It's time to look at some catching strategies as lake trout season approaches. Have you ever had the satisfaction of landing a trout on a spinner rig that fought so well? On one of our outings from last spring, we didn't have a downrigger or a fishfinder, so we looked...
Trout fishing in Ontario is popular all over the world. Anglers have numerous opportunities to catch trout in the province’s numerous lakes and rivers.
Rainbow, brown, lake, and brook trout can be found in Ontario. Understanding each species’ characteristics, behaviour, and habitats is critical to having a successful trout fishing trip.
Rainbow trout are found in large lakes and rivers and have pink or red stripes. They prefer cooler water temperatures in deep pools, runs, current breaks, and undercuts. A light-to-medium-action rod and reel with a small spinner or jig is required for rainbow trout fishing. They also enjoy the local flies. Brown trout live in smaller streams and rivers and have markings on their sides. They prefer colder water temperatures in deep pools, streams, and buried log and rock piles. They also enjoy the local flies.
Lake trout are white-spotted fish that live in cold, deep water. They prefer cooler water temperatures in deep pools, streams, rock piles, and drop-offs. Heavy-duty rods and reels with quick actions are required for lake trout fishing. Lake trout can be caught by jigging or trolling spoons or crankbaits. They prefer colder water temperatures in deep pools, streams, and buried log and rock piles. A light to medium-action rod and reel with a small spinner or bait is required for brook trout fishing. They also enjoy the local flies.
Knowing each species’ behaviour and environment is critical when trout fishing in Ontario. Rainbow and brown trout prefer small spinners or jigs, while lake trout prefer spoons or crankbaits. Live bait, such as worms or minnows, is effective for all trout species.
Make sure you have the proper licence before going trout fishing in Ontario. In Ontario, anglers must purchase a fishing licence either online or at a tackle shop.