Fishing at Severn Lodge
Severn Lodge is located on a lake called “Gloucester Pool”, which is part of the Trent Severn Waterway. Gloucester Pool is located between the Big Chute Marine Railway and Lock 45 in Port Severn. Lock 45 is the last lock of the Trent Severn Waterway and opens onto Georgian Bay, which is part of Lake Huron. There are many species of fish to catch on Gloucester Pool. Large & smallmouth bass, northern pike, perch, crappie and the ever elusive walleye! Over the years we have seen our guests catch some pretty impressive fish! We thought it was about time that we introduce a ‘Severn Lodge Fishing Slideshow’. Enjoy!
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Gloucester Pool Species
The largemouth bass is an olive green fish in color. It also has a series of dark marks, black sometimes and blotches that form a horizontal stripe that is jagged along each flank. The upper jaw of the largemouth bass extends beyond the back margin of the orbit. The male largemouth bass is usually smaller than the female. The fish also is the biggest of the black basses. It reaches 29.5 inches and can weigh 25 pounds.
Smallmouth bass are either brown, golden, brownish green, brownish yellow or olive green in appearance. The underside of the belly is white to yellow and there are faint bars on the body of the fish. They usually have red or orange colored eyes.
Northern Pike are usually an olive green color with shading into yellow and white along the belly. The flank part of the fish has short, light bar like spots. The fins sometimes have dark spots on them. Sometimes the fins are also reddish.
In the English speaking areas of Canada, the walleye is known as the pickerel or the yellow pike even though the fish is not related to the pikes. It is well known as the “dore” in French portions of the province.
Muskie are usually around 2-5 feet, weighing up to 70 pounds. The muskie is light silver brown or green with dark vertical stripes on its flank. In contrast to the northern pike which has a dark body with light markings, muskie have the opposite.