[nggallery id=728]Two days ago we left Burlington, ON and drove up to Chapleau, ON where we overnighted so that we could catch the Bud Train yesterday headed for Marmac Lodge, ON. We had an excellent train ride and arrived at the lodge last night around 7pm. This morning we had breakfast at 7:30am, said goodbye to a group of anglers that were departing after a 4-day fishing trip on the Turbo-Otter float plane, and than headed-off to do a trophy Walleye TV show. The action was so hot that we finished the show in a few hours. Winds were blowing, the temperature had dropped, but the fish still hit well.
We fished mostly structure breaks from 15-30′ of water using VMC 1/4 oz. jigheads rigged with stinger hooks. My wife Barbara fished a live minnow, while I fished some of the new TriggerX soft-plastic minnow grubs. We both used the Rapala Walleye Team rods matched with Rapala reels spooled with 10 lb. test Sufix 832 braided line.
To locate our walleye I too along a new Humminbird 570 portable sonar. Marmac Lodge uses beautiful 16′ Cedar-strip boats equipped with 20 hp. Yamaha 4-stroke motors and very comfortable fishing seats and they even have rod-holders for your rods!
My wife Barbara caught all of the larger walleye that measured 20″, 22″, & 26″. All of the larger walleye were released, but we did keep about 5-walleye & 1-24″ pike for our shorelunch. Bob Bagnall, our guide put us on to the fishing areas and also made a quick & delicious shorelunch.
Tomorrow it’s off to do a trohpy Pike TV show and we are looking forward to using Lucky Strike spoons & spinners and several new Rapala lures.
If you would like to experience excellent fishing with great accommodations, food and other services, definitly check out www.northtoadventure.com , to book a trip to Marmac Lodge!