The St. Lawrence River is a multispecies angler’s paradise, Cornwall and the region is a prime example. The diverse structure of the river and the ample supply of forage fish make it an ideal habitat for some of Ontario’s most sought after sport and coarse fish, including the Musky, Northern Pike, Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, and Carp.
Catch the next world-record musky by trolling large crankbaits and inline spinners at 4 to 5 miles per hour to cover the large expanses of the river and entice a strike.
Reel in some impressive northern pike using a more traditional method of casting slender minnow profile crankbaits along weed edges, rocky points and shoal tops.
Troll deeper water breaklines and humps using slender minnow profile crankbaits to reel in some massive walleye.
One of the most effective ways to attract the smallmouth bass is to dropshot four to five-inch paddletail soft plastics in darker patterns to mimic gobies, one of the smallmouth bass’ main food sources.
Attracting angler’s from around the globe, the carp found in Cornwall and the Counties are always up for putting up a fight. 30 to 40-pound carp are common for shore anglers and can be caught with bait as simple as corn kernels.
**You must hold a valid Ontario Fishing License and follow the specific rules and regulations for the zone you are fishing in. Cornwall is in Zone 20.