Lower Rideau Lake Fishing Report near Smiths Falls, Ontario

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Monster Pike

on June 19th

Not giving away this fishing hole.Smiths Falls Rideau Canal system, minutes away from town is all I'll give Ya. Spoon, yellow with red triangles.

Northern Pike caught fishing Lower Rideau Lake by Tight Lines

Location Details
Species Caught: Northern Pike
Weight: 6lbs and 0oz., Air Temp: 20 °C

poonamalie locks

on June 5th

went fishing out on poonamalie dame the other night with my girlfriend and my little girl. caught a few small mouth nothing big, a few pan fish and also a channel cat. not a bad night. no pike hitting yet.

Location Details
Species Caught: Channel Catfish
Weight: 2lbs and 50oz., Length: 10in.

Spring fishing in the Rideau

on May 19th

has anyone been out on the lower rideau this year fishing? new in the area just checking up on the area. i hear its awesome for bass and pike. even muskie. hope to hear some stories. thank you and happy fishing.


Fishing Tips for Lower Rideau Lake

on June 25th

Smallmouth bass that average about 2-3.5lbs are the main draw to Lower Rideau Lake but nice pike, walleye and a few lake trout can be found here as well. Weedlines, shallow bays, islands, and points are the best spots for bass. Consider fishing with tubes, weedless jigs, spinners, and topwaters. You can catch pike by fishing with the same baits in the same spots but you well have better luck by fishing near the deep hole, steep drop offs, weedlines surrounding the deep hole, points, and islands. Spoons, twitch baits, spoons, swimbaits, and jerkbaits work well for pike. While there are some lake trout found here the lake is really too shallow to support a good population so fishing is slow. Tight Lines!


Fishing Hot Spots near Lower Rideau Lake

  "Despite people claiming there to be no fish here I've caught countless 2-4 pound largemouth bass..." Browns Inlet

  "fished mainly shallows but bite after bite, kept us busy. The pike are beautiful. The wall-eye are..." Clayton Lake

  "From my experience fishing, there are no trout in dows lake but its a great spot for bass and..." Dows Lake

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