Well, my father, brother son and myself made our annual Spring break trip to Lake Ontario this past week. We left mid day Monday and checked in our cottage in Fair Haven. We haven't this portion of the lake before. We knew the weather would be turning for the worse later in the afternoon so we immediately hit the lake with 2-3 footers out there. It was rough. Within an hour of hitting the lake I picked up what I believe is a 2 year old king on a Strike King spoon in monkey puke green. After another 1/2 hour the waves were building up to 5 feet or greater and we decided to get off the lake.
Day 2 (Tuesday) we stayed off the lake until late in the evening as the waves were well over 5'. Because we were getting sick of sitting in the cabin we decided to troll around in Little Sodus Bay which was sheltered from the winds and waves. While hitting a major drop off from5' to 25' my brother picked up this monster Northern Pike on a J-9 Rapala in a chartreuse tiger pattern. It was a beautiful Northern. Immediately after the one picture back in the lake she went.
Wednesday morning the lake was rough but not as bad as Monday and Tuesday. We were actually able to get back on the lake around 3:00pm. The lake was calm and we foun water anywhere from 44.5 to 47 degrees. We washed a lot of lures trying to figure out what they wanted. I eventually threw on black and gold stick Rapala. Within 5 minutes of it being in the water I hit my PB brown trout. A 16lb beast that was full of eggs and gobies. We picked up a few more the rest of the evening and darkness pushed us off the lake.
This fish my son brought in was on a spoon with a red, gold and blue pattern.
This 6lber was caught on a J-7 in brown trout pattern
We got out early Thursday as well but didn't even get a hit. We picked up around 10:30 and headed home. Another great trip for the guys.