The Niagara region in Ontario has excellent migratory brown trout action all year long. In the fall Lake Ontario browns make their way into the rivers and streams to spawn. Many stay in the tributaries after spawning and take advantage of schools of baitfish to “beef-up” before they head back to the lake.
Matt Cory sent us the featured image of Brittany Chaput’s holding her first ever brown trout she caught bottom bouncing in St. Catharines, ON.
Late winter/early spring they are cruising the shorelines again searching for baitfish and through the summer time they are just off-shore feeding in deeper water. These are probably the most colorful trout you can catch in the Great Lakes, especially in the fall when they have their spawning colors! Now is a good time to troll for them in the first 50′ of water just flat-lining with a crankbait like the Rapala Scatter Rap series.