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Pigeon Lake Fishing

Rocky shoal areas and mass amounts of weeds make Pigeon Lake home to a variety of sport fish. To access the northern part of the lake, Bobcaygeon is near the northwest shore. If looking to fish by boat, the eastern and western shorelines host boat launches. If looking to visit the south part of the lake, you need to travel through a town called Omemee.

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Due to the largeness of the lake, Pigeon Lake is great for walleye, muskie, smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Most people who visit Pigeon Lake fish for walleye.


The southwest side of Big Island area and Gannon’s Narrows hosts many shoals which make this lake a prime spot for Walleye.


If you are looking for a bigger fish to catch, Pigeon Lake contains many muskie.To have better success with this fish, one should fish in the later season. Weedy areas during overcast periods or at dusk are best for fishing. To increase your success of catching, you should use larger plugs or lures.


For the angler who is entertained by smallmouth and largemouth bass, this lake will provide you with the action you crave. All the typical bass lures can be used for both types of these fish. To catch largemouth bass, try fishing in the weedy areas of the southern part of the lake. A tube jig or weedless spinner will work best for catching. Underwater rock piles, cottage dock or launching areas provide hiding areas for smallmouth.

Camping and Accomodations

If you are in need of supplies, they can be found in Bobcaygeon or Omemee.Although these two towns are fairly small, if you are looking to stay overnight, you can try taking advantage of the well-known Emily Provincial Park located just north of Omemee.

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