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Bwcajunkie
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03/06/2020 10:13AM
Hey everyone. I’m planning a trip to bwca for some winter camping and lake trout fishing. I have never been up there in the winter. Can anyone help me pick a spot?
We will be doing a 2-3 night trip and don’t want to hike 10 miles through the snow if we don’t have to. Any advice would be appreciated! Thank you!
 
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Gadfly
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03/06/2020 01:08PM
For a first time I would suggest a an entry lake like Clearwater, Sea Gull or Snowbank. Daniels or Duncan are also very short treks.
 
Bwcajunkie
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03/07/2020 08:35AM
That sounds like a good idea! I’m curious how far one can travel in the snow.
 
Gadfly
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03/09/2020 07:56AM
It really depends on how much gear you are towing and the conditions. Travel is usually pretty good this time of year and on skis you could probably go 2 to 3 miles an hour if not more depending on the weight of your sled. Conditions can change quickly though. A few years ago we went in March when the weather had been very warm followed by a cooldown and 8 inches of fresh snow. Prior to the snow there was standing water on the ice from the warm up and it caused a lot of slush and miserable towing conditions. It took us about 4 hours to go roughly two miles. While we were there it stayed fairly cold and froze our slush trail up and our trip out took no longer than 45 minutes.
 
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03/09/2020 03:34PM
Bwcajunkie: "That sounds like a good idea! I’m curious how far one can travel in the snow." some good videos on youtube , i know there is one of seagull lake,
i havent done any winter fishing up in the BW area for years but one must be careful of slush and moving water areas.
one of my friends have been doing very good for lakers on burntside the last couple weekends .
 
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