I will be going into the park with a friend for 3 days in April, 22nd to the 24th. I know it will be a short trip, but would like to try out some trout fishing. We will be moving around for the 3 days, no base camp.
Am I being foolish to ask any suggestions on any tips on some lakes we should attempt?
Thanx for any help or recommendations!!!
p.s I promise to post any pictures of anything we catch.............even if it is an old boot!
I know lots and lots of good fishing lakes, but lakes in which I actually catch fish are a totally different matter. Apparently at the pearly gates they don't count days spent fishing against you, but if they insist on me catching, then I am in trouble.
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White Partridge Lake - If it's Preacher's boot I'm sure he'd appreciate that you not practice catch and release but instead kept it and return it to him
By trout (actually char) do you mean lake trout, brook trout and/or splake? For a short 2 nite trip Hilliard Lake is a good choice (splake), for lakers try any of the Bonnechere lakes or Louisa lake and for brookies again lots of choices depending on where you're driving from (Proulx, Crow River, Little Trout, North River, etc). Check Jeffrey McMurtrie's map as well for ideas, including the stocked ones.
You can also google Algonquin Park trout stocking list and this will give you an idea too of what lakes you might want to fish. Majority of the lakes on the stocking list are close to access points and/or easy to get to.
Check out Algonquin Outfitters website for water taxi costs ... you can always email them and ask about sharing a ride, etc. but I doubt they can arrange much like that in advance .. but worth an email.
As for fishing I ma making my first trip so no help to you ... but thankfully the other folks here are a really big help ...
Well from what I have learn, the Pen Lake area is great with trips to welcome and the surrounding lakes. Also try the Tim-Lake area going into Rosebary, I hear good things about that. Big Trout lake and Mckaskill Lake are great fishing lakes too. It really depends on how far you are willing to travel. General rule of thumb, the more interior, the better the fishing.
Check my previous posts, I actually created a thread regarding this question. So the above were the results I got. I personally booked my trip at Rosebary from May 7th to the 13th. I cant wait!!
Send us pictures, cause I would love to see how you did! Good Luck!
Assuming that your 3 days are over a weekend, then yes I would play it safe and reserve a site. If the weather is bad there will be lots of empty sites but if the weather is good then a lot of lakes will be booked solid.
i checked out that survey...funny thing is one of my favorite lakes to laker fish had 2 surveys handed in,,,one of them should have been mine of that year that i handed in but i caught way more then what it said,,,,not too accurate i think....but a good place to start i think. best way to learn the park is a bit of reaserch and a lot of experience....good luck