Sparrow Lake Fishing

The OG Cottage is on Sparrow Lake near Gravenhurst, Muskoka which is an excellent fishing lake. Fancy catching a 6 pound Bass, Pickerel or Walleye? How about a 14 pound Northern Pike? Ever wrestled a 5 foot long Muskie? These are some of the great specimens of Sparrow Lake.

Want to know what fish are in Sparrow Lake?

Sparrow Lake offers Walleye, Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Muskie, Smallmouth Bass, Crappie and Bluegill. In addition, you may find Bluntnose Minnow, Bowfin, Brown Bullhead, Carp, Channel Catfish, Golden Shiner, Logperch, Muskellunge, Pumpkinseed, Redhorse Sucker, Rock Bass, Troutperch, White Sucker, Yellow Perch, and Yellow Pickerel

Some have wondered whether fish stocks have been depleted in the Muskoka lakes, but have no fear. The Ministry of Natural Resources has instigated stocking programs and careful management strategies to maintain a healthy game fish population. Many anglers also contribute with catch-and-release efforts.

What's the deal with boats?

Do I need a fishing license?

Can I go ice fishing in winter?

Which fish are edible?

Many people catch their meals at the cottage. Check out the Ministry of Natural Resources Guide to Eating Ontario Sport Fish. You'll find Sparrow Lake listed under the "Southern Ontario Inland Lakes" section.

What's the water depth in Sparrow Lake?

Sparrow Lake is a shallow, fresh water lake and is part of the Trent-Severn Waterway. The lake is about 1.5 kilometres wide and 7 kilometres long. It has an average depth of about 4 meters and a maximum depth of 12 meters.