Amherst Island is a quiet farming community.Many people visit the island for fishing, swimming at the public sand beach, bird watching etc.There is a seasonal restaurant on the island as well called the Stella cafe.We also have our own radio station 92.1 CJAI. There is also a small general store and a museum. Visit Amherst Island tourism. Also don’t forget to check out the wool shed at Topsy Farms. If you are looking for cottage rentals on Amherst Island, check out Foot Flat Farms.
Our early spring fishing takes place in waters around Amherst with the target species being trophy size Lake Trout which can exceed 20lbs which cruise the cold shallow waters at this time.
As the waters warm the trout move deeper and we travel to offshore areas such as Timber and False duck island and eventually Main Duck Island. These islands and the shoals between form an archipelago extending from Prince Edward county to Henderson Harbor NY.
Main Duck Island is a National Park which is extremely secluded. A beautiful destination visited by many pleasure boaters. There is a campground with a recently upgraded sheltered docking area. Learn more about Main Duck Island
During the summer months, bait fish gather in large numbers and attract multiple species of predatory fish such as Chinook salmon, brown trout, lake trout, rainbow trout and walleye. This area is also a prime destination for tournament anglers in search of trophy smallmouth bass.