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 and Jeff show off the freshwater drum Kevin caught. The drum is also known as a ‘sheepshead’.
Danny Colomby, Kevin McLaughlin and Jeff Johnstone banged several eating size walleye with many over the slot size that we release.
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.
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!