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

Hit the rapids

You can often find trout in the shallows of rapids. However, if you’re not finding them there, cast rubber leeches on jig heads or weighted hooks to fish deeper water at the base of rapids where they pour into lakes. That’s how my brother Ted Baird (above) caught this beautiful brookie.

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