These pristine lakes are precious and need to be protected for future generations to enjoy. That is why we are spending A Year in the Wilderness. We aim to raise awareness about the threats that sulfide-ore copper mines bring to the region. Lake trout are very sensitive to changes in water chemistry and pollution. A copper mine has never been built anywhere in the world without polluting the surrounding ground or surface water. This is just not the right place for this type of mining.
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Since the trout was the perfect size for eating and our new campsite was only a couple hundred yards away we decided to have lake trout for dinner! Their firm, pink meat is our favorite fish to eat in the Boundary Waters. They are only found in the coldest, deepest, oxygen-rich lakes. We are excited to have entered a section of the Wilderness with some of the finest lake trout lakes.
Tomorrow we will head west to Gabimichigami Lake which is over 200 feet deep. I hope we will be able to catch a couple more lake trout along the way. Trolling deep diving lures can be an effective way to catch lake trout this time of year. Typically they like a fairly slow presentation. You can catch them when paddling at a normal rate, but often having the person in the stern paddle while the person in the bow holds the fishing rod works well.
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