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Entry Point 34 - Island River

Island River entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Tofte Ranger Station near the city of Grand Marais, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 19 miles. Two small portages leading to Isabella River. No portages on Island River.

Number of Permits per Day: 2
Elevation: 1564 feet
Latitude: 47.7912
Longitude: -91.3332
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mikesstapp
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08/19/2015 09:50PM
 
New Trip Report posted by mikesstapp

Trip Name: Adventure=taking your 1 year old and pregnant wife into the BWCA .

Entry Point: 55A

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TuscaroraBorealis
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08/19/2015 09:56PM
 
They say what doesn't kill ya, only makes you stronger. :)


Well, if it's any consolation? The trip I did when my wife was 8 months pregnant involved a swamping incident in may no less! Prisoners on Pine


Thanks for taking the time to share your story.
NotLight
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08/20/2015 08:26AM
 

Great story. Brings back memories. Hang in there, by the time the little ones are 5 they turn into amazing trippers. In the meanwhile you might want to master the day trip!



lundojam
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08/20/2015 09:38AM
 
wow.


"Life is not a beauty contest. It is a fishing contest." --me
SaganagaJoe
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08/20/2015 11:09AM
 
Wow is right. A 1 year old and pregnant wife on Saganaga no less, of all the lakes you could have picked. You have my complete and total respect. But it does sound like the fishing and wildlife was good. That's better than anything I have ever had on Sag after three trips in the area.


Are you sure you caught largemouth bass? I did not know Saganaga had them. Largemouth bass have the tell-tale, well, large mouth and dark line on their side. Smallmouth bass do not.


Yes, that's pretty much what you can expect with the wind on Sag. A little tip (but not one really conducive to a one year old, ha!) get up REALLY early and hit the water at first light, you'll be much happier.

aka HermitThrush "Such sights as this are reserved for those who will suffer to behold them." -Eric Sevareid
BlueSkiesWI
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08/20/2015 01:16PM
 
Sounds like an awesome trip! Got any pictures to go along with it?

Of all the roads you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.
Goby
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08/20/2015 03:25PM
 
Sounds like a good trip! I sent this to my buddy who has a 2 and 4 year old that is hesitant to bring even on a small lake. Sent it to my wife for "future consideration" for those offspring we're planning.

Tight Lines
cyclones30
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08/21/2015 09:19PM
 
Wow, sounds like you had a good, bad, great time up there.



Glad to hear all of you survived and will probably be back!
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