Fish Species

COVID-19 Update – June 11, 2021

As of Friday, June 11, Greater Sudbury will enter step one of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen. The roadmap outlines a three-step plan to safely and gradually ease public health measures and reopen the province. 

Seven municipal beaches are set to open with lifeguard supervision beginning Saturday, June 19, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.


There are 12 documented species of fish in Windy Lake:

  • Brown Bullhead
  • Burbot
  • Cisco (Lake Herring)
  • Lake Trout*
  • Lake Whitefish
  • Northern Pike
  • Slimy Sculpin
  • Spoonhead Sculpin
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Walleye
  • White Sucker
  • Yellow Perch

*Lake Trout: Windy Lake is one of the lakes in our area that contains Lake Trout. Lake Trout is the classic glacial relict species, often considered the model or signature species for the cold, clear deepwater lakes of the Boreal Shield. It is the longest lived, largest, and most widely distributed of the salmonids of North America. However, it exists in less than 1% of the Shield lakes and is vulnerable to exploitations and other stresses because population numbers of lake trout are low in these dilute unproductive waters and the fish are slow to mature.

For more detailed information and pictures of the different fish species found in Greater Sudbury lakes follow the fish link.

Check consumption guidelines for fish caught in Windy Lake through the Ministry of the Environment's Guide to Eating Ontario Sport Fish.