Labrador Dispatch

by Aimee Eaton

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Dispatches from Labrador: You don’t always get what you want, but if you try…

Carter Davidson’s camera’s batteries died at twelve noon in the middle of the George River, an expanse of 60-degree water connecting a series of lakes in the borderlands between northern Quebec and Labrador. It’s water that carries the real possibility of not having seen a human in more than 100 years.

Our small crew of fishermen and filmers had come into the area via several float plane rides and a stretch of miles in dark green double ended canoes to film for a new Gray Ghost Productions project on trophy brook trout and landlocked Atlantic Salmon. Yet, the river had other plans. A summer of rain had resulted in high water throughout the drainage system, the big fish weren’t where they should have been, and after several days of casting with little result team morale wasn’t exactly low, but not quite at banner levels either.