Maiden Voyage to BWCA
by tdaubee

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 05/27/2017
Entry & Exit Point: Farm Lake (EP 31)
Number of Days: 4
Group Size: 2
Day 2 of 4
Sunday, May 28, 2017 Day 2, we woke up and had some Jetboil breakfast and had serious disappointment and frustrations that we hadn’t caught any fish the day before. We head out to fish clear lake after breakfast – we went around the perimeter and around each island with not bites. I tried about every lure in my tackle box and tried casting, trolling and top waters. Nothing was working. Finally, I caught a northern trolling followed by a small walleye in the same spot. Ryan hooked a bass on a top water bait right there off one of the middle islands, as well. We were happy – we had lunch! We headed back in and I started cooking our fish lunch. Considering I have actually never flayed a fish before, the meal turned out delicious. I used heavy duty tin foil and Crisco to fry up the meat and seasoned it with a little salt and pepper. Ryan was hit hard by a caffeine withdrawal (although at this time he didn’t know it). He spent the rest of the day sleeping and I was stuck at camp, casting from shore and napping – really wish I would have brought a book to read at that point. Set my alarm for midnight to see northern lights … there wasn’t any.