2,766 square km). The name Manitoulin is derived from an Algonquin Indian word for “island of the spirits.”

Ontario's Manitoulin Island is the world's largest freshwater lake island. It is also Canada's 31st largest island. Manitoulin Island itself has 108 freshwater lakes. During the summer months the population (12,600 permanent residents) on the island grows by more than a quarter of its usual size due to the popularity of boating and other activities offered to tourists.

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Manitoulin Island Fishing Kagawong River

Manitoulin Island fishing

Kagawong River

The Kagawong River is a river on Manitoulin Island which flows from Lake Kagawong to empty into Mudge Bay on the North Channel Lake Huron. The river falls over a limestone bluff at Bridal Veil Falls. "Kagawong" means "mists rising from falling water" in the Ojibwe language.
West of Bridal Veil Falls the Kagawong River is navigable with canoes, paddlesboats and other small watercraft.

Manitoulin island has three rivers, the Kagawong, Manitou, and Mindemoya Rivers, which provide spawning grounds for Atlantic Salmon and trout.

Manitoulin Island has always been popular with smelters. The Kagawong River at Mudge Bay near Kagawong has productive runs and public parking nearby. For more information on this and other Manitoulin smelt runs call Blaine Williamson at the Up Top Sports Store in Mindemoya.

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Bridal Veil Bed & Breakfast - OPEN ALL YEAR, on beautiful Manitoulin Island. Located across from the beach in downtown Kagawong, Manitoulin Island. Browse through village shops, galleries and historic church. Walk the hiking trails that take you to beautiful Bridal Veil Falls, a top attraction on Manitoulin Island. Good fishing off the docks in Kagawong Ontario

Paddle Manitoulin Island  Manitoulin Wind & Wave    Kayaks, Canoes, Paddling Gear - Sales & Rentals - Our Shop in Kagawong Ontario
For information and rental reservations contact Brian directly by phone. We are open every day from 10am - 8pm (May 13 to Labour Day). We are available year round to answer questions. 1 705 282 1999 (Toll Free within Ontario, Canada 1 800 385 9673)
Our Shop is located at 55 Main Street (HWY 540), Kagawong, Ontario, Canada P0P 1J0 on Manitoulin Island across from Bridal Veil Falls. Click our Home Page for directions.
The upper Kagawong River is only steps from the shop and provides calm conditions for novice paddlers and seasoned experts to test their choice.

Bridal Veil Falls Highway 540 A delicate lacy cascade of water, in a serene wooded setting. A sheet of rock breaks the river’s Kagawong River’s path on its way from Kawagong Lake to the North Channel.

Kagawong - This town is on the northern shore of Manitoulin Island, about 40 km west of Little Current, the first town on the Island. The town is just off the main road, highway 540 (turn by the Billings store and follow the old-style street lights). The town is full of turn of the century buildings, including a lighthouse, hotel, a mill and many old homes. The area’s lake and rivers are home to splake, small mouth bass, northern pike, salmon, perch and whitefish. To the south of the town is Kagawong Lake (the Island’s second largest), about 50 km long and shaped like an upside-down trident. Above Bridal Veil Falls, just south of town, you can rent all sorts of boats.