Brook Trout Fishing

There are a couple of little lakes back from our main lake with a good population of Brook Trout (Speckled Trout). Brook Trout in streams usually donít get over 1.5 pounds, but in lakes Brook Trout can get surprisingly big with 3 and 4 pounders being caught.

The real joy of Brook Trout fishing is being able to walk along a remote northern stream on a beautiful summer's day, relax and enjoy the quiet serenity of the Northern Ontario wilderness. When you hear nothing but the water trickling through the rocks and the warm breeze shuffling some leaves, you know you are in the right spot.

Brook Trout are the best tasting of the trout family. Their meat is lean and has a very unique flavor. The most popular way to cook a Brook Trout is to roll it in flour and then fry in butter. If you don't want to keep and eat the trout, then make sure you wet your hands or net before touching them. They have a thin film on their skin, which is needed to fight off infection and parasites. Handling the trout with dry hands can kill the fish, which defeats the purpose of Catch-&-Release.

Brook Trout Regulations:

Limit: 5 Brook Trout with a sport license. 2 Brook Trout with a conservation license.

Restrictions: Trout limit is in combination with other trout species. Example: If you have 1 Lake Trout, you are only allowed 4 Brook Trout with a sport license. With a conservation license, you would only be allowed 1 Brook Trout if you have 1 Lake Trout.

Open Season: January 1 to September 15