Many anglers take advantage of spring fishing for our native Brook Trout in many of our smaller Ontario lakes. This year due to high water levels, water temperatures in northern lakes are remaining cooler as we go into June. This is an ideal time to target Brook Trout.
John Cowie had a chance to fish in the Haliburton, ON highlands and use a variety of techniques to catch these plentiful and tasty trout.
Anglers fishing shallower water around points, beaver dens, inlets and outlets to a small lake will do well just fishing a worm on a small hook, a couple of split shot sinkers and even a sensitive float. If you prefer searching for Brookies try trolling a small Rapala Countdown in size #3 or #5, small Rapala Ultralight crankbaits and even a small #1 or #2 Vibrax spinner tipped with 1/2 dew worm. As our days get longer some of the best times to fish for Brookies in these clear-water lakes is early and late in the day. The 1/2 hr at daylight and dusk is usually the hottest action.