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Last chance brook trout

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September is drawing near and with it comes the end of brook trout season where I live. These are the days of fine colour and wonderful cool air. Waters are easier to wade and the general feeling is one of serenity. I'll be heading out to one of my favourite brook trout lakes this week. I'll take fly rod and inflatable pontoon boat. Later, I'll visit a cherished river and make a day of it. This month hunting season begins in earnest. Soon, I'll trade fly rod for bow, rifle and shotgun. Time is running out to pursue those last...

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A big bass day....

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I had some free  time this afternoon, so I took the inflatable pontoon boat to a lake I hadn't fished since winter. Usually, this is where we catch our lake trout through the ice. This time I was looking for smallmouh bass. I caught four  in less than an hour and kept these two. All fish caught were more than two pounds. The bottom fish was 19 inches and weighed 4 pounds according to a good scale. The top fish was 18 and I guessed it to be 3 pounds. Both were caught on black woolly buggers with sinking line...

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My favourite moments on the water

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....always look like this these days. There is something about working hard for the fish you catch that makes angling seem even more worthwhile. Trolling from spot to spot, fishing the water with long casts and deep retrieves and feeling the hook up from a perch on an unobtrusive platform in the middle of a quiet lake, all these things add to the experience and make these summer days even more memorable.    

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Here's a little video about fly fishing for smallies.

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