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Entry Point 1 - Trout Lake

Trout Lake entry point allows overnight paddle or motor (25 HP max). This entry point is supported by La Croix Ranger Station near the city of Cook, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 30 miles. Access from LakeVermilion via 60-rod canoe portage or 180-rod portage that allows the use of portage wheels. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 14
Elevation: 1381 feet
Latitude: 47.9144
Longitude: -92.3220
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mcsweem
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06/11/2013 10:12PM
 
New Trip Report posted by mcsweem

Trip Name: Crooked Loop.

Entry Point: 22

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OneMatch
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06/11/2013 10:19PM
 
Great report. I can't think of a better way to celebrate your birthday than in the BW with good friends and good fishing. Black flies be damned!


I find myself singing "rocks and roots" all the time up there!


Thanks.

We all have to believe in something. I believe I'll go paddle.
mcsweem
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06/11/2013 10:36PM
 
Ain't that the truth. But I think my lyrics might be from the explicit version. Ha ha
bbrown6057
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06/12/2013 01:55PM
 
Nice report Mike

"You have a cough? Go home tonight, eat a whole box of Ex-Lax, tomorrow you'll be afraid to cough."
AndySG
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06/12/2013 02:55PM
 
Very well done report Mike. The photos are really nice too! Thanks for the reminder to get in better physical shape for my fall trip. ;-)


I hope those blue walleyes didn't bite too bad.

"WWJD"
Dances with Sheep
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06/12/2013 04:16PM
 
Awesome report
wrestlencanoe
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06/12/2013 07:55PM
 
Great report Mike! Quite an adventure, man you guys eat well on your trips.
mcsweem
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06/13/2013 10:34AM
 
Pat it was nice, kinda tough for a bunch of old out of shape guys, we needed you along you would have loved it. ps when are you headed up?
UPBoy
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06/14/2013 09:51AM
 
Great report and wonderful trip mcsween. As I mentioned in my email, we did this trip but in reverse a few years back but later in the season so the currents on Crooked lake and the Horse River were not much of a factor plus we had some nice tail winds going east across Crooked Lake. I see we stayed on the same site on Sunday Lake (not really much of a choice) You guys did some long days.


I see we are the same vintage year although I don't think I will be celebrating any of my March birthdays in the BW.


Thanks for the fishing tips and again, great trip report.


UP Boy

I can only hope that when I die, my wife does not sell my fishing equipment for what I told her I paid for it
TuscaroraBorealis
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06/14/2013 10:26AM
 
Great job Mike!


Since you didn't mention it, (and with the difficulty of parts of your route) I'm guessing the surgically repaired limb didn't give you any serious trouble?


Sounds like you had some fantastic fishing along the way & plenty of adventure for everyone. I'm guessing your next adventure might have more trout fishing potential. Thanks for taking the time to share your story & photos.


TB
buz
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06/14/2013 11:09AM
 
Nice, glad you had fun, fish cooperated. Good report and pics.
boonie
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06/14/2013 12:26PM
 
Thanks for the report and pictures - brought back memories of my short fall solo in Mudro a few years ago. I went to Moosecamp and back out through Fourtown to Mudro. I had pretty the same thoughts on the Mudro-Fourtown portages. The middle one was beautiful, and the two short ones on each end were a PITA, especially since they are all so close. Water levels were lower when I went and I avoided climbing up/down the rock after the 1st trip by going through the creek. I wish I'd had more time and went up the Beartrap, which is still on my list.
mcsweem
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06/14/2013 06:58PM
 
Yeah the knee had a few sore days and is still a little weak but it held up pretty well.
bapabear
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06/18/2013 09:24PM
 
Nice report and pics! Some crazy good fishing, and right from shore too! Neat story about retrieving the rod and the fish still being on the line.

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson
bombinbrian
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06/20/2013 08:05AM
 
Thanks for the report. I enter Mudro to do the same loop next Saturday, except I will be doing it with 3 kids my wife and two dogs, not four grown men.. You now have the crap scared out of me from the river to the lake. Thanks a lot.
Exo
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06/20/2013 10:15AM
 
Nice report, looked like a great time.
bombinbrian
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06/25/2013 12:39PM
 
I think I have decided to do your loop backwards. That way I can scout that portage at Beartrap before committing to doing it. If I need to I can backtrack and just go up to Friday Bay and around. Any idea how long your loop was? I'm guessing 65-70 miles.
mcsweem
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06/25/2013 03:49PM
 
I think it was maybe 55 miles and like 25 to 30 portages.
motdur
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07/02/2013 07:25PM
 
Nice report Mike. How long did it take to get to Big Current the first day?
mcsweem
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07/03/2013 07:33PM
 
We hit the water at mudro at 7 and pulled into camp at 5:15 pm we double portaged and did really bust ourselves. But it was a long day.
motdur
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07/04/2013 10:51AM
 
That's a long day! Was that your goal or the first available site?
mcsweem
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07/04/2013 12:28PM
 
yeah we wanted to get up by big current somewhere, we went a little further then we expected
bombinbrian
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07/08/2013 10:40AM
 
I just did the same loop only in the opposite direction. I don't think I'm tough enough to do it the way you did it.
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