Kawishiwa River Fishing Opener 2017
by Trapper7

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 05/12/2017
Entry & Exit Point: North Kawishiwi River (EP 29)
Number of Days: 4
Group Size: 2
Trip Introduction:
When you have a cabin on Garden Lake that is about a 40 minute paddle from the BWCA, how can you not go on a camping trip for fishing opener?
Day 2 of 4
Saturday, May 13, 2017 I slept great in my Bear Butt hammock. I didn't wake up until the birds sounded. We got up fairly early to make some oatmeal and coffee before we headed out for some morning fishing. Water temps were in the mid to upper 50's. The weather was beautiful yesterday, today, and the forecast for tomorrow was the same. Monday there was some expected rain coming, but we would be heading out Monday morning anyway so that didn't really matter to us. We caught a handful of walleyes in the morning and had a shore lunch back at camp, followed by a nap.
We headed back out for the evening and caught some more walleyes for supper. We fished shallow (4ft-6ft) in the current and also drifted into some deeper (18ft-20ft) areas. We didn't seem to do better in one area versus the other. I was surprised that we caught as many as we did in the deeper areas.