Ontario Lake Trout Fishing

Just a 5 minute drive from Cozy Camp is Cecil Lake, for some outstanding Lake Trout fishing. They are common in the 3 to 8-pound range. Throughout the summer, Lakers around the 15-pound mark are caught and released with the occasional 20-pounder being caught. On an average day, a Lake Trout hunter can catch between 10 and 20 Lake Trout, which by trout catching standards, is considered extremely good.

If you have never caught a Lake Trout but always wanted to, here is your chance. In the spring these feisty fish can be caught in shallow bays in 5' of water. As summer progresses & the water temperatures rise they will gradually move into deeper water. Because there are only two 80' foot holes in Cecil Lake, they are very easy to locate & a blast to bring up from these depths.
Tackle Suggestions:

  • Rod: Medium light to medium action.
  • Line: 6 to 12 pound test.
  • Lures: Cleos, Mepps Spinner, Blue Fox Spinners, Williams Warblers, Panther Martins, Rapalas
  • Colors: Fire Tiger, blue & silver, green and silver, Blue & Black, all silver.
  • Special Equipment: Down riggers may be needed in the later part of the season or 1 to 2 oz lead jigs tipped with cut bait.


  • Open Season: Jan. 1 to Sept. 30
  • Size Restrictions: Only one over 22 inches from Sept. 1 to Sept. 30
  • Limit - Sport License: Two in one day or in your possession
  • Limit - Conservation License: One in one day or in your possession

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