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Crab Lake: A Jewel
by Boppa

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 08/26/2007
Entry & Exit Point: Crab Lake and Cummings from Burntside Lake (EP 4)
Number of Days: 6
Group Size: 2
Day 2 of 6
Monday, August 27, 2007 - The day was cloudy and quite still. Thunderstorms were predicted so we set up our Cook tarp and went fishing. While I was no speed demon getting the leeches on the jig I managed, and caught a small mouth, and then another, and another; they were all from 10-15". Wanting to explore the lake, we began trolling a big lipped silver rapala and caught inside of an hour (all between 15-21") on 4 lb. test. Now that was fun! Definitely one side of this arm of Crab held fish and there was a hot spot I was able to return to later in the week and continue to find fish.

But for now, we had to turn back as thunder could be heard. We got back to camp to secure the campsite and wait out the rain. We cooked under the tarp and went to sleep to the patter of rain drops. We do enjoy the tranquility that a gentle rain brings at night. It certainly was a well needed rain but not nearly enough to end the fire ban.