While the temps may have put a damper on our usual lake trout fishing expedition, my thoughts are still on this species.............
You may recall the study that the MNR had started this spring by radio tagging some trout and setting up underwater tracking stations at a number of narrows on Eagle Lake. This map shows some very preliminary, but interesting , trout movements. The most interesting is the fish named "Christina" (blue line) who travelled from the main body and back to the West Arm (passing 4 tracking stations) from May 30 to June 1. Now that is a lot of miles over a few days!
"Carlos" (red line) hung out by the tracking station at the North end of Portage Bay on and off from May 23rd- 24th.
"Joe" (yellow line) left Vermilion Bay for the West Arm on June 5th.
"Fernando" (green line) followed Joe on June 12th.
I have to assume the location of where these fish were captured is depicted by the large round dot. Seems others in Portage Bay did not move past the tracking points.
The tracking continues on over this winter and into the spring and summer.