Hi Italo,What would you recommend using for the lakes in and around Algonquin park in late June? Both shore and canoe fishing early mornings/evening.Thanks!

Posted on May 14th, 2021

Hi there, if you’re going to be targeting Brook and Lake Trout by late June they will probably be in their summer pattern and suspended in the water column our from shore or off steep-dropping shorelines close to shore. For Brook Trout you can cast lures from deeper shorelines/points and also fish a slip-bobber and and wait for trout to cruise those areas early and late in the day. If there are insect hatches you can also enjoy fly fishing for the Brook Trout if you see them taking flies on the surface.

brook trout

For both Brook & Lake Trout throughout the day you will do well trolling for them in the 30-50′ depth using 1/4-3/8 oz spoons, Original Rapala’s on either steel or lead core line, or using a small Dipsey Diver to get down to the 30-50′ depth. Another technique you may want to try is trolling with an “in-line” weight up to 1 oz. and using a4-6″ fluttering spoon without the hooks and swivels at both ends to act as a flasher and then add 24-36″ of line with either a hook & work, streamer fly or Original #7-#11 Rapala. The spoon will flash and draw both trout from a distance and when they get close they will hit the trailing bait or lure.

smallmouth bass

If you target Bass or Pike, thy should be off rocky shorelines, in bays, around any submerged wood and especially around any weeds. You can cast Vibrax #3 spinners for them or use a twitch-bait like the Rapala Husky Jerk and also cast 1/4 & 3/8 oz jigs with 2-4″ plastic grubs for them. Hope you have a great trip…God bless you.

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