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Greg Ball
Broker

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Katchewanooka Lake

Katchewanooka Lake

Katchewanooka means Lake of Many Rapids. Before the locks were built the lake was actually much narrower and today you can still feel the pull of the rapids in some narrow spots. As you head north from Lakefield, beyond the marina and Hague Point the lake opens up with Lakefield Marsh on your left, it is 200 acres of wetland that was saved by local people from development. As you pass Buoy 117 you may find an osprey nest atop one of the hydro poles. You may be lucky enough to see them fishing or feeding their young. Beyond Third Island the waterway opens up again until the narrows at Douglas Island, the sand bar which extends about 25 feet on the eastern shore below Douglas Island is a great spot for a picnic or a swim. North of Douglas Island on the east side is another small island with a majestic pine tree which supports a huge osprey nest at the very top. Katchewanooka Lake is a long narrow lake. It has shallow shorelines with a deep, open channel traveling the lake from end to end. From lock 27, downstream for 3 km the bottom is rocky. The next 3 km has some sand, with a deep central channel on both shorelines. Typical of the Trent Canal channels, the channel to Lakefield dam and lock is rocky. Lock 27 joins both Katchewanooka and Clear lakes and is the focal point of the area. Fishing tips: Walleyes, muskies, large and smallmouth bass inhabit these waters in goodly numbers. The fast water below the dam at #27 lock is considered to be one of the top areas for walleyes during the seasons opening. Smallmouth bass can be caught along the rocky areas, and above and below the dam. Largemouth bass prevail in the weedy areas.


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