Otter Lake: Parry Sound District

  • dimensions: 12″x18″
  • double sided
  • laminated map
  • black/white
  • water depth contour lines
  • locations for the major fish species
  • access points
  • information on fish habits and movements
  • fishing tips
  • MNR/Travel & Accommodation info. sources

Major Lake Species:  Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Black Crappie, Rainbow Trout

Lake Facts

  • Otter Lake is located south of Parry Sound on the west side of Hwy. 400
  • co-ordinates: Lat. 45° 16′ 41″ Long. 79° 58′ 03″
  • a narrows on the northeast side of the lake connects to Little Otter Lake. The dam at the
  • Boyne River controls the water level of Otter Lake
  • while maximum depths reach 147′, the average depth is 35′
  • the perimeter of the lake is 38 km (24 miles)
  • a series of lake trout plantings (ending in 1998) has resulted in a naturally reproducing population. Spawning bed rehabilitation has also aided this process
  • the lake’s shoreline provides good cover (including submerged logs, rock rubble,
  • overhanging trees and sand stretches) for bass and pike
  • a public boat launch is located off of Otter Lake Road at the bridge which crosses the
  • narrows between Otter and Little Otter Lake
  • major fish species include large and smallmouth bass, lake trout, pike, black crappie, cisco, perch, rainbow trout and smelt
  • Otter Lake is situated in Fisheries Management Zone 15