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Ottawa River Rockland

Postby m.bois » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:06 pm

Hey all. I am looking for some advice on fishing the Ottawa River in and around the Rockland area. I have never fished the Ottawa before and was told by various people that the Ottawa can be tough to navigate due to the amount of under water obstacles if you are unfamiliar with the area. Just wondering if anyone is familiar with the area and any potential hazards to look out for. I have also heard that the Ottawa near plantagenet can be quite spectacular as well. Im not looking for favorite fishing holes, but more general awareness of the area. Thanks in advance to all for the advice.
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Re: Ottawa River Rockland

Postby BigC » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:58 am

I don't think you have anything to worry about. There's a couple spots that are shallow and have a tree stump or two but they're obvious enough you should be going real slow by the time you get on top of them. One would be going into the bay right across from Rockland. Yes there's a spot you can rip right thru, but nobody would be doing that there first time. There are cribs to the left of the launch past the "marina" but you'll just lose lures not your lower end.

Plantagenet is even easier to fish.

I'm sure others will chime in but I for one wouldn't worry about it. No rock shoals, no sunken islands, no old railroad tracks.

Hardest part is seeing those new no wake buoys in the dark.
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Re: Ottawa River Rockland

Postby m.bois » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:12 am

Thank you for the info BigC. Looking forward to fishing the Ottawa.

Tight lines.
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Re: Ottawa River Rockland

Postby RJ » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:47 am

Like BigC said nothing to bad down that way. Now above the city is a different ball game....

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Re: Ottawa River Rockland

Postby m.bois » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:34 pm

Thank you RJ.

I think i may just do a guided trip if i decide to head out above the city with the new boat. Ill stick to the east end for now till me and the Ottawa get further aquainted.
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