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.

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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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