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Entry Point 27 - Snowbank Lake

Snowbank 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 24 miles. Access is a boat landing or canoe launch at Snowbank Lake. Many trip options for paddlers. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 8
Elevation: 1191 feet
Latitude: 47.9716
Longitude: -91.4326
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Gillcommander
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07/18/2015 01:10PM
 
New Trip Report posted by Gillcommander

Trip Name: First Trip to the BWCA.

Entry Point: 27

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Oisinirish
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07/18/2015 04:46PM
 
Sounds like a great time.

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. Aristotle
MHS67
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07/19/2015 01:17PM
 
Great report, really enjoyed reading it. Will be leaving in a couple days for a weeks fishing trip to Canada. Like you, I can't wait!
cyclones30
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07/19/2015 09:29PM
 
Thanks for the report! Sounds like you found a good spot.


How'd the vehicle situation end up on the way back?
BLee
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07/19/2015 10:12PM
 
WoW!,, good report. I love reading the good fishing trip reports and good job on the outfitter that helped you out. Hopefully this post gives them business.


That pike sounds like a beast and great job on the walleye as well!
Thank you for posting the trip!
zika
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07/19/2015 11:42PM
 
Enjoyed your report. I was a fishing guide in that area 1970 to 1976. I have not fished it since. Not much of a small mouth lake than. Largemouth yes. Well done!
Gillcommander
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07/20/2015 06:42AM
 
quote cyclones30: "Thanks for the report! Sounds like you found a good spot.



How'd the vehicle situation end up on the way back?"



Ended up having to rent a vehicle in Duluth. Had to get a taxi ride from Ely since it was not even close to being driveable. Bum deal!
Gillcommander
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07/20/2015 06:45AM
 
quote zika: "Enjoyed your report. I was a fishing guide in that area 1970 to 1976. I have not fished it since. Not much of a small mouth lake than. Largemouth yes. Well done!"


The smallmouth seemed like they were everywhere. At one point we were getting follows from larger fish every time we were catching one. It's pretty amazing to reel in 3-4 pound smallmouth and having another one going crazy chasing it right below the surface!! I imagine if we would have focused on trying to catch them for the entire week we could have caught hundreds! They were very active.
OldNovice
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07/23/2015 11:10AM
 
Wow, nice fish and nice report. Seems like 10 miles south of Ely is the spot for deer, my son and I totaled my Subaru on a doe there on our way back home in early June.
Gillcommander
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07/23/2015 03:12PM
 
Hopefully it worked out for you. The crew in the totaled vehicle got soaked for a $250 cab ride to Duluth and then rental fees for a car to the Benton Harbor, MI area. Ouch!! Hard to believe there is not a rental car agency closer to Ely...like say in Virginia.
inspector13
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07/23/2015 03:47PM
 

I know this is way too late, but there is a National car rental place at the Hibbing airport. It is closed on weekends though. It would have been about 40 miles closer than Duluth.

SourisMan
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07/23/2015 04:42PM
 
Heck of a pike! Congrats!
SaganagaJoe
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07/24/2015 02:05AM
 
Ya nice pike and walleye, Disappointment was not too disappointing I see.

aka HermitThrush "Such sights as this are reserved for those who will suffer to behold them." -Eric Sevareid
neutroner
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07/24/2015 07:35PM
 
Nice report.


Thanks
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