There is a mixture of fish available around North Bay

Posted on June 16th, 2011
Danny Colomby 23 inch Walleye
Danny with a nice 'over slot' Walleye he released

While fishing out of Sunbeam Bungalows with our, Nipissing Muskies ‘Super Guide’ Danny Colomby, we had the pleasure of catching a variety of fish.

Lake Nipissing is virtually a ‘fish factory’ but being so large it can provide a few ‘situations’ where you need to re-locate the fish and adapt to the weather. The best guides know how to do that, can change tactics quickly and aren’t afraid to modify their presentation. With literally thousands of waypoints in his GPS and years on the same water, Danny still does what every good Angler does, and that is adapt – be creative – and trust his ‘fishy’ instincts. Danny had us doing everything from casting crankbaits, like the venerable Rapala Husky Jerk, to straight retrieving spinner baits, to rigging up worm harness’, to trolling spoons.



What really impressed me with Danny, and is something I have been lucky enough to see Italo do on many occasions, was that he would ‘adjust’ his presentation.  Italo proved to me years ago that you don’t have to simply accept not catching fish, you can alter the way a lure runs, you can oversize or remove front hooks and you can ‘tweak’ the lip and make it run deeper or shallower.  Danny had us do this on our trip and it came up spades!

As his guiding services denotes Danny specializes in BIG Musky but foremost he is a well rounded Angler.

On this trip, we had the pleasure of targeting variety of early season fish.

Kevin & Jeff with a sheepshead
Freshwater Drum





Kevin and Jeff show off the freshwater drum Kevin caught. The drum is also known as a ‘sheepshead’.

Danny Walleye
Danny with a nice Walleye
Walleye Close Up
Walleye Close Up
Spinnerbait Walleye
Spinnerbait Walleye








Danny Colomby, Kevin McLaughlin and Jeff Johnstone banged several eating size walleye with many over the slot size that we release.

Danny Pike
Danny with a small Pike
Pike Closeup
A Northern Pike close up








and we all caught several northern pike of various shapes and sizes.

What made this trip particularly enjoyable was the accommodations at Sunbeam Bungalows which is a family fishing resort in the hamlet of Callander Ontario on the shores of lake Nipissing.

Sunbeam Bungalows

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If you want to experience a great fishing trip for a variety of fish, drop Danny at Nipissing Muskies and contact Darren & Sarah Caruso of Sunbeam Bungalows, you won’t be disappointed!

Remember you can vary up your retrieve and create an erratic action. Trust me, those little tweaks can make the difference between success and failure and all the best Anglers do it!

Over-in-out;  Tony

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