Chris, my wife Corine and a few friends headed out or a couple days, spending a night in the small town of Nipigon, ON, home of the famous Nipigon River, surrounded by endless angling opportunities.
We started the first day fishing a lake trout lake, fishing with a variety of Pautzke prepped baits.
For our set lines, were were running exclusively dead baits; herring, smelt or anchovies, brined in Fire Brine. These baits turned out to produce most of our fish throughout the day, with a couple fish coming on jigging lines. On the jigging lines, we were running mainly tubes or MMJJ jigflies, tipped with either brined smelt or dead fire dyed minnows.
Throughout the day we caught a number of beautiful lake trout, and a few Ling provided us action throughout the day; every one of these coming on a dead bait.
We fished until late afternoon, taking a break and heading to Nipigon to check into the hotel, and grab a bite to eat. After dark, we headed out again, for a bit of a different experience; targeting Ling at night. We setup a couple portable shelters, had a bonfire going, and set out our lines; all set lines with brined dead baits on them. We were fishing mainly glow in the dark Northland jigs, with these brined dead baits, and it was dynamite. We finally packed up around 230 am, quite hesitantly, as the fishing was steady all night long. We could've stayed or hours more, but realized we had to get up again the next morning.
We headed out early the next morning, targeting stocked brook trout this time, fishing live Fire Dyed minnows and worms, either on set lines or tipping jigs and spoons with them. It was without a doubt the most incredible day of brook trout fishing I have ever seen, and we lost count somewhere in the neighbourhood of 30+ stocked brookies. Amazing fishing, on a perfect day. Life was good!