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Entry Point 26 - Wood Lake

Wood 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 13 miles. Access to Wood Lake is a 180-rod portage. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 2
Elevation: 1361 feet
Latitude: 47.9691
Longitude: -91.6001
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pinepatch
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08/16/2010 01:17PM
 
New Trip Report posted by pinepatch

Trip Name: Amazing Trip- Wood Lake.

Entry Point: 26

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snakecharmer
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08/16/2010 02:20PM
 
Glad you enjoyed your trip. My son and I had great fishing on Wood Lake a few years ago. Hope to get back there some day. Thanks for sharing your report!

"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after"
~ Henry David Thoreau

fishguts
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08/16/2010 03:22PM
 
Good report, Thanks! Glad you had a excellant time.;-)

fishguts
nojobro
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08/16/2010 03:34PM
 
Oh come on...there's plenty of room to add in your "hell day" story! ;-)


Sounds like you had some great meals...yum.
Gunflinter
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08/16/2010 05:48PM
 
Thanks for the report. Sounds like some sweet fishing. Looking forward to pics.

God made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure. Eric Liddell
minnesotashooter
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08/16/2010 08:03PM
 
Glad you had a good time on Wood. We had an awesome time fishing on Wood as well. We need pictures!!
lars54
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08/16/2010 08:12PM
 
nice report, sounds like a good time was had by all
pinepatch
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08/20/2010 09:27AM
 
Well OK- I guess I will make room for more details!!!!! LOL!!! Where to begin????


Well as the trip report stated, it was a 5day -4night trip starting in Wood lake and being picked up at EP 25 on Moose. My plan was to spend 2 nights on Wood which we did and move to Wind for the final two nights, and maybe go back and spend a day fishing Good an Indiana.


The vague part of the trip route explanation and one that I guess I mis understood was the route was suppose to be Wood to Hula to Good to Indiana to Wind Bay to Wind. So now is where you might want to look at a map so you get the good belly laugh!!!!!!!!!!!!


The route I/We took was Wood to Hula to Wind Bay to Wind. So as you see we skipped the portages from Hula to Good - Good to Indiana - Indiana to Wind Bay!!!!!!Yes we took the creek you see connecting Hula to Wind Bay....... Oh My Gosh!!!! At the end of Hula there is a Beaver dam, and then a nice creek, so we thought what the heck. Well around the bend was three more beaver dams and a creek that was two foot wide and a foot deep!!!!!!!! So for the next half of a mile we packed canoes/packs/gear over - under and through trees rocks and brush!!!!Two hours later we see an opening and was so relieved, Not knowing this was still ahead of the Indiana portage on Wind Bay. So there were two more beaver dams to go around before we could get to Wind bay. Needless to say our trip from Wood to Wind was quite a survival trip (set camp up at 6pm!!!). AND DO NOT RECOMMEND THE CREEK FROM HULA TO WIND BAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL -- Have fun !! we did and are still planning for next year but a DIFFERENT PATH!!!! WOW!!!
AndySG
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08/23/2010 02:38PM
 
Thanks for the report Pinepatch. Glad to see you created some new wilderness lovers. Can't wait to see your photos.

"WWJD"
wtgmonkey
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08/24/2010 09:34PM
 
We also had a blast on wood lake. Some of the best b-dub fishing I have seen. I'm glad you got into some bigger northerns. We thought there might be some in there.

"Champions are measured by the adversity they overcome"
pinepatch
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08/27/2010 12:30PM
 
Just added pictures to trip report!!
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