fishing
fishing
fishing
fishing canada west
fishing canada central
fishing canada east
fishing usa northwest
fishing usa northeast
fishing usa southwest
fishing usa southeast
fishing northern
fishing southern
fishing international
fishing
fishing

Advanced search
fishing
sponsors
fishing
tackle shop Tackle Shop
fish facts Fish Facts
fishing reports Fishing Reports
fishing forum Message Board
Ice Fishing Hotspots
Largemouth Fishing
Smallmouth Fishing
Crappie Fishing
Musky Fishing
Pickerel Fishing
Steelhead Fishing
fishing

      


Rice Lake

area mapgetting there

     Rice lake is located about 50 miles (80 km) east of Toronto, once known for it's wild rice cultivation, the lake is very shallow (max. depth is 27 ft.). Weedbeds and sandflats are abundant and attest to the lake's great fertility. Panfish abound in these waters and provide food for the highly sought after predatory fish, such as bass, walleye, and muskie. Fishing is excellent on Rice Lake and anglers from all over Ontario and the USA, visit the lake annually. You can access Rice lake via the public launches located in Bewdley and Hastings.


     In spring, Rice lake walleye can be found scattered in the weedflats around Bewdley, cast a silver rattle spot, retrieve at medium speed in 5-8 ft. of water, try to cover a lot of water, this area is quite large. If the bite is off, try trolling in this area with a chartreuse worm harness. Also fishing the mouth of the Otonobee River, where it spills into the lake, use jigs tipped with worms or minnows, in the deeper holding pools off Jubillee Point. Rice lake pickerel/walleye average 1-2 pounds, although some lunkers in the 5-6 lb range are not uncommon.

     In summer, the walleye school in the deeper channels on the south end of Rice lake, just out from Gores Landing, troll slowly with chartreuse worm harness in 17-21 ft. Once you catch a walleye, anchor, and try fishing with jigs tipped with bait. Also fishing the waters near Tick island and the old railway line can be productive. Rice lake walleye can be difficult to locate in summer, fishing the pockets in heavy weeds, with white jigs, can be very rewarding. For more information visit www.FishingPickerel.com.

     Largemouth Bass fishing is quite common in Rice lake, and Professional Bass Tournaments are held yearly. In summer largemouths are concentrated on the weedflats north of Bewdley. The weeds are high at this time of year, and they may choke the entire south-west bay. Look for clearings and pockets in the weeds and cast texas-rigged worms or plain jigs into the holes, motor-oil and smoke colours work best, use heavy line 14 lb. test and up, once again cover lots of water, check the weeds near 6-8 ft. of water. The mouth of Otonabee in the stumps off Cow Island is also a good bet. Go up Otonabee and fish the Lily pads near Bensfort Bridge, use frog imitations like the pop-r and snagproof sally. Rice lake bass can grow huge, many fish in the 5-6 lb range are caught annually, although the average largemouth is 2 lbs.

     Smallmouth bass can be caught in the deeper areas of Rice lake in 15-17ft of water. Fishing the drop-off created by the sunken railroad near Tick Island is a prime smallmouth area. The many rocks from the old railway attract crayfish, the smallmouth's favorite food.

     Crappie fishing on Rice Lake can be fantastic at times, especially in the spring. Crappie in excess of 1 lb are quite common and are excellent table fare. Best baits include small tube jigs under a float and small spinners. The colour of choice is white or chartreuse. Fishing weed edges and pockets can be very productive, especially when the crappie are schooling. Please check the regulations for limits.

     Rice lake is famous for it's Muskie Fishing. With the abundance of panfish, these predator fish grow huge, with some fish tipping the scales in the 30lb range, although 10-15lb Muskie are more common. The best method to catch Rice lake muskie is by trolling. Cover lots of water along the deeper channels on the south end of Rice lake. Use large body baits in perch patterns for best results, 6-9" crankbait lures give best results. Also casting large bucktails along weedlines especially on windy days can be very effective on Rice lake musky.

Angler's Fishing Tip#1

     I've just recently been fishing rice just north of roseneath and have had lots of luck with largemouth bass and walleye. Fish any of the islands on the tips anchoring in 12-15 ft of water and fish the slope in 20-26 ft with jigs and power baits, drag the jig slowly up the ledge occasionally with a pop and good results will happen. You have to work the area very thoroughly as the fish seem to be scattered at this time of year. The main thing is to go very slowly. I boated a 4.8 lb largemouth and three walleye the largest being 3.3 lbs, also picked up 6 crappie and perch.

Angler's Fishing Tip#2     I've fished Rice Lake for many years and the spot that my Dad and I always head to is located in between the Otonabee River and the Hiawatha Indian Reservation, (the old sunken railway line). There is a white church probably about a mile or two from the marker bouys towards the river and if you fish about 100 to 250 yards from shore it seems to be a great spot for walleye and perch, We`ve always had great luck with the fishing in this spot. Try it out some time I don`t think you`ll be disappointed. Take care and good fishin'.

Add your Fishin' Tips, Click Here...



fishing maps

Fishing Hot Spots Topo Maps
Rice Lake - Each detailed map provides depth, contours, structure, boat ramps, and updated fishing information. Rice Lake fishing maps also include lake info such as gamefish abundance, forage base, water clarity, weedline depth, bottom composition, complete latitude/longitude grid lines and dozens of GPS waypoints. Includes GPS coordinates for specific lake features and structure. » Rice Lake Fishing Map

fishing




PopShops™ affiliate stores

Rice Lake NEWS!

THE KAWARTHAN: The Happiest Anglers On The Water
Kawartha Media Group
Rice Lake is one of my favorite lakes to fish due to the abundance of fish and variety of species to target. I was once told by a fisheries biologist that there are more fish per acre in Rice Lake than any other lake in the Kawarthas. They couldn't ...

and more »

Typhoon weakens after landing in southeast China
Kawartha Media Group
Authorities in Zhejiang province, south of Shanghai, had ordered fishing boats to return to port and stepped up patrols to watch for breaks in coastal and river embankments, the official Xinhua News Agency said. The typhoon weakened after dumping heavy ...

and more »

McKellar Votes barbecue a success
Kawartha Media Group
We also loan out fishing rods. These are not rented out but are checked out for free on your library cards. Library hours are Tuesday, noon to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m..; Wednesday, noon to 5 p.m.; Thursday, noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m..

and more »

THE KAWARTHAN:The Luckiest Strike Of All
Kawartha Media Group
Frank (Rusty) Edgar was a pattern maker with experience working in the automobile industry but when the Great Depression hit in 1929, he returned home to Peterborough. The avid fisherman spent his free time whittling wooden broom handles into fishing ...

and more »

Hernandez lawyer: Pats records dispute resolved
Kawartha Media Group
Phelan, meanwhile, had accused Hernandez's attorneys of being on a "fishing expedition." He said the scouting reports contained trade secrets and were irrelevant to the case. He also said the Patriots had offered the defence the option of reviewing ...

and more »

A memorable maiden voyage for fishing boat
Kawartha Media Group
This past weekend, he managed to get away from work and head up for some fishing and try out the new rig. It was around 5 p.m. when I arrived home and Derek had already managed to hook up the trailer to his car. Our idea was to go out for a few hours ...

Tag Cloud
access black bass boat launch gps coordinates cottage crappie fishin fishing information Rice Lake map marina marked parks productive provide resorts search specific specified spots stories tips topo waters waypoints tackle shop bait lures live fishing lodge guide charter service dropshot trolling casting spinning fly

 
 
  

Advertising Rates | Submit a Listing | Terms & Conditions | Contact Us
All material in these documents are copyright © 2000-2010 www.TheFishinGuide.com. All rights reserved. Reproduction prohibited

 
 
Advertisement