The Ottawa River Musky Factory is located half way between the dams of Ottawa and Carillon which gives us easy access to and 80 mile (125 km) stretch of water. We offer charters on the Ottawa River, St. Lawrence River, Rideau River, and the Madawaska River.
We can accommodate the needs of all anglers; casting, trolling, shallow, deep, at a tournament pace, at a crawl, from beginner to seasoned professional. We will strive to make your trip everything you want it to be. The Ottawa River has it all!
FULL DAY (approx 9+ hours) guided trips including boat, gas, tackle, and guide; $500 USD (plus tax) or $595 CDN (plus tax), for 1 or 2 people. Additional fishers are $50 each.
A BIG benefit of staying in the area is that most of the year we offer split days allowing us to fish the morning and then again into the darkness which is often the most productive time. Casters will work hard so that afternoon break/nap keeps your energy high.
HALF DAY (approx 5 hours) guided trips for 1 or 2 people including boat, gas, tackle and guide are $375, all in.
Lodging and food are the responsibility of the guest. There are several options available and we highly recommend Motel Place 1967 in Plantagenet, ON. The Lamarche family takes first class care of most Factory guests and have excellent food on the premises. Other options include the famous 5-star Fairmont Chateau Montebello.
Musky season opens on the first Saturday in June on the Rideau River and other smaller water bodies in Eastern Ontario and the Friday before the third Saturday in June on the mighty Ottawa River. We fish from opening day right through to December 15th. All giant fish are females and they reach maximum weight by the beginning of November when egg production is 90% complete. Musky fishing is consistently strong from late June until late October for numbers of fish and big fish and is more weather dependent than anything else.
If you are between 18 and 65 you will need either an Ontario or Quebec fishing license to fish on the Ottawa River. Details can be found here: https://www.ontario.ca/page/fishing