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

Plumb the pools

While fishing a pool in a small creek, Ted hooked into this 21-inch, 3.5-pound beauty at last light using a gold #2 Mepps Aglia in-line spinner. Algonquin brook trout are larger on average in the lakes, but even small creeks can produce trophy fish in the spring. Focus on back eddies and deeper pools at S-bends where the creek widens.

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