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Ottawa Fishing Guide
Ottawa Fishing Guide is a resource intended to help connect anglers from the Ottawa area and Ottawa River surroundings connect, locate, plan and navigate their fishing adventures. If you are not from the Ottawa area, you are in the right place. We have all the information and contacts you will need to plan your fishing trip in or on the Ottawa.
Looking for a guided fishing tour? We have all of Ottawa's tours listed here for your convenience.
Looking for a boat rental in the Ottawa area, we have all the boat rental outlets listed here.
Need to pick up some fishing gear, tackle & bait? Look no further, we have them all listed here..
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With Basstard stuck pulling double after double at the restaurant, my other fishing buddies hitting the tournament on Sunday and my gang of friends heading to sandbanks for the long weekend. I finally hit up an invitation from Chad McNamara of http://www.ottawafishingguide.com to tackle his home stretch of the Ottawa River. Although I was all alone for the weekend I found the energy to get very excited about this outing. It may be because he posted a 6.1lbs largie last week or because I knew the weather was finally going to cooperate and I would finally get some sun.
We launched to a very sun kissed view... ripping across a calm, partied out stretch of the river.
Wether you're from Ottawa and new to fishing or just visiting the Nations Capital, there's free rental fishing equipment nearby. If you'd like to go fishing but not have to lug fishing equipment with you or if you do not own any yet, OFAH's TackleShare program has you covered. It's free and there are many locations around Ontario, I've listed the top 3 most convenient ones for the Ottawa area below.
Here are the three most convienent OFAH Tackleshare Loaner Sites to make use of the free fishing equipment rentals in Ottawa. You can also find the full list here: OFAH TackleShare Locations
Which pretty much covers all sides of the city, you'll have to do a bit a driving if you're located right downtown Ottawa, but for an afternoon fishing it's worth it.
"Since the launch of the OFAH TackleShare Program in 1998, the program has become a huge success with over 100 loaner sites across the province, allowing thousands of new anglers to become involved in recreational fishing. These loaner sites include Ontario Parks, public libraries, Conservation Authorities, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and other community organizations. Click here to learn more about OFAH TackleShare Loaner sites, or to find one near you."
If you'd like more detailed information about the OFAH TacklShare program, please visit their website: http://www.tackleshare.com/
Frustrating as it is, carp fishing is awesome. Carp are really good at sucking in and blowing out suspicious baits. It's such an excitement to see the whole action in a fraction of a second as you hang on for dear life while the reel is trembling with a loud noise.Carp happily devour on the surface as long as you keep the pellets, biscuits, chic peas, bread, and re-hydrated corn coming in, and these are inexpensive baits as well. Just attach them to the hooks, most preferably the bread. Have the biscuits softened by dipping it in the water for about 2 minutes, then, place them in a sealed sandwich bag for about an hour. Since different brands have different textures, just experiment to know which is firm enough to cast. Another way to hook baits is super gluing the pellet into the shank.
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Ottawa Fishing Guide is a hub for resources and information for Ottawa, Ontario surroundings fishing and more specifically the Ottawa River. Our online community and materials will supply you with all the information you need for catching your favorite species including but not limited to Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Musky - Muskellunge, Carp, Walleye, Channel Catfish, Burbot - Ling and more.
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