We have one spring-fed lake, which has really good Brook Trout Fishing. The MNR (Ministry of Natural Resources) stocks this lake every two years with thousands of trout. As a result, the population is good and the Brook Trout, also called the Speckled Trout by most Canadians, have matured into many sizes.
There are big Brook Trout in the lake but the majority of the trout caught by our guests are in the 10 to 18 inch range. These are the very best eating sizes. If you are new to trout fishing, you may want to know that Brook Trout are considered to be the best tasting of any trout. Their meat can range from a salmon pink to a dark red. Either way, their meat is very lean and has a taste that cannot be described. When you get some small Brookies, roll them in flour and slow fry them in butter, you will taste a fish that is way better than anything you have ever had in a restaurant.
Brook Trout will be right on the surface in the spring and fall. They are easy to catch at this time. Use 4 or 6-pound test line and small spinners and quietly cast out. Fly Fishing is also an excellent way to catch Brookies in the spring. Sometimes just using a hook and a worm with a float works well.
In the heat of the summer the trout go deep but not near as deep as Lake Trout. At this time, trolling really slow in a canoe or back trolling in a motorboat with a 3-way swivel rig is how you get them. The Brook Trout are usually in the 15 to 35 foot range. Brook Trout also like bright sunny days with high pressure. If a storm goes through the area, they may stop feeding for 2 or 3 days.