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Ensign Fishing trip
by Oisinirish

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 06/05/2015
Entry & Exit Point: Moose Lake (EP 25)
Number of Days: 4
Group Size: 5
Trip Introduction:
Dad, little brother and friend. We try to do a base camp fishing trip every year but it ends up usually being every other.
Day 1 of 4
Friday, June 05, 2015 Up predawn and take the tow from the public landing next latourell's to the portage into splash. Really heavy fog. Without the GPS we could have been on an adventure already. Paddled across splash and attempted to power paddle up the rapids into Ensign but the water was a little too shallow for a good stroke so we ended up walking the canoes. Tried for the small island site but it was taken so we ended up at site 11. Set up camp and had some lunch the. Hit the waters. Pretty slow fishing. Caught a few smallmouth and a walleye or two. Go figure it was dead calm and sunny. Grouse drumming like crazy right outside camp. Whippoorwill lives in the tree above the site and provided a nightly serenade.