Lake Joseph: Simcoe & Muskoka 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:  Lake Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, Whitefish, Herring, Largemouth Bass

Lake Facts::

  • co-ordinates: Lat.45° 11′ 06″ Long.79° 42′ 58″
  • Lake Joseph, along with Lake Rosseau and Muskoka, is one of the “big 3” lakes in the Muskoka District
  • Lake “Joe” is a classic Canadian Shield lake with deep, cold, well oxygenated clear water
  • the deepest areas of the lake reach 300′ in the north end
  • the watershed is fairly small with only a handful of inflowing creeks
  • there are numerous shoals, points, reefs, channels, drop offs, saddles and bays (some of which have good weedbeds)
  • access to Lake Rosseau is available at the south end of the lake at Port Sandfield. A short channel
  • on the east side of the lake connects to Little Joseph Lake
  • Lake Joseph is situated within Fisheries Management Zone 15
  • there is a shortened ice fishing season where trout and walleye are principal targets