Brook Trout Fishing:
Fishing for brook trout (speckled trout) is a long-standing tradition at Carpenter Lake. Since 1951, the person catching the largest trout becomes a member of the "Spec Club" and his name is engraved on a large replicate fishing lure that hangs in the lodge.
Many of the smaller lakes in our area (see fishing and recreational map) are the home of brook trout. Brook trout and Rainbow trout also live in the clean clear waters of the Thessalon River and its various tributaries. Large lakes are dominated by lake trout but also have brook trout that can be caught with light tackle in sheltered bays.
Reaching the brook trout lakes requires travel of up to an hour's duration by some combination of driving, boating and portaging or using all-terrain vehicles or our 4-seater ATV. Twelve-foot boats with oars are located on these lakes and are good for groups of up to 2 or 3 fishermen. In many instances, you need not bring an outboard motor although our lightweight motors can be rented and carried to these lakes with a minimum of effort.