Big Kaby Lake is by Ontario standards a shallow lake. The average depth is just 14 feet and Big Kaby is dotted with countless islands, back bays that support weed beds and a seemingly endless supply of 18-22 inch walleye.
Backtrolling 1/4 ounce Bait Rigs Odd’ ball jigs tipped with live minnows proved to be all the fishing savvy we needed to boat walleye after walleye after walleye. My guests Gary Melvin and Tim Link kept asking me what color jig would produce best. In all honesty that detail didn’t matter much. Regardless of the jig color, our group caught walleye almost at will.
|Big Kaby Lake is dotted with countless islands and shallow weedy bays |
that hold scary amounts of walleye. The Fishing 411 crew averaged
40 fish days back trolling Odd’ Ball Jigs tipped with live minnows.
Using a monofilament leader saved me a few bucks. The sensitivity of Maxima 8 Strand Braid made it easy for us to detect weeds and also to snap our jigs free of the salad. Most of our bites came as the jig was pulling free of the weeds and free falling back to bottom.
|Mari Romanack enjoyed a little “down time” at the lodge between filming |
sessions. The American Plan package offered by Pine Portage Lodge
includes amazing home cooked meals that “lure" you off the
lake every evening.
A jig, a lively minnow and some low stretch braid added up to one of the most memorable fishing trips the Fishing 411 crew has enjoyed in years. Fishing in comfort from 16 foot boats with swivel chairs and flat floors added to the experience.
To be honest, I can’t remember the last time I caught so many walleyes without ever having to leave my boat seat! Pine Portage Lodge is located in Ontario’s Algoma Country, not far from Wawa, Ontario. For details on this awesome camp and walleye fishery, visit www.algomacountry.com, www.fishthefinest.com or check out the www.fishing411.net site for more fishing tips and suggestions.