Aside from the terrific Sight Seeing opportunities in Ottawa, here's a few interesting spots to fish, if you live in the Ottawa area, or are just visiting, for that matter. If shoreline fishing is YOUR only option, like mine too, then here ya go. Check them out! These places can all be reached by bike or bus or even walked to, depending on where you are in town of course. :-)
The shoreline I was standing on to take this shot of the back-side of Parliament Hill, is pretty steep in places and you've got to watch your footing when stepping on the big rock chunks found along there. There is even an old sort of a rock stairs, kind of place, where I can't even imagine how many others have sat there before me. Picked up a nice little fossil sample down there too. Some kind of Kool, really Old centipede-y type critter. Bonus! :-)
The Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario
This picture of Ottawa's own Chateau Laurier, also depicts the first set of locks that takes boaters up to Dow's Lake, and beyond on the Rideau Canal system, to Kingston and the St. Lawrence Seaway and beyond.
The low-key part here folks, is that the ol' Wiley Walleyes, have been known to hang around those big doors fairly consistentlyover the last number of decades. I personally believe it has something to do with all of those minnows that get disoriented and confused when that Big rush of Fast water comes out of there and all...
Fishing the point...
A nice long rocky point, about anywhere You find one, like this one at Britannia, can at times, produce some good fishing, when the fishin' gods are willin' 'n stuff... :-)
Down by the river...
Next time You're down by a river, why not try actually getting even closer, so as to hear the Great Rivers song, like this. It talks to those who'll listen...
Sometimes, well o.k. then, lots of times, there's a lot more to fishing than just fishing, for me. Yup, sometimes it's also more like the sights and sounds, the Call of the Wild, if you will, that I'm after, out there, on the waterfront. Like this little photo perspective in here to-day, for instance. :-)
Here's a pretty little plant that was growing right on the edge, in and out of the water, down there, behind that very famous hill. Oh ya, I'm still checkin' to make sure but I think this sweety is a Smartweed of some sort.
Wild & Beautiful Plant on the Rocks...
Nature is all around us and all we have to do is Look, listen and learn... :-)
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