Otonabee River, Ontario

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Pete and Will with a double-header of Otonabee River Carp.
Location: Otonabee River, Ontario
GPS: N44º 16.430′ W078º 19.410′
Species: Carp

This Hotspot is an easy-to-access deep hole in the Otonabee River in Peterborough, Ontario—all of the incredible Carp action for the Fish’n Canada episode “High Traffic Carp” was captured here. As Pete Bowman proved in this episode, Otonabee River fishing can be enjoyed mere steps from the hustle and bustle of the city. 

Carp will be feeding in the shallows on both sides of the river during the morning and evenings, and then move into this hole during the mid-day period.

For the best success, we recommend feeding this area with Carp ground bait to get lots of fish grouped up. For your hook bait, try extra large corn or “maize” kernels. Or you can try the trusty Peaches and Cream canned corn on a hair rig.

There is a slight current in the river, so a flat weight of one ounce or more is recommended to keep your bait stationary.

There are some snags here so bring extra rigs.

Baits: Large Flavoured Corn
Presentation: Cast Hair Rigs
Water depth: 12-16 feet

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