Navigate / search

Ice Out Lake Trout Fishing Ontario

Ice Out Lake Trout Fishing Ontario

[flickr-gallery mode=”photoset” photoset=”72157631142875420″]

As the ice slowly melts away the ritual known as Ice-Out-Lake- Trout-Fishing- Ontario is set to commence. Arguably one the seasons most enjoyable fishing pursuits, fishing for lake trout just after the ice goes out is a real treat. Normally, these fish are down deep below the first and often second thermocline any where from 50-100 feet below the surface. While you can still catch them fairly easily at these depths (with the right equipment and a little know-how), it is just not the same as spin casting for them in 10 feet of water.
The charm of this time of year is there is NO thermocline on the lake right after ice out – the temperature of the water is uniform throughout the water column and the lake trout can roam at any depth they choose. At this time of year you don’t even need a boat to catch Ontario Lake Trout, just cast your line from shore and you may have a 10-pounder bite your hook. While what lure to use is often a personal choice, we recommend you have lots of “flash” in your presentation – silver and gold are probably the best choices but bright yellow or black and silver combos also seem to work well. You may also want to rig up a spinner “train” and put a frozen cisco on the end of the line – the lake trout just can’t seem to resist it!
Whatever rig you decide to use, the idea is to just get out on the lake for the first time after a long winter, enjoy the warmth of the sun and catch a big fish. These Ice-Out Lake Trout Fishing Ontario, lakers have beautiful firm meat and they taste excellent when you have them for shore lunch
Ice-out trout fishing is just one of the many reasons anglers from across North America and even Europe visit our area. We really are Canada’s premier fishing destination when you consider the number of lakes we have (70,000+), the multiple species of fish you can catch here – trout, walleye, bass, muskie, pike, crappie, whitefish, sturgeon – and the natural beauty of the area. We are relatively close to home for all you fishermen from the U.S. Midwest so if you’ve got the time this spring we’ve got the fish – c’mon up!