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Wood to Good and back again
by naturboy12

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 08/11/2013
Entry & Exit Point: Wood Lake (EP 26)
Number of Days: 6
Group Size: 4
Trip Introduction:
The B.I.G. L.I.A.R.S decided to take an easier trip in 2013, and also to head to an area none of us had ever visited. My son, Tyler (12) came along for the first time as well.
Day 1 of 6
Sunday, August 11, 2013. After camping the previous night at Fall Lake Campground, we woke at 5:00 AM to head to EP 26 to begin our trip and were paddling before 7:00 AM. We made quick time through Wood and Hula Lakes, and were pleased to find both campsites on Good Lake empty. We choose the site on the narrows as our home for the next 4 nights. Despite the not so great canoe landing and steep hike up to the site, we loved the site for its beautiful views of the lake and central location to all fishing areas. After setting up camp, we fished through the early afternoon hours and quickly realized that Good Lake was dominated by Northern Pike. We did well on our first day in the weedier areas of the lake and caught a couple nice sized bass as well, but no walleyes. Tyler caught what at the time was the largest pike he had ever caught- a nice 28" fish, with promises from us that he would likely top that before week's end. With enough fish for dinner, we enjoyed our first BW campfire of the year along with the solitude of a lake all to ourselves.