To Hawk Wawa and Home

Just returned from one of our extended shoots in Northern Ontario. This trip had us accompanied by Jack Summers of Radioworld . Our first stop was a drive to the Air Dale base at Hawk Junction and a flight intoApisabigo Lake for some Walleye fishing. This is a classic, gorgeous little lake about 2X3 miles with lots of structure. The fishing was a bit tough (I think we were at the end of a Mayfly hatch, by now the fishing should be back to 100%) but we still caught loads of eating sized Walleye as well as fish up to 4+ pounds. There are many reports of fish exceeding 30 inches (10+pounds) from here. The highlight of this portion of the trip though was the hospitality that the Air Dale boys put on for us. Steve Dale flew us in and then took the time to give us the lay of the water, recommending Walleye hotspots that they have discovered in the past. Gary McMillan and son-in-law Glen were our chefs for the stay and man can Gary cook and man did we eat! All in all, it was a great trip… well except that Angelo broke his ankle on our last day there!

Our next stop was over to Pine Portage Lodge on Kaby Lake (thanks to Air Dale for flying us directly to the lodge and Gary for the use of his 15 Mercury). This is a full blown fishing lodge (Apisabigo is an outpost camp) with all the bells and whistles. The Mayfly hatch was finished here and the summer fishing was in full swing. Again we caught loads of Walleye (we literally caught fish at every location that our guide brought us to). We found a great little hotspot on a reef that was loaded with fish but soon discovered that the 3 – 4 pounders were in a bit different area. They were close to boulders that were essentially weed free. Jigs were the ticket here. We ended the day with a 27.5”er that will make a great TV fish. Thanks to Betty and the crew for another wonderful experience in Algoma Country!

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