Note: Catch and Possession Limits for Salmon and Trout combined: 5 salmon and trout combined in one day (not exceeding individual species limits where otherwise stated); and Conservation limits are 2 salmon and trout combined in one day, with not more than 1 lake trout (not exceeding individual species limits where otherwise stated). Go to ontario.ca/fishing for more information.
Brook Trout(also called Speckled Trout) are found in most lakes in Lake Superior Provincial Park. Nine lakes in the park are stocked with brook trout; these are Baby, Colette, Crescent, Dad, Doc Greig, Henry, Kenny, MacGregor and Mom Lakes. Brook trout feed on insects and crustaceans in cool, shallow waters with an abundance of cover or shade. In rivers try fishing in deep pools around logjams or boulders, or in rapids and under overhanging vegetation. In lakes, brook trout usually concentrate in 2-10 m (6-33 ft) of water, where the food is most plentiful. Fish near sunken logs, boulders, weed beds, gravel bars, or drop-offs. Favourite baits include spinners, spoons, worms and flies. Season: Jan 1 to Sept 30. Sport Fishing Limit is (5) in one day, Conservation Limit is (2) in one day. In Maquon Lake anglers may only keep two brook trout; not more then one greater than 40 cm (15.7 in.).
Lake Trout usually inhabit cold waters 10-50 m (33-164 ft) deep in the warm summer months and in cold waters 5-15 m (16-49 ft) deep in the spring and fall. Since lake trout eat other fish, the most successful angling techniques are deep water trolling with artificial lures (spoons, jigs) or still fishing with large dead minnows (live bait is prohibited in the park) near the lake bottom. Season: Jan 1 to Labour Day. Sport Fishing Limit is (2) in one day, not more than (1) greater than 40 cm (15.7 in). Conservation Limit is (1) in one day, of any size.
Splake is a hybrid cross between brook and lake trout. In the park splake are stocked in Red Rock Lake. They have similar habits to brook trout but can live in deeper waters. Season: Open all year. Sport Fishing Limit is (5) in one day, Conservation Limit is (2) in one day.
Rainbow Trout spawn in the spring and fall in rivers flowing into Lake Superior. They can also be caught in mid-summer below 12 m (39 ft) by long-lining or trolling. Spawn sacs or red and silver spoons are suggested tackle. Season: Open All Year. Sport Fishing Limit is (2) in one day, Conservation Limit is (1) in one day. See exceptions to the regulations, there are season restrictions for Lake Superior tributaries.
Salmon (Chinook, Coho and Pink Salmon) spawn in the fall in rivers flowing into Lake Superior. There are two types found in the park - Pink and Coho. Casting with spinners and spoons is the preferred angling method. Season: Open all year. Sport Fishing Limit is (5) in one day, Conservation Limit is (2) in one day.
Northern Pike are not common in the park. They prefer calm flat water with lots of weeds. Favourite baits are spoons, large spinners, jigs and dead minnows (no live bait fish allowed in the park). Season: Open All Year. Sport Fishing Limit is (6) in one day, with a size limit - only (2) greater than 61 cm (24 ") of which only one may be greater than 86cm (34 ") in length. The Conservation Limit is (2) in one day, with a size limit of only (1) greater than 61cm and none greater than 86cm in length.
Walleye are not common in the park.