We got back last Sunday from a week in Ontario. We have been making the trip to this cabin for about 8 years now and this was the slowest fishing week that I have had in all of our trips. That was somewhat disappointing since the last couple of years I have learned a good bit about the walleye fishing and had enjoyed good results. We only managed 4 walleye on the whole trip. We were doing better than that on every outing in the prior couple of years. I think much of the problem was the weather. On the first morning out fishing it downpoured and we had several downpours in the first couple of days. Then a major cold front sat on top of us for most of the week. The temps were around 60 for highs and low 40's for lows. I was marking a lot of fish but they were much deeper than normal and they had major lockjaw. In the past we had good success on worm harnesses but this year they would not produce much. We tried jigging twister tails, some tipped with minnows. I tried some blade baits. We tried casting cranks at times when the fish seemed to be moving a bit shallower. We trolled a bit. I tried Lindy-rigged minnows. However none of these tactics worked much. There always used to be decent pike fishing as well up until the past couple of years but that did not bother us too much because the walleye fishing had been very good. However, this year we tried to hit the pike a bit more. We only managed to land 5 pike as well which is pretty disappointing. A few years ago I was averaging 50+ pike just by myself! My father-in-law did manage to get a 30" pike one day while short lining right next to the boat. That was rather exciting and was actually the largest one he has ever caught. Unfortunately that was the one day that I had forgotten the camera at the cabin. This was also the same trip that he caught a largemouth nearly 4 pounds which was probably his largest bass to date as well. I was bummed that I missed those photo opportunities. He really just started taking up fishing in the last few years on these trips to Canada so he has not had a lot of opportunities in the past. We caught a few bass with the largest being nearly 4 pounds. I had a hawg largemouth follow my topwater lure from the reeds all the way to the boatside before turning away. I was mad at myself because I had gotten careless with the presentation and began quickly dragging the lure the last few feet toward the boat quickly to get the next cast in. It was after doing this once that I saw him right as I was beginning to raise it from the water. He appeared to be at least in the 5-6 pound range. Another thing that was going on in the lake that I am wondering if it may have an impact was that there was a pretty major insect hatch going on. I am not that experienced at identification of the insects but these were everywhere at night and always a few around during the day as well. They looked like an overgrown mosquito at first glance because they had a fatter rear section to them. When you looked closely at them they actually had an abdomen section that more closely resemble that of a wasp or hornet in that it had rings around it. I don't think that these ever bit us but they were unbelievably thick. I am wondering if these were being fed on by the perch and perhaps the walleyes in their larval stage as they were coming up? If anyone has any idea on the species I would be interested to know what they were. I tried to do a little research but was unable to find a good resource for pictures to identify them. Like a dummy I never even thought to snap a digital photo of them. Also, I am curious to hear anyones take on how this may have affected the fishing and what you may have done differently to try and catch fish. We had a couple of occasions where there were some unidentified fish feeding very aggressively over the deepest portion of the lake (40 feet) in the middle of the morning. The fish were light in color. They appeared to be too light in color for bass. I suspected trout but in my experience at this lake we have never caught a trout of any type. Most appeared to be rather good size, at least a few pounds. Most were striking at the surface in a rolling fashion but there were a few that broke above the surface and I saw one smaller one that went straight upward and completely cleared the water. Although he was further away he really looked a lot like a trout around a foot long. This lake has a small stream feeding through it and then goes into the Mississauga River not too far downstream so I suppose they could move into the lake fairly easily. I found a paper up there that mention that salmon can be caught in the upper end of the lake during the spawn as well. I did not have a fly rod with me to try when they started feeding on the top. I tried throwing a small spinner but had no luck. I did manage to get a few pictures and I will post a couple when I remember to get my USB cord. All in all, we still had a very relaxing trip despite the lack of fish caught.