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Wild brook trout on a fly

Remote outpost fishing on a wilderness lake is a must-do

For many fly fishers Brook trout are the ultimate species to catch on a fly. In Algoma Country there are numerous fly-in locations which are both accessible and affordable, and where there is outstanding fly fishing for wild trout. One of our favourites is White River Air Service, who run numerous remote outposts with outstanding wilderness fishing.

Remote outposts are essentially cottages located on wilderness lakes and are ideal for small to large groups of anglers. Fly fishers bring their own food, sleeping bags, and fishing gear—everything else is supplied.

White River Air Service has over a dozen remote outposts that feature fantastic fishing for northern pike and walleye. One location in particular is of special interest to fly fishers: Pinei Lake. This lake and river system, located in Pukaskwa National Park, is blessed with an abundance of wild native brook trout.

A brand-new cabin was just built at this location, which can hold up to four anglers comfortably. Two small 14-foot boats with 6 HP motors come with the outpost and allow fly fishers to either fish the Pinei lake or travel to the Bremner River.

The brook trout here vary in length—from 10 to 20 inches. Surprisingly, the rivers and streams hold the larger trout, who aggressively take both dry flies and streamers. This is a place where you will catch double-digit numbers of wild trout every day.

- Colin McKeown

Read the full article about fly fishing for brook trout.