Local brookie fishing
45 minutes from my house in Pakenham, I have access to several small brook trout lakes. I find that rather nice being so close to the 4th largest urban area in Canada. There are not many larger fish in the lake as it is fished quite a bit. When I arrived a worm fisher had taken out a "one pound" fish. I wouldn't eat fish out of a lake like this because they eat so many leeches. A friend did that once a few years ago and he reported the flesh to be whitish and mushy. The other reason is already stated and that there aren't many, so why would a person do this? The good news is that the otter did not eat all of them. There were many of recent stockers jumping. It is curious to me why this lake is the only one that has so much surface action. This third year fish was taken on a white phentex humpy. I also got action on a dropped chironomid off the humpy. There were a few boatman and many midges on the surface but no shucks so the hatch was some time ago. It did not appear as there would be one today even by 3PM.
5/21/2014 03:20:47 am
I enjoy reading your posts! I was at lower twin the other day, only used my spinning rod but i managed a few 9-10 inchers and one 13 inch rainbow by the end of the day. I didn't catch any smaller rainbows, i also saw loads of minnow traps all over the shorelines but the lake is full of them. I noticed the water is a lot higher from last year, you can only shore fish one side of the lake, glad i brought my jon boat that day.
5/21/2014 11:52:33 am
Those fish would be 2nd year Rainbows as they have not stocked yet this year. They will do it in the Fall. The minnow traps have been laid by licensed Bait Contractors. They really should ban live bait because of the VHS virus. They did that in Quebec but nothing changes in this Province.
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