Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Success, of sorts.

small fish of the day

Well, just a quick one while in town re-supplying.  I finally got into some fish yesterday, I'll post a picture of the smallest one.  The key right now seems to be fishing the first and last couple of hours of the day.  I've had no success with streamers whatsoever, and it has been very windy, to the point of making it dangerous to cast the 350 grain streamer line I have.  I've got one nice welt to show for it.  We kayaked up the canyon from Jessie Lake all the way to Pine Portage dam.  The canyon is lovely, the thought that this entire system has been tamed for hydro power is not.  Still, the brook trout are here, and if you fish the peak periods you have a shot at some decent fish.  All the locals are grumbling about the poor fishing, and we ran into a very nice local guide who got out his aerial photos of the river when he found out what we were doing, and shared tips and fly suggestions.  When he came back in at dusk he said the fishing was terrible, that there was a huge school of smelt stacked up at Split Rock, and that his client had missed a large fish that day.
near Pine Portage dam

Our Kayak trip yesterday was the highlight thus far- gorgeous scenery, a long paddle, and an exciting trip back against 30+ mile per hour winds and a high splashy chop on the lake.  We're in town to re-supply and then explore a couple of other rivers today.  I'll do more comprehensive posts later.

Storm at sunrise

7 comments:

  1. Holy guacamole. Not too shabby for a "small" brookie! Good work, and watch out for those wayward sinking lines in the wind!

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  2. Glad we got to see the "little" one :-)

    The scenery looks amazing. Looking forward to more.

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  3. That's the kind of poor fishing I'd like to experience. Nice Brookie!

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  4. I'll get excited when you post pics of the typical canadian pike,...IF you can catch one. Haha.

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  5. One of your so-so days is epic for me lately.

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  6. That's a thick brookie. Seems like you're spoiled already. Send more pics.

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  7. A great looking brookie! Hope the winds die down for you soon!

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