Salmon and browns in the humber - best date water temps etc.
Hey there, just looking for some input from any members that fish the humber. Wondering historically when do you start catching browns and chinook end of summer? I know it isnt always the same as water temps fluctuate year to year but historically when do you guys head down to the humber. End of summer the mouth then work your way upstream as october approaches???
Im really getting antsy and want to head out there anyone have any luck in sept in past years? Any other notable spots for browns or salmon end of summer/fall in the GTA? Im looking forward to some responses and input from you guys its always helpful.
Im not that familiar with the humber and its runs for those species. Look at some of the other big runs like the credit, it's probably similar. This was my first year really getting in to trout fishing, in fact it's all I've done this year.
decent runs in credit? anyone fly fish for salmon on credit or humber? Whats your best luck with. Fly/line. Ive fished for browns lots but not salmon and I think casting flys may be the proper introduction.
What kind of browns are you looking for? Migratory browns or resident browns. I am an avid migratory angler and I usually only fish between fall and spring. Migratory browns along with rainbows(Steelhead) will usually follow the large packs of chinook salmon that make their fall spawning runs. They are usually looking snack on the salmon eggs. 2 weeks ago out east I was able to hook 3 browns, you will usually find them stuck to the bottom of tailouts in pools trying to get to any salmon eggs that have been laid. If you can find that sweet spot where they are you will usually have success with flies or with roe. I've seen a lot of browns already this season so they are in now and will probably be in until mid October in most southern Ontario tributaries. I've caught a lot of fish already this season and I am already tired of fishing for chinooks, I am eagerly awaiting the up coming trout season when all the yahoos of the salmon run are gone!
If you want to meet up some time I'd be glad to, I've been out the pass 3 weekends to various rivers and I've had pretty decent success so far, perhaps a fishingfury.com meet up with some board members would be a good idea, I'd be willing to share what I know about fishing for migratory salmonoids if there is enough interest in a meet.
Well im interested in both resident and migratory. Do you have luck catching browns year round in the humber? Ive done lots of brook and brown fishing
east of toronto as a kid in a lot of the small coldwater creeks using spinning gear. Im going to buy a fly setup this week and I am eager to get to it. I took casting and fly tying lessons as a kid but that was years ago, I am just looking to get back into it now. I suppose you can fish for browns right till freeze up in the humber? Its close and on the way to work, so Im thinking I can hit it for a couple hrs each day before work. Where have you been fishing out east? Ganaraska??
For migratory browns the humber should be good right now same with the credit and bronte creek. As for out east most rivers are stacked with migratory browns. Out east I usually fish wilmot creek sometimes bowmanville and cobourg. I really don't fish for resident browns but make sure you know the regulations for the waters you are fishing as resident fishing areas have different regulations because of how fragile the resident trout fishery is,
Ive never fished wilmot, but I have cobourg and Ganaraska, Cold creek i believe its called in warkworth through goodrich loomis park used to be good to, but I dont know about now. Thanks for your input. Maybe I should take a trip east as well.