How I fell In love with The Nipigon River
Growing up in Thunder Bay, Ontario was a blessing. My childhood memories are filled with camping at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, fishing at Lac De Ma Lac, and exploring the outskirts of the city from my bicycle. I wouldn’t change it for the world. Now I live a stone’s throw away from Lake Superior, in Nipigon, Ontario. Once again, I wouldn’t change a thing. Let me tell you why… After high school I did what many Northern Ontario residents were doing at the time. I moved to the Western provinces of Canada to find work and build my professional career. Long story short, the organization I worked for closed its doors, and I decided to move home to Thunder Bay to attend college. It was always my intention to move back west, but things never quite go as planned. Instead, while attending college I met the love of my life. He was from the small town of Nipigon only 125km east of Thunder Bay. Over the next year I was introduced to his family and “Nipigon living”. With the town being home to the world record Brook Trout it should be no surprise that fishing isn’t just considered a recreational sport or activity but a way of life. As I said earlier, I grew up angling, but not of the variety that the Nipigon River had to offer. Salmon was my partner’s family’s fish of choice and so to would it be mine.