Angling Adventures at Bon Echo
Beloved Provincial Park Has Outstanding Fishing—If You're Willing to Sweat a Little
Mazinaw Lake has a mix of shallow and deep (as in 450 feetdeep) sections, and good fishing for a mix of species, including smallmouth (above, from Upper Mazinaw) and largemouth bass, pike, walleye and lake trout. The park has a boat launch and docking, and the lake is home to several dozen cottages and a small marina. But, if you take a look at a map, you’ll see that there are several smaller lakes within the park boundaries, including Bon Echo, Kishkebus, Clutes, Essens and Joeperry Lakes. Motorized boats are prohibited in these lakes, and while all are close to roads, they don’t have true road access or boat ramps. And that, as we discovered, means good fishing.