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Entry Point 33 - Little Gabbro Lake

Little Gabbro 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 is a 200-rod portage from the parking lot to Little Gabbro Lake.

Number of Permits per Day: 2
Elevation: 1235 feet
Latitude: 47.8423
Longitude: -91.6316
Little Gabbro Lake - 33

Gabbro Trip

by Evenflow
Trip Report

Entry Date: July 04, 2010
Entry Point: Little Gabbro Lake
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 4

Trip Introduction:
5 day trip to Gabbro


I finally had some time to get around to posting some pictures and a trip report from our trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Minnesota at the beginning of July. Initial plans for this years trip changed several times as well as people who could go along. It finally worked out and my friend Justin, my father, my fiancees brother Jeff and myself made the trek. We went to a different area this year than we have in years past so the fishing was not as good as it usually is, plus torrential rains in the days prior to our arrival did not help the fishing either. Nevertheless, we still managed to catch some nice fish; walleyes, smallies, northerns, and rock bass. We also enjoyed the awesome scenery, wildlife, and nature. This year was the first time we were able to find ripe blueberries and raspberries, which I thought was pretty neat as they were very abundant around our campsite. We also saw a lot of wildlife like waterfowl, eagles, deer, and even a couple ruffed grouse. Overall it was a successful trip, except for one mishap, Justin got to play surgeon on my fiancees brother (Jeff). Jeff caught a northern pike on a rapala with three sets of treble hooks with a firm hold on the fish, so he thought, he tried grabbing the lure with his bare hand and not a pair of pliers, and wouldn't you know it the northern thrashed, he ended up with a treble in his right thumb and also a treble in his index finger on his left hand with the northern still attached! Justin ended up cutting the lure from his left hand and they had to push the barb through on his thumb, the northern ended up as dinner. Jeff took it pretty well according to Justin and his fingers are now doing fine.

Myself with one of the bigger smallies I have ever caught.

My dad with a good smallmouth.


Justin with some walleyes (he should have some pics of some huge smallies if he ever uploads them)

Northern...we didn't catch any monsters this trip.

Blueberries and raspberries...second pic is a blueberries plant/bush.

Golden Eye ducks (I think thats what they are)

Snapping turtle

Ruffed Grouse

Scenery Pics


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