Located on the shore of Lake Ontario at the mouth of Etobicoke Creek, east of Lakefront Promenade, Marie Curtis Park is a bit of a sleeper. The creek attracts runs of suckers each spring, along with a small number of rainbow trout. Casting spoons or spinners into Lake Ontario from the piers at the mouth of the creek can be productive for rainbow trout, brown trout and the occasional lake trout, from March till mid-May. You’ll need a sturdy, long-handled net to land fish here.
The creek itself attracts a strong run of carp in May, with excellent fishing continuing through the summer. Panfish, smallmouth bass and freshwater drum are also caught off the piers. Spinners, jigs and crankbaits are the most consistent lures for smallmouth and freshwater drum, but angers can sometimes enjoy good action with surface lures on calm summer mornings, and again right before dusk.
Although it does not attract a large number of fish, small numbers of brown trout, lake trout and both coho and chinook salmon are caught from the piers during the fall. Casting spoons, including glow-in-the-dark spoons at night, is the most consistent approach.
Marie Curtis Park is easily accessed off Lakeshore Rd., and offers abundant parking. Just a short walk west from the Long Branch transit terminal, it is served by Mississauga Transit, the TTC and GO Transit.