Pigeon Lake (Ontario)

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Pigeon Lake
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Pigeon Lake at dusk
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The Kawartha lakes with Pigeon Lake (marked 'G'). Click on image for full legend.
Location Ontario
Group Kawartha lakes
Coordinates 44°28′16″N 78°29′38″W / 44.471°N 78.494°W / 44.471; -78.494Coordinates: 44°28′16″N 78°29′38″W / 44.471°N 78.494°W / 44.471; -78.494
Primary outflows Buckhorn Lake through the Gannon Narrows
Basin countries Canada
Max. length 27 km (17 mi)
Max. width 3 km (1.9 mi)
Surface area 5,344 ha (13,210 acres)
Max. depth 17 m (56 ft)
Islands Big Island, Jacob Island, White Island, Thorne Island, Grenadier Island, Paradise Island, Roetzel Island, Bottom Islands, Bruces Islands, Snake Island

Pigeon Lake is a lake in Ontario, Canada. It is one of a group of lakes called the Kawartha lakes, which are the namesake of the city of Kawartha Lakes, and the Trent-Severn Waterway. Pigeon Lake is 27 km long and up to 3 km wide.

Communities[edit]

Communities along and near the lakeshore include Bobcaygeon on the North West, and Omemee on the South.

Tri-lake water system[edit]

Pigeon Lake is part of a tri-lake water system consisting of Pigeon Lake, Buckhorn Lake, and Chemong Lake. The tri-lake area is host to several popular fishing tournaments throughout the open fishing season.

Nearby Landmarks[edit]

The Gamiing Nature Centre operates on the west shore of Pigeon Lake from a 100-acre property with a natural shoreline, surrounded by wetlands, forests and meadows.

Fishing[edit]

The most common game fish in the lake are smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye, yellow perch, Carp, Muskellunge as well as a number of Panfish. Commercial and recreational fishing has caused the introduction of Zebra mussels, which change the ecosystem by filtering the water and making it clearer. Some fish, such as Walleye, dislike the clear water and have become less abundant.

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