BWCA Entry Point, Route, and Trip Report Blog
March 24 2023
Entry Point 38 - Sawbill Lake
Number of Permits per Day: 11
Elevation: 1802 feet
Sawbill Lake - 38
North End of Sawbill
August 21, 2008
Sawbill Lake (38)
Number of Days:
We put in at about 1pm. Have wind from South... and we're paddling north. Yippee! The (2) kids like the first site we stepped out on, in N Sawbill... so that's where we set up camp.
Caught keeper smallie and pike. Too late to eat. Put them both in rocky "pen" at the shore. *I tell the kids they likely won't be there in the morning; they disagree*
No campfires allowed. Sigh.
Morning comes: fish are gone.
It's windy; we fish off of protected shores. Fishing is good! Caught smallies on leeches... caught smallies on spinner baits. Nothing huge, but big enough to eat.
Mink have den near the canoe landing; now we know where fish went!
No bugs; too much wind keepin' them down. No campfires: Sigh. We talk late into night around alcohol stove. :)
Still windy; wind has shifted; we fish, we nap, we fish. Fishing is good enough; we eat smallies and walleye for supper. Just big enough.
Still no bugs.
Who steals food from campsite? Not bear. Mouse. Bird. Sneaky little things.
No campfires: Sigh. We talk late into night around alcohol stove. Most of it is middle-school humor (ouch).
Break camp. Leave camp. Say goodbye to mink. Have wind from north... and we're paddling south. Yippee!