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Entry Point 25 - Moose Lake

Moose Lake entry point allows overnight paddle or motor (25 HP max). This entry point is supported by Kawishiwi Ranger Station near the city of Ely, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 21 miles. Access is an boat landing or canoe launch at Moose Lake. Many trip options for paddlers with additional portages. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 27
Elevation: 1356 feet
Latitude: 47.9877
Longitude: -91.4997
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OldTripper
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07/20/2018 05:20PM
 
New Trip Report posted by OldTripper

Trip Name: Knife Lake Lake Trout.

Entry Point: 25

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boonie
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07/20/2018 07:29PM
 
Thanks for a very enjoyable read, Old Tripper. I'm glad you and Ryan had a good trip.
flynn
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07/22/2018 08:39PM
 
Great read. Thanks for sharing!
OldTripper
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07/23/2018 07:53AM
 
You're very welcome! I'm glad you both enjoyed it.
cyclones30
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07/23/2018 08:04AM
 
Great report, glad you found your fish and made it back for a good trip.
carmike
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08/10/2018 11:55PM
 
Great report, and bummer about the trout.


Was the flesh white...or was it pinkish/orangish/reddish? The "white" ones aren't as good eating, which is why I'm asking.
TomT
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08/11/2018 06:44AM
 
carmike: "
Was the flesh white...or was it pinkish/orangish/reddish? The "white" ones aren't as good eating, which is why I'm asking. "



I agree. The red flesh trout are incredibly good.


Thanks for the nice repot and pics. Sounds like a perfect trip and IMO you guys need to go more often. :)




"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
OldTripper
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08/12/2018 06:44AM
 
carmike: "Great report, and bummer about the trout.



Was the flesh white...or was it pinkish/orangish/reddish? The "white" ones aren't as good eating, which is why I'm asking. "

It was grayish in color, off white.
After I got back here to Colorado I caught a Splake and cooked it up and it was fine.
I think part of the problem was how we cooked it in the BW, wrapped in foil over the fire. I fried the Splake in smokin' hot oil. The one in BW was also a texture issue. The meat was very mushy.
OldTripper
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08/12/2018 07:03AM
 
TomT: "I agree. The red flesh trout are incredibly good.


Thanks for the nice repot and pics. Sounds like a perfect trip and IMO you guys need to go more often. :)"

Thanks for the kind words TomT.
In many ways, it was the perfect trip. We are most likely going to go up again next summer. Once a year is all I can manage vacation-wise. Sometimes I wished I still lived up there.
carmike
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08/19/2018 04:10PM
 
Sounds like you got one of the "whites." They are subpar eating, in my opinion, no matter how you cook them. To my taste buds, a "red" cooked in tin foil over the fire is about as good as it gets.
molshove
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08/22/2018 11:46AM
 
Thanks for sharing, sounds like an awesome trip! What else were you throwing, other than the shad rap?


carmike: "Sounds like you got one of the "whites." They are subpar eating, in my opinion, no matter how you cook them. To my taste buds, a "red" cooked in tin foil over the fire is about as good as it gets. "


Is there an easy way to identify without cutting the fish up? I've never gone after lakers, primarily walleye, but would like to snag one this upcoming trip.
OldTripper
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08/22/2018 07:27PM
 
molshove: "Thanks for sharing, sounds like an awesome trip! What else were you throwing, other than the shad rap?"
When trolling I used the silver/grey Shad Rap, a purple Scatter Rap and a purple Tail Dancer. The Shad Rap got the most action, the scatter rap second and that's the one I lost to the fish and the purple tail dancer never had a strike. And I know it's supposed to be a good lure for up there. Go figure...


molshove: "Is there an easy way to identify without cutting the fish up? I've never gone after lakers, primarily walleye, but would like to snag one this upcoming trip."
I don't know of any way. If anyone does know, I hope they can share the info.


molshove, just go for it. Don't over-think it. I'm not really a fisherman and I think we did well. Bring the right lures, fish the right areas of a known lake trout lake and you will most likely catch a lake trout if you put in enough time. Do a little searching on this site and you will find pages of valuable information that will help bring success to your fishing endeavors.



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