11 expert tips for catching big Algonquin brook trout

Backcountry brookies

The best fishing is far afield, but the rewards are more than worth the effort

In mid-May, adventurer Jim Baird (pictured), his brother Ted and their friend Shawn James spent seven days paddling 120 kilometres in the backcountry of Algonquin Park, on the hunt for trophy brook trout. Winners of season four of the TV survival show Alone, Jim and Ted are expert paddlers, experienced outdoorsmen and accomplished anglers. Here, Jim shares some tips on how you can also get in on some amazing Algonquin brook trout action.

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