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June 25 2024

Entry Point 23 - Mudro Lake

Mudro 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 19 miles. Three accesses into Mudro Lake involve portages ranging from 20–185 rods.Easiest access is from private la nd with parking fee.

Number of Permits per Day: 5
Elevation: 1166 feet
Latitude: 48.0356
Longitude: -91.8301
On the Water- Monday July 20th-
On the water late considering how far we need to go today. Up the Horse river to the falls by 6pm. Started raining and NO campsites available. Mudrow-Alruss-Tin can Mike-Horse Lake-Horse River-Basswood. 13 miles by water. (not counting portages)

Tuesday July 21st-
Rain all night, all morning and all day. Went north by petroglyphs, table rock and the the Crocked Lake Narrows across Thursday bay to campsite. Basswood-Crooked Lake-Wednesday Bay-Thursday Bay. 11 miles in the rain.

Wednesday July 22nd-
Up early and calm winds to take advantage of, considering the big water we have to cross. Found beaver dam to lift over and did a portage from hell between Pandos lake and Chippewa Lake. VERY steep and slippery after rain. Many mud holes. Then the mile portage after Wagosh Lake to Gun Lake. Never saw another soul in a canoe or campsite the entire day! Thursday bay-Friday Bay-Pandos Lake-Chippewa Lake-Wagosh lake-Gun Lake. 11 miles by water.

Thursday July 23rd-
Finally had a dry night. got everything dry!!! A few portages today to Fourtown Lake campsite. Easy day by comparison. Gun Lake-Fairy Lake-Boot Lake-Fourtown Lake. 6 miles. Put the long miles at the first of the week for a buffer for contingencies!

Friday July 24th-
Last day. Stormed last night bad. A few portages today with one bad one between Fourtown Lake and Mudrow lake. To entry point by 1pm. Ready for a hot shower! 4 miles

Total-
45 miles by water
13 miles by portage (3 trips each)
58 miles total.

Crab,Cummings,Buck

by MOBasser
Trip Report

Entry Date: May 26, 2010
Entry Point: Crab Lake and Cummings from Burntside Lake
Number of Days: 4
Group Size: 8

Trip Introduction:

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5/26 Portaged to Crab Lake and did some smallie fishing on our way in. Caught many 15" fish on jerkbaits.

5/27 Stayed last night on Cummings descent campsite. Fished all day for smallies not much size. They were eating jerkbaits,flukes,poppers,sammys,grubs.

5/28 Portaged to Neewin for Pike. Portage was easy but a little brushy. Caught probably 50 pike on swimbaits,cranks,chatterbaits.Biggest went mid 30's.

5/29 Portaged to Buck lake. Long portage but good shape. Last 200 yds very wet. Caught 22 walleye in buck some good sized and a couple big pike. All walleye on firetiger grubs with pink jighead.

5/30 Paddled back to Crab lake caught many nice sized smallmouth 2-3lbs.

Cummings lake was a nice lake but the quality of fish was very poor. We could catch 200+ fish a day but they were not very big. Crab offered up a much larger average fish than cummings.

 


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