Chasing brook trout in the Boundary Waters

Ken Hupila strides up Moose Lake near Ely on a March morning, headed for a brook trout lake he knows. (Sam Cook photo)

Ken Hupila of Babbitt and I spent a day in the woods last week trying to catch brook trout in one of the stocked trout lakes near Ely. Hupila is a long-time all-around angler and former guide who gets into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and other lakes as much as he can. He’s also an excellent nature and wildlife photographer.

I’ll share the whole story with you in Sunday’s Duluth News Tribune. Here are a few more photos from the day.

Brook trout are among the most handsome fish that swim in Minnesota. Hupila caught this one on a tiny teardrop jig and a salted minnow. (Sam Cook photo)

Ken Hupila heads down the lake for the landing after a day of brook trout fishing.
(Sam Cook photo)

 

 

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