Nice photos at the Fly Fisherman blog about a recent brook trout fishing trip to the Minipi River in Labrador, Canada. Nothing like understatement — “Obviously, these are not your average-sized brook trout.”
Orvis News has posted the second item about catching monster brook trout at Riverkeep Lodge on Atikonak Lake in Labrador. I mentioned part one last week.
Ho hum, just shockingly huge brook trout that you’ll never see unless you go to northern Maine, Quebec or Labrador.
Orvis News has the first part of an article about fly fishing for monster brook trout on Atikonak Lake in Labrador. Writes the author, Erik Rickstad, “[S]ince I hail from the Land of the 10-Inch Trophy Squaretail (aka Vermont) I’m not yet acclimated to the absurdity of the place,” and goes on to describe brook trout that need two hands to hold. Like a normal sized fish, I guess. We’ve covered all that before. I think it was John Gierach who wrote that the objective may not be the size of the fish you catch but the smallest sized fish you’re happy to catch. Certainly true for those of us who love catching brookies.
You cannot call this fish a “brookie,” though. Too cutesy for a brute like that.
Atikonak Lake is right about here: