blutofish1: " Just fish Basswood. Don't need to go to Jackfish to catch smallmouth bass"
Bluto is spot on. 12 year LaTourell's veteran with multiple canoe trips prior. There is great smallie fishing even in the Moose Chain. If the PP is not busy, it takes an hour from cabins to Back Bay portage. Day use motor permits out of EP 25 are precious, don't waste one doing this. I would also recommend the Fall route, or better yet do Jackfish and Pipestone on a camping trip. Those bays have much less pressure on walleye, but are not worth the trouble for SMB. Have fun and good luck!