Feature image shows Capt. Aldo Nava and Americo Rizza’s first Lake Ontario Lake Trout.
The Great Lakes can produce excellent Salmon fishing throughout the summer months. But, when bad weather moves in with strong winds and water temperatures drop quickly, salmon can scatter and be tough to find.
Good thing that lake trout are doing well especially in Lake Ontario. It seems that even if the weather turns for worse and cold fronts move through, lakers still actively feed and in some cases actually turn on.
Recently we planned a fun-fishing trip with many of our friends form the Windsor, ON area. The trip was booked weeks in advance and we kept our fingers crossed that the weather would remain well, but as things turned out, we had strong winds and changing conditions.
We started fishing at 7:30am with Capt. Aldo Nava who operates Niagara Fishing Adventures and tried to get a few hours in before the weather really started to turn for the worse.
Within 1/2 hr we started hooking lake trout. We fished spoons on downriggers.
Luhr Jensen cut-bati heads rigged with calamari strips off Luhr Jensen Dipsey Divers and even fished long sinking lines. The Sufix 832 leadcore hooked several of the biggest trout that took a while to get in. It was nice that even though we only had 3 hrs to fish before heading in we were still able to catch & release 12-15 lake trout!