Lake Ontario salmon anglers sometimes get spoiled and catch so many Chinook & Coho Salmon that they don’t really care about catching Lake Trout. Well, when the salmon bite is slow, knowing where and how to connect with Lake Trout can save-the-day on the water!
Recently we were out with Aldo Nava who operates www.niagarafishingadventures.com , after several days of very windy weather. The salmon fishing was reliable before the strong winds, but the day after the warmer water was blown out far off shore and the salmon were scattered. This is a typical occurance after a strong weather front moved through. Aldo decided to focus trolling over 90-150′ of water to see if we could target some Lake Trout near the bottom and at the same time run some lines mid-depth. His plan worked out. We caught several nice Lakers “slow-rolling” a Luhr Jensen Cut Bait heads rigged with a slice of fresh squid. The top lines produced rainbows and “shaker” Chinooks.