Hi Italo. My boyfriend and I would like to do some fishing from shore. We are from the Hamilton area. We are not looking to catch anything specific. Can you suggest some good places to check out

Posted on May 6th, 2014

Hi Kim….If you like the idea of stream fishing, Bronte Creek Provincial Park is good now for steelhead that are returning back to Lake Ontario from spawning in the headwaters of the tributary. Best bait to use there is egg or salmon sacks with light line. Besides catching rainbow trout there it’s a really pleasant walk along the creek. Valen’s and Mountsberg conservation area off of Hwy.#6 north of Hamilton are both good for a variety of panfish and have lot’s of shore access. Best way to catch the panfish is to use a hook/piece of worm and a sensitive float on iight line. Both conservation areas also have good fishing for largemouth bass and pike. The pike season will be opening soon, but the bass season won’t open until the 3rd week in June. Good lures to cast for pike are Rapala Husky Jerk #11, a Vibrax #3 spinner and also a 1/4 oz spinnerbait. You can also fish near Hamilton where the DeJardines Canal meets Hamilton Bay. There is a nice walkway there and if you fish dew worms on the bottom you should be able to catch bullhead catfish & somoe panfish there now. In a couple of weeks there will be lot’s of carp trying to get into Coote’s Paradise below the weir and if you fish kernels of sweet corn (canned corn), on the bottom you can have fun catching carp up to 20 lb.. Best to check the Ontario Sportfishing Regulations before going out at, https://www.ontario.ca/travel-and-recreation/ontario-fishing-regulations-summary ….God bless you, Italo

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