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Entry Point 55 - Saganaga Lake

Saganaga Lake entry point allows overnight paddle or motor (25 HP max). 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 55 miles. No motors (use or possession) west of American Point. Access to Canada (the Crown land and Quetico Park). Large lake with many campsites and easy access. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 17
Elevation: 1184 feet
Latitude: 48.1716
Longitude: -90.8868
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24kGold
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10/08/2013 05:29PM
 
New Trip Report posted by 24kGold

Trip Name: Saganagons base camp.

Entry Point: 55A

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"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." Red Green
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missmolly
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10/09/2013 06:43AM
 
HUGE fish and the other pics were purty too! Well done, young man!!!

I will paddle eternal, Kevlar and carbon.
24kGold
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10/09/2013 08:04AM
 
quote missmolly: "HUGE fish and the other pics were purty too! Well done, young man!!!"


I'm sure that trip has me spoiled. You don't hit hot fishing and perfect weather up there very often. Glad you liked the report.


Terry

"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." Red Green
missmolly
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10/09/2013 07:06PM
 
"Liked" it? Hardly. I LOVED it. I'm going to link to it in the fishing section. Your fellow fishers might like to see those fish.

I will paddle eternal, Kevlar and carbon.
bottomtothetap
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10/09/2013 08:54PM
 
Sorry if I missed more specifics on fish size in your report but...


I saw one mention of "24-inches", what species was that? What were the measurements of the smallies?


At any rate, nice fish!
HammerII
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10/09/2013 11:02PM
 
glad to see i'm not the only one who fishes as soon as he hits the water and while traveling. I travels with a friend who isn't into fishing and he remarked that he had never seen anyone who could paddle and fish at the same time.........

panic kills
missmolly
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10/10/2013 06:02AM
 
Hey, Terry, I'm a gardener (avocation), writer (vocation), and fisher (vacation!) too.

I will paddle eternal, Kevlar and carbon.
24kGold
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10/10/2013 07:27AM
 
quote missmolly: "Hey, Terry, I'm a gardener (avocation), writer (vocation), and fisher (vacation!) too."


Awesome. Here in Arkansas, my garden is about done for. The first frost of the season is right around the corner. It was a great year for tomatoes.


I've got my first novel coming out in December sometime. I'll let everyone know when it hits.


Here's a link to a video I made of the fish we caught. Get ready...there's a lot of heart-stopping action in it. :-) I'm not sure if I posted it in here anywhere, but if I did, so what. Here it is again.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQO2TheGBFQ


Terry

"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." Red Green
timatkn
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10/10/2013 07:32AM
 
Nice trip report--good fish in areas I usually just paddle through :)


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24kGold
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10/10/2013 07:32AM
 
quote bottomtothetap: "Sorry if I missed more specifics on fish size in your report but...



I saw one mention of "24-inches", what species was that? What were the measurements of the smallies?



At any rate, nice fish!"



We had some Walleyes in the 29" range, several in the 25" + size. The largest smallies were 20-21" and I had a lake trout that was close to 25". We caught no small fish this year. It was incredible.


Terry

"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." Red Green
24kGold
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10/10/2013 07:34AM
 
quote HammerII: "glad to see i'm not the only one who fishes as soon as he hits the water and while traveling. I travels with a friend who isn't into fishing and he remarked that he had never seen anyone who could paddle and fish at the same time........."


Once I get past Silver Falls, I have to at least troll. I've picked up several nice fish that way. Besides, since I've paid the Quetico price to get in there, I want to get my money's worth.


If I didn't fish right away, that would be like paying to get into the movies, but entering and sitting down AFTER all of the previews.


Terry

"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." Red Green
24kGold
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10/10/2013 07:38AM
 
quote timatkn: "Nice trip report--good fish in areas I usually just paddle through :)



T"



Glad you liked my report. That area of Saganagons is the best fishing area I've found up there. I can't imagine paddling through it without getting a lure wet. Of course, if everyone else wants to only paddle through...that's okay by me. ?


Terry

"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." Red Green
bottomtothetap
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10/10/2013 11:46AM
 
quote 24kGold: "quote bottomtothetap: "Sorry if I missed more specifics on fish size in your report but...




I saw one mention of "24-inches", what species was that? What were the measurements of the smallies?




At any rate, nice fish!"




We had some Walleyes in the 29" range, several in the 25" + size. The largest smallies were 20-21" and I had a lake trout that was close to 25". We caught no small fish this year. It was incredible.



Terry"



Thanks, After re-reading your report I found much more information on fish size. Awesome fishing trip!
Bushwacker
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10/10/2013 04:36PM
 
Awesome!

"...not all those who wander are lost..." JRR Tolkien.
TomP
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10/10/2013 05:03PM
 
Nice report!! Makes want to try base camping.
24kGold
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10/10/2013 06:21PM
 
quote TomP: "Nice report!! Makes want to try base camping. "
Glad you enjoyed it.


I'm 53, and there's a part of me that would like to do a big loop and see more of what Quetico has to offer. Even though I could do it, the amenities of base camping would be difficult to give up.


Terry

"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." Red Green
24kGold
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10/10/2013 06:25PM
 
quote Bushwacker: "Awesome!"


I'm glad you liked it. It's a year up there that will always stand out in my memories for sure.


Terry

"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." Red Green
johno
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10/25/2013 05:49PM
 
The photos of your meals look fantastic!
24kGold
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10/26/2013 08:25AM
 
quote johno: "The photos of your meals look fantastic!"


Thanks. I try my best to make the meals part of the experience. Most of the guys I take up there with me only go one time, so I want it to be a trip of a lifetime for them.


The meals aren't difficult to make, it just takes a little creativity and planning is all. The best piece of equipment I ever bought for meal preparation is the Outback oven.


http://www.backcountrygear.com/backpackers-pantry-outback-oven-10-in.html


Several places sell it online. It's fast, and the size of it bakes for up to four people. With it, I make biscuits, muffins, cornbread, cakes, desserts and pizza. It's the easiest oven I've ever used, and it's lightweight. It's designed to use over a burner.


Just cruise through your grocery store sometime with your mindset on camp food. You may be surprised at what you can come up with.


Terry
One box of pound cake mix, box of cream cheese and powdered sugar. Pour the prepared cake mix into the outback oven, combine the cream cheese and two tablespoons of powdered sugar in a Ziploc bag, cut a corner and squirt the mixture into the batter.

"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." Red Green
AndySG
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10/26/2013 11:45AM
 

Excellent report on an Excellent Trip! Thanks for sharing this wonderful adventure. As I read the report, I thought to myself, this guy is a very good writer, and then I see you are writing a novel. Beautiful pictures to boot. Well done Terry.

"WWJD"
24kGold
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10/27/2013 02:56PM
 
quote AndySG: "
Excellent report on an Excellent Trip! Thanks for sharing this wonderful adventure. As I read the report, I thought to myself, this guy is a very good writer, and then I see you are writing a novel. Beautiful pictures to boot. Well done Terry."
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Thanks for the compliment, Andy. It was an awesome trip.


My first manuscript is with the publisher. I'm not sure the novel will be ready by Christmas, but at least shortly thereafter. I'm working on a sequel to it right now. I'm new at this, so writing is an adventure also.


Terry

"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." Red Green
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