There's still plenty of May left to go. What a awesome month to be on the water! Take a scroll down to see what's been going on lately...
What an action-packed time of year this is! Pike, walleye, lake trout, whitefish, perch, you name it. Surface temps have bounced around a fair bit on Georgian Bay, Lake Simcoe and inland lakes. We've had a decent smelt run and a couple good runs of suckers, too. Not only that, but a few solid bug hatches. A variety of good foods around leads to fairly predictable fishing right now.
Lake trout fishing is always a blast this time of year. The question most days is 'how many do you feel like catching, and how do you want to catch 'em?' Multiple depths, multiple techniques and big smiles. You can't beat it! Lots of methods work, but the best way to catch lake trout--by far--is slow trolling. Best trolling speeds for lakers are typically under 2mph. 1.5 to 1.7 is my sweet spot. You can catch 'em up over 2mph and in that range, spoons are dominant. I had a group of ten anglers the other week and they all went home with sore arms. And maybe a few blackfly bites.
Jesse with a Simcoe dandy that blasted a Williams Savant spoon on a bluebird day. High skies and super-clear water means 3 things when I'm picking spoon finishes: FLASH, FLASH, FLASH. This girl swam away strong after a good scrap in that cold water.