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QueticoMike
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01/23/2020 03:40PM
How many days do you have scheduled for fishing in the Boundary Waters and/or Quetico in 2020 so far?
 
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Gadfly
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01/23/2020 04:06PM
Three in March for lakers, 5+ this summer and 3+ for early ice next December.
 
thegildedgopher
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01/23/2020 04:18PM
2 in Feb/March for ice fishing, 5 in June for Gunflint trail, TBD Sept/Oct.
 
CampSR
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01/23/2020 06:12PM
8 in June as of right now...hopefully more :)
 
yogi59weedr
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01/23/2020 06:34PM
14 days mid june. I use a boat. Basswood when I can or Ely area lakes.
This year I'm planning on experimenting a little south with Dumbell Crescent and Silver Island to name a few.

I have a opportunity to stay at someone's house in ely and I might just quit my 1 day a week at the golf course. Stay up there for a couple months.. I'm not getting any younger ya know.

 
Bearpath9
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01/23/2020 07:14PM
4 in the middle of June, and hopefully 3 or 4 more in August.
 
Bulldogge62
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01/23/2020 08:05PM
16 days in June
 
moray
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01/23/2020 08:24PM
I have a May trip scheduled for 7 and a September trip for 7. Sure wish I could put on trip in between those two!
 
01/23/2020 08:38PM
21 days early July, 10 days late September
 
Jackfish
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01/23/2020 10:55PM
Looks like it will be nine or ten over two trips.
 
pescador
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01/24/2020 05:51AM
Twelve days in north Quetico. Entering the Park in May, 29th through French Lake.
 
AmarilloJim
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01/24/2020 08:24AM
21
14 day solo in Spring
7 day semi-base camp type trip with the wife in the Fall
 
scotttimm
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01/24/2020 09:35AM
7 in June, 14 in July. Best summer yet!
 
blutofish1
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01/24/2020 09:43AM
yogi59weedr: "14 days mid june. I use a boat. Basswood when I can or Ely area lakes.
This year I'm planning on experimenting a little south with Dumbell Crescent and Silver Island to name a few.


I have a opportunity to stay at someone's house in ely and I might just quit my 1 day a week at the golf course. Stay up there for a couple months.. I'm not getting any younger ya know.
Caught my first musky in dumbbell and did well on walleye. Hopefully a week next fall.

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MarshallPrime
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01/24/2020 10:17AM
8 days, 7 nights in June...cant wait...is it June yet?
 
gymcoachdon
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01/24/2020 12:42PM
14 days in Quetico starting June 7th. Will be my longest trip, and I am going solo.
I have always had a destination in mind, but this year I want to just start exploring Pickerel, and see where I end up.
 
thegildedgopher
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01/24/2020 01:09PM
I won't wish away the golden years of parenting, but when I see some of these 2-3 week solo trip plans I start to look forward to the eventual empty nest!
 
VaderStrom
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01/24/2020 01:34PM
5 in May with 3 first timers, hopefully to stay on Horse.

4 in June with 1 first timer, hopefully on Long Island.

?? in September, TBD.

(?? in April if hard water has fled)
 
A1t2o
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01/24/2020 01:40PM
7 days for the trip we are planning but the first and last days are less likely to be spent fishing. The first because we are bringing steak dinner for night one and dealing with the rods while portaging sucks. The last because we would be bringing those fish home and I mainly fish for dinner.
 
moustachesteve
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01/24/2020 02:28PM
Trying to schedule out the summer with my wife. Hoping to do a 5 day in June and another in September. Would like to do one on Gunflint side and the other Ely. All TBD for now. Unfortunately no Quetico for me this summer but going to Lac Seul in July!
 
yellowhorse
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01/25/2020 05:56AM
moustachesteve: "Trying to schedule out the summer with my wife. Hoping to do a 5 day in June and another in September. Would like to do one on Gunflint side and the other Ely. All TBD for now. Unfortunately no Quetico for me this summer but going to Lac Seul in July!"

Where are you staying @ Lac Seul? How many days?
 
QueticoMike
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01/25/2020 09:07AM
A1t2o: "7 days for the trip we are planning but the first and last days are less likely to be spent fishing. The first because we are bringing steak dinner for night one and dealing with the rods while portaging sucks. The last because we would be bringing those fish home and I mainly fish for dinner."

I almost never fish the first day on my Quetico trips, we spend the whole day getting to the top of Agnes or further. The last day is always spent paddling back to the border, never fish on the last day.
 
01/25/2020 08:59PM
Nothing firm yet, still in the planning phases. i hope to have 3-4 in June, and 4-5 in August/September
 
overthehill
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01/25/2020 10:04PM
7 days. Hopefully 6 of fishing. Maybe a few days nearby too.
 
01/25/2020 11:21PM
At this point I only have a quick 4 day trip to Insula planned. The last few times I was there the walleyes cooperated, hoping for the same this June.
 
x2jmorris
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01/26/2020 08:37AM
Minimum of 3 trips a year. That being said I need to figure out when I am bringing the kids this time. Normal time is taken. 3 trips are probably late May, early August, Early October.
 
jillpine
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01/27/2020 12:57AM
thegildedgopher: "I won't wish away the golden years of parenting, but when I see some of these 2-3 week solo trip plans I start to look forward to the eventual empty nest!"
Ha! I was all sad and mopey about "empty nest" last summer. Turns out I loved solo'ing.
Ironically, the juvenile eagles came back to the nest for awhile, and I have no lengthy solos planned (yet!) but at least three weeks of paddling trips planned between the two sons!
 
PikeEatPike
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01/27/2020 08:37AM
9 in June, 4 in July. If I was closer and my job wouldn't get in the way love to do a two week loop some where too, but only so much vacation.
 
jdoutdoors
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01/27/2020 11:01AM
4 for lakers in May, 9 for everything in June, and 4 for anything that'll bite in September. The Sept trip isn't specifically for fishing and the June trip is for sightseeing and fishing (equal importance), but the May trip is 100% a cold blooded laker hunt. Hoping for a 30 incher, dreaming of a 40.
 
mgraber
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01/27/2020 12:29PM
It looks like 28-30 days total over 3 trips.
 
moustachesteve
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01/27/2020 02:15PM
yellowhorse: "
Where are you staying @ Lac Seul? How many days?
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The plan was to stay at Anderson's Lodge between Little Vermilion and Abram lakes. Unfortunately this weekend I got some bad news and we won't be going this year...looking forward to July 6-10, 2021 now I guess. It might, however, open up more possibilities for an additionaly BWCA trip this summer.
 
IndyCanoe
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01/27/2020 02:19PM
At least 6 days in Early September and possibly another 6 in May for fishing opener.
 
QueticoMike
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01/28/2020 08:00AM
Do most of you fish every day? I don't fish too often on the first day due to trying to get as far as possible the first day and the last day we always just head for the border to get a tow back early.
 
AmarilloJim
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01/28/2020 08:09AM
I fish everyday unless the wind is real bad. But even then I usually wet a line somewhere. I troll a lot up there so it's pretty easy to travel and fish simultaneously.
 
gymcoachdon
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01/28/2020 11:12PM
I have always had a destination that hampered fishing on day 1, and usually day 2. This year I am going to start exploring/trolling on day 1, and see where I end up. The benefit of a longer trip this year!
 
01/29/2020 07:38AM
I have a 15 day solo trip planned in June. I'm not sure if I'll get any other overnight trips in this year. But, I have many day trips planned this spring, summer and fall.
 
CrazyLoon
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01/29/2020 09:29AM
This year has 7days and 6 nights on the book in mid May. Get to introduce a newbie to the northwoods for my paddling companion for my first BWCA trip. Always gone to the "Q" prior.
 
marc24
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01/29/2020 09:31AM
12 days in June in Quetico, just me and my dad this year. Is it June yet?
 
Bumstead
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01/29/2020 10:00AM
5 day in the BW early June. Officially permitted this morning. Let the planning begin.
 
GopherAdventure
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01/29/2020 10:19PM
5-6 days in May for a hiking/canoeing hybrid trip with my wife. Then 5 days in June with my dad and my two oldest kids, then 3 days in July with my wife and all three kids. Then a week long solo in September doing the border Route/voyageurs Highway.

Tony
 
Abbey
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01/31/2020 07:48PM
thegildedgopher: "I won't wish away the golden years of parenting, but when I see some of these 2-3 week solo trip plans I start to look forward to the eventual empty nest!"

Same thing that I was thinking. We have five days planned in mid-August on Clearwater/Caribou. The 8yo and 6yo will be hunting for smallies.

Hoping for a bonus October trip, but that isn’t booked yet.
 
QueticoMike
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02/01/2020 10:14AM
Sounds like you people have a lot of great fishing trips planned! Can't wait to get back up there! Good luck this year! If I can help in anyway, just drop me an email at queticomike@yahoo.com
 
Frenchy
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02/11/2020 05:46AM
8 days in June. Sure would like to add a few later in the summer.
 
Bearpath9
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02/11/2020 06:08AM
QueticoMike: "Do most of you fish every day? I don't fish too often on the first day due to trying to get as far as possible the first day and the last day we always just head for the border to get a tow back early."

Once we set up camp, we usually fish. On the water, or if the weather doesn't cooperate, from the shore. I think my grandson would rather fish than eat sometimes.
 
LittoralZone
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02/13/2020 08:23PM
Not written in stone yet, no permit reserved, I'm able to be flexible on my dates and when I finally decide it will be 14 days in the Q. Going back to an area I know very well, and I'll add some new lakes.
 
momike
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02/13/2020 09:54PM
The boss (wife) is limiting us to 10 days first week of June leaving from EP 16
. I won't hold it against her since we just got back from snowmobiling in Yellowstone Park.
 
OldTripper
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02/14/2020 11:01AM
Just one solo trip, 7 days.
 
AirPrex
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02/14/2020 11:24AM
An 8-9 day trip in mid June on the books. Am buying a NW17 this spring so might use that as an excuse to try and get another long weekend up there later in the summer.
 
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