Good even Italo thank you for you insights at the Sportsman show this weekend. My question is about Brook Trout specifically creek specks in Southern ontario. I live in Hamilton and say withing..200km radius…Can you give my any ideas as to where I can begin to look…Also if you could give me some suggestions between hamilton and the Hanover Walkerton area would be greatly appreciated. Thank you and have a great trip to India.

Posted on March 27th, 2015

Hi Norm…Glad you enjoyed the Toronto Sportsman Show. The entire southern Ontario region is classified as “marginal” brook trout habitat. Most of our streams get warm in the summer time and there are a mix of fish that are fierce competition to brook trout (such as various minnow species, rainbow trout, brown trout and even panfish species and warm-water gamefish species in many of the lower sections of tributary streams). Most of the head-waters of the main Lake Huron/Lake Ontario tributaries have populations of brook trout but most of these fish are under 6″, and they get a lot of pressure. I think if you really want to enjoy more quality brook trout fishing you have to go further than 200 km from Hamilton. The Bracebridge to Bancroft, ON area has much better brook trout habitat both in lakes and streams and the MNR have complete lists and maps of waters that have been stocked recently. I would really encourage you to contact the MNR office in Peterborough, speak to their head biologist and he can give you some really good information on productive brook trout waters where you can catch decent size trout in southern Ontario….God bless you, Italo

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