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General Discussion => Fishing Georgian Bay => Topic started by: MarkD on May 06, 2020, 12:44:46 pm

Title: GB Brown trout?
Post by: MarkD on May 06, 2020, 12:44:46 pm
I know there is catchable brown trout in Huron near East shore. But is there any in GB specifically East portion South of Parry Sound? Had anyone got them?
Title: Re: GB Brown trout?
Post by: Krawler on May 06, 2020, 02:17:37 pm
I have only ever caught one brown since starting to troll the bay in the early 90's, it was caught east of Wasaga on Apil 12, 2017.  I troll all around the islands on Southern Gbay, never heard of one beight caught around their either.  Walleye are more common than browns while trolling and I heard of only 1-2 caught each year.  I persoanlly and never caught a walleye while downrigging.  Both species extremely rare to catch while downrigging on the Bay.
Title: Re: GB Brown trout?
Post by: MarkD on May 06, 2020, 06:40:38 pm
Thanks for your reply, Krawler.
I heard from a guy that he is catching walleye regularly out of Honey Harbor. Not sure if it is true as it is a quite busy area.
I fish mostly North of Go Home and South of Parry, but never got a walleye. Even though the area looks promising.
Title: Re: GB Brown trout?
Post by: dustybacon on May 07, 2020, 10:48:59 pm
I used to see the odd one at the Midland town docks several years ago, always in October when the water was cooling down but there were still some warm days. I'm sure they're still around but I haven't spotted them since
Title: Re: GB Brown trout?
Post by: MarkD on May 08, 2020, 12:36:53 pm
I believe browns are present in Huron only because there are stocked from US shore and by Lake Huron Fishing Club.
https://www.lakehuronfishingclub.com/about
As nobody stock them in GB there may be only accidental catch when some odd fish would lost there way in Huron waters
Title: Re: GB Brown trout?
Post by: Wasagabeach on May 09, 2020, 10:05:45 am
I believe browns are present in Huron only because there are stocked from US shore and by Lake Huron Fishing Club.
https://www.lakehuronfishingclub.com/about
As nobody stock them in GB there may be only accidental catch when some odd fish would lost there way in Huron waters

Are you sure nobody stocks them in GB!   I know of one club that does!
Title: Re: GB Brown trout?
Post by: MarkD on May 10, 2020, 09:48:44 pm
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Are you sure nobody stocks them in GB!   I know of one club that does!
I would appreciate if you elaborate a bit more...
Title: Re: GB Brown trout?
Post by: Wasagabeach on May 11, 2020, 11:32:14 am
Lol.  Georgian triangle anglers association out of collingwood stocks bows, browns and specks.  They’ve been stocking for many years and they are always appreciative of help with donations or manpower.  They usually hold a few derbies to help fund their hatchery and this year will be tough without donations.
Title: Re: GB Brown trout?
Post by: work2fish on May 17, 2020, 11:43:04 pm
I've caught one on the bay tiny beaches area,  many years ago. Was just over 10lbs.

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Title: Re: GB Brown trout?
Post by: MarkD on May 18, 2020, 01:11:00 am
Lol.  Georgian triangle anglers association out of collingwood stocks bows, browns and specks.  They’ve been stocking for many years and they are always appreciative of help with donations or manpower.  They usually hold a few derbies to help fund their hatchery and this year will be tough without donations.
Not sure why it's LOL... I'm new in this field and just didn't know.
Also it is very strange to me that if there is stoking fish for many years and that fish is almost never caught...
Title: Re: GB Brown trout?
Post by: Wasagabeach on May 18, 2020, 10:44:16 am
I believe browns are present in Huron only because there are stocked from US shore and by Lake Huron Fishing Club.
https://www.lakehuronfishingclub.com/about
As nobody stock them in GB there may be only accidental catch when some odd fish would lost there way in Huron waters

You told us that nobody stocks them in GB. 
Title: Re: GB Brown trout?
Post by: MarkD on May 18, 2020, 02:53:54 pm
Ohh, I'm sorry if I didn't express myself correctly and it sounded as piece of information but I was rather guessing and trying to find a reason for absence of browns in GB.
But now I'm even more puzzled... If browns are stocked for years in south of GB why they are so rare caught?
Wasagabeach, are you sure they stock browns in GB? Their website also mentions brook trout. I don't think they stock brook in GB... May be they stock browns somewhere else as well?
Title: Re: GB Brown trout?
Post by: alexanderlben on May 18, 2020, 06:48:33 pm
Here is a link to stocking reports and I don't see anything for the last 2 years, didn't bother going further back then that. http://www.glfc.org/fishstocking/exactsearch.htm
I don't fish in your area but on the huron side after April and early May I don't catch Browns. They must not be in the same areas as lake trout or salmon during the warmer months.
Title: Re: GB Brown trout?
Post by: MarkD on May 18, 2020, 09:59:49 pm
Wow!
alexanderlben,
I really appreciate your first post here.
I didn't know about this site and very thankful you point on it out. It will take me some time to get through it though..
May I ask your opinion if this site covers all stocking to Great lakes, including some "private", not government based sources?
Thanks! very interesting!
Title: Re: GB Brown trout?
Post by: Wasagabeach on May 18, 2020, 10:05:07 pm
They stock browns in the collingwood harbour and brookies up on blue mountain And rainbows in Thornbury.  CTV news was there a couple of times when they stocked browns in the harbour.  Not many people do catch them but there are browns caught in excess of 10lbs being caught there so I think you would need to change your presentation to be successful for them.   I’ve only ever got 3 with the biggest at 5 lbs
Title: Re: GB Brown trout?
Post by: alexanderlben on May 19, 2020, 05:17:23 am
It includes releases from the Lake Huron Fishing club which is privately ran out of Kincardine and Port Elgin. There is another site out there but I can't remember the name and I found it harder to navigate.
Title: Re: GB Brown trout?
Post by: Jam1324 on June 30, 2020, 08:44:16 pm
We stocked about 20,000 Brown trout between Thornbury and Collingwood last fall. I have only been working at the hatchery for 12 months or so but I am pretty sure we do this once a year. They have to be in there somewhere. Maybe Pike and Birds are eating them but some have to make it!

Jamie

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Title: Re: GB Brown trout?
Post by: awbringl on July 01, 2020, 11:10:27 am
Ohh, I'm sorry if I didn't express myself correctly and it sounded as piece of information but I was rather guessing and trying to find a reason for absence of browns in GB.
But now I'm even more puzzled... If browns are stocked for years in south of GB why they are so rare caught?
Wasagabeach, are you sure they stock browns in GB? Their website also mentions brook trout. I don't think they stock brook in GB... May be they stock browns somewhere else as well?

touchy touchy... :P  Browns are stocked. Browns are in GB and Huron. Browns are not easy to catch, and if one doesn't catch them one should not assume that there aren't any in the body of water.  As others have posted, I catch Browns only at certain periods of the year, during a relatively short window of time in the early spring and late fall when the water temps are cold.  I have never caught a Brown while downrigging for Lakers or salmon...but I have caught them trolling in certain areas on GB and on the Huron side, especially in the spring when temps are what they prefer.