Summer time is an excellent time to target big Brook Trout in large cold rivers and inland lakes. The Grdosic family recently had a chance to fish the Nipigon River, ON and make it a boating/camping adventure.
The Nipigon River is famous for producing trophy Brook Trout fishing in addition to Walleye and Pike.
On this trip the Grdosic’s fly fished and gear fished by wading and also from thier boat.
Big Brook Trout learn to get that size by feeding on smaller trout and a variety of available baitfish. Small minnow imitating lures like Rapalas, spoons and spinners work well for them as well as streamer flies that look like baitfish.
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This weeks feature image shows Connor Grdosic with a chunky Nipigon River, ON Pike. Mid-summer many anglers focus on catching Great Lakes Salmon & Trout or inland Bass and Walleye. Sometimes Pike get overlooked but summer is a great time to hook into some really nice fish out in the open lake.
Whether it’s the rivers that flow into the Great Lakes, or fishing the many channels and islands off Lake Superior, Huron and Ontario, anglers just trolling often connect with some trophy Pike. Luana pictured above landed her biggest pike fishing in Georgian Bay last week.
Large Great Lakes summer Pike will cruise the deeper open water similar to large Walleye and even Musky. It’s common to use larger plugs and tie into a good size Pike in the same areas and waters. Key areas to concentrate for intercepting larger Pike is deeper channels in-between island, off points that head into deeper water or trolling around islands that are close to shallower bays. Lures that can be fished down to 15′ work well and include body baits and even larger spinners.