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Stalking Carp in the Bay of Quinte

The carp are massive coming out of Lake Ontario. • Credit: Colin McKeown
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Stalking Carp in the Bay of Quinte

Learn some secrets to catching carp on a fly in Lake Ontario



In the world of saltwater angling, many consider bonefish to be one of the most challenging species to catch on a fly. In freshwater, many contend that carp are also as challenging to catch. In shallow water flats, they are spooky and sensitive to noise and shadows. Your casts have to be precise in order to entice a take. This challenge is why you want to visit the numerous shallow water flats of the Bay of Quinte.

Guide Glen Hales has been fishing these waters his whole life and his specialty is stalking carp on a fly. The carp here are massive coming out of Lake Ontario. They eat snails, crayfish, baitfish, insects -- virtually anything they can inhale with their mouth.

Besides the challenge, carp are great fighters and will take you into the backing numerous times.

To learn more about fly fishing in the Bay of Quinte area, visit guide Glen Hales Facebook page or email him at glenhales@hotmail.com

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