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June 25 2017

Entry Point 4 - Crab Lake & Cummings Lake

Crab Lake and Cummings from Burntside Lake entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Kawishiwi Ranger Station near the city of Ely, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 23 miles. Access from Burntside Lake with a 320-rod portage to Crab Lake. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 4
Elevation: 1406 feet
Latitude: 47.9337
Longitude: -92.0269
Crab Lake & Cummings Lake - 4

Crab,Cummings,Buck

by MOBasser
Trip Report

Entry Date: May 26, 2010
Entry Point: Crab Lake and Cummings from Burntside Lake
Number of Days: 4
Group Size: 8

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5/26 Portaged to Crab Lake and did some smallie fishing on our way in. Caught many 15" fish on jerkbaits.

5/27 Stayed last night on Cummings descent campsite. Fished all day for smallies not much size. They were eating jerkbaits,flukes,poppers,sammys,grubs.

5/28 Portaged to Neewin for Pike. Portage was easy but a little brushy. Caught probably 50 pike on swimbaits,cranks,chatterbaits.Biggest went mid 30's.

5/29 Portaged to Buck lake. Long portage but good shape. Last 200 yds very wet. Caught 22 walleye in buck some good sized and a couple big pike. All walleye on firetiger grubs with pink jighead.

5/30 Paddled back to Crab lake caught many nice sized smallmouth 2-3lbs.

Cummings lake was a nice lake but the quality of fish was very poor. We could catch 200+ fish a day but they were not very big. Crab offered up a much larger average fish than cummings.

 


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