Hotspot – High Traffic Carp

Otonabee River – N 44° 16.430′ W 78° 19.410′

Today’s Hotspot is an easy to access deep hole in the Otonabee River in Peterborough, Ontario. The waypoint on your screen will get you there.

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 pre-feeding this area with Carp ground bait, in order to get lots of fish grouped up. For your hook bait, try extra large corn or “maize” kernels, like Will and I were using, or you can try the trusty peaches and cream canned corn on a hair rig. There is a slight current on the river, so a flat weight of 1 ounce or more is recommended to keep your bait stationary. There are some snags here, so bring extra rigs.

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