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Amazing Trip- Wood Lake
by pinepatch

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 08/10/2010
Entry Point: Wood Lake (EP 26)
Exit Point: Moose Lake (EP 25)  
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 4
Trip Introduction:
Our trip criteria was Fishing - Camping - and Fellowship. All three of these were capture with our trip from Wood lake to Wind Lake and being picked up at Moose Lake.
Day 1 of 5
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 We arrived in Ely, after a 13 hour drive from southern Illinois on Monday. And got a good nights sleep in the bunk house at Voyagers Northern Outfitters. We scheduled a 5:30 departure for Tuesday and was so glad we did. This allowed us to travel to EP 26 and get on the water before the heat of the sun got going.

Our group consisted of a dad and two sons (first timers to BW)and myself(my second trip). So after the initial getting use to the gear and each other in the canoe we were on our way to search for a camping spot. That first two we came too were taken and the search for the third proved to claim our first causality(A $200 digital camera fell out of a pocket into the lake!!!)

But we did find the spot and it was just what we wanted. We quickly threw camp together so we could get to the fishing....

The morning fishing trip proved to be fruitful- 5 Walleye 2 smallmouth for lunch(OH MY GOSH) what an amazing lunch!!

A nap- and some exploring got us to the evening fishing with the highlight being a 24" walleye along with smaller walleye, smallies and our first pike.

Supper consisted of Ribeyes-Walleyes-Baked potato - and apple crunch--- WOW!!

Time left for a Euchre game and turn in for the night!!!!!