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Nipigon June 2019


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#1 ihang10

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 04:03 PM

Spent three days fishing Jessie Lk, Lk Nipigon and the Black Sturgeon river. Weather was unseasonably cold, summer is late and our guide opined prime brook fishing is probably 1-2 weeks away. We booked last week to hit the prime season of course.

Of the Brooks we caught, smallest was 16 and the largest was 24; half of our catch was over 20. The smaller brooks were in Lake Nipigon and the hawgs were in Jessie. What a massive system of water they have there. The occasional pike, whitefish, herring of some sort were mixed in and kept you engaged in between Speck hookups.

The last night there we went on the Sturgeon river and waded for a few hours after dinner. Once we got the hole dialed in, we were catching walleye on every-other cast, with a pike and smallie mixed in. Biggest walleye was 24-ish. Day earlier reports had sturgeon and steelheads in the water, but we didnt see any.

7-weight full sink lines at times were not enough for the current. I fished 300 & 350gr lines. Weighted white smelt (bunny), olive zonkers a pine squirrel muddlers.

All-in-all, we caught seven different species of fish.

While not a yearly trip for me, Id do it again after I check off a few other places I want to go.

#2 mikechell

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 06:54 PM

Nice report ... and pictures?


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#3 ihang10

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 08:09 PM

I have no idea how to link pictures from imgur. Ive tried to before with no success.

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 09:37 AM

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using imgur, just click "copy" and paste into your forum thread

 

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#5 ihang10

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 04:28 PM

The mobile app doesnt give me the bb post option.

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 05:27 PM

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#7 ihang10

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 08:13 AM

Finally got on my computer:

 

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Here's the derby winner:

 

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 08:18 AM

wow! great photos


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#9 steeldrifter

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 09:11 AM

Absolute beauties! I've always heard about the huge brookies in Nipigon. Would love to get there myself someday.


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#10 ihang10

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 12:03 PM

Absolute beauties! I've always heard about the huge brookies in Nipigon. Would love to get there myself someday.

 

From where you live, it would be an easy trip to do.  

 

Third picture, 7wt, green rod, black reel in the background; you built that for me 3-4 years ago.  It was serving me well on this trip until I tore up my full-sink line and had to switch to my 8wt.



#11 Mark Knapp

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 12:34 PM

This thread and all of them are 100 percent better with the pictures. Thanks for showing them.



#12 mikechell

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 12:46 PM

Those patterns with the purple/pink spots are very pretty.

 

Thank you for posting those pictures.


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#13 ihang10

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 02:37 PM

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 02:53 PM

Thanks for the report.  You had a great trip.  I love seeing those brook trout.



#15 steeldrifter

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 03:52 PM

Man I tell ya, I could sit by that stone fireplace all night long! Beautiful.


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