[singlepic id=1297 w=320 h=240 float=]After the heavy rains that hit Southern Ontario 3-days ago Chinook Salmon have started their migration in most of our Southern Ontario tributaries that flow into Lake Ontario. From the Ganaraska to Bronte Creek, Chinooks have entered the lower sections of the tributaries in good numbers.
I was checking out Oshawa Creek, ON today and spotted Chinooks up to the high 20-lb. range in every run of the short stretch which I checked above and below the Mill St. bridge in Storie Park, Oshawa. It felt odd since I was in shorts and a tee-shirt and joggers were going up and down the walking path. I really expected to spot smallmouth bass in the creek, but to my surprise the fish were all fresh-run Chinook! The water was normal depth and clear, so the salmon could be easily seen shooting up clear-water rapids and holding in 3-4′ runs. This is a good time to capitalize on fresh-run Chinooks. As we get more rain, expect more Salmon to run up and than right behind them the migratory Browns.