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Awesome fishing, crazy weather, (Meeds lake trip)
by BWfishingfanatic12

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 08/05/2015
Entry & Exit Point: Lizz and Swamp Lakes (EP 47)
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 6
Trip Introduction:
My high school track coach Jeff Postler wanted to do a reunion trip with former athletes from a couple of our state trophy teams from the last 5 to 7 years. 6 of us were able to go. The group was Nick, Greg, Dan, Chaz, Coach Postler, and myself (Bryan). The trip was mostly to catch up on life, fish, and relax.
Day 1 of 5
Wednesday, August 05, 2015

It was a sunny day with a little breeze but very mild for August when we gathered at our High school track coach’s house. We got together the last of the gear, made some last minute preparations, and were on the road by shortly after 2PM. We stopped for fishing licenses and then at another place along the North shore to stretch our legs and see some scenery. Those 4 hours from our home up to Grand Marais always seem to take an eternity, probably has to do with all the excitement for a new trip but it always seems to drag. The excitement for a trip never gets old though.

We stopped at Sven and Ole’s for some pizza and it lived up to the hype. It was pretty busy so after we ordered our pizza we explored for a while and the temperature had to be somewhere in the 50s which was unbelievable for August. The whole trip actually was like 55-70 which we couldn’t believe for August. We quickly devoured our pizzas then were on our way to Rockwood Lodge on Poplar lake to stay for the night. I had never used a bunkhouse before but that is what our coach usually does and the guy from Rockwood Lodge always gives him a great deal. It is definitely a slick way to do it, very convenient. We played some cards and caught up on life a little bit then headed to bed early.