Lake Ontario Brown Trout
SEASON – Spring, Fall
TACTICS – walking the Lake Ontario tributaries. Floating the Lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario bar
SIZE – average 6 lbs but fish over 10 lbs are common
HABITAT – deep, slow moving pools and along mud lines in open water
THE BROOKDOG PERSPECTIVE…
Lake Ontario Brown Trout are catchable all year but the prime times are in the fall and spring.
Fall is spawning time for these fish. During this period, they ascend the regional tributaries where they will make every attempt to bring about another generation of fish. This is an arduous process for them and it seems like they need to feed constantly throughout this period. That’s great news for us anglers.
In the spring, as the water in Lake Ontario begins to warm, bait fish begin to move shallow to spawn and forage. Often, these bait fish will push up the regional tributaries as well. The brown trout follow them and gorge themselves.
Every serious angler loves a big brown trout – they are fat, gnarly looking on the spawn, and display the most gorgeous colors of any fish in the region. If you haven’t held a biggie brown before, give us a call and we’ll arrange it for you!