Record Pike at Whitewater Lake - Wilderness North

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Record Pike at Whitewater Lake

Ryan Lacey, Wilderness North guideHello from Striker’s Point Lodge. We’ve had another great week here on Whitewater Lake.
The Allen group of five from Greendale, Wisconsin, and Missouri joined us for their first ever fly in fishing trip. On his first day, and first catch of the day, skilled angler Jeff  hooked into a big fish while trolling down river near the “grassy island” across from the Bay Of Pigs with a 3-inch Daredevil spoon. The big northern pike had a lot of fight, running multiple times, the drag screaming until Jeff raised the monster pike from the depths and could not believe his eyes. Once netted, the Northern Pike measured in at a whopping 50.5 inches. This is Ontario trophy pike fishingour season’s best – so far – and is in the lead for biggest pike in northern Ontario. But Fall is the time for our big, summer fed Northerns to get into their pre-winter feeding frenzy – and look out. As if that wasn’t enough, two days later I had the pleasure of taking the guys up to the narrows and while jigging for walleye, Jeff Allen again hooked into a big pike – on 6 lb test line, and a straight jig – he pulled in a 41-inch northern. These anglers had quite a week, and this fly in trip was above and beyond their highest expectations.

We had a great time with Steve from Wayland, Massachusetts and friend Russ from Willoughby Hill, Ohio who arrived for their first time trip to Striker’s Point. These pike fishermen ventured into all areas of the lake, fishing back bays, rocky shorelines and around islands. They managed to find some pike, a lot of “hammer handles” – and few nice 30-inch size pikes. They enjoyed the boreal forest’s scenery of northern Ontario. They fished hard during the days and kicked back at night. Hope to see you again guys!

Rod and five friends from Oshkosh, Wisconsin flew in direct from Thunder Bay for a return trip to big Whitewater Lake. These guys got numerous walleye, mostly in the 18-22-inch size and few fat 24-inch walleye as well. Fishing around the main lake islands as well as the “narrows” worked out very well for them. They had great fishing at “The Newfie Hole” and some awesome wildlife viewing including two friendly eagles.

Once again, we all enjoyed our week with all our guests, and hope to see them all here once again at Strike’rs Point Lodge.
….Ryan Lacey

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