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September 1st 2015
Mazinaw Lake, located along the upper reaches of the Mississippi River in Bon Echo Provincial Park, is one of the deepest inland lakes in Ontario, a popular destination for lake trout, walleye, bass, musky, whitefish and pike. One of the best spots to fish for lake trout is offshore from Mazinaw Rock, where the water is about 300 feet deep. The lake's name is an Algonquin word describing the pictographs along this rock.

Here is a report from Mazinaw posted online by Angler's Atlas user adleach11: "(Mazinaw) is an oligotropic lake, so there are plenty of exposed rock outcrops and boulder fields, as well as hard or rocky bottoms. The lake is not busy during shoulder season and usually has little boat traffic, with the exception of the peak periods during summer. Boat traffic will affect fish activity. Target lake trout [in Mazinaw] during the spring in shallow water. A down rigger or weighted fishing line are best for trolling. Flatline trolling is fine when fish are active in shallow areas."

"The lake has two sections, upper and lower. Lower Mazinaw is shallower. Most of the fishing action is close to shore in 10-50 feet of water. Look for structure or for suspended fish actively feeding on baitfish. The area on both sides of the narrows entering lower Mazinaw receives the most fishing pressure. Walleye, pike and smallmouth bass are taken here."


Located in the townships of North Frontenac and Addington highlands in the Land O' Lakes Region, Mazinaw is about a three-hour drive from Toronto. Take Highway 401 east to Bellville, then Highway 37 north. Turn east when the highway intersects with Highway 7. From Kaladar, take Highway 41 north.
April 2nd 2015
Fishing off the rocks in Bon Echo Park was one of the highlights of camping there.

Bon Echo Park Ontario
April 2nd 2015
Spectacular view of cliffs of Bon Echo Park in Ontario.
January 4th 2014
you should be lucky enough to be able to target Pan fish and bass as well as smaller pike in some of the shallower portions of the lake. Fishing with Kids on this lake is optimal especially if your staying at Bon Echo park which lends well to short travel times on the lake. Use Live, Minnows,Leeches or worms with bobbers or sinker rigs to target these fish and try to get out during the cooler portions of warmer mid summer days. !!
February 28th 2013
Mazinaw is one of Ontario's Deepest Lakes. It has an average depth of over 100feet. it is an Oligotropic lake so there are pleanty of exposed rock outcrops and boulder feilds, aswell as hard or rocky bottom. The lake is not busy during shoulder season and has very little boat traffic with the acception of the peak periods during the summer. boat traffic will affect fish activity. Target this lakes population of Lake trout in the spring in shallow water or troll in deeper water. this is definatly a lake that requires a down rigger or weighted fishing line while trolling. flat line trolling is fine when fish are active in shallow areas of the lake. The lake is divided into two sections lower Mazinaw is much more consistant in depth and shallower aswell. most of the fishing action takes place close to shore. between 10 and 50 feet of water. search for stucture or for suspended fish actily feeding on baitfish. THe area of the lake on both sides of the Narrows entering lower Mazinaw receives the most fishing pressure. Walleye/Pike and Small mouth bass are taken here. The land O' Lakes region is fairly remote and less populated then other parts of Ontario like the Haliburtan Highlands or Muskoka Lakes. its about three hours from Toronto and two hours south of Ottawa. this lake is great for oportunities if your passing through. Cloyne,NorthBrook and Denbigh are your closest communities, Bancroft and tweed are nearby but will require some driving time. there are no major ammenities in the area. restuarants are freqented mainly by locals. Ide expect to stay at a hotel during off peak times of the year, However Bon Echo Park provides for some great camping with an RV or tent. its a great place to bring a family aswell.
February 28th 2013
expect to target Lake Trout Walleye,Small mouth, large mouth bass and Northern Pike. Whitefish and lake herring amoung other panfish like Rockbass,Bluegill or pumpkinseed.