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We got the scoop from an avid Muskoka fisher—our very own, Brian Gilbert

At Gilbert + Burke, we are huge fans of the areas that we build in. We love the Muskoka region and the surrounding areas, and it’s where we live, raise our families and spend our lives. When building with Gilbert + Burke, you’ll be able to live in the area that we have so much passion for -- and we love to spotlight the multitude of outdoor activities available here. One of our very favourite Muskoka activities? Fishing!


out in middle of lake muskoka holding fishing rod

We got some great fishing intel from our very own Brian Gilbert, and we’re sharing the ultimate guide to fishing in the Muskoka area. According to Brian, the best fishing in Muskoka can be found at Lake Rosseau or Lake Muskoka. The fish are great, whether you prefer bass, trout, pike or sunfish. He recommends a late afternoon fishing session for the best results, and he reminded us that the fishing in Muskoka goes year-round. 


“My favourite thing about fishing is the quiet and the view,” Brian told us. 


He loves the stunning views at his favourite Muskoka lakes and spends tons of time strategizing his next fishing expeditions. Brian loves fishing gear, as well. He recommends the Daiwana Minispin Ultralight Spinning reel and rod, the Okuma Celilo Ultralight trout rods and the Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 spinning rod. He also uses worms and crankbaits, depending on the type of fish. After a long day of fishing, he tells us that the absolute best place to grab a bite to eat is Crossroads in Rosseau


Crossroad Rosseau restaurant

To fish in Muskoka, all you need is a fishing license and you’re good to go. After a day of fishing in the area, you’ll be ready to move there permanently! We’re always here for you if you’re looking to build in Muskoka—contact us



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