Fishing


Quick Lake facts:

Surface Area: 2642 hectares
Surface Area: 6528 acres 
(Roughly 2642 pro baseball fields)
Maximum Depth: 300ft
Average Depth: 57ft
Water Clarity: 13ft
Come and experience the beauty of Charleston Lake and the quality fishery it has to offer.  Charleston Lake contains popular species such as Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Lake Trout, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead, Pumpkinseed and Bluegills. 

Fishing is my favorite pastime.  There is no better relax time, than soaking up the sun and observing the wildlife…. with your line in the water, of course.  My earliest fishing memory is wading in a river pool behind my home in St Andrew West, Ontario.  I was 8yrs old.  I spent time after school catching rock bass, by negotiating them into my cookie monster, flip open lunch pail.  I transferred the rock bass to a 5 gallon pail, until the pool was empty.   Then of course,  you show the pail of fish around the neighborhood and then release them back into the pool to catch again.  My early form of catch and release fishing.  I haven’t changed much to this day.    

The quality of fishing on Charleston lake is very good.  I am an angler; that is why I live here.  Since we share the lake with Charleston Lake Provincial Park, the Ministry of Natural Resources has spent time studying and monitoring the overall health of the lake. This helps keep our lake in tip top shape. 

They say the lake has over 100 islands; that means lots of underwater structures to explore.  Charleston is a big lake and easily explored from a motor boat but it is also a popular canoe and kayak destination because of the fantastic scenery. 

Don’t forget the kids and/or the grandchildren, they are plenty of panfish for them too.   That is my lot in the picture on Charleston Lake; there is a grand fish story to go along with the photograph.  A story for another time....

Wishing you tightlines during your stay,

Lakeside
Looking for a Guide?

We welcome you to contact Robert Coolahan from Lunkers to Bunkers. Robert is a very knowledgeable fisherman and he will be more than happy to take you out fishing and even golfing for the day! He can be reached at 613-803-4968. For more information, you can also visit his website at lunkerstobunkers.com .