Video: Lee Wulff and Curt Gowdy Catching Huge Labrador Brook Trout


Here’s an amazing piece of television history, featuring Lee Wulff and Curt Gowdy flying into the Labrador bush in search of huge, wild brook trout. Traveling in Wulff’s famed SuperCub, with a canoe strapped to the floats, they fly over the amazing watery landscape. When they reach the Minipi watershed, they head out for some spectacular fishing. You’ll be astounded by the gorgeous beasts that Wulff describes as “the little ones.” (Hat tip: Midcurrent.)

12 thoughts on “Video: Lee Wulff and Curt Gowdy Catching Huge Labrador Brook Trout”

  1. Who couldn’t wait to watch these guys when they were on “American Sportsman”? Watching Lee tie a fly stream side without the use of a vise. They made for must see Saturday afternoon TV on the old Black & White.

  2. This film inspired my fly fishing pursuit of the Native American Brookie ! I have caught brook trout in 15 states over 50 years but never the size of these Minipi giants. Knew Lee Wulff and his wife Joan. Loved their passion for the sport, especially their bush plane access to rare places and great fly patterns.

  3. Igloo Lake Lodge still holds these monster Brookies! Many caught (up to 8 lbs) and released! They are great stewards of their watershed .

  4. What year is this from? The copyright at the end says 1986, but it looks much older than that (not to mention that Wulff would have been 81 years old in 86)

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