At Witching Hour Sportfishing we move the boat around Lake Ontario to different ports as the season progresses from spring to fall to optimize your success on the water.
For the spring fishing the boat will be located out of Port Weller (St.Catherines). This location for this time of the season is ideal for many reasons.
The fishing during spring is hands down the best fishing you'll ever experience on the Canadian side of Lake Ontario.
Reason being: nutrient rich (green coloured) water enters into Lake Ontario via the Niagara River. This plume of nutrient rich water attracts congregations of bait fish,
which in turn attracts the larger fish which are the salmon and trout of Lake Ontario. This time of the season we are fishing relatively shallow water for multiple species.
These species primarily include Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Brown Trout, and Lake Trout.
St. Catharines, ON, L2M 7W8
June, July & August
For the summer fishing period the boat will transition to Port Credit. This location is ideal for this time of the season for many reasons.
As the month of June progresses, the plume of nutrient rich water and baitfish, which was described above during the spring period, flows 'like a fire hose' towards
the north shore of Lake Ontario. The larger salmon and trout (mostly Chinook Salmon) show up in great concentrations. These salmon essentially spread up and down the shore
between Bronte and Whitby. It is this time of the year these salmon are feeding aggressively and are heavier and larger as a result. By positioning the boat in Port Credit,
we are in the centre of the action and can motor easily to hotspot areas east and west.
Port Credit Harbour
1 Port Street East
Mississauaga, ON, L5G 4NA
Late August through October
For the fall fishing period from late August through October the boat will be located in Bronte. This is our home port also so it's bitter sweet.
This location is fantastic for this time of the season for many reasons. Late August the large mature Chinook Salmon on Lake Ontario begin their migration back to their home waters to spawn. Bronte has had a long standing record of amazing staging salmon fishing in shallow water for these aggressive and large fish. August 15 through September 15 generally prime time for this action.
After this timeframe the focus generally shifts gears to offshore Steelhead Trout fishing in deep water.
2340 Ontario Street
Oakville ON, L6L 6P7