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umichjesse

North Shore pics - steelhead

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I made a whirlwind trip up the shore on Wednesday and Thursday. Hit most the rivers between Duluth and Grand Portage. It was my best day up trip ever fish wise. Usually I spend half my time taking pictures and have fishing, but the fishing was so good I only took a few photos.

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wow what a great assortment of shots!! love the fog shot with the rod in it,, what fun!! downrigging right?

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wow what a great assortment of shots!! love the fog shot with the rod in it,, what fun!! downrigging right?

nope not downrigging, the fish would hit my flies in the river and dash downstream into the lake where I would have to battle them in the river.

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Wow, looks like you found some fresh chrome too!

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Originally Posted By: panthrcat
wow what a great assortment of shots!! love the fog shot with the rod in it,, what fun!! downrigging right?

nope not downrigging, the fish would hit my flies in the river and dash downstream into the lake where I would have to battle them in the river.

ah I see,, I noticed the fly rods, but that image that I like so much with the bent rod and the big water, I thought that was a downriggin pic,, all great regardless!!!

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nice long nose sucker!

my personal favorite would have to be the 5th pic. but all are great shots!

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