A Short Trip on Crab Lake
by Krusty555

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 07/13/2008
Entry & Exit Point: Crab Lake and Cummings from Burntside Lake (EP 4)
Number of Days: 4
Group Size: 3
Day 2 of 4
Monday, July 14, 2008

After a chilly night, Monday dawned warmer and dry. We took our time making breakfast. The deal I made with my wife was that we would base-camp and not pull up stakes everyday, so we set forth on a daytrip, looking for moose. No such luck, but my son started fishing and he just rocked it. Lots of Smallies and Largemouths and various sunfish, mostly over 8". Fishing is not really our thing. If we had known what we were doing, I think we would have caught much larger ones (I hooked into a big 'un but it got away, there's a surprise). My son caught enough 10-inchers for dinner, which he fileted and we deep-fried in the DO with cornmeal breading and cous-cous. Not bad, this whole fishing/eating/camping thing.

Every evening brought brief showers and beautiful sunsets. The showers led to rainbows and clouds that only made the sunsets nicer.

Every day we saw and heard loons on the lake (and not much else). After midnight, we heard wolves, baying at the nearly full moon.