Area communities are home to a range of fish species and the most diverse fish communities in the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority’s watershed. A Fishing & Paddling guide for Huron County is available from the Welcome Centre in Grand Bend.
List of Area Providers
Grand Bend ParasailGrand Bend ParasailContact: Lee Marcoux
Established in Grand Bend Ontario, Canada in 2012. Parasail over beautiful Lake Huron, Grand Bend Beach. Our staff have a combined 15+ years experience in Parasailing and watersports.
Captain – Lee Marcoux is a Canadian born avid water sportsman mainly growing up in the Caribbean. Working on yachts and living aboard his sailboat with his young family. Lee is versed in the safety aspects and can easily read the wind, wave, weather conditions that can be fast changing. Worked as a “Rigger” (inspection and repair of gear) in the Skydiving industry for many years inspecting parachutes, maintenance and packing chutes. An accomplished B.A.S.E. Jumper with over a 1000 jumps to date and many students over the 12 year period. This gives Grand Bend Parasail the leading edge in safety and the ability to instruct passengers and Crew professionally & check Parachutes and gear for wear. Captain Lee has acquired the regulated Commercial Captains license’s through Transport Canada’s required courses.
Captain Carlos Ramos- An avid Skydiver and Videographer and years of experience working parsail boats here and in the Caribbean. Carlos has been with Grand Bend Parasail from near the beginning and has accumulated a huge amount of experience and has gone through his Transport Canada Regulated courses. When not at work, you’ll always find Carlos on the water, sailing and living the life aboard his sailboat. Or possibly at the Drop Zone in Grand Bend skydiving!
Crew/First Mates- Andrew Puerto and Callum Rollings were an perfect fit and match with Grand Bend Parasail. With a few seasons of training and experience, their knowledge of parachutes and parasailing have excelled and are able to understand the demands of different chutes used for various weights/wind conditions of the day. Great energy and fun at all times on board! They also have a great eye for Photo’s/video which makes for an invaluable part of this operation.
Fish a Great Lake
Head out onto Lake Huron with Blue Line Fishing Charters or Xtreme Watersports. Blue Line Fishing Charters run out of Grand Bend April to October and give you the opportunity to catch King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout, and Walleye on one of two vessels that are fully equipped with top notch fishing tackle and electronics. Blue Line provides a professional fishing guide, Captain Fred Wondergem, who is fully certified by Transport Canada and has worked and fished in the Grand Bend area for 30 years.
Fish a Quiet River
Ausable River Cut (Port Franks): Offers a diverse warm water fish habitat, including Channel Catfish, Walleye and Smallmouth Bass. There are also migratory runs of Rainbow Trout and Chinook Salmon.
Bannockburn Conservation Area (Brucefield): Runs of Blue Gill, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Chub, Dace, Darter, Rainbow Trout, Salmon, Smallmouth Bass and Sunfish. Access at 76249 Bannockburn Line, northeast of Varna between Brucefield and Bayfield.
Old Ausable Channel (Pinery Park): Clear, still water is home to Panfish (Perch, Sunfish, Black Crappie), Largemouth Bass and Northern Pike.
Morrison Dam Conservation Area (Exeter): Area boasts a 30-acre lake, which is a popular spot for family fishing. Access at 71108 Morrison Line, Exeter.
Parkhill Creek (Grand Bend): Has a similar fish habitat to the Ausable Cut, with lake resident Yellow Perch present at the pier at times.
Parkhill Reservoir (Parkhill): Located in the Parkhill Conservation Area. Populations of White Crappie and Largemouth Bass. Take Country Road 81 to Parkhill. Brochure available on abca.on.ca.
Motorized Boats & Catch-and-Release
Motorized boats are not allowed on the Old Ausable Channel or the Parkhill Reservoir. Catch-and-release is encouraged and anglers should always return any species at risk to the water of any watercourse.
- Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority: abca.on.ca
- Maitland Valley Conservation Authority: mvca.on.ca
- Morrison Dam Fishing Derby, Exeter – May 6, 2017
- Family Fishing Derby, Benmiller – June 24, 2017
- Family Fishing Week, Pinery Park – July 1-9, 2017
- Joe Brandon Memorial Trout Derby, Bayfield – October 13-15, 2017
See Festivals & Events for more events, dates, times and details.