If you've got your next fishing trip booked in Algoma, I've compiled a list of fishing tackle and bait shops that you'll want to make sure you have plugged into your GPS. Whether you're looking to pick up live bait, replenish your tackle box, looking for quality hand-tied flies, or fishing guide services this list contains all the information you'll need. You can find more information about Algoma fishing trips at www.algomaregion.com
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Blind River – Bruce Mines – Chapleau – Cutler – Desbarats – Echo Bay – Garden River – Goulais River – Havilland Bay – Hearst – Iron Bridge – St. Joseph Island – Sault Ste. Marie – Searchmont – Thessalon – Walford – Wawa – White River
U Rentals & Service
250 Woodward Ave Blind River ON P0R 1B0
PH: 705 356 2767
Jerry's Live Bait & Rock Shop
1672 Centre Line Road Bruce Mines ON P0R 1C0
PH: 705 785 3868
Rydal Bank Bait and Tackle
1689 Hwy 368 Bruce Mines ON P0R 1C0
PH: 705 785 3219
Lake Superior Bait
536 Centre Line Road Bruce Mines ON P0R 1C0
PH: 705 785-3993
Pits Place Bait and Tackle
209 Martel Road Chapleau ON P0M 1K0
PH: 705 864 0541
7 Birch Street Chapleau ON P0M 1K0
PH: 705 864 1030
Serpent River Trading Post, Gas & Convenience
479 Hwy 17 Cutler ON P0P 1B0
PH: 705 844 2500
17E Trading Post Desbarats ON P0R 1E0
PH: 705 782 4359
Tru Bite Tackle & Snags
763 Lakeview Road Echo Bay ON
PH: 705 248 2258
Ben's Bait & Tackle
61 Wigwaus Street Garden River ON P6A 7B2
PH: 705 946 6334
Goulais River Country Store
Hwy 17 N Goulais River ON P0S 1E0
PH: 705 649 3811
Timberland General Store
Hwy 17 N Goulais River ON P0S 1E0
Misty Mountain Fly Shop/Village Trading Post
5235 Hwy 17 N Havilland Bay ON P0S 1E0
PH: 705 649 5813
Largest fly fishing retailer in the North, quality hand-tied flies for local fisheries. Large supply of stock materials, fly catalogues, internet pattern resources. Fly tying instruction, catering all to disciplines of fly fishing.
Typer's Live Bait
800 Front Street Hearst ON P0L 1N0
The Bait Shop
17 Chiblow Lake Road Iron Bridge ON P0R 1H0
Kentvale Country General Store
721 K Line Road Jocelyn ON P0R 1J0
PH: 705 246 2002
Hi-Way Variety Store
883 Trunk Road Sault Ste. Marie ON P6A 3T3
PH: 705 946-3737
The Trading Post
1332 Great Northern Road Sault Ste. Marie ON P6A 5K7
PH: 705 759-4518
Joe's Sports & Surplus
40 Queen Street East Sault Ste. Marie ON P6A 1Y3
Fishing and ice fishing supplies: tackle, rods and reels, apparel, ice huts.
Soo North Fly Shop
132 Gore Street East Sault Ste. Marie ON P6A 1M1
Canadian Tire Corporation
200 McNabb Street Sault Ste. Marie ON P6B 1Y4
Searchmont Trading Post
7 Whitman Dam Road Searchmont ON P0S 1J0
PH: 705 781-2427
Tunnel Lake Trading Post & Motel
6274 Hwy 129 Thessalon ON P0R 1L0
Little Rapids General Store
4km North on HWY 129 Little Rapids ON
PH: 705 842-3717
Sure Catch Baits
11a Myhill Road Walford ON P0P 2E0
PH: 705 844-2803
Beach Front Trading Post & Outfitters
14 Broadway Ave Wawa ON P0S 1K0
Young's General Store
111 Mission Road Wawa ON P0S 1K0
Ed's Live Bait
324 Superior Street White River ON P0M 3G0
Editor's Notes: Author Bill Spicer of The New Fly Fisher is no stranger to Algoma Country. Read on as Bill describes in his own words the fishing and lodge accommodations he experienced during his fishing trip to Pine Portage Lodge on Kabinakagami (Kaby) Lake. You can learn more about fly fishing in Algoma at www.algomaflyfishing.com
Since I was first introduced to fishing, the sport has become almost an obsession with me. I love traveling in Ontario's beautiful Algoma Country and testing different waters. Recently, I had the pleasure of fishing at Pine Portage Lodge on Kaby Lake, which boasts big pike and walleye. This full-service Lodge was founded by the Watson family in 1946 and has remained in the family since then. It's family friendly and pets are welcome.
When fishing, I used streamer patterns for the most part and had non-stop action for pike and some walleye. Although I was fly fishing, the conventional tackle user can be very successful here using spinners, plugs, and jigs.
16-foot aluminum boats are available with 15 hp motors. The lodge also has a complete line of tackle, bait, ice and gas. After fishing activities include backwoods golf-driving range/ pool table/ sauna / swimming / canoeing /hiking / satellite dish TV /Wireless Internet connection / mountain biking...and more!
Full American plan and Housekeeping plans are available. The meals are all home-cooked, and you never leave the table hungry. Guides are available on request, or you can head out and do your own thing. The beauty of the area is unbelievable. Abundant wildlife is in the area -- the chance of you seeing a moose, or bear, or waterfowl is high.
I was especially impressed with how the staff went out of their way to make sure we had a successful fishing trip. It seemed everywhere we went we caught fish.
To learn more about Pine Portage Lodge visit them on the web at www.fishthefinest.com or give them a call toll free at 1-800-363-4443.
If you're interested in having the same fly-in fishing trip as Bill, you can request a FREE travel guide at www.algomaflyinfishing.com
Editor's Note: As one of the original pioneers of Canadian adventure television, The Fish'n Canada Show has for over 30 years - and continues too - broadcast their pursuit of the ultimate adventure. Hosts Angelo Viola and Pete Bowman educate and entertain audiences with their passion and enthusiasm for fishing. Both are inductees in the Canadian Anglers Hall of Fame. Read on as Ang and Pete tell their train-in fishing trip story in Algoma Country.
A fly-in fishing adventure is a luxury not every angler can afford, the hefty price tag is one of the main reasons a fly-in trip is still on the bucket list for most anglers.
But what if you could have the experience of a fly-in, but at a more affordable price? Well, you can -- without ever leaving the ground. The destination is northern Ontario's Algoma Country, where you can take the Algoma Central Railway in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, or the VIA Rail out of Sudbury to any number of fishing lodges within the 25,000-square-kilometre wilderness. That's right, a "train-in" fishing trip.
Travelling by train to a lodge certainly adds a whole new dimension to a fishing adventure. Last year, the Fish'n Canada team took the VIA RAIL BUD CAR to Esnagi Lake, now one of our favourite Walleye waters. We started off at our home base in Oshawa, took a leisurely drive north to Sudbury, boarded the VIA train at the main station, then relaxed as the journey took us to within 100 yards of the Esnagi shoreline. There, waiting boats were ready to taxi us to the lodge, and within less than an hour after arriving, we were pounding big Walleye. It was that simple.
While at Esnagi, we stayed at Lodge Eighty-Eight and Mar Mac. Both destinations offer first-class food and accommodations, but they're far from the only choices in Algoma. There's a wide array of lodges situated along the stops for the Algoma Central Railway Passenger Train, all with excellent fishing opportunities.
Lodges along the Algoma Central Railway Passenger Service area to look into are:
SPRUCE HAVEN WILDERNESS LODGE
KWAGAMA LAKE LODGE
WINDY LAKE LODGE
LOCH ISLAND LODGE
NORTH TO ADVENTURE
ERRINGTONS WILDERNESS ISLAND
CAMERON LAKE FISHING LODGES
ONTARIO NORTH FISHING ADVENTURES
WATSONS PINE PORTAGE LODGE
HEARST AIR SERVICE
As per the above list that Fish'n Canada have sampled, we have been to both North to Adventure properties, Errington's Wilderness Island, Pine Portage and Hearst Air and all of these have produced great fishing episodes and superb fishing trips when the camera is turned off. As well, the hospitality and the lodging were absolutely first class. We think we can honestly say that the destinations that we have not visited yet will sit right among these top ranked properties.
Getting back to the train advantage, the other thing we like about this travel mode option is the convenience. Forget about packing your car or truck to the hilt, then driving for a full day in possible rain or snow, depending on the time of year. Instead, simply load your gear into a freight car and settle into a cozy seat. You can bring out the cards and poker chips, take a walk up and down the aisles, enjoy a few snacks, or just have a snooze. Then before you know it, you've arrived at your once-in-a-lifetime fishing destination.
Walleye, Northern Pike and Speckled Trout are our favorite species from these lodges along the line with the Walleye and Specks being our top 2 (simply personal choices). The unique thing about these 2 Algoma species is that the Trout which you would normally suspect as a colder water fish than the Walleye should be farther to the north. Not so...and in fact, the Speck fishing in the southern portion of Algoma rivals almost any other Canadian destination for this painterly species. Imagine taking a train-in fishing trip and having a great chance at a true 5lb Algoma Brookie??? Well people, it's a reality.
In closing, we here at The Fish'n Canada Show have sampled some of the outstanding angling opportunities that the Algoma area of Ontario has to offer in all 3 forms of transportation being driving, flying and of course the most unique, the train. Try to make it a point to get some buddies together or grab the family and jump aboard the Bud Car, or the Algoma Central Railway Passenger Train and experience wilderness at its best, in Algoma Country.
If you'd like more information about train-in fishing in Algoma visit the website www.wildernessbyrail.ca
Lake Nippissing is really great for ice fishing. I went out on a Sunday and had a blast catching some nice Largemouth Bass and even a couple Walleye. I was using a silver ice jig and had a ball. I didn't fish in a hut but kept moving till we hit a school of fish. Once on them we would catch a few and then move to the next hole.
If you get a chance you should definitely get out there and give it a try. It's a lot of fun and the Bass are better eating when they come out of the colder water.
Lake Nippissing ice fishing is a lot of fun.
When talk turns to walleye fishing, jigs are the lures most often discussed. It's no coincidence that jigs are the "go-to fishing lure" of most walleye enthusiasts but just knowing enough to take along some jigs on your next trip to Ontario's Algoma Country isn't a guarantee of fishing success.
Jigs are a fishing tool and like any other tool in the garage one size or type doesn't fit every application. Let's use a hammer to illustrate a point. A claw hammer is a good tool for driving nails but not the best tool for putting on a hub cap. A rubber mallet is a hammer of sorts and is a good tool for putting on a hub cap but in the same token isn't so useful for driving nails.
Jigs designed for walleye fishing are like any tool in that it's important to pick the right tool for the job at hand. The jigs best suited for casting are going to be somewhat different than those suited to vertical jigging or dragging along the bottom. Now that it's clear not all jigs are not created for the same tasks it's time to take a closer look.
Jigs suited to casting presentations are designed with some key features not necessary found on all jig designs. Jigs designed for casting applications have the eye tie positioned on the nose of the leadhead instead of being on the top like the traditional round ball style jig. This line tie position enables the jig to swim along bottom while reducing the chances of fowling on weeds or other bottom debris.
This small and often overlooked feature can make a big difference in reducing or eliminating fowling. Selecting a casting style jig for casting applications makes the angler more efficient and increases the chances of catching fish.
Just as casting is an important presentation for catching walleye, vertical jigging is another fishing method popular among jiggers. Practiced most often in rivers or when walleye are found in deeper lakes, vertical jigging is the practice of presenting the boat over top of structure and fish.
Because vertical jigging positions the boat over top of the fish, the best jig style for this kind of fishing are ones that feature two key features including a 90 degree eye tie and a long shank hook design.
The 90 degree eye tie enables the jig to hang horizontal in the water creating a natural presentation as the jig is lifted and dropped. The long shank hook feature helps to insure the hook point reaches far enough into the walleye's mouth that a solid bite is achieved on the hook set.
Short shank jig styles are popular, but these designs often lip hook fish that tend to escape more readily than fish hooked deeper in the mouth.
STAND UP JIGS
Stand up jig designs are available in both casting and vertical jigging models. Stand up head designs keep the hook point positioned upright at all times, increasing the chances of hooking walleye in the roof of the mouth. Other jighead designs that don't position the hook upright deliver a somewhat lower percentage of hooked fish.
BAIT OR PLASTICS
Both live bait and soft plastics work well for jig fishing applications. The attractive powers of live bait are hard to argue with. Unfortunately minnows, leeches and nightcrawlers are rather delicate, hard to keep on the hook and even harder to keep on hand.
Soft plastics have the advantage of staying on the hook better and they come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, actions and of course colors. It's a simple step to purchase an assortment of soft plastic sizes, shapes and color options ideal for jig fishing. So the question becomes which is better.... live bait or soft plastics?
The answer is both soft plastics and live bait have a place in jig fishing for walleye. When available in adequate amounts live bait is tough to beat for generating the maximum number of fish bites. That stated, soft plastics work almost as well as live bait in the hands of an angler who appreciates them and uses them often.
In some cases actually tipping a jig with both soft plastics and live bait makes sense. Early and late in the season when the water is cold, walleye can be lethargic. Equipping jigs with a soft plastic body and tipping with live bait is an excellent way to bulk up the presentation, add color, increase action and slow down the sinking time giving walleye a better opportunity to spot and attack the jig.
SUMMING IT UP
Jigs are popular walleye fishing lures because they work. Matching up the correct styles of jigs for the fishing presentations at hand can make these useful lures even more deadly. As for the bait debate, nothing stated here is likely going to reduce the overwhelming popularity of live bait among walleye anglers. The truth is soft plastics work too, but not unless you try them.
Now that you've learned some great tips for catching walleye from Mark Romanack, you need to book your next fishing trip to try them out! Algoma has the fishing trip you're looking for with three different fishing trip experiences: drive-in, train-in and fly-in. For more information about our fishing trips visit www.algomaregion.com
How do you get 4 adult men to screech, squawk and giggle like school girls on the last day of semester? Drop them in on Algoma Country's Brunswick Lake Lodge for a week of FISHING!
Having ventured to many remote Ontario outpost camps in my life, Brunswick Lake Lodge, situated in the historical heart of Algoma, was a thrilling change of pace! This was my first experience to a remote lodge complete with all the amenities including on-site caretakers, hosts, generated hydro, clean drinking well water, hot and cold running water in the showers, wood fired sauna, bleach brightened fish cleaning station with stainless tables, sinks and running water.
Each lakefront cabin is called out to the lake by a long, stable dock with as many Lund SV 16 foot boats as we needed. New 9.9 hp Yamaha motors were easy starting and smooth idling and capable of dead slow trolling. Boats were all adorned with swivel seats for added comfort! I took a walk along the entire fleet of boats and not a one had a leaking rivet. I enquired about this and caretaker Randy told me that the boats are re-riveted on first signs of any leakage.
Ultra clean and tidy European style log cabins consisted of 2 bedrooms, a kitchen with full sized propane fridge and stove, hydro lights, back up propane lighting, large counter surface with cold running water, pots, pans and CAST IRON fry pans! The large dining rooms were surrounded by picture windows in every direction. Each cabin has its own separate outhouse facility just a short walk away. The 4 of us spent much of our late evenings on the large screened in porch where we could watch the sun set and the full moon rise. The cabin could be heated on cooler nights with a large wood stove. Wood was piled in the inside third room/spare room.
Every evening caretakers Randy and Traci would deliver us fresh drinking water from the well and fuel up the boat motors. Upon one of these visits they noticed our screen porch door was not quite fitting properly. The next day, Randy and host Norm were in to jack up the corner of the cabin and re-fit the door.
In the centre of the large well groomed acreage sat a HUGE common Lodge with full kitchen facilities, dining room, sitting room, screened porch overlooking the lake, dart board, quality pool table, Foosball, wet bar, couches, chairs, recliners and TELEVISION with Satellite! Similarly, a satellite WiFi system is available for anyone with a laptop or smartphone that needs to check their email, message friends on Facebook, or post a few teasing Tweets.
Across the walkway from the Lodge is the Office where we had access to a satellite phone for a modest fee. Inside the office a small store of supplies was available to purchase such as fishing tackle, rods and reels, insect repellents, cases of pop, dry food goods and cooking oil.
I skeptically asked if there were any of those large outside deep fryers on site available for deep fryer fish. WELL OF COURSE THERE WAS! Several propane deep fryers and propane tanks were available for use. Perfection!
Slipping into a boat, with waterproof map in hand we started exploring the many back bays and islands. Brunswick Lake is 15 miles in twisty length and contains 37 mid lake islands randomly strewn about. Water depths range from the shallow weeded back bays to over 50 feet deep. My "never leave home without it" portable depth sounder/ fish finder alerted me to the immediate fact that FISH ARE EVERYWHERE!
Brunswick Lake is noted for its plentiful Walleye, chunky Yellow Perch and numerous Northern Pike and seeing is believing! Brunswick Lake was simple enough to fish in, merely find a bit of underwater structure such as rock piles, rubble or weeds, bordering deeper waters and the fish will be there... eventually. Other guests, some of whom have been visiting for over 20 years tell tales of slow fishing rates suddenly becoming explosive and catching 40 or 50 in an hour! That is so true with Brunswick's underwater structures. Pick any see-able island and troll its perimeter with the favoured Red & White Wobbling Spoon, 5 of Diamonds, or a 3/8 ounce round ball pink jig with a 3 inch white curly tailed worm and you will find if the fish are active or not! No fish? Simply move or troll to the next visible structure (island or rocky point) and give it a slow pass with your lure.
These visible structure areas erupt early in the day and later into the afternoon when the sun settles and does not beat so forcefully on the water. Walleye are a bit light sensitive, so if you want to catch them mid-day, you will find them holding in deeper water just off these islands and points. Throughout the course of your fishing day, you will find Walleye and Pike in a mixture together. That is because the great Northerns are feeding on the Walleye! About 10 percent of the Walleye we caught were torn or ripped with escape scars from larger predators.
For the more adventuresome angler, we enjoyed drifting slowly along visible structure and cast our jigs up into the shallows and retrieve them down along the stepping depths. This tactic can result in HUGE amounts of fish catching action...not for the faint of heart! Casting is a great way to localize fish schools and once you find them, continually casting to them often resulted in many "fish per cast" scenarios!
Catching a big Northern Pike was eluding me. The system is literally loaded with shallow watered "Hammer Handles" as I call them. Many of those 1 – 3 pound Pike were also scarred by larger predators. It's a well known fact that Northern Pike are so voracious a feeder that they will cannibalize! Where were the bigger Pike? My Humminbird 110 portable fish finder said they were suspending in deeper water most of the time. BIG fish eat less and spend more time in a neutral state. I tried fast casting and power trolling across these suspended fish in an attempt to create a reaction strike from them. I threw the tackle box at them including large St Clair Hound Bucktails, Tiny Torrent Flash Skirts and even some homemade Bucktail Spinners. Relentlessly, they were pushed aside.
In a final attempt to secure a subtle monster, I pulled out a trusty three quarter ounce, bright yellow and white, double bladed SpinnerBait and found a good weed bed bordering deeper (15 foot) water. I cast that lure as far as I could and would rip it fast through the weeds. Spinner-baits have the luxury of not hanging onto the weeds or sunken logs. This ripping/ stop and go retrieve did the trick! It wasn't the monsters I had seen in Brunswick photos but it was a chunky 32 inch fish approaching 10 lbs! I was satisfied.
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Diverse outdoor experiences, where dreams come true is what keeps me coming back to Algoma Country.
One last note: During the summer at Brunswick Lake, the sun rises a half hour earlier and sets half hour later than Southern Ontario...THAT'S AN ENTIRE EXTRA HOUR OF FISHING PER DAY!
To book your next fly-in fishing trip in Algoma visit the website www.algomaflyinfishing.com
Here's a list of the 2013 Fishing Derbies happening in Algoma Country this summer. You have a chance to win amazing cash prizes, experience great fishing competition and camaraderie among fellow anglers.
Dubreuilville Fathers' Day Walleye Derby
June 15 - 16, 2013 Dubreuilville, Ontario
The Magpie River reservoir has many places to fish for walleye making it the perfect place for the community of Dubreuilville to host its annual Fathers' Day Walleye Derby.
Quick Facts about the 2013 Tournament:
- New 2013: Youth Angler Prize, Most Improved Team, 2 x $1000 mystery weight CASH prizes, big cash prizes for first, second, third, etc
- 6 Walleyes per day: total 12 walleyes per weekend
- April 15th 2013: 1st Early Bird Draw Fishing Trip (Loch Island Lodge)
- May 15th 2013: 2nd Early Bird Draw (PRINCECRAFT Fisherman 14 ft. boat)
For more information and to register for the derby visit the website www.dfdwd.com or phone (705) 884-2703
Kiwanis International Walleye Tournament
July 13 - 14, 2013 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario St. Marys River
Up to 80 boats with two anglers will set their sights on the first place prize of $10,000! The tournament kicks off with the Parade of Boats with free family activities all weekend.
Quick Facts about the 2013 Tournament:
- "Live-in-Water Weigh-ins"
- All inclusive registration includes boxed lunches, tickets to the Anglers Buffet Dinner and Entertainment
- Waterfront amenities, attractions all within walking distance of the tournament
For more information and to register visit the Kiwanis Tournament website www.kiwt.co or phone (705)946-7915
Wawa Salmon Derby
August 23 - 25 2013 Wawa, Ontario
Wawa's Superior Sporting Event is holding its 31st Annual Salmon Tournament on Lake Superior. Food, beverages, pancake breakfast, fish fry, Fisherman's dinner on Sunday, games, socials, prizes and events for the whole family.
Quick Facts about the 2013 Tournament:
- $6,000 cash for the largest salmon
- Early Bird Registration until July 31, 2013
- 5 Day Pre-Fishing Contest - August 17-21, 2013
For more information and to register visit the Wawa Salmon Derby website www.wawasalmonderby.com or phone Buck's Marina (705) 856-4488
Garden River Salmon Derby
August 24th and 25th 2013 Garden River, Ontario
For more information visit Ben's Bait & Tackle at www.bensbaitandtackle.ca
Garden River Powder Puff Salmon Derby
Saturday September 8, 2013 Garden River, Ontario
- Registration from 7am to 2pm
- Entry fee $50
- Boat Launch, Barbeque and Cash Prizes
For more information visit Ben's Bait & Tackle at www.bensbaitandtackle.ca
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Last updated April 18, 2013
Chuck and I chalked up another good fishing and boating season at Limerick Lake. We always enjoy our visits to Northern Ontario, especially at the lodge and meeting the friendly cottagers around the lake. Even my wife, Nancy, became a full-fledged bass angler at Limerick and always looks forward to her trips to the lake.
We enjoy occasional trips to the busy little town of Bancroft. They're doing a good job with the improvements to the lodge and cabins. The Limerick Lake web site is outstanding with its photos of successful anglers, lake activities and updates. It's a good source of information for anyone interested in a fishing trip to Limerick Lake, especially anglers from here in the states. As always, we are looking forward to our trips in the next year. As Chuck always says, "a vacation at Limerick Lake is good for whatever ails you."
I have been taking fishing trips in Northern Ontario for the past two years. Klotz Lake Camp is very clean, affordable for families, and easy to reach. The cabins they have are nicely situated, close to the washroom facility, and the fish cleaning station.
Being a family run business for more then 40 years, there is very little that the owners cannot help with. When it comes to directions the owners know where all of the best spots are. Whether it's a fishing hole that's hidden away, or a remote lake, these guys know their way around.
The washrooms are spotless and cleaned daily. They have cabins with cold running water, or more modern cabins with hot and cold with showers. For those wishing to take their RV, they have water and electric hook-ups in a quiet area past the boat launch, however we have had seven people fit comfortably in a cabin without any problems at all.
There are many lakes to fish from while visiting Klotz Lake Camp; Klotz Lake, Flynn Lake, Flint Lake, Peanut Lake, Batiste Lake, and Chowder Lake, just to name a few. If you need any supplies most of the lakes have a small store that has many supplies on hand, however the town on Longlac is only about a 30 minute drive away. Sometimes one of the owners (Mike and Toni) may be heading that way, they're always happy to pick up any supplies you may need.
I definitely would recommend Klotz Lake Camp to anyone looking for a great time fishing in Nothern Ontario. I have nothing but good things to say about this camp.
I cast to the outside of the weed growth and counted down my streamer. I started the retrieve with a quick jerk, then twitch. From deep in the weeds a large shadow appeared and followed the streamer. I quickly changed direction of the fly as to imitate a fleeing baitfish and the monster of a smallmouth attacked. This same scenario repeated itself all day long with fish averaging 4 pounds.
I have never been to a lake with so many large smallmouth bass. This most excellent trip started with a call to Adrian Hoke, owner of Misty Mountain Fly Shop / McCauley's Motel and Restaurant located on Highway 17 North in Havilland Bay. McCauley's Motel is unique in that it has very reasonably priced, clean and comfortable rooms along with an excellent restaurant with superb food, but also a full tackle shop along with a specialty full service fly shop.
Arrangements for boat rentals and guides can be made through this facility. This part of Algoma is known for its great runs of steelhead and salmon, but they also have excellent smallmouth bass fishing and walleye fishing. Numerous fish filled rivers and lakes are in close proximity of Misty Mountain Fly Shop. Whether you're a spin fisher or a fly fisher, Adrian can help you. His knowledge of the fishing industry is second to none. Advice is always free and if you had that special fly pattern, he can take one look at it and tie you up a copy exactly. I personally witnessed this as I was down to my last streamer pattern that was working, and Adrian made sure I had more for the next day's fishing.
I had an incredibly great time at this facility, and I would highly recommend Adrian Hoke at Misty Mountain Fly shop for your next fishing adventure. He can be contacted at (705) 649-5813 or visit their website www.mistymountainflyshop.com
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The Algoma region of Ontario is home to thousands of lakes and river systems teeming with Northern Pike, Walleye, Small and Largemouth Bass, varieties of Trout, and Salmon. Not only do we have the fish you love to catch but we have 3 types of fishing adventures you can book: drive-in fishing, train-in fishing and fly-in fishing. Algoma fishing lodges offer five-star accommodations, guides services and amenities to make your stay comfortable. For more information visit the Algoma website www.algomaflyfishing.com