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Lotw
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11/09/2017 12:27PM
Last year my son and I entered Quetico from Beaverhouse first week in June, spent 4 nights on Quetico , spent 2 nights on cirrus on the way out. Fishing was great, but I would like to do a bit more traveling. Fishing would still be our main objective. It looks like there are several routes possible starting and ending on Beaverhouse.

Is there anywhere a fishing-crazy 13 year old will love or hate? I would like to stick to the Beaverhouse entry since it's closest to home. Just looking for a few ideas.

 
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AmarilloJim
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11/09/2017 03:01PM
Hard to beat Jean lake. Lots of good fishing there and back also.
carmike
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11/11/2017 07:58PM
How long do you plan to be out, and how much traveling do you want to do?

As previously mentioned, Jean is a GREAT lake. If you like walleyes and pike, you can head to Badwater, too.
Lotw
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11/12/2017 08:11AM
I’m thinking we will do some where in the 7-10 day range.
Trout and bass would be our main focus but we don’t discriminate!
Last year he wasn’t real fond of traveling so I don’t want to push him too hard.
OldFingers57
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11/12/2017 03:41PM
As others have mentioned go over to Jean lake. The portage to Conk and the one to Jean are both short and easy.
zski
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11/12/2017 06:48PM
Jean
Lotw
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11/13/2017 05:03AM
Jean looks like it might be the ticket. Tell me about the fishing.
zski
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11/15/2017 11:49AM
Have done well there with LT, SM, NP, W in that order .
carmike
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11/18/2017 12:26PM
It's a big, clear lake. I had luck there fishing smallies in the "typical" spots -- anywhere I could find small rocks/gravel/basketball-sized boulders. Lake trout were caught randomly trolling between locations. Pike in pikey places with weeds (and randomly trolling for lake trout, too).

You probably can figure this out, but Quetico Lake can be a monster with a west wind. Depending on your time frame, the paddle from Jean to Beaverhouse can be pretty unpleasant in a bad wind, so if you're on a tight schedule, plan accordingly.
mastertangler
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11/25/2017 01:48PM
Arrrrgh..........what's the good sized lake a short portage from Jean? Really liked the lake complete with 5 star site on the point of an island. Hooked what I think was a pike right at dark which towed my boat.......broke my heart when it broke / cut my line. Caught several walleye in a few hours time.

Didn't fish Jean. Clear water and looks to be very susceptible to wind. Sounds like folks like it however.
zski
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11/26/2017 09:36PM
quote mastertangler: "Arrrrgh..........what's the good sized lake a short portage from Jean? Really liked the lake complete with 5 star site on the point of an island. Hooked what I think was a pike right at dark which towed my boat.......broke my heart when it broke / cut my line. Caught several walleye in a few hours time.
Didn't fish Jean. Clear water and looks to be very susceptible to wind. Sounds like folks like it however. "
Jean fishes well and yes, it is very susceptible to wind...
AmarilloJim
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11/27/2017 09:05AM
quote mastertangler: "Arrrrgh..........what's the good sized lake a short portage from Jean? Really liked the lake complete with 5 star site on the point of an island. Hooked what I think was a pike right at dark which towed my boat.......broke my heart when it broke / cut my line. Caught several walleye in a few hours time.


Didn't fish Jean. Clear water and looks to be very susceptible to wind. Sounds like folks like it however. "

Burntside?
carmike
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11/29/2017 12:59PM
Yep, I'm guessing Burntside. If so, that *is* a nice site MT's talking about. :)
Lotw
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12/01/2017 04:52AM
Thanks for the info guys! I'm 99% that jean will be our destination for that trip.
 
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