Northern Pike Fishing
Red Cedar Lake has a great population of Northern Pike from good eating sizes right up to 50+ inch trophies. You just have to be out on the lake for a few minutes to know you are in Pike Country. Generally the lake is comprised of Canadian Shield rocks framed with towering pine and cedar trees but the structure of the lake is more dynamic than many rocky Northern Ontario lakes. The lake encompasses almost 6000 acres and is a labyrinth of islands and narrows featuring back weedy bays and shoals. There are sunken plateaus with Musky Cabbage and Pickerel Weed. In many places there are patches of Bulrushes and in the shallows are beds of Lily Pads. Even though the location is Northern Ontario the lake has many species of weeds found in the south. This has created a perfect environment for Northern Pike to proliferate in great numbers and get big.
Red Cedar Lake also has Lake Trout and Whitefish. Many Northern Pike fishing fanatics know that lakes containing these species of fish produce the biggest Northern Pike. Lake Trout and Whitefish supply the Pike with a calorie-rich diet as they generally have more fat and oils in their meat. These fish can also be harder to digest so the really big Northern Pike often go into the shallows and sun themselves to aid in digestion; thus getting the nickname Gators. Northern Pike also have Walleye and bass to feed on. Because of the rivers running into the lake there is also a good supply of Chub, Sucker, Lake Herring and Cisco for the pike to feed on.