My focus this winter has been stocked trout. Here in Southern Ontario there are numerous opportunities for stocked trout including speckled, lake, brown, splake and rainbow. After success with splake and brook trout It seemed like a good time to chase after another trout species and there was a small local lake we had in mind.
Dave and I had tried the lake before with no real success but still remained optimistic for the lake. After doing the math, based in the size of the lake, the location of the beaten path, and the number of stocked rainbows, there had to be catchable fish there. So, with confidence from my recent trout trips, we decided to give the small lake another shot.
Aside from a bout of car sickness on the way to the lake, things went well, and after a nap, I was feeling up to actually fishing. May be it was the nap on the ice, or maybe it was waking up to a set line flag that turned into a beautiful Raindbow caught by Dave. Either way I was suddenly well enough to fish and moments later I had a decent hit. I fought the rainbow for a few minutes and it seemed like there was a real chance I was going to catch some chrome. Unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be and the fish got off. Even still, a fish and a miss is way more success than we have ever had on the lake, and in my mind that counts as a win. As a plus, this was Dave’s first Rainbow trout! Congrats Dave!
Congrats Dave on your first Rainbow Trout. I wonder what to target next, Lakers or browns?
Cheers from the ice,