Canadian Fishing at its Finest...
Fish Williams Lake & Lac Seul
Fishing Williams Lake & Lac Seul
The fishing is good to
excellent with both quantity and quality being the rule. It is very
common for some of our more experienced fishermen to release several
limits during their stay. As you can see in the pictures, we have our
fair share of
Trophy northern 18 to 25 pounds are taken each
season with the odd 30 pounder showing up. (I believe if a 40 pound
northern is taken in the next few years, it will come from this area)
Walleye 8 to 12 pounds in the south central part of Lac Seul are more
common than 6 to 8 pounders in most lakes in this area. But don’t take our word for it.
Check out these web sites to
learn just how incredible this fishery is.
Canada Online "Where the Big Ones Are" by Gord Pyzer, In Fisherman
"Walleye Trips to Lac Seul" by Michael
Bilsbarrow, Patricia Region Tourist Council
foods are Cisco, Smelt, Whitefish, and Perch.
the links to see some more great fishing & hunting photos: Fishing, Bear.
non-resident license fees and descriptions. The fees listed are in
Canadian dollars and we will give the current exchange rate when you pay
in U.S. dollars:
Williams Lake Lodge seasons, bag
limits, and size limits:
Outdoors Card: $11.94 Not included in the package price. It is required to
purchase a license
Eight Day Conservation Fishing License: $33.36 This license is included in the
package price for each adult. A license is not included for 1/2 price children,
so it will cost $33.36 if requested for them. Children less than 18 years old
do not need a license if fishing with a licensed adult. However you may
purchase a license for them if they wish to keep fish.
Eight Day Sport Fishing License: $56.93 This
license is not included in the package price. You must pay the full amount, if
this license is requested; not the difference between the Conservation License
and the Sport License.
Full Year Conservation Fishing License: $55.04 If
you request this license, we will charge you the difference between the Eight
Day conservation License and the Full Year Conservation License. That amount is
$21.68 Canadian and will be adjusted to U.S. dollars at the current exchange rate.
Full Year Sport Fishing License: $87.22 This license is not included in the package
price. You must pay the full amount, if this license is requested.
You must pinch the tail closed when
measuring fish. Fish that are to
be kept must be killed immediately. Put them on ice in a cooler. You
are not allowed to have filleted fish in the boat. Your
limit includes fish in the freezer at camp, fish in your possession,
plus the fish eaten at shore lunch. Please read Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
Fishing Regulations for more regulations. Williams Lake and
Lac Seul are both in Zone 4.
and Sauger or any combination: Season opens 3rd. Saturday in
May. None over 18" may be kept. With a Sport license, 4
under 18" may be kept. With a Conservation license, 2 under 18" may be kept.
and Smallmouth Bass or any combination: Season open all year. From
January 1 thru June 30, with a Sport license, 2 may be kept (must be under
13.5"). With a Conservation license, 1 may be kept (must be under 13.5"). From
July 1 through November 30, with a Sport license, 4 may be kept with no
size limit. With a Conservation license, 2 may be kept with no size limit.
Pike: Season open all year. None over 27.5" may be kept.
With a Sport license, 4 under 27.5" may be kept. With a Conservation
license, 2 under 27.5" may be kept.
Season opens 3rd. Saturday in June. None may be kept with either
Perch: Season open all year. With a Sport license, 50 may be kept. With a
Conservation license, 25 may be kept.
Whitefish: Season open all year. With a Sport license, 12 may be kept.
With a Conservation license, 6 may be kept.
How To Get Your Fishing License
8 day Conservation license is included in the package price. Others can
be purchased at camp or you can purchase them online here:
Buy Fishing License Online
If you already have a Conservation license (full year or eight day)
get to Williams Lake Lodge, we will credit $33.36
Canadian (adjusted to U.S. dollars at the current exchange rate)
to your account . We do not
give any credit if you already have a Sport license.
If you are going to
get your license from us, please fill out and submit the following form
for each person wanting a license. Submit the form at least a week
before your arrival date and we will have your license ready for you
when you get here. Study the above license fees and descriptions, and the seasons, bag limits, and size limits carefully before choosing
the type of license that you want. We cannot change the type of license
once it is made out. You will find a fill in form to complete and submit to Williams Lake Lodge here:
Fishing License Information Form
camp policy: We fully support the
regulatons and are taking them a step further. All
walleyes over 18" and all northerns over 27.5" must be released.
(Catch, Photo, and Release) is the key to maintaining our fabulous
fishery. Keep some small ones to eat (they are the best tasting) and
let the rest continue to grow. If you want one for the wall,
a replica will last longer and you have the satisfaction of
knowing that your trophy still swims. A conservation fishing
license will be included in the package price.
sportsmen and conservationists, we are interested in preserving our
wildlife and fishing for our children and our children's children. We
ask that you enjoy your stay with us for what it really is - a peaceful
retreat from the busy routine. Catch tons of fish, but release all but
what you really need to eat.
To further encourage the
release of trophy fish, Williams Lake Lodge will award a free housekeeping
trip (boat gas in excess of 10 gallons not included), for the next year, to the anglers who release the
largest walleye and the largest northern pike of the season. We need good pictures
showing both ends of the fish in the measuring trough. Do not weigh the fish.
Tips for successful
Catch and Release:
- Pinch the barbs down on hooks. This is suggested, but not required.
- Always wet your hands before touching a
fish you want to release. This reduces the amount of protective slime you
will rub off the fish.
- Do not grab a fish by the eyes.
- Avoid touching the gills.
- When using a net (neoprene mesh is best)
remove the fish as soon as possible so as not to rub off the protective
- Time is essential. Quickly play and
release the fish. A fish played for too long will be too exhausted to
- Keep the fish in the water as much as
possible. Remove the hook as quickly as possible. Single barbless hooks
can often be removed while the fish is still in the water.
- Cut the line and leave the hook in on
deeply hooked fish.
- To revive an unconscious fish hold it horizontally in the water. This may take a few minutes. Do not move the fish
backwards through the water. When it begins to struggle, release it.
Our 18' boats with pedestal seats and fish locators are a dream
fish from. 40, 50, or 60 hp., 4-stroke, electric start motors. See them on
the Boats & Motors