Sandra Cheung
Sandra Cheung

Trophy lakers, gigantic crappies and 60 pounds of bass

Trophy lakers, gigantic crappies and 60 pounds of bass

The OC team hits the hardwater to work on stories for our Winter 2016 issue.

Art director Sandra Cheung and I recently shouldered the heavy burden of traveling to Kenora, Ontario, to fish Gord Pyzer’s home waters. Talk about an ice-fishing education. Gotta love fishing in northern Ontario: www.ontariotravel.net/gofish.

Secret lake, secret bait

First trout
Sandra Cheung

On our first day, we fished a waterbody Gord would only call Secret Backcountry Lake #4. Conditions were tough with high winds, grey skies and slushy shin-deep snow, but I connected with this fine lake trout around noon. In its mouth is a secret bait (think tube jig, dressed for a nightclub). You’ll be hearing about it soon.

Send this to a friend