Long Sault, Ontario

Location: Long Sault, Ontario
GPS: N45º 01.513′ W074º 53.592′
Species: Carp

This Hotspot is directly in front of the winning “Peg” in the 2017 Carp Cup.

Although Carp anglers should not expect to catch 1,000+ pounds of fish in this Hotspot every weekend, the winning team proved that the potential is there by catching well over that 1,000-pound mark!

Try casting your presentation in or near the channel using the bridge as a reference.

Even though Carp fishing is a shore-based sport, anglers with access to a boat can take advantage of this small, tight area by running a Garmin unit back and forth, getting an awesome lay-of-the-land. Once finished, the boat goes back on the trailer and the bank sticks are set.

Baits: Corn, Boilies
Presentation: Bank Sticks, Rod Pods
Water depth: 10-20 feet

2 Replies to “Long Sault, Ontario”

  1. Carping : In legal terminology it is a complaint. Any formal legal document that sets out the facts and legal reasons (see: cause of action) that the filing party or parties (the plaintiff(s)) believes are sufficient to support a claim against the party or parties against whom the claim is brought (the defendant(s)) that entitles the plaintiff(s) to a remedy.

    Okay then, let my Carping begin.

    As you are all well aware from reading several Fishi’n Canada blogs pertaining to these freshwater fish from the family Cyprinidae, they have appeared in many variations of epidermal coloration. Anywhere from black and dull yellow to bronze and black and even entirely bright yellow.

    I have argued the point until I’m “blue” in the face, that this chameleon type characteristic has something to do with what these fish are ingesting or the water quality of their environment. One of the two must have some merit.

    As I have observed, where the fish are caught does not seem to fit into the equation since Pete and his Buddy both landed distinctly different specimens on the Otonabee River in Peterborough, Ontario.

    Furthermore, Will Muschett’s bright yellow “Crazy Koi/Carp Hybrid’ was pulled from the same watershed.

    The Carp pictured at the top of this article, which appears gold and black, came from the St Lawrence river.

    Now, this phenomenon is not isolated to Carp alone. It is also true of Walleye and Bass. The change or alteration of epidermal coloration in my summation does indeed have to do with the quality of the so called “home waters” of these fish, which would also be in relation to the forage they are feeding on in many instances.

    So fishermen and fisherwomen, as you see, “carping” is not just an angling experience. Us old guys know the real difference.

  2. Shall we now pause for the “Cause-way”?

    Yeah , this “Hot Spot” is precisely what you see. A Causeway. Coupled with the fact there is a bridge spanning an narrow opening to allow water to flow though, cause-ing a “Venturi Effect”, makes this area prime time all the time. A closer look, you will notice how the water speeds up through this narrow passage developing a plume by stirring up the bottom as it slows on exit.

    As I mentioned in the Lake St. Francis article, the Venturi effect is the reduction in fluid pressure that results when a fluid flows through a constricted section (or choke) of a river.
    In fluid dynamics, an incompressible fluid’s velocity must increase as it passes through a constriction in accord with the principle of mass continuity, while its static pressure must decrease in accord with the principle of conservation of mechanical energy. Thus any gain in kinetic energy a fluid may occur due to its increased velocity through a constriction is balanced by a drop in pressure.
    An easy meal awaits the downstream fish.

    The St. Lawrence river is loaded with these types of “Hot Spots. Locate any Venturi anywhere and you will definitely find your target fish stacked and ready.

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