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onthejob2

Anybody have any info about the blackhoof river east of Barnum? I hear there are brook and brown trout. Heading to a buddies cabin in the area and are thinking about trying it out. Thanks in advance.

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EatSleepFish

fished it neaerly 10 times, there are browns, brooks, and rainbows. (by the way the rainbows are all wild steelhead so they must be released). the head of the blackhoof is very muddy, due to the clay banks, try to find the clearer faster water like near the public acces road off of 103. if you go ina t a place where there is lots of fishing pressure try to go farther up/down stream, sice there will be more untouched water and bigger fish. it might be a little more difficult to fish considering it is soon to spawning time for the brookies and browns, so look for runs behind the spawning redds, where the rainbows and late spawning brookies and browns will be eating the eggs downstream. Good luck!

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EatSleepFish

oh yeah, try to fish upstream because you will wash the clay and dirt ahead of you if fishing downstream, dirtying the pools you are trying to fish

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onthejob2

Thanks alot for the info! That area is actually within 10 miles of the cabin| Do you spin fish or fly-fish? Thanks again!!

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shogun

Does this river make it into the big lake through the nemadji? Does this river get lake runs? too far inland?

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EatSleepFish

i have spinfished and flyfished it and yes the blackhoof flows into the nemadji which flows into lake superior. not alot of steelies make it to the blackhoof, but obviously theres enough to sustain a natural population

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DeathRoe

i have an old book on steelie fishing from the early 70's and it lists the blackhoof/nemadji as one of the best in the state. I think it used to take quite a run. never fished there myself though.

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