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Lake Nipissing Charters

Lake Nipissing Charters is the ultimate fishing charter and guiding service located on the stunning Lake Nipissing in northern Ontario. Led by the seasoned angling duo of Regan Thompson and Lou Pisano, our team boasts over four decades of combined experience fishing and guiding on the lake.

Regan, a former Mashkinonje Lodge owner and current Paradise Cove Resort proprietor, has been guiding on Lake Nipissing since 2014. He has guided countless satisfied customers, from novices to renowned fishing experts like Italo Labignan, Bob Izumi, and Jim Saric. Meanwhile, Lou, an avid angler for over 40 years, relocated to Lake Nipissing from Toronto in 2019 and has been perfecting his craft on the lake ever since. After becoming friends with Regan, he joined Lake Nipissing Charters to provide exceptional service to our guests.

At Lake Nipissing Charters, our mission is to cater to anglers of all levels of expertise. We strive to achieve three primary goals during each excursion: teach you the essential skills to become a successful angler on Lake Nipissing, catch as many fish as possible, and ensure a memorable and fun experience for all.

Whether you're vacationing with your family, planning your next serious fishing trip, or simply passing through the area, we invite you to join us for an exciting day of fishing on the magnificent Lake Nipissing.

Pat Coyne - Oakville Ontario

"Would have never believed that we would catch 41 Walleye on a Friday afternoon/evening in August. Regan had us on the fish within 5 minutes of leaving the Lodge and his technique had even us infrequent fishing dads landing some keepers. Caught three 24" plus, two 18" plus and at least another six 17"(next year's keepers).  Kept four beauties for dinner Friday and Saturday... very tasty.  Finished off a great father/son weekend with a day of bass fishing out at Regan's favorite spot that he shared with us last year. Lots of fun frogging and caught several good size ones.  Looking forward to our next visit with Regan.

Danny Colomby - Calandar Ontario

“Regan Thompson’s passion for fishing is eclipsed only by his tireless work ethic as a lodge owner.  Regan is entirely personable, not to mention an incurably inquisitive and optimistic personality. One can’t help but like this guy!   Regan has become a trusted friend and ally on the West side of Lake Nipissing. We work diligently together, not for selfish purposes, but with one goal in mind…to provide the best fishing experience for you, the guests. When you think about it, isn’t that what we’re here to do? Regan and Goldie Thompson are genuinely smart people with the right stuff!

Bob Izumi - Host of The Real Fishing  Show

"This part of the lake is well sheltered allowing us to fish on even windy days. We focused on smallmouth bass when we taped the show there with Regan and they didn’t disappoint us. During our short stay we caught and released several trophy smallies over five pounds. This is one Ontario’s premier smallmouth bass fisheries with very little pressure.  Regan knew 'the spots' and had us on fish right away.  We all had an awesome time and can’t wait to go back!..."

The Boat...
The Gear...
The Target!

Our Prostaff-sponsored charter boat is a 2018 Triton 216 Fishunter, equipped with a 350 HP Mercury Verado outboard. This vessel is the epitome of cutting-edge technology and comfort, and is a crucial element of the outstanding fishing experience we strive to provide.  The boat comes fully equipped with the latest advanced electronics and technology, including Lowrance Carbon Fish Finders with GPS, 3D Structure/Side Scan capabilities, a Minn Kota Ulterra Bow Mount Trolling Motor, Minn Kota Talon Shallow Water Anchors, and more. All these features are geared towards maximizing our chances of success on the water while ensuring that you have the most enjoyable and comfortable fishing trip possible.




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At LNC, we pride ourselves on providing only the highest quality fishing gear and tackle. Our rods, mainly St. Croix and Shimano, come in a variety of lengths, stiffnesses, and actions, tailored to the type of fishing and species we target. We use Shimano and Okuma reels for spinning, casting, and trolling, selected based on the target species, application, and user experience.

Our ultimate goal is to match you with the gear that best suits your skill level, while also teaching you how to use more advanced gear, such as baitcasters, for various applications and techniques. Our lures and baits range from traditional to modern techniques, depending on the specific fishing situation.



Lake Nipissing is renowned as a trophy fishery and is considered one of Canada's top fishing destinations, and for good reason. This massive body of water consistently yields impressive catches of Walleye, Musky, Northern Pike, and Bass each year. Due to its size, Lake Nipissing provides ample space for these species to grow to truly impressive sizes compared to other lakes.  During your fishing excursion with us, we can customize the target species to your preference or suggest a combination of species depending on what the current "hot bite" is at the time of your booking. Regardless of your preference, we guarantee a memorable day on the water filled with exciting fishing opportunities.










Guided outings typically start at 9 AM unless otherwise discussed with Regan or Lou.  Your typical day includes...  

  • 4, 6 or 8 hour charter with up to 3 passengers 

  • Fishing from a Triton 216 Fishunter (Regan) or Bass Tracker (Lou)

  • Todays most advanced electronics, gear, etc.

  • All tackle (Rods, lures, bait, etc.) included

  • Packed lunch (8 hour days only)


Multi Species 4 hour (Walleye, Bass, Pike).......$500 CAD

Multi Species 6 hour (Walleye, Bass, Pike).......$600 CAD

Musky 8 Hour.....................................................$750 CAD


Our Location

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Lake Nipissing Charters is located at Paradise Cove Resort in the beautiful west bay of Lake Nipissing.  This area is ideal because it's sheltered from high winds which often keep anglers off of the main lake for days at a time due to rough waters.  From this location we are able to fish every day regardless of weather conditions and on calmer days, depending on the target species, we may venture to 'the big water' of Lake Nipsising to take advantage of it's large forage basin.  Paradise Cove Resort has 3 spacious rental cottages, rental boats, docking and more.  For more information on accommodations please visit  For other lodge recommendations please contact us.

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