Hi Italo. I was wondering if you have fished any lakes in the Minden/Algonquin Highlands that has a good population of whitefish. Ive researched and found some lakes via the mnr FISH-ONLINE tool that have whitefish, but I’m not exactly sure where to start. Any advice you can give me would be much appreciated!

Posted on January 20th, 2016

I have only targeted one lake for whitefish south of Minded, Crystal Lake, east of Kinmount, ON. I have not fished it for many years, but in the past it produced many whitefish. Most of us fished the deeper and of the lake and right on the 15-25′ break just off-shore as early in the fishing season as we could get out on the ice.


Whitefish spawn in the fall and sometimes even when you get first, safe ice, they are in large schools close to their spawning areas. We fished 1/4 oz. jigs tipped with a live minnow and also small vertical jigging spoons all fished within 1′ of the bottom.

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