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hiknmike  
#11 Posted : Wednesday, March 21, 2018 2:41:42 AM(UTC)
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I made an account just to chime in and say I floated the Sutton two summers ago. I was everything they say. Mouse and streamers for 20" brookies. Incredible. Saw bear and caribou from the canoe. Very easy float and the fishing was easy even though we had no guide.


I thought you were legally required to have a guide?
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We booked through Hearst Air and we definitely didn't have to have a guide. They did tow our boats downstream a ways and gave us suggestions for the first place to camp so maybe that counted as having a guide. Two thing I would say about the trip... the water temp above the Aquatuk was scary high in places and the trout were sluggish at times. I saw a temperature monitor on that first day so I wonder if they are researching that. The fishing below the Aquatuk was beyond belief and I might focus more time there and less above it if I could do it over again. Also please follow the single barbless hook rule. These migratory fish lack clotting agents in their blood while in the river and will bleed out from small wounds.

If I knew a more skilled whitewater canoeist, I would float the Asheweig in a heartbeat.
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#12 Posted : Wednesday, March 21, 2018 11:20:11 AM(UTC)
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On my Bucket list Brook trout and Polar bears
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William Schlafer on 3/21/2018(UTC)
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#13 Posted : Wednesday, March 21, 2018 5:58:02 PM(UTC)
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Mousing for Monster Brook Trout in the Canadian wilderness - sounds like a trip of a lifetime!


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aaron14  
#14 Posted : Friday, March 23, 2018 3:38:21 AM(UTC)
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I stayed at Pasha Lake Cabins near Lake Nipigon last year for a work vacation. None of my coworkers are trout guys, so we spent a couple days fishing the smaller lakes for walleyes, Nipigon for big pike (those things are a blast on a fly), and one day -- more like half a day -- fishing for brookies on a Nipigon tributary. Although fishing from a 21 ft boat isn't my ideal way to fish for trout, it's tough to argue with the results! I believe all our brookies were over 18", with the average around 22". Here's my biggest, a 24", caught on a black and orange Cheech Leech.

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#15 Posted : Friday, March 23, 2018 4:54:11 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: aaron14 Go to Quoted Post
I stayed at Pasha Lake Cabins near Lake Nipigon last year for a work vacation. None of my coworkers are trout guys, so we spent a couple days fishing the smaller lakes for walleyes, Nipigon for big pike (those things are a blast on a fly), and one day -- more like half a day -- fishing for brookies on a Nipigon tributary. Although fishing from a 21 ft boat isn't my ideal way to fish for trout, it's tough to argue with the results! I believe all our brookies were over 18", with the average around 22". Here's my biggest, a 24", caught on a black and orange Cheech Leech.

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Good Gawd!

OhMyGod OhMyGod Woot

Had to pick my jaw up off the floor.


Labrador, Shlabrador.


So is that a river fish or does it come in from the Lake?

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Guillermo  
#16 Posted : Friday, March 23, 2018 6:42:26 AM(UTC)
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My aim for 2018 is to provide a picture of a Brookie just like Aaron's fish above.

Except it will be taken from the bowels of northern Wisconsin.

I realize this is likely unattainable.

But, I will try.

Tomorrow is not guaranteed.

Live it up folks.
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NBrevitz  
#17 Posted : Friday, March 23, 2018 3:25:25 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Guillermo Go to Quoted Post
My aim for 2018 is to provide a picture of a Brookie just like Aaron's fish above.

Except it will be taken from the bowels of northern Wisconsin.

I realize this is likely unattainable.

But, I will try.

Tomorrow is not guaranteed.

Live it up folks.

Good grief man😂 20 is a horse, yet possible, but 24?! I wish you the best of luck
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aaron14  
#18 Posted : Friday, March 23, 2018 5:30:38 PM(UTC)
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Good Gawd!

OhMyGod OhMyGod Woot

Had to pick my jaw up off the floor.


Labrador, Shlabrador.


So is that a river fish or does it come in from the Lake?


I was pretty excited when we got it in the net too, to say the absolute least. The photo doesn't even do the fish justice -- that thing was so tall. It ruined fishing around here for me for a while.

We were up there in early September so I imagine it spent most of the year in the lake then moved into the river to spawn in the fall.

Pasha Lake Cabins is an awesome drive-to location, especially if you're into walleye and pike fishing as well!

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Guillermo  
#19 Posted : Friday, March 23, 2018 11:31:58 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: NBrevitz Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Guillermo Go to Quoted Post
My aim for 2018 is to provide a picture of a Brookie just like Aaron's fish above.

Except it will be taken from the bowels of northern Wisconsin.

I realize this is likely unattainable.

But, I will try.

Tomorrow is not guaranteed.

Live it up folks.

Good grief man😂 20 is a horse, yet possible, but 24?! I wish you the best of luck


Thanks Boss.

It was less than 5 years ago a picture was provided of a brook trout just shy of 23 inches taken in a headwater pond/lake in Langlade County. One of the fattest fish I've ever seen. Other than that, the biggest one I know of recently was just over 19 taken a couple springs ago along the border of Forest and Oconto County.

Is it possible these fish were pond-raised in someone's backyard like what was likely the case for the state record brookie taken in the "Prairie River" in 1944? Sure. But the story for the 23 incher was pretty convincing and more than believable. It certainly gives a guy on an impossible mission hope that it could be done.

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