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July 28 2021

Entry Point 66 - Crocodile River

Crocodile River entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Gunflint Ranger Station near the city of Grand Marais, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 26 miles. No trip option. Must spend all nights on Crocodile Lake. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 1
Elevation: 1824 feet
Latitude: 48.0347
Longitude: -90.2731
Crocodile River - 66

Spring Fling on Crocodile

by mnp71
Trip Report

Entry Date: May 19, 2021
Entry Point: Crocodile River
Number of Days: 4
Group Size: 4

Trip Introduction:
Few days on Crocodile fishing for Walleyes

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Thanks to the Bearskin Lodge for the canoes. The paddle is pretty easy to the one and only portage into Crocodile Lake. The portage is not too long, but as many have already said, it is very steep the first 1/3 and will kick your butt.

We were lucky enough to get the 2nd campsite in, which was truly the best on the lake. Crocodile Lake has the reputation of being a good Walleye lake. We must have just been a week too early because our fishing was horrible. We did catch some nice eaters, but for the effort we should have had way more. Best luck with jigs and leeches just off the bottom. It's an odd lake to fish as the middle of the lake is like 10-15 feet at the most.

Otherwise weather was great besides some rain and it's a very peaceful lake with little to no traffic. Would be a good starter trip for first timers.

 


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