Nipigon river (flyfishing question)

Discussion in 'Canada' started by mabs, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. mabs

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    this is not directly related to motorcycling but, I'm planning to kill a couple days in sept by doing a lap of lake superior and I've heard that there are/were football sized trout in the nipigon river. If I just happened to have my pack rod along is there access by foot to any decent fishing or am I going to be miffed that I'm not in a drift boat?

    thanks mabs
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  2. freeflow

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    I just lapped the lake over the weekend (again) and stayed in Nippigon on Saturday..not much there BTW....overpriced ($80US) dumpy motels IMO...I'd stay further east in Schrieber or Terrace Bay..
    as far as fishing, let me get back to you.

    one of the guys I work with is a die hard fly fishermman and has spent alot of time in that area and north towards Beardsmore
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  3. freeflow

    freeflow get in or go in

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    my flyfishing contact at work that knows the area tells me this...


    email the Ministry of Natural resources - Rob Swainsen..he is the local guru...and google Scott Earl Smith, a local guide with info...

    nippigon river is big and swift he says, he would not wade it...

    otherwise, for foot access.....you can wade the Limestone Creek (in nippigon) and the Fraiser River and Black Sturgeon River would be doable...a road upstream that goes along it

    large muddler minnows, large woolybuggers, large olive matuka streamers..all weighted..steelhead gear is perfect

    have fun...
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  4. mabs

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    thanks for the info freeflow. I'll check into the other rivers mentioned.
    It's been a few years since I last made the trip. Planning on camping it this time and spending a little more time exploring and skipping rocks.
    mabs
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  5. ZZR_Ron

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    I lived there (and fished the Nipigon River) for three years. The fishing is awesome, and you can walk into it.

    I've heard there are quite a few more restrictions now, so check that out first.

    One of my friends has a 10.5 lb speckled trout on his wall from there...

    EDIT: take 585 north from Nipigon, then walk from there.
    It follows the river for quite a while.
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  6. ZZR_Ron

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    How did your ride go freeflow?

    BTW, there's a fairly nice (and cheap)little Bavarian hotel
    at Jackfish, for the next time you go through.
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