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April 21 2021

Entry Point 25 - Moose Lake

Moose 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 21 miles. Access is an boat landing or canoe launch at Moose Lake. Many trip options for paddlers with additional portages. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 27
Elevation: 1356 feet
Latitude: 47.9877
Longitude: -91.4997
Moose Lake - 25

Family Time

by Ejd159
Trip Report

Entry Date: August 18, 2020
Entry Point: Moose Lake
Number of Days: 7
Group Size: 6

Trip Introduction:
So me and my cousin decided we hadnt been on a bwca trip for about 10 years and we got my two other cousins to go and bring teenagers for first time trip

Day 1 of 7


Tuesday, August 18, 2020 We leave baxter mn at 6am to head to Lauterells for a tow to ensign portage, we camped on backside near trident\vera portage

 



Day 2 of 7


Wednesday, August 19, 2020 Ahhh after setting up camp from night before we figure we would do some fishing, tried jigging and different depth cranks, only caught with a few bass and some pike, headed back to camp and ended up making steaks we brought ~Ensign Lake

 



Day 3 of 7


Thursday, August 20, 2020 This was best day we had for fishing, also the hottest. 4 of Us woke up early and decided to head over to trident, this portage was terribly slippery from morning due on the slanted rock portions. Once at the lake when we set out of portage my younger cousin(15) got stung by wasp and dumped us:( luckly it was only about 4 ft of water and no electronics were damaged. We split the lake looking walleye and we heard west side of lake was great for sunfish as we wanted to do fish fry back at camp that night. Both canoes found good walleye pockets. sunfish twords west and vegitive areas. After we filled our stringers and found we were terribly sunburnt we tried froging bass in back bay twords end of evening but only caught one small guy ~Trident Lake

 



Day 4 of 7


Friday, August 21, 2020 After getting all fat an sassy on fish night before we decided to just chill at camp this day as it was raining on and off and windy.

 



Day 5 of 7


Saturday, August 22, 2020 After storming all night it was really humid on this day and bugs were bad! Me and cousin went over to Ashigan for some potential big pike but only caught a super small one after a whole day out there and then got stormed on the ride back later. Meanwhile my teenage cousins got some good photography back at camp. Throughout day

 



Day 6 of 7


Sunday, August 23, 2020 This day we spent relaxing and getting eveything ready to head out in the am, caught a few smallmouth from shore

 



Day 7 of 7


Monday, August 24, 2020 Left camp at about 9am was back in ely at about 2ish. Had some beers and bomb burgers at random restaurant in ely. Cant wait to head back late spring.

 


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