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Unplanned fishing trip to Glen Haffy

Date: October 4, 2018
Temperature: 22°C
Water depth: 2-4ft
Location: Glen Haffy Conservation Area, Ontario
Bait used: chartreuse trout worm (on Amazon Canada or Amazon US), salmon eggs

This fishing trip was unplanned. I was fishing here the day before (seen here) and as I was packing my car in a hurry because of rain, I forgot to put my rod inside the car and left it on the roof. As I drove off the rod fell off the roof of my car and I lost it. I came back today hoping that it would be still here. Unfortunately it wasn’t. Since I was going here anyway, I thought I might as well do some fishing. Therefore, I set up my spare rod and decided to have some fun.

The day started with a light drizzle but turned beautiful sunny and warm with clear sky later on. The bites, just like on the previous day, were good so despite the fact that I was disappointed that I didn’t find my rod, I still had fun.

PS. I came back here on the weekend and as I was paying for fishing permit at the front booth, I noticed my rod, which sticks out with its bright green color, in the corner of the booth along with many other rods. The staff at Glen Haffy found my rod and left it inside the booth. I was so happy to get it back.

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October Rainbow Trout fishing at Glen Haffy

Date: October 3, 2018
Temperature: 16°C
Water depth: 2-4ft
Location: Glen Haffy Conservation Area, Ontario
Bait used: chartreuse trout worm (on Amazon Canada or Amazon US), salmon eggs

After the trout season closes at most locations on September 30, Glen Haffy Conservation Area remains open and it has extended trout season until Thanksgiving long weekend.

The weather was sketchy, cloudy with light rain passing through but the bites were good. As usual here, I started off fishing using chartreuse worm and when the bites slowed down I switched to salmon eggs and the fun continued.

My poor float endured such a punishment over the last 2 years of setting hook and catching hundreds of fish that the brass swivel that the line goes through wore out and broke off.

When the rain started pouring, I packed up and left. As I was loading my car with the gear in a hurry, I put my rod on the roof of my car and forgot to put it inside the car. As I drove off the rod fell off and I (temporarily) lost it. More info here.

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Last day of Trout season fishing at Allan Park

Date: September 30, 2018
Temperature: 8°C
Water depth: 10-13ft
Location: Allan Park, Ontario
Bait used: trout dough, trout nuggets (on Amazon Canada or Amazon US)

On the last day of the Trout season, I decided to close it at Allan Park. The weather was bad – it was raining and cold and the fish were not very active. I was able to catch a few and they were pretty good size for that pond. At least I didn’t get skunked on the last day of 2018 season.

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Sunrise fishing for Brown Trout

Date: September 12, 2018
Temperature: 22°C
Water depth: 10-13ft
Location: Allan Park, Ontario
Bait used: trout dough, trout nuggets (on Amazon Canada or Amazon US)

On this beautiful morning, I decided to go to Allan Park to have some fun with Browns. The bites were good very early at sunrise but drastically slowed down later on and eventually stopped at around 10am.

I was able to entice one to bite on salmon eggs from the bottom at around 11am and that was it for the day. Other people who arrived after 9 did not catch any fish.

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Float fishing fun catching Brown Trout

Date: September 5, 2018
Temperature: 26°C
Water depth: 10-13ft
Location: Allan Park, Ontario
Bait used: trout dough, trout nuggets (on Amazon Canada or Amazon US)

On this warm September day, I decided to go fishing and have some fun with Browns. I used trout nuggets and chummed with sinking trout pellets. The fish were very active and I had many bites and a blast catching them one after another.

Once the sun was up, around 11am, the bites stopped completely. I guess it got too hot for them and they went into hiding in the middle of the pond. After trying different baits hoping to entice them to bite, I decided to go home. It was a great early morning fun while it lasted and a great outing nonetheless.

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Float fishing for Brown Trout on a cool and cloudy August day

Date: August 30, 2018
Temperature: 16°C
Water depth: 10-13ft
Location: Allan Park, Ontario
Bait used: trout dough, trout nuggets (on Amazon Canada or Amazon US)

This day the weather was a bit sketchy. Some dark clouds in the sky looked like they would bring rain but didn’t and the fishing was good. It was a welcome change, usually when fishing here I sit facing the sun and in the summer it can be a real scorcher.

The bites were great and I caught some decent size Brownies. As usual here, I used trout nuggets and chummed with sinking trout pellets.

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Rainbow Trout fishing with a float and chartreuse worm

Date: July 18, 2018
Temperature: 22°C
Water depth: 2-4ft
Location: Glen Haffy Conservation Area, Ontario
Bait used: chartreuse trout worm (on Amazon Canada or Amazon US)

This is another mid-week trip to have some fun with the stocked Bows. A week earlier, seen here, was a pretty slow day but today turned out to be great and I had plenty of bites. The bait that worked really well was a 2in piece of silicone chartreuse worm.

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Rainbow Trout fishing at Glen Haffy

Date: July 11, 2018
Temperature: 25°C
Water depth: 2-4ft
Location: Glen Haffy Conservation Area, Ontario
Bait used: chartreuse trout worm (on Amazon Canada or Amazon US), yellow eggs

I had time off from work so I decided to have some fun and go fishing to Glen Haffy. I started fishing using my go to at these ponds – chartreuse worm, but after a couple of fish caught they stopped biting on it so I started to rotate different baits looking for one that that would work. I hit the jackpot with yellow eggs.

The bites were sporadic but at least I was catching some. The people around me were not hooking anything. I shared my bait with my neighbor fishing next to me and he hooked one decent fish but lost it. Later, I was joking when I hooked a decent size fish myself that I got his fish.

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Float fishing for Brown Trout with trout nuggets and trout dip

Date: September 23, 2017
Temperature: 26°C
Water depth: 10-13ft
Location: Allan Park, Ontario
Bait used: trout dough, trout nuggets (on Amazon Canada or Amazon US), Trout Dip (on Amazon Canada or Amazon US)

This day turned out to be a really warm day considering it was end of September. The fish did not want to bite and I had to entice them to bite by dipping the bait in mint or roe trout dip. Dipping helped and I was able to get a few on line.

A week earlier was one of the best days on the water – great weather and very active fish but today the fish were very lazy. But any day spent fishing is a great day.

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Float fishing for Brown Trout – great day, beautiful sunrise

Date: September 16, 2017
Temperature: 23°C
Water depth: 10-13ft
Location: Allan Park, Ontario
Bait used: trout dough, trout nuggets (on Amazon Canada or Amazon US)

What a day to be fishing. Amazing sunrise, lake like a mirror – not a ripple on it, and fish biting one after another.

All fish were caught at around 6ft depth. You can see that some were popping up to the surface quite often and were very active. The reliable trout nuggets worked great here again.

I tried using fishing gloves hoping that they would help me get a better grip on these very slippery fish, but turns out, they are worse than holding them in naked hand. The rubber on the gloves gets wet and the fish easily slips out, much worse than from your hand. If the fish dried out a bit it would work, but if you’re releasing them then you want to unhook them and put them back as soon as possible to reduce stress. They work better when filleting the fish.