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08/15/2020 04:23PM  
New Trip Report posted by lyontyl

Trip Name: EP16 - I-R-O-N Lake Fishing Expedition.

Entry Point: 16

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08/15/2020 05:24PM  
Sounds like a great trip. We did a similar one a few years back in late May/early June. The falls were flowing hard then and the rivers were all pretty high. I could see how it would be more difficult with low water. Glad the fishing was good, we hit some big ones below the falls.
missmolly
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08/15/2020 06:02PM  
Well done! I would have loved your trip too.
08/15/2020 07:42PM  
I enjoyed your report, and we don't even fish! Sounds like you had so much fun. Your photos are great, too! Thanks for sharing.
Northwoodsman
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08/15/2020 07:51PM  
Great report, I especially enjoyed the awesome photos. I'm envious of all the fish! I don't even bring fishing gear anymore, I gave up.
08/16/2020 07:40AM  
Update:
It was a 4.8 lb., 21" smallmouth to be exact.
I'm not sure how long the big northern was but I noticed every day it got longer, By the end of trip it was the length of the canoe!!
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08/16/2020 07:41AM  
Great report. Loved all the photos of fish and the details of what you were using. Thanks for sharing!
QueticoMike
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08/17/2020 11:23AM  
Happy to hear the Zulu rig was working for ya! Awesome pics and report! Thanks for sharing!
08/17/2020 01:27PM  
Captn Tony: "...
I'm not sure how long the big northern was but I noticed every day it got longer, By the end of trip it was the length of the canoe!!"


Sounds like a fish tale to me. :-)

Thanks for the write up. It was definitely interesting to hear about all the different presentations you all tried.

The fish pictures were great too.
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08/17/2020 09:48PM  
Awesome trip report! Sounds like the fishing was pretty excellent for middle of summer. I wanted to get to I-r-o-n last year but ended up diverting to Oyster instead and ended up with a PB lake trout so everything worked out alright. :) Thanks for sharing!!
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08/18/2020 09:04AM  
Great report. It's always educational to read how real anglers tackle new water. I, on the other hand, fish mostly for the exercise and therapeutic benefits.
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08/18/2020 09:36PM  
Excellent report & great pictures. Count me as another who loves to hear about how, why, where, etc. people are catching fish. I've been on a few trips where I seem to be fishing in a swimming pool but y'all didn't seem to have that problem!
 
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