The lake was very high with the tops of lilly pads and cabbage plants buried deep. Early week was rather cool with heavy rains with the second half of the week turning warmer and clearer. A light mayfly hatch was continual. This was the poorest week of fishing in my last dozen Canada trips. The lake has few large weed beds, we went to the far north end with extensive shallow weed beds and could only coax a couple small 18-20" pike into the boat each day. We tried the usual Wabler spoons, daredeveil spoons, bombers, rapalas, spinnerbaits, and i could go on for a while. The only thing remotely consistent approach was trolling shad raps along deeper rocky shorelines and then we only produced a few 22-25" pike on good days. We had a couple days where it took half a day to catch our first fish. The walleye were picked up trolling but the quantity most days was just a couple with the biggest at only 19". While I can be convicted of failing to jig enough, the neighbors at the camp jigged long hours and barely produced enough for a meal and they are Bisco veterens. The cabins at Biscotasing Sportsman Lodge are new, clean, and well equipped including satellite TV. At $396 for two out the door, that's reasonable. In conclusion, I am skeptical of pike quantity in Biscotasing. Wonder how dam water level control affects lake at spawn. We either had a bad 1/2 week of weather and super high water to hinder us (we've never had such bad pike fishing anywhere else) or the lake in not the best for pike. A dead Eagle fishfinder really frustrated us somewhat though. We're not big time walleye anglers so all I can say as they were there, but no one was hammering them. The lake is so large with so few boats and people, it can't be fished out. Bottom line: I'll go back to Remigny Lake in Quebec again or try Georgian Bay or West arm of Nipissing next year with a new boat. Notes to self: 1) Bring two fishfinders if made by Eagle/Lowrance as it will work at home and not at the lake. 2) A 50 mile graded logging road may be a bit too much for my EZ loader trailer with 12" tires and small springs, but I'll have a new leaf spring, fender, and lost parts on the passenger side in a week or so. 3) Bring more tools, bolts, and hardware for the unexpected trailer repairs when springs break and tires/fenders get destroyed by fender bolts. 4) Buy new boat with heavy duty trailer 5) Replace the numberous lost lures that were tossed and trolled in vain to catch the elusive 40"+ pike.