There are over 600 named lakes to fish in the Haliburton Highlands and the lakes are regularly stocked. Our deep, clear lakes are ideal for trout. We also have walleye, small and largemouth bass, muskie, pickerel and pike . As well as brook and rainbow trout, Redstone Lake has a unique strain of trout — a glacial relic — very sleek and very tasty — an angler’s dream.
One visitor to Kennisis Lake left us some decent instructions about luring the trout after the success he and his son had the week they spent at Loon Landing cottage.
They can only be caught down-rigging and we used blue and silver hammer finished Williams spoons ( Try different colors if Blue and silver isn’t working, like silver and gold etc.) ( 4 to 6 inches in length) 40 to 60 feet down trolling depth and about 50 to 75 feet behind in about 80 to 100 feet of water on the opposite side of the lake from Loon Landing; fairly close to the dam and island area at the edge of the deep water (around 150 to 200 foot drop off). We trolled the edge at 80 feet water depth and not more than 1 to 1 1/2 mile per hour. Hope that helps your renters a bit. — S. Dorey.
If you are between the ages of 18 and 65, a fishing license is required. Call anywhere in Canada 1 800 387-7011. A temporary fishing license can be procured for those who just want to try fishing and there are also license-free fishing dates like the annual Ontario Family Fishing Weekend. For more information contact: