Lake Ontario eastern basin Lakers.

Posted on April 3rd, 2021

We just received word from Daniel James McNeill who was out fishing with his son that the Lake Trout fishing has been excellent this early spring in the eastern-basin of Lake Ontario.

They have been trolling the eastern basin out of Kingston and using a combination of downriggers, dipsy divers, and lead core lines with planer boards. 7 colours of lead core line was the ticket.

They ran mostly spoons but also ran some salmon flies from “Port Hopper flies” with 8 inch spin doctors.

In the morning they concentrated on shallower 30-50 feet with our baits all over the water column. Anywhere from 20 feet to a few feet off bottom.

From 10am-12pm they went out deeper to 50-80 feet of water. Most of the bigger fish came on downriggers set 8-10’ off bottom and they were hitting everything. trolling speed was 2 miles an hour.

They were all spitting up gobies like crazy. The Lakers have definitely learned that Goby’s are easy meals and nutritious!

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