Rideau Lakes Accommodations
Rideau Lakes, Ontario
The Rideau Lakes in Ontario are not only a vital asset to the
municipality economically speaking, but they are also a major tourist
destination due to its history and gigantic size. Many visitors enjoy
the Rideau Lakes township due to its charming villages such as Plum
Hallow, Crosby, Chaffeys Locks, Forfar, Scotch Point, Morton, Newboyne,
Freeland, Jones Falls, Delta and many more. Another place to stay is in
Wesport. This town is very popular since it is completely surrounded by
the Rideau Lakes although it is the only town which is not encompassed
by the Rideau Lakes township.
Besides being one of the most picturesque spots for fishing in the
Ontario area, Rideau Lakes is open year round for fishers. Many fishers
love Rideau Lakes during the months May through August for its ideal
temperatures yet many fishers come to the area according to when their
favorite species is in season. There are many species which fishers can
catch including the walleye, the largemouth bass, the smallmouth bass,
the muskellunge, the Lake trout, the black crappie, the northern pike,
the catfish, the white fish, the yellow perch and the sunfish.
The black crappie, the Catfish, the sunfish, the whitefish and the
yellow perch can be fished for year round. If you are a bass lover,
whether it be the smallmouth bass or the largemouth bass, the best time
of the year to fish for these little guys is from the last Saturday in
June until the last day of November. Both the Northern Pike and the
Walleye dominate the Rideau Lakes. Fishers can begin to fish for these
species on the first day of the New Year until early March for the
Walleye and until the end of March for the Northern Pike. Then in mid
May, these species resume in high demand until the end of December. The
high season for lake trout is between the end of May and until the first
week in September and the Muskellung appears the first week in June
until mid December.
If this is your first time fishing in the Rideau Lakes area, you should
be forewarned that fishing for these species before their official
opening season is deemed illegal. It is also unprofessional for fishers
to do so as fishing for these species before the opening of the season
as it will interfere with the species’ spawning and rearing season. At
the Rideau Lakes, you are allowed to catch and keep your fish although
there is a limit depending on the species per day. For example, in one
given fishing day you are allowed to catch up to 12 catfish per day and
keep them. There is also a ban on using lake herring or cisco (dead or
alive) as your fishing bait.
While out on the waters you must have a Sport Fishing License. Depending
whether you are a resident of the Ontario Province, a Canadian Citizen
or resident, or a non resident who lives outside of Canada, you can
apply for different types of fishing licenses to fish at Rideau Lakes.
No matter where you are from you must have a license to fish.
Enjoy your time in the Rideau Lakes area. There are many charming
villages that you can explore and even stay in while fishing in this
township. The scenery is spectacular and you will not find an area in
Canada that is similar to the Rideau Lakes as it is one of a kind.
Remember as long as you have a license, you can fish all year around.
Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity at Rideau Lakes.