Landscape & scenery photos from the Namekagon River
This is one of the best-looking spots for a big trout that I've ever seen; all the river's current pushes food into one deep, narrow lane full of overhead cover and obstructions for fish to hold behind. I've not caught anything in the few times I've fished it, but I suspect that's my fault, not the river's.
I'm in this picture casing into the riffle above one of my favorite pools. The fishing was fine, but the catching wasn't so hot. I got one strike on my carefully tied nymphs and two on my cheap foam strike indicator.
Brad Bohen and I were scouting on this canoe trip, so we didn't stop to fish this appealing remote hole. I suspect it holds monsters--it's certainly fine water, far from where others usually fish.
When the lead 9" brown grabbed one of my three wet flies and started zooming around his buddy couldn't resist grabbing one of the others. This is an underwater picture of the two of them together on the line.
This deer ran at least a hundred yards in front of our canoe before it finally decided to get out of the river. Here it just hurdled a beaver dam.
Several frightened mergansers scoot away from the canoe.
Here I fruitlessly pound one of the best-looking holding lies I've ever seen for nice trout. I've never so much as hooked a trout there.
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