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Weathered Lund fishing boats -- the workhorses of many fly-in destination -- are tied to a dock on Kamatsi Lake in northern Saskatchewan during an afternoon break. (Brad Dokken photo)

Snapshots from the North

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Herald outdoors editor Brad Dokken recently joined three friends for a week in the wilderness of northern Saskatchewan, a land where the days are long, the lake trout are abundant and willing to bite and there’s more pristine water than even the most diehard angler could ever hope to explore.

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Their destination was a rustic outpost camp on Kamatsi Lake, a big, deep body of water accessible only by air and about 20 minutes by floatplane from the small town of Southend, Sask. To get there, the crew drove more than 950 miles from Grand Forks, the last 120 miles on a washboard gravel road that twisted and turned north across bogs and granite before crossing the Churchill River to the end of the road at Reindeer Lake.

In the following photos, Dokken captured a few moments from the trip and a week that passed much too quickly.

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