The 1000 Islands region has a wide diversity of habitat and species of sport fish that cover the gamut of most fresh water fish in the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes. Because it is such an enormous body of water, fish in the 1000 Islands are bigger, and there are trophy size fish in every category compared to what you might find in smaller lakes and streams. Bass, pike, pickerel, and the mighty Muskie all call the St. Lawrence River home.
There is a lot to angle for, since are 20 sports species in the St. Lawrence River; you will find Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Walleye, and the Great Muskellunge (Muskie) all just waiting for your lure and bait. Gananoque is steeped in the tradition of legendary Giant Muskie fishing; the largest caught was 65 lbs! The hottest spot to chase Muskie is 40 acre shoals just off the coast of Gananoque where you will find a bounty of them. Come and take a shot at a world record fish!