Aurora Trout Spring Fishing
It is not difficult to understand the habitat or the environment that the Aurora Trout can be found as they are only found in one place in the world. They are found in a group of 12 or so lakes in the Sudbury, Kirkland Lake area of Ontario, Canada.
All lakes are generally cool owing to the cooler climate especially in the spring when the water temperature is stable throughout the water column.
Spring brings an abundance of food. As you will be fishing in a reote part of ontario, keep an eye out for bears and make sure you have some form of bear repellant with you. Also consider having satellite phone handy in areas that do not have cellular access.
Avoid getting close to larger animals like the Moose as the male has been know to charge humans when they get to close and this is a large animal you do not want to tangle with.
Spring Brings and Explosion of Life
Long winters characterize much of the Aurora Trout’s distribution. A multitude of animals survive on very little in terms of food during the winter while others hibernate. As such, spring time is very busy for spawning insects, birds, plant life and mammals.
Plant life springs up once the ground is thawed. Insects abound in plenty and immediately start to mate. Birds and mammals also begin their mating season and begin to feed on the insects. Aurora Trout can be found in shallow water feeding on both aquatic and terrestrial insects, especially from terrestrial insects falling into the water from overhanging trees and shrubs.
The same fury of activity also occurs beneath the water. Bait fish begin to mate and school in the shallows, heeding into rivers and streams that feed the few lakes where Aurora Trout can be found. However, unlike other predators, the Aurora Trout, and other Charr, don’t spawn until the fall.
Aurora trout put up a pretty good fight that is on par with the best smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. And as Aurora Trout can get quite large, if you are fortunate to land one of these fish, you will be in for a treat.
Brook Trout Spring Fishing Techniques
Fly fishing is best suited for spring. Insects abound and are always falling into the river from overhanging trees and brush.
Both dry and wet flies work well. Bright coloured flies work the best. Some good wet flies include: Black Gnat, 10-16; Cow Dung, 12-20; March Brown American, 10-14; Rio Grande King, 10-16; Silver Doctor, 12-16; and Fontinails Fin, 10-16.
Good dry flies include: Brown Bivisible, 10-20; Little Brook Trout Streamer, 10-16; Red Midge Larva, 12-20; Sawyer Nymph, 12-18; and Black Grizzly Bivisible, 12-22.