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shebs  
#1 Posted : Monday, September 5, 2016 6:52:11 PM(UTC)
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There was a thread a while back where someone commented about how some brook trout are super dark and have almost purple bellies...and I made a note to plan a trip up to the north shore. I used the holiday weekend to make it happen.

Some of the photos are slightly out of focus...still trying to figure out the new phone and its terrible auto focus, sorry lol

Beautiful fish, but mostly, they're tiny.
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This is a big one for this tiny stream!
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Amazing scenery, amazing fish.
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Sometimes you go looking for small streams listed on the DNR maps, and google tells you to take this road...
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And you find another way there.
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Monday morning it was pouring, so I bailed early, but managed to find a nice stream on the way home.
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Definitely put on some miles this weekend, and my poor car is now half blue and half red-clay-dirt-road-mud, but it was worth it.

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West Branch  
#2 Posted : Monday, September 5, 2016 8:59:20 PM(UTC)
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The north shore is definitely a different world. Thanks for posting some shots of the beautiful scenery along with those nice little brookies. It's been many years since I've been up that way. Maybe next summer a little road trip would be in order.
donjuan  
#3 Posted : Monday, September 5, 2016 10:52:02 PM(UTC)
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Wow those are some awesome fish. Very cool trip. Never really explored that area at all
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, September 6, 2016 1:23:25 AM(UTC)
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Great fish, and the scenery is unbelievable.
William Schlafer  
#5 Posted : Tuesday, September 6, 2016 6:49:49 AM(UTC)
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Gorgeous looking Trout Shebs!

I have a brother who lives in Duluth, and every trip up there I'm amazed at the scenery, geology, and amazing looking lakes, rivers and streams. Love those rust colored rock bluffs.


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catbag  
#6 Posted : Tuesday, September 6, 2016 7:45:55 AM(UTC)
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I love that area - but it seems like totally different fishing than what I am used to and I never seem to have as good of luck as you did. Great looking fish!
shebs  
#7 Posted : Tuesday, September 6, 2016 9:59:39 AM(UTC)
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West Branch wrote:
The north shore is definitely a different world. Thanks for posting some shots of the beautiful scenery along with those nice little brookies. It's been many years since I've been up that way. Maybe next summer a little road trip would be in order.


donjuan wrote:
Wow those are some awesome fish. Very cool trip. Never really explored that area at all


catbag wrote:
I love that area - but it seems like totally different fishing than what I am used to and I never seem to have as good of luck as you did. Great looking fish!


I recommend it very highly.

It seems to me the further up the shore you go, the better the fishing gets. Lots of the streams up there are so tiny as to be unfishable, but if you put in the time, you'll find some gems. I also had some recon from Brevitz and Dullyouth, so I can't take all the credit for my success Razz

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NBrevitz  
#8 Posted : Tuesday, September 6, 2016 4:33:52 PM(UTC)
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catbag wrote:
I love that area - but it seems like totally different fishing than what I am used to and I never seem to have as good of luck as you did. Great looking fish!

The first few times I went up there, I completely got my ass kicked... Get north of Two Harbors, there are good streams near Duluth but they get pressured to a much greater degree. Once you crack the code, you'll want to go up every weekend
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lightningo2  
#9 Posted : Tuesday, September 6, 2016 8:37:55 PM(UTC)
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Great Job Shebs! I am one jealous S.O.B right now. I haven't done much fishing due to being a new daddy.
catbag  
#10 Posted : Wednesday, September 7, 2016 5:13:45 AM(UTC)
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NBrevitz wrote:
catbag wrote:
I love that area - but it seems like totally different fishing than what I am used to and I never seem to have as good of luck as you did. Great looking fish!

The first few times I went up there, I completely got my ass kicked... Get north of Two Harbors, there are good streams near Duluth but they get pressured to a much greater degree. Once you crack the code, you'll want to go up every weekend



Appreciate the advice, I'll have to take another whack at it this fall!
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