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08/10/2015 12:43AM
New Trip Report posted by Jonesy

Trip Name: First Family BWCA Trip.

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08/10/2015 01:53AM
Excellent report. Excellent results that many who have been tripping for years don't get!!! Those walleye were quite impressive!! Great writing skills.
The "water spout" you saw was very likely a "water devil" or "dust devil" over the water. They are rather harmless-- unless one happens to go directly over your canoe. They are caused by the uneven heating of the land and the water with perfect "mixing" from the winds. Usually occur in the mid/late afternoon. They are quite uncommon,, and usually make a "wheeshing" noise.
08/10/2015 09:03AM
Nice report, glad you had fun family time, good on you for making it work and be a cool adventure your girls will always remember, even if you do not do it again.
08/10/2015 09:31AM
Sounds like the trip was a huge success!!! Mike and Lin are such good people. Great report and thanks for sharing! It's such a crap shoot with campsites in that area. I've passed through Caribou when it's full but when my daughter and I stayed on Caribou (same site as you and it's a great site) there was only one other site occupied and it was the last weekend in July which is supposed to be the busiest time in the bwca.

Also, thanks for saying hi to them for me. I haven't been to Rockwood for a couple years now as my last 4 trips have been to the Ely and Sawbill Trail areas.
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08/10/2015 10:08AM
Great report! Horseshoe is my favorite lake in the BWCA. Glad your family enjoyed it. That is where I will take my 3 kids for their first trip!
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08/10/2015 02:39PM
That's a great trip and a roaring success for your first family trip. Keep bringing 'em back!

P.S. Bring a few rubber worms or live leeches and fish the shorelines or moving water (below rapids etc) for bass. For northerns cast a rapala behind the canoe and troll just off the shorelines, just far out enough to avoid the snags.
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08/10/2015 11:42PM
I enjoyed reading your report. In 2014 I stayed at that same site on Horseshoe with my son. Also saw momma moose and two young ones on Poplar lake. Think they're the same ones as you saw?
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08/14/2015 08:46PM
Thanks, that was fun and reminded me of trips my wife and daughters have done with me.
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08/14/2015 10:04PM
nice job getting the kiddo's out there, they are the age I would like to get my two boys there too.
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08/16/2015 09:00AM
Great report. It's so magical when your children get their first fish! Glad you know about just "going with the flow" and not being a slave to plans and itinerary. A lesson that took me years to learn. Happy years of enjoying all the wonders of the BWCA
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08/22/2015 08:23PM
Thanks for sharing I really enjoyed reading how you and your family enjoyed your trip. Nice pictures and boy were you lucky to see a moose. Even better that the girls had a great time, caught fish and enjoyed their experience.
08/31/2015 03:51PM
Great trip report. Sounds like so much fun, and your photos are neat, too. Thanks for sharing.
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