Grey Trout Lake Fly-in Outpost Camp:
Features: Also known as Faircloth Lake - Awesome Lake Trout fishing and non-stop Walleye along the shore. Monster Northern Pike getting big and fat on all those Lake Trout.
Northwest of Nakina, Ontario, within the Geraldton District, lie some of the province's very best fly-in fishing opportunities for walleyes and northern pike. Grey Trout Lake (a.k.a. Faircloth Lake) is one such fly-in site - home to big northern pike and innumerable walleyes. Clear and cool, the 4-mile long, narrow lake also supports an overlooked population of lake trout. The rocky shorelines and main points fall quickly into 7 to 12 feet of water - perfect foraging areas for hungry walleyes on grey, cloudy, windy, even rainy days or during low-light periods early and late in the day. We discovered that the worse the weather, the better the fishing got.
Several main lake points, rock-strewn bays, sharply defined weedlines, and stretches of wave-washed shoreline made ideal areas for trolling or casting crankbaits and in-line spinners. Any rocky area, especially fast breaking shorelines and shoals, always held walleyes. The lake's few weedy areas were perfect for daytime trolling runs, casting spoons for pike, or float fishing a worm under the cover of darkness.
As they are across Ontario's north, twistertail jigs are the most consistent lures for catching the lake's abundant 1 to 4-pound walleyes. Trolled along the 9-foot contour, worked down a sharp breakline, or inched across a point / bar, a simple jig & worm combo tempted scores of walleyes during our short stay. The biggest walleye, an 8-1/4 pounder (released) also fell victim to a twistertail jig (as did a 39-inch northern !)
Also available from Grey Trout Lake is a series of back lakes, but "Big Sam" deserves special attention and is well worth the trouble of accessing it because of the incredible trophy pike fishing available there.
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