Temagami Brook Trout
Fishing - Fishing for Brook Trout in Temagami Area Lakes
Fishing in Temagami - As a rule, not many anglers around the world can
consistently measure their speckled or brook trout `by-the pound'. In parts of
Ontario however, rules were made to be broken! Here, anglers consider a two or
three pound brookie as just "another nice fish". With their delicate markings
and brilliant hues, brook trout are often considered the most beautiful of all
freshwater gamefish. Brook trout are widely distributed throughout the province
- in small streams of the south, in cold, small lakes of central Ontario and in
brawling rivers of the north. Whether you like to toss a fly to a brookie that
will be measured in inches, or cast a spinner to one challenging our own 14.50
pound world record, Ontario is the place for you!
Brook Trout Ontario Record 14.50 lbs.
Gramps Place Temagami Fishing Bait and Tackle is just 3
minutes from our resort.
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Only a handful of lakes and streams that
have brook trout in the Temagami and Marten River area.
Brook Trout fishing - Fishing for Brook Trout in Temagami and area lakes.
Brook Trout fishing pictures here.
Regulations - Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources -
Hut Registration Ice fishing huts must be
registered with the local MNR office if they are on any of the following
Hut Removal Dates Ice fishing huts must be
removed by the following dates:
Brook Trout - Length: 10 to 16 inches -
Weight: 11 ounces to 2 pounds - Color: olive-green to dark brown on back,
lighter on sides and silvery white on underside
Common Names: Eastern brook trout, speckled
trout, coaster, aurora trout, square-tail, sea trout
Found in Lakes: Michigan, Huron, Ontario, and
Brook trout are the only stream-dwelling
trout native to the Great Lakes. In search of clear, cool, and well-oxygenated
water, they often move out of streams and into the estuaries and bays of the
Great Lakes. Those brook trout that move into such areas are called "coasters."
All of these savory trout grow quickly on a
smorgasboard of living organisms -- everything from mayflies to salamanders. At
its optimum water temperature of 55 degrees Fahrenheit, a coaster will eat half
its weight in minnows in one week.
Though natural populations of brook trout
reside in Lake Superior, Minnesota and Wisconsin are also stocking several
thousand of these fish each year to help maintain the "coaster" variety as well
as the stream-dwelling native. This benefits not only sport fishermen but
predators like kingfishers and mergansers as well.
Coasters weigh on average 2-3 pounds and are
usually heavier than stream-dwelling brook trout. The largest brook trout on
record, caught on Ontario's Nipigon River, weighed 14.5 pounds. Whatever the
size, the brook is relatively easy to catch and has a sweet and delicate meat
rivaling that of whitefish and walleye.
In Lake Michigan, where alewives and other
forage fish are readily available, brook trout are spared predation by larger
salmon. However, kingfishers, mergansers and sport fishermen catch a good
percentage of these valued game fish during their three- to six-year lives.
Modest stocking programs in northern Lake
Michigan are helping to maintain the brook trout as a coaster as well as a
stream-dwelling native. In recent years, the Wisconsin Department of Natural
Resources has stocked a new strain of brook trout from Lake Nipigon in Ontario,
Canada, to see if it will do better in the Great Lakes than its more
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The Temagami and Marten
River area is blessed with access to many lakes, streams and rivers in
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Whether you want to fish from shore or with a
guide to a hidden place on one of our Temagami remote lakes, you will have
memories that you will treasure forever.