Having fished the Nipigon for it's wonderful, big brookies as well as other species, I can say that shore fishing opportunities are extremely limited, even when using a two hander. The only really viable spots tend to be below the last dam and then only if it is a low water year (not the past couple of seasons!). The river is deeeeep right off the bank with a deadly flow. Even fishing it from a boat (21 footer with 60hp) gives me the heebie jeebies in spots. There's a tiny bit of swinging water where the highway crosses it low down, but really not much. You really need a boat to access the areas that are the best holding waters below the various dams and in the gorge, and even there's no where that you can even get out to wade and cast unless the water is really really low. Forget about setting an anchor too - you need one guy to run the motor full time while the other fishes. I suggest getting a guide and bringing the single hander (8wt). I would also suggest learning the waters from a guide before going on your own for safety sake, there is no messing about with this river.Anyone have swing experience on the Nipigon River? I am looking at a trip up there next year to check things out. Probably fishing from the shore my first trip and then bring my boat for later trips.
Yes that is my understanding as well. From what I hear the fish are very bank oriented. Sounds like a perfect quarter across and dangle situation to me!I looked into that once myself and I was told that shore fishing is fairly limited. Please let me know if you hear otherwise. From what I have read some good fish to be found in that river.
Hi Dan...Yes that is my understanding as well. From what I hear the fish are very bank oriented. Sounds like a perfect quarter across and dangle situation to me!