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  Last Visit: 07/16/2024 10:24AM

Entry Point 58 - South Lake

South Lake entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Gunflint Ranger Station near the city of Grand Marais, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 47 miles. Access is from Gunflint Lake with a 10-mile paddle and two short portages to South Lake. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 2
Elevation: 1561 feet
Latitude: 48.1017
Longitude: -90.5686
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lyontyl
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03/16/2021 10:23PM
 
New Trip Report posted by lyontyl

Trip Name: A Visceral Winter Trip.

Entry Point: 60

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Kawishiwashy
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03/17/2021 11:01AM
 
Nice trip report. Sounds like you won the weather lottery. For the lake trout, how deep were you fishing and where in the water column were you finding the fish? We were on Moss and found that if we set up on 50' depths, the fish were usually in the 30' range (20' off of bottom). Also, what did you put on your tip up and dead stick for bait?
lyontyl
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03/17/2021 12:19PM
 
Kawishiwashy: "Nice trip report. Sounds like you won the weather lottery. For the lake trout, how deep were you fishing and where in the water column were you finding the fish? We were on Moss and found that if we set up on 50' depths, the fish were usually in the 30' range (20' off of bottom). Also, what did you put on your tip up and dead stick for bait?"


We had our best luck in 20-30 ft and they would come in about 3 ft off the bottom. Honestly we never tried anything deeper than 50 ft because we liked the structure that the 20-30 ft had to offer.


We used brined smelt on our tip-ups and dead stick.
straighthairedcurly
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03/19/2021 08:19PM
 
Nice write up and great photos. I love this area and it was fun to see your winter pictures. Quick correction, you crossed West Bearskin to reach Duncan, not East.
lyontyl
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03/22/2021 08:59AM
 
straighthairedcurly: "Nice write up and great photos. I love this area and it was fun to see your winter pictures. Quick correction, you crossed West Bearskin to reach Duncan, not East. "


Aahhh good catch. I will make the correction!
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