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Brook trout season opens this weekend and I would really like to try to find some. I know it is right at the peak of the looper run, but I feel it is time to try something new. The only problem is I have no idea where to look for them. I have heard that there are some good streams around the duluth area, but I don't know which ones they are. I was wondering if anybody had any suggestions where to try. I am more a quantity than quality type if that helps limit the options. Thanks.

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Quickstrike

your best bet is to go hit some of the upper stretches of the rivers that dump into lake superior anywhere from duluth to canada. people are pretty tight lipped when it comes to brookie holes and spots, but finding some fish should never be a problem, if you see a spot that looks like it should have fish in it above the barier fall it probally will. don't blame you at all on wanting to try something other than loopers, it can get to be a zoo this time of year, a brookie excursion kind of sounds refreshing. if you e-mail me at paul0508@d.umn i can point you in the right direction.

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I know lakes don't open for a while yet, but there are a lot of little trout lakes around Isabella that have brookies in them. Some can get pretty good size. I don't want to give away all my secerets, but snoop around the DNR Lake finder site. That will give you a good idea of whats around.

As far as steams, if you don't want to travel far from Duluth, there are some pretty good stretches of water around, although sometimes hard to get to. Sportsman's Connection book on Duluth area has a decent map of local streams and will point you in the right direction. Hope it helps.

ERW

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I'llTakeWhatiCanGet

Quick, when you gonna get a picture of a looper or steelhead with a river flowing in the background smirk.gif

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Quickstrike

hey now porter, don't be jealous that you can't catch em from shore, the only pics i have are on berry's camera, it's hard to take pics when you go by yourself most of the time. sorry you have to sit in school ripping on my avater while i get to go fishing. HAVE FUN!!!

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I'llTakeWhatiCanGet

I hope you're already back with your limit by now, it would be a terrible shame if some other guys hooked all the fish cause you overslept grin.gif

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Quickstrike

you hit that one on the head, more guys out today then i've ever seen midweek, probally head out this evening and probally early tommorrow am.

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