Otonabee River, Ontario

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 […]

How to Bait and Chum for Carp

Peterborough Carping Guide Will Muschett gives a detailed breakdown of how to bait and chum for Carp, even providing suggested ingredients for your own homemade concoction.

Fish Talk – Colour My World

Hiya folks, One of the most frequently asked questions that I get at seminars is, “How important is colour?” or “Is colour really important?” The answer—believe it or not—is yes and no! Every time you pick a lure out of your tackle box, the one thing you always want to think about is depth control. […]

Tools of The Trade – Scent

Here’s a few reasons why scented baits are such a good idea: Freshwater fish like Pike, Bass, Walleye, and Carp have highly developed olfactory (smell) organs and are attracted to certain scents. That’s why so many freshwater bait manufacturers—especially of plastic baits—build the scent right in. Otherwise, scents are sold in containers as paste, fluids […]