Windsor Essex Fishing Guide

Get Ready to Cast Your Line

Chart your course to Windsor Essex - the home of blue waters, muskie, perch, walleye and much more. Click here for our Windsor Essex Fishing Guide and where to find the best fishing holes in our region.

Windsor Essex is a peninsula surrounded by water – making this region a lure for fishing enthusiasts year-round.  To the north lies Lake St. Clair and the historic Detroit River which heads south, flowing into the mighty Lake Erie.

Chart your course through the three bodies of water that surround our region by taking a look through our Fishing Guide for more in-depth information on fishing in Windsor Essex.   We’ve also linked the plethora of Fishing Hotspots across our region, from one coastline to the other and have included links to experienced and knowledgeable local Fishing Charters who are ready to guide you. Get ready to cast your line in one of the three bodies of water that surround our region and that are brimming with muskie, walleye, bass, yellow perch and rainbow trout.

Local Resources

Before You Head Out and Fish

You can buy your fishing license online and save it in a digital format (for example, on your smartphone), print it from home, or print it through a participating ServiceOntario or license issuer location.

Two types of fishing licenses are available:

  1. Sport fishing license, which includes full catch-and-possession fishing privileges
  2. Conservation fishing license, which includes reduced catch-and-possession limits. This is ideal for anglers who want to release the majority of fish they catch.

Fishing licenses are available for different durations, including: one day, eight days, one year, three years

Free Family Fishing

Four times a year, Canadian residents can fish in Ontario for free. This means you do not need to buy a fishing licence if you want to fish during:

  • Family Fishing Weekend (February 17–19, 2024)
  • Mother’s Day Weekend (May 11–12, 2024)
  • Father’s Day Weekend (June 15–16, 2024)
  • Family Fishing Week (June 29–July 7, 2024)

You must still follow fishing and conservation regulations during Free Family Fishing dates. More information can be found here.

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