Easter Week Border Water Walleyes
by Kidd1991

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 04/04/2012
Entry & Exit Point: Mudro Lake (EP 23)
Number of Days: 4
Group Size: 5
Trip Introduction:
Since the ice went out so early in 2012. I got some friends together and made the trek into Crooked lake to fish border water walleyes since the border lakes are open to walleye fishing into mid April.
Day 1 of 4
I left Grand Rapids, MN around 4 P.M. after my last class. I got to Ely around 6 P.M. Went to my parents house and packed up all my gear. We all met in town and made the drive up to Mudro. Finally got on the water around 7:30. We went up into Fourtown into Boat, Fairy, and finally Gun. Thats when it started getting dark. Had to make the mile long portage and the rest of the trip into Crooked in the dark. We were most likely the first paddlers of the season to go up this way. Navigating in the dark was hard since the moon was out. We finally got into the bottom of Friday bay. Right when we got into the main part, the northern lights came out and guided us to our campsite. Got camp set up and got ready for bed about 1 A.M. Mudro Lake, Fourtown Lake, Boot Lake, Fairy Lake, Gun Lake, Wagosh Lake, Niki Lake, Chippewa Lake, Papoose Lake, Crooked Lake 

Lakes Traveled:   Mudro Lake, Fourtown Lake, Boot Lake, Fairy Lake, Gun Lake, Wagosh Lake, Niki Lake, Chippewa Lake, Papoose Lake, Crooked Lake,