Brookies were the reason for this trip. Mark draws first blood with the smallest trout of the adventure at 19"
Tom quickly answers back and hooks his first of many dream brookies.
Tom is pretty proud of his first trophy. He has no idea what is ahead.
Tom stops for a quick game of snow lacrosse.
Tom and Isaac pose with the longest trout of the trip at 23".
A nice brookies caught out of ridiculously fast rapids.
Tom proves it wasn't a fluke by hooking a huge fish in the same rapids.
Tom getting some solitude on the open water.
This was a familiar pose for Tom on this trip. 25 brookies between 19" and 23" were landed and released.
Tom, how are you liking the trip so far?
Tom and Mark head off for an ill-fated trip down the lower Troutfly. The Ojibway later told us that we needed to head to the UPPER Troutfly if we wanted to catch fish.Thanks!
Plenty of insects on the Lower Troutfly. Especially because there were no trout to eat them.
Mark rounds the corner after stringing the canoe down some rapids.
Tom looks ahead and decides if we should run the rapids or not. We ran them as there were no big drops.
Working the landing net for Tom was a pleasure.
Isaac was amazing to watch. His boat handling was beyond anything I have ever seen. We couldn't have run the Keezhik this time of year without him.
Tom hitches a ride as we approach from upstream.
Isaac put me on my first Ontario brook trout but it was just the two of us so we never got a picture together. Took care of that this trip.
Football. That is all I need to say about this.
Reviving and releasing a 20" brook trout.
Isaac taking a much deserved nap in between battles with the Spring run off.
Sideways Tom with a sweet fish.