There’s a fish with your name on it in Nipigon and Hot Take Angling will help you catch it! With Captain Ayden at the helm, you’ll benefit from years of knowledge and experience.

Local species include Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Lake Trout, Muskie, Rainbow Trout (Steelhead), Brown Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and more. On the day of your trip, you’re likely to use light or heavy tackle. Capt. Ayden also offers fly fishing on request.

Any fish within the legal limit is yours to keep. Plus, you can have your catch cleaned. How’s that for fresh seafood?

Your adventure begins aboard an 18’ Alumacraft aluminum fishing boat with a capacity for 4 passengers. It comes with all the essentials no fishing machine can run without. Your captain will provide rods and reels, along with lures.

Before coming aboard, you may be required to buy a local fishing license for everyone in your group. This information is usually available online, or you can ask the captain. Some species might be protected or require a tag to keep them, so make sure you know what to expect.

A few items to bring include sunblock (non-spray), bottled water, and sunglasses. Drinks will be available for you. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, but try to avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles. There will be some light snacks included on board.

If there’s more you’d like to know about fishing with Hot Take Angling, just send Capt. Ayden a message down below.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Niagara River
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $494
    Fishing the famous Niagara River for Lake Trout, Steelhead, and Brown Trout, spring and fall are amazing on the river. Numerous fish and the average size are fantastic with giants caught regularly.
    Targeted fish
    Lake Trout
    Lake Trout
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Detroit River
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - May 1
    US $494
    Experience the incredible walleye fishing of the Detroit River, the run from Lake Erie boasts an incredible average size and numerous fish with limits being caught on most days.
    Targeted fish
    Walleye
    Walleye
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Lake Erie
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $494
    Monster Smallmouth Bass on Lake Erie, spring and fall, catching these fish deep, super fat fish with incredible daily numbers, 25lb+ bags are common.
    Targeted fish
    Perch (Yellow)
    Yellow Perch
    Bass (Smallmouth)
    Smallmouth Bass
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Lake St. Clair
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Nov 15
    US $494
    Chase monster Muskie in the fall on Lake St. Clair, fall is when the biggest fattest fish come out to play. The number of quality fish on Lake St. Clair is unmatched.
    Targeted fish
    Muskellunge (Musky)
    Muskellunge (Musky)
  • Private trip
    Full day Trip – Nipigon
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 20 - Sep 15
    US $523
    Chasing 20”+ Brook Trout, 40”+ Pike, and big Lake Trout on the Nipigon River, Lake Nipigon, and Lake Superior. We utilize many different launches and will pick the best one based on your desired species and the weather conditions. We accommodate fly and conventional anglers.
    Targeted fish
    Pike (Northern)
    Northern Pike
    Lake Trout
    Lake Trout
    Brook Trout
    Brook Trout
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FAQs about Hot Take Angling

Hot Take Angling offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $680 per group, additional CA $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip - Niagara River (8 hours)
  • CA $680 per group, additional CA $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Detroit River (8 hours)
  • CA $680 per group, additional CA $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Lake Erie (8 hours)
  • CA $680 per group - Full Day Trip – Lake St. Clair (10 hours)
  • CA $720 per group, additional CA $50 per person after 2 guests - Full day Trip – Nipigon (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Hot Take Angling, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Hot Take Angling include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (For Walleye, small Pike and small Lakers)
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Flies, rods/reels can be arranged, bring own )

Hot Take Angling offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Hot Take Angling offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Hot Take Angling include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Brook Trout
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Muskellunge (Musky)
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Walleye

Meet the Captain

Ayden Ricker-Held
Nipigon, Ontario, Canada
3 Customer reviews
Response time 7 hours
Member since March 2023
I have been fishing my whole life, guiding across Ontario, and fishing tournaments, I have a degree diploma and a master's in researching fishing feeding habits.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Brook Trout Brook Trout
Brown Trout Brown Trout
Lake Trout Lake Trout

Boat specs

Alumacraft (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 90HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 19 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
For Walleye, small Pike and small Lakers
Snacks
Drinks
Fly Fishing Equipment
Flies, rods/reels can be arranged, bring own

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Nipigon to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
You Keep Catch
Selective harvest on Walleye, Lake Trout, Pike
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release is our practice
Catch and Release Mandatory
All Brook Trout, Muskie, etc. will be released

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Bank Transfer

Customer reviews

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Bryan P.
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Fantastic Full Day Trip with Ayden

VERIFIED   Full day Trip – Nipigon on July 13, 2023
Ayden was awesome. He gave us options on where to fish based on what was biting and the weather conditions. He had great knowledge...
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Alan S.
Jersey City, NJ
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Brook trout, Pike and Smallmouth

VERIFIED   Full day Trip – Nipigon on August 22, 2023
Ayden went the extra mile to get us on fish. He doesn’t stop trying and we had a lot of fun fishing with him. He said we”d...
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Full Day Fishing with Ayden

VERIFIED   Full day Trip – Nipigon on August 23, 2023
Had a second trip with Ayden and wish we had another. Today featured a 22 1/2 inch Brook trout. We fished 3 amazing lakes in...
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