Casting for trophy rainbows, Wikwemikong, Manitoulin Island, ON.

Posted on May 14th, 2011

[nggallery id=505]On day two of our Wikwemikong, Manitoulin Island, ON filming shoot we decided to travel from Bayside Resort Cabin Rentals some distance with our G3 and fish areas off the North Channel, a few miles from shore.  We had planned on catching pike in some of the shallower bays, but to our surprise even there we were catching trophy rainbow trout!!  Casting large Lucky Strike Canoe Spoons and Spinnerbaits we immediately started hooking rainbows, so we re-rigged with smaller Lucky Strike Rocket & Rainbow spoons and started targeting the rainbows that were feeding & boiling on the surface in 5-7′ of water.

We used Rapala Shitft baitcasting and spinning outfits & Rapala R-Type spinning outfits loaded with 10 lb. test Sufix 832 braid & Suffix 20 lb. test fluorocarbon leaders to cast our spoons.

Again we started hooking one rainbow trout after the other.  Most of the fish were in the 2-4 lb. range, but we did catch rainbows up to 7 lb., by casting lures from the boat.  We again pulled lines and headed a few miles away to fish another long bay and again the first fish we hooked was a trophy rainbow.  Wow!! This is definitely the best rainbow trout fishing Ontario and possibly Canada has to offer.  Right until now it has been a well kept secret, but we are hoping that once fishermen see how fantastic the rainbow trout fishing is in Wikwemikong, ON, they will travel up to try it for themselves!!

Make sure not to miss this episode when it airs in our new Canadian Sportfishing TV series starting this coming November.

If you would like to find out about the great rainbow trout fishing (and other species too), that Wikwemikong has to offer, you can contact them through their site at www.wikwemikong.ca .

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