Chinook live in Great Lakes shoals or near-shoal waters (less than 100 foot depth) as a rule. In the fall they move into the southern reaches of each of the great lakes, traveling 5-15 miles offshore as they go. In the spring they retrace their route and by the following fall, they congregate at the stream they began their journey at and begin their spawning runs upriver.
As soon as the water warms in the spring it's coho time!!! Early to mid May through June there feisty silvers have been clocked at over 60MPH and multiple hookups are common. Many record catches are recorded during this time of the year. So if you want the fastest action and the best tasting catch, this is the time for you !!!
Like any trout, stream rainbows can be caught by a variety of techniques; live bait, artificial lures and flies all produce. In large lakes, rainbows can be caught by trolling or by fishing with bait or jigging through the ice in winter.
Lake dwelling brown trout are a wary lot. They hide in shallow water weed beds and rocky, boulder-strewn areas, and prefer a water temperature of 65-75 degrees F. Since brown trout spawn in tributary streams in September and October, they begin to take up residence near stream outlets in spring and early summer.