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Lake Trout Fishing at Medicine Stone Resort

This Ontario lake was made for Lake Trout Fishing. The bottom of the lake is shaped like waves coming in-and-out of deep holes in excess of 175 feet. 

Our lakes in Northwestern Ontario are teeming with Lake Trout. Book your own fishing trip with us and catch 20+ lb Lake Trout.

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Lake Trout at Medicine Stone Lake

Lake Trout that are deeper than 70 feet on a northern lake generally don’t feed. When they feed them come shallower to feast on the schools of Lake Herring and Shad that school out in the open water or around shoals, islands, humps, and drop-offs. There are lots of such places on the lake and Lake Trout fishing is spectacular. Lake Trout can be caught in all sizes from little pan-fryers to 15 lb lunkers. Lake Trout are most common in the 2 to 5 lb range. On a lake as big as Medicine Stone, we know there are lot of Lake Trout over 20 lbs because we see them on the surface in the spring. A big old Trout like that is smart and hard to hook.

Right after ice-out, Lakers are shallow and people fishing for Pike and Walleye catch them. They can also be caught free-trolling with Cleos and Rapalas along the shore. In late spring, Lake Trout generally stay in the 15 to 25 foot range and can still be caught free-trolling with lures that go deeper. By mid-June to the end of August, the Lake Trout stay in the 30 to 70 foot range and are still easy to catch with a 3-way swivel rig, downriggers, or using a simple plain jig hook and minnow and drifting with the wind over the shoals. It’s impossible to predict how many you can catch in a day because every experienced Lake Trout fisherman knows they turn on and off like a light switch because of their sensitivity to light and atmospheric conditions. The best time for Lake Trout fishing on Medicine Stone lake is 11:00 AM to mid afternoon around 4:00 PM during a bright hot sunny day The record for Lakers is 33 inches two hours between two boats and four rookie fisherman. All of the Lakers were caught over the same shoal using a simple jig hook and minnow in 30 to 40 feet of water.

Lake Trout at Kitty Hawk Lake

Kitty Hawk Lake is a shallow Walleye and Northern Pike lake. Attached to Kitty Hawk is Cornpicker Lake. Cornpicker Lake is a spring-fed lake and teaming with Lake Trout. The average size may be smaller than Medicine Stone Lake and big trophy lunker Lake Trout are not as common but Cornpicker Lake is fun because the Trout are concentrated and you can catch tons of them. We have had guest report catching 40 Lake Trout in a day.

In Cornpicker Lake, the Trout are more common in the 1 to 4 lb range. Being a spring-fed lake they do not all go deep in the summer. Right in the hottest days of August guests have caught Trout as shallow as 15 feet deep. What really makes this a fun lake is the Trout are plentiful and they are everywhere. This is the time when you grab your ultra-light gear and just jig for them. Catching a 4 lb Lake Trout on ultra-light gear is like catching a 20 lb Pike on medium action gear. It’s so much fun. People fishing for Lake Trout in Cornpicker Lake also bring up some massive size Walleyes, which adds to the adventure of the lake.

Please Remember

Lakers will relieve the air from their air bladder coming up from the deep but they are still conditioned to be down deep so you need to let them go quickly. Walleye cannot relieve their air bladders and must be let go right away or they will die. Guests do catch big Walleyes down deep while Lake Trout fishing.

Lake Trout Fishing Regulations

  • Limit: 2 Lake Trout with a sport license. 1 Lake Trout with a conservation license.
  • Restrictions: Only 1 fish can be greater than 22 inches from September 1 to September 30.
  • Open Season: January 1 to September 30.

Thank you so much for the hospitality you showed to our whole group, but especially to my 84 year old grandfather. We really appreciated you taking time out of your busy schedule to take him out on your boat Trout fishing where he caught his biggest fish ever. 

Corey Hunger, 2012

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