|Surface Area||Max Depth||Average Depth||Max Length||Max Width|
|91.0 sq km||13.0 m|
Rice Lake is located in the southeastern province of Ontario, and belongs to the Trent-Severn Waterway. Toronto is located 5 miles east of this body of water, and it is known for its shallow waters. The main inflow comes from the Otonabee River while the outflow is through the Trent River. Rice Lake got its name from the wild rice that grew in it and was harvested a long time ago, currently there is no wild rice because the water levels rose and wiped out the crop. Bewdley is a village that is on the west side of the lake, and Hastings is a town that sits on the eastern side. There are several national reserves, including Hiawatha and Alderville which have interesting landmarks and history. If you are looking for local communities, there is Keene, Bailieboro, Roseneath, Ontario, Gores Landing, and Harwood to name a few.
Rice Lake is one of the most frequented lakes, and is said to have the most fish in Ontario, and there are many islands located in the waters. There is Harmony Island, Cow Island, Grasshopper Island, Grape Island, Black Island, and many more. If you are fishing these waters you can be sure to find your fair share of muskie, walleye, panfish, and bass. There are several competitions throughout the year that are specific to the sport fishing industry. If you are fishing in the spring you will be looking for walleye, and you can partake in shore fishing to catch these beauties. However, in the summer they move to deeper channels and you have to move off the coast to find them. Largemouth bass, however, are easy to spot all year round and there are many fishing tournaments specifically for this fish. You can also catch large muskie that weigh around 30 pounds. The average size of a muskie is within 10 to 15 pounds, but there are some monster sized fish in this lake.
You can look at our site to find the best fishing maps for fishing Rice Lake, and these pieces of information can be the tools to your success and will assist you in finding the best fishing spots on the lake. You can also look at the list of fishing guides that we have available if you would like a more personal approach to Rice Lake fishing. We also have links to fishing reports so you know exactly what is going on in the water of Rice Lake. No matter which tools you use, you are sure to catch significant fish in this well populated lake. There is a reason why Rice Lake is known for having the most fish in Ontario.