Stoco Lake is a very manageable water body consisting of a single basin. The lake is fairly shallow having an average depth of 13 ft and maximum approximately 50 ft. Surface area of the lake is 1,242 acres. The lake colour is a tannic light brown colour. The lake is approximately 3.4 miles and 1.6 miles wide. There are 2 named islands, Butternut and Grant as well as one bay, Cosy Cove. Primary water flow is the Moria River at the northwest, which outflows to the south via two channels. Secondary inflows to Stoco Lake are the Clare River at the east and Sulphide Creek at Cosy Cove.

Fish species in the lake are: Muskellunge (Musky), Northern Pike, Walleye, Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, Brown Bullhead, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass, White Sucker, Longnose Gar Pike, Yellow Perch and Common Shiners.

Map of Stoco Lake

TV show “The Musky Hunter” films at Beachwood Hollow. Watch the full episode by clicking the image below.

Fishing Seasons

Musky: 1st Saturday in June to December 15

Bass, Large and Small mouth: 3rd Saturday in June to December 15

Northern Pike: Jan 1-Mar 31. and 2nd Saturday in May to Dec. 31

Walleye: Jan 1-Mar 1 and 2nd Sat. in May to Dec. 31

Perch, Crappie, Sunfish and Channel Cat: Open all Year.

Fishing License

For complete details on Fishing Licenses please refer to the Ontario Ministry of Natuaral Resources website.

Fishing Regulations

For each species of fish there are regulations specified by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources which govern the size and number of fish you are allowed to harvest based on your fishing license. Stoco Lake falls into Zone 18. For more information please refer to regulations at the Ontario Ministry of Natural Recourses website.

License Free Fishing

Fish license free during Ontario family fishing events in February and July. Get more information at