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#1 serrouljm

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:32 AM

Good Morning All,

 

My name's John, and I'm new to OFF. I recently moved from Nova Scotia and am pumped to be fishing some new species and bodies of water.

 

I'm in Ottawa, and that seems to be an obstacle for someone who loves to fish brook trout. It seems I'll have to travel a bit, which sucks considering I had a good brookie spot in my NS backyard :)

 

I fish with lures(ususally when I bring the kids), but prefer fly fishing these days.

 

If anyone has any starting points for trout fishing near Ottawa, I'd be very grateful. I don't want anyone's honey holes: I like to work for my fish and will  hike& bushwack to avoid crowds and overfishing spots. Almost entirely c&r, so I won't clear out a treasured spot :)

 

Just some general areas to start would be awesome and I'll do the research.

 

I'm also a believer in cleanup of shores, so if there's a conservation group around Ottawa planning a cleanup, I'm in.

 

Looking forward to some good fish chat!

 

john


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#2 serrouljm

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 10:58 AM

I am just getting used to the terminology of not naming rivers, and I love it. Back in NS, people would name their spots and they'd be over-run. Glad to see we're being careful :)


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#3 iJay

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 11:11 AM

Welcome John!

No clue about Ottawa but I know a great spot that a 3.5hr drive west of you LOL!!!

Enjoy your stay, dont be afraid to ask questions!


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#4 MadocFlyGuy

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 11:14 AM

Welcome - I'm primarily on the fly as well, as are many others here. Based on the description of your fishing habits, it seems like you'll fit in very well, and I hope you enjoy your stay :P

 

In terms of Ottawa brookie waters, I'm not at all familiar. However if you travel a bit East (2-3 hours) I know a few spots. If I find any other areas closer to ya, I'll give you a shout!

 

Cheers,

 

Cody


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#5 staffman

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 12:37 PM

I would recommend that you phone the MNR in your region and ask where they stock brookies or creeks that contain them. You may be surprised at the amount of information you receive from them.


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#6 serrouljm

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:50 AM

Thanks for the advice and welcomes, folks. I will give MNR a shout, and I've already done some scouting of trout areas on the Gatineau side for trout. One spot seems to be near an unofficial nudist area!

 

Hope I don't hook something on the backcast. Ouch!


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#7 Dugger

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 10:32 AM

serrouljm, welcome....... please go barbless when fishing the pond in the nudist camp (for obvious reasons)  :D


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#8 Alfiegee

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 08:56 PM

Hey John.

No shortage of Brookies in the Ottawa area. I can't help you with specific areas, I am not from the area, but I manage to find them everytime I work near there.

Google maps and a little leg work will put you on them, or just explore side roads and you will find them. I would suggest streams coming from the Algonquin high lands are good.

As a long time Brookie fisher I can say you are sitting on top of or very near a gold mine in the Ottawa area. I can't give you much more than that, I don't even know the names of the rivers I have found them in near Ottawa, but exploration has found me many :)

 

Alfie.


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#9 serrouljm

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 04:38 PM

Thanks for the info, and the laughs, lads.

 

Cody: I'm willing to travel that far. If I use your screen name as a start point, the online fish finder from MNR says I might be on the right track, eh?

Dugger: If I weren't barbless already, that image would be enough to convert me :)

 

Alfie: Glad to hear it! I was already tagging spots on Google maps for exploratory purposes. Thanks for the encouragement.

 

Have a good one!

 

john


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#10 chalkhorse

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 12:30 PM

Welcome, john. Spent a couple weeks near Dartmouth fishing small mouth last summer. I'm more in the Hamilton area, but I make it up to haliburton forest and Algonquin a fair amount. These aren't TOO far from you. Pm me if you are heading a little west...
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#11 DitchWizard

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 04:59 PM

Welcome John, Nice to see another conversation minded angler in our midst.

Like other have said I havent fished the area much but it sounds like you are on the right track, I'm sure you will be on fish soon.





Tight lines,

River.


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#12 FishingNoob

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 10:25 PM

Welcome to the site.


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