My party is planning on a Quetico trip at the end of August. Hopefully, Covid-19 will dissipate enough by then to allow the US/Canadian border to reopen. However, a Plan B is needed in case the border is not open.
I prefer the BWCA from the Gunflint/Seagull/Sawbill side. My question is - What is the best walleye and smallmouth lake? Two years ago, I went to the Knife Lake in late August and found good walleye fishing, but would like to try another lake this year.
I’m in the same predicament as you! Our trip is booked for a June 5th entry. So we also have a back up BWCA permit. I have done trips out of Sawbill three times. For walleye lakes my recommendations are South and North Temperance. Burnt is decent but a busy lake. Also over on the lady chain Phoebe is supposed to be a good walleye lake. Passed through it but didn’t really have time to fish it.