Lake Ontario 2016

May 01, 2016 by Cold Steel Sportfishing

Trip Info

The Catch
Lake Trout

Late April & early May has gotten off to a good start on the east end of lake Ontario! Shoreline trolling in 8-25’ of water has been producing nice Brown trout in the 2-6lb class avg. With a few lunkers being caught in the 9-14lb range. Smithwick rattlin rouges in black/silver & black/gold have worked well. As well as Michigan stinger spoons in black/silver & black/silver/glow green patterns. When the shoreline water has cleared up making the bite tough, we have slid out to the 120-140’ depth ranges. We are catching lake trout in the 4-10lb range along with a few brutes in the 12-15lb range. Cowbells in blue/silver & chartreuse/siver with spin & glows or fire plugs behind them. We are also catching a few browns & occasional King salmon report running lines from the surface to 15’ down in the same depth of water as the Laker’s!!

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Capt. Tom Burke has owned & operated Cold Steel sportfishing for the last 29 years. He is based in New York’s famous Salmon river region, on the eastern end of lake Ontario and spends six months a year on lake Ontario and six months on the…

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