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> Move to Scugog or Sturgeon lake?, need advice
Attila
Posted: Aug 24, 2019 - 05:30 am


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QUOTE (Duffin @ Aug 23, 2019 - 03:16 pm)
...is it possible to go from Scugog to Sturgeon via the connecting river. If So, how long does it take?

We went part of the way up it, seemed to be quite the haul from the public launch to the river.
Is it Do-able, say on the weekend when you have more time... how long does it take?

Hello again,

It is possible to get to Sturgeon via the river, just expect to pay a locking charge when you get to Lindsay.

As for time, it really depends on how fast you're going. You can do it, just expect more boat traffic in the summer time.

Personally, if I had a boat, I wouldn't want to waste gas by travelling up a river to get to a fishing destination...trailering would be much easier and would mean more fishing time too. By using the lock system you are restricted in the hours you can fish as well.


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Ion66
Posted: Aug 26, 2019 - 02:36 pm


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1/3 of the trip from Scugog to Sturgeon is 10 kph limited. We used to do it a few times a year, but it's around 90 minutes lake to lake. It's a great trip, but as many have said, trailer the boat if it's smaller.

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Posted: Aug 27, 2019 - 12:03 pm


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QUOTE (Duffin @ Aug 23, 2019 - 03:16 pm)
Thanks for the advice everyone, its greatly appreciated.
Whats the Scugog river like, is it possible to go from Scugog to Sturgeon via the connecting river. If So, how long does it take?

We went part of the way up it, seemed to be quite the haul from the public launch to the river.
Is it Do-able, say on the weekend when you have more time... how long does it take?
Again, thanks for the help

This is a very long and slow boat ride with a lock in Lindsay as well. A lot of the river is 10KMH.

Nothing wrong with keeping the boat at a marina. Or even just driving to launches on the weekend. Lindsay has a public launch for Sturgeon.

Driving from Sturgeon lake, depending where you are to Whitby would be over an hour. If you go anywhere on the middle of the lake plan for like an hour and a half.

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Duffin
Posted: Aug 29, 2019 - 12:01 pm


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Thanks for the advice everyone. It seems our best bet is stick to Scugog as its closer to work and trailer the boat on the weekend to Sturgeon. Kind of a drag being limited to Scugog, but we'll make it work. Your advice was greatly appreciated. Cheers.

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Fishing Rod
Posted: Aug 29, 2019 - 12:25 pm


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I lived on the Nonquon River on Scugog for 17 years and have no regrets.
You don't need to trailer. Scugog has it all!

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Ion66
Posted: Aug 31, 2019 - 12:24 pm


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Port Perry is a fantastic town, or even the area surrounding it. We've been here 9 years and love it. Close to the bigger city life, and close to the Kawarthas and beyond.

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Duffin
Posted: Sep 06, 2019 - 12:04 pm


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Thanks Ion66 & Fishing Rod, we're starting to seriously look for a new home now, and will focus on Lake Scugog. Again, thanks everyone for their input, its greatly appreciated.

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