November 26th Meeting – Don Wolf on “Fishing Lake Nipigon and the Lake Nipigon Region”

As we all know, Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario are collectively known as the Great Lakes but these well-known bodies of water all originate from a lesser known source.  Lake Nipigon and the Nipigon River in northwestern Ontario drain into Lake Superior making the lake and river the largest tributaries of Lake Superior.  Lake NipigonIn fact Lake Nipigon is considered by many people to be the 6th Great Lake.  With a surface area of 1,872 sq. miles, shore length of 649 miles, maximum depth of 541 feet and nearly 500 islands it’s understandable why Lake Nipigon is a great lake!  The lake is also noted for its towering cliffs and unusual green-black sand beaches composed of the fine particles of a dark green mineral known as pyroxene.  The lake basin provides an important habitat for woodland caribou too.  Don Wolf has made the 12 hour road trip from Madison to Lake Nipigon numerous times to explore and fish the lake and rivers in the area.  In addition to being a huge lake, Lake Nipigon is a very wild lake that has very few houses on it and only about a half dozen boat landings on the entire lake.  Don will share his experiences and discoveries fishing for northern pike and brook trout on the lake and steelhead on the Lake Superior tributaries in the Lake Nipigon region.  The meeting on Monday, November 26th will be at the Maple Tree restaurant on Highway 51 in McFarland.  The presentation begins at 7:00 p.m. with dinner and conversation at 6:00 p.m.  Visitors and guests are always welcome.


Buzz McFly