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Default Re: visitor from scotland....carleton place

I have pretty much the same type of waters here. Defininately the same fish. I can help you with all of it. The Pike fishing stuff, if you have not already done it, you will be able to take it back home with you. There are big Pike there. Where you are going is pretty close to Ottowa and a bit more than a 2 hour drive from Montreal. You should be able to find a fly shop in at least one of them. Do you tie flies? If you do, and bring your vice and a few tools I can give you the patterns I use for Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Walleye and Pike. If you do some research, you may be able to get into some Lake Trout. They have them in the lake. You can get by with a rod in the 5 or 6 wt. zone and one in the 8 to 10 wt. zone. A 6 and a 10 ideally. A floating Pike taper on the 10 and a floating line on the 6 and maybe an intermediate for the 6 also but you can get by without it. Also, what to fish for changes as the spring and summer go by. Unfortunately for you, they have a season that is closed for Pike, Walleye and Bass till the second Sat. in May. You may be able to target the bigger Pike shallow right away at opening day, but Smallmouth may be the better target. It depends on the weather. Also if you have a access to a boat it may help your options also. If it's a cold spring go for the Pike. Get back to me with the stuff I asked about and we can go on from there.
Dan

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