Lake Superior, Ontario

Location: Lake Superior, Ontario
GPS: N48º 41.285′  W88º 3.503′
Species: Trout and Salmon

This Hotspot is a Speckled Trout, Lake Trout, Steelhead and Salmon waypoint. We know that because we caught all of them there!

Try casting spinners and small spoons like Cleos and minnow baits up to five inches in size. Don’t hesitate to cast shallow and work out to the first break down to twelve feet.

One Reply to “Lake Superior, Ontario”

  1. Look out Angelo! A storm be a brewin’! Head for shore!….but hold on there, not so quick! The conflicting confluences that’s roiling those waters, may just be a change in the weather pattern. No, not our weather. That ichthyological environment…better know as the water! Okay, I understand some people would be a little puzzled right about now, so let me try to lay it out for you.

    By zooming out on the Google map shown above, you will notice an obvious difference in color between the water flowing from the inlet into Lake Superior….a plume. This could indicate a difference in temperature, water quality, suspended sediment, depth or all four. My suspicions would point to temperature and depth, since Lake Superior is the deepest and coldest of the Great Lakes. So for arguments sake lets go with those aspects.

    We all know when cold air meets warmer air you get fog and in extreme cases a “storm front” is the result. Likewise when warm water meets cold water, the water becomes denser. A reduction in clarity occurs. Something like H2O fog. A “Perfect Storm” of sorts that predators prefer. Their metabolism gets a jump start. Forage fish coming out of this warmer water get a jolt of cold reality and require time to readjust. Predators that congregate here, spend less energy chasing down their now confused meal.

    Let me give you a further example. If you were to jump into a swimming pool with a temperature hovering around 22c. and considering the average human body temp is about 36c., that would certainly be a slight shock to your system, wouldn’t you say? Same with the fish. Yes, I know they are cold blooded but sudden differences take their toll.

    Remember the action that was talked about on the Boundary Dam Reservoir in Saskatchewan blog? The warm water outflow attracted huge numbers of fish. The species found there prefer warmer temps. That’s why the action.

    So, the next time you are out looking for some really good fishing adventures, head right into that “Perfect Storm”.

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