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Brule base camp
by riverrunner

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 06/14/2014
Entry & Exit Point: Brule Lake (EP 41)
Number of Days: 4
Group Size: 2
Trip Introduction:
My cousin and I did a short notice fishing trip to Brule
We reserved are permit the Friday before we went on Tuesday. We left Home near Hayward Wis at 5am and stopped for breakfast and bait in Superior. Arrived at the Tofte ranger station at 830am picked up our permit and were on the lake at around 10am. We visited several campsites that were all open before we picked one out very few people around.

Weather was cloudy and damp after setting up camp we canoed around tried fishing in several spots. We caught enough walleyes for dinner and went back to camp and cooked them up. Due to recent rains we used our propane cook stove all the woods were wet and damp. During the night it rain hard and the next day was misty and light rain off and on We went exploring around and caught enough fish for the next two dinner meals along with breakfast. Use the stove again as the woods were very wet.

Went to bed and woke up about 2am ad the stars were out and bright. Thursday was one of the most best weather days I ever had on any trip. We portage into Echo lake and paddle the length and back. arrived back at camp made dinner over a wood fire and sat around till 830 pm than we went fishing not very seriously until well after dark paddle around in the moon light and arrived back to camp around 11pm. 

We woke up made breakfast slowly packed up camp and left around 1020. when we arrived at the landing we talked with a evasive species person at the landing loaded every thing up and arrive back home around 430.

One might ask about bugs what bugs had very few only sprayed up once never had the head nets out. Temperatures were down a bit most likely kept them under control.

All and all a very nice short notice fishing trip.