Areas of the Bay

Below is a list of areas on the Bay of Quinte.

Roll over the water areas on the bay to find out the name of it, or rollover the name you want to know the location of. Scroll down the page for more information on each area.

Trent River

Fish Species: Largemouth, Smallmouth, Muskie, Pike, Panfish & Walleye
Description: The Trent River is part of the Trent-Severn Waterway which flows from Rice Lake to the Bay of Quinte. There are many dams and locks along the Trent River which in turn creates a lot of public shore fishing locations.

 

Trenton Bay

Fish Species: Largemouth, Pike, Panfish & Walleye
Description: Trenton Bay is located at the most north western part of the Bay of Quinte. The Trent River feeds into it and the mouth of the river is a well known walleye spot. At the most western part is the entrance to the Murray Canal which is an 8 km canal that opens into Presqu’ile Bay on Lake Ontario.

 

Belleville Bay

Fish Species: Largemouth, Smallmouth, Pike, Panfish & Walleye
Description: Belleville Bay is located at the mouth of the Moria River and is another hot spot for walleye. It also boasts great largemouth and perch fishery. Many islands can be discovered in and around the bay which make for great fishing spots.

 

Moria River

Fish Species: Largemouth, Smallmouth, Pike, Muskie, Panfish & Walleye
Description: The Moria River cuts through downtown Belleville and travels further north towards Tweed. The river has a good run of walleye in the spring as many fishermen line the shore of the Moria when the season opens in early May. Smallmouth bass can also be caught in areas with fast moving current. It not an uncommon site to see fly fishermen wading through the water looking for their next fish. In addition, the upper part of the Moria has a good population of muskie.

Big Bay

Fish Species: Largemouth, Smallmouth, Pike, Panfish & Walleye
Description: Big Bay is one of the largest areas on the Bay of Quinte and can also be the roughest when a storm stirs up. Big Bay is known for its walleye and it’s quite common to see boats trolling in areas like Point Anne, Horse Point, Minnie Blakely Shoal, and Big Island Shoal.

 

Moscote Bay

Fish Species: Largemouth, Pike, Panfish & Walleye
Description: Moscote Bay is a weedy bay south of Big Bay. It has a good population of largemouth bass and lots of pike. There are lots of bullrushes from which one can pull some decent sized hogs. The many batches of pencil reeds are a lot of fun to meticulously work for a trophy fish!

 

Telegraph Narrows

Fish Species: Largemouth, Smallmouth Pike, Panfish & Walleye
Description: This long narrow area between Big Bay & the Deseronto bridge has a good population of smallmouth and also is a favorite area for walleye anglers.

 

Salmon River

Fish Species: Largemouth, Smallmouth Pike, Panfish & Walleye
Description: Flowing into Big Bay and reaching as far up as Arden, this river has a flooded quarry which gets a lot of attention in the spring.

Long Reach

Fish Species: Largemouth, Smallmouth Pike, Panfish & Walleye
Description: This narrow long stretch connects to Hay Bay and was known for its power boat races in the 1960s.

 

Napanee River

Fish Species: Largemouth, Smallmouth Pike, Salmon, Panfish & Walleye
Description: This river runs through the town of Napanee and has a good walleye run in the spring along with a fantastic salmon run. It stretches as far up as the town of Verona.

 

Hay Bay

Fish Species: Largemouth, Pike, Panfish & Walleye
Description: Hay Bay is the long arm off of Long Reach, its eastern end, which becomes shallow and weedy and has great largemouth fishing. The western end gets deeper and sees a lot of anglers trolling for walleye.

 

Adolphus Reach

Fish Species: Largemouth, Smallmouth, Salmon, Pike, Panfish & Walleye
Description: In the fall this area is jammed full of anglers trolling for 10+ pound walleyes. Its deep water which sometimes exceeds 100 feet, can be stacked with walleye making their annual migration into the Bay of Quinte to stage in front of the spawning rivers.