Montreal to Wabush – Hunt for Huge Brook Trout

by | Aug 1, 2015 | brook trout

blog-Aug-1-2015-montrealIt wasn’t easy getting up at 5 AM in Montreal.  For Granny and me 5 AM is like 3 AM.  But then flashes of huge brook trout in Labrador entered the brain and next thing I knew we were at the Provincial Airlines flight gate.  This flight originally wasn’t so early but the airport in Wabush is under construction and closes from 1 PM till 1 AM.


blog-Aug-1-2015-2-wabush-labradorWe flew on a DHC – 8 – 100 from Montreal to Quebec City to Sept Iles to Wabush and arrived at noon. Our host Paul Ostiguy was on a different flight with Air Canada and because of a delay from Montreal missed the 1 PM arrival time.  Paul had to stay in Sept Iles and will arrive at noon tomorrow.  This is a bummer!


blog-Aug-1-2015-3-all-u-can-eat-sushiFortunately, I was wrong yesterday.  We weren’t heading to McKenzie River Lodge today but rather tomorrow.  So after Paul arrives we’ll board the Otter and fly further north.  Granny and I explored Labrador City this afternoon and tonight.  There’s not much here but we found an all you can eat tablet order Sushi buffet that worked well!


I don’t think we have internet from here on out so day by day accounts will post starting August 9th.


A special thanks to Paul Ostiguy and McKenzie River Fly Fishing Lodge for bringing Granny and I to Labrador!


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I started fly fishing at age 7 in the lakes and ponds of New England cutting my teeth on various sunfish, bass, crappie and stocked trout. I went to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where I graduated with a Naturalist Degree while I discovered new fishing opportunities for pike, muskellunge, walleyes and various salmonids found in Lake Superior and its tributaries.

From there I headed west to work a few years in the Yellowstone region to simply work as much as most people fish and fish as much as most people work. I did just that, only it lasted over 20 years working at the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson, WY where I departed in 2009. Now it’s time to work for "The Man", working for myself that is.

I pursue my love to paint fish, lecture on every aspect of fly fishing you can imagine and host a few trips to some of the most exotic places you can think of. My ultimate goal is to catch as many species of fish on fly possible from freshwater to saltwater, throughout the world. I presently have taken over 440 species from over 60 countries!