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Annual Paddle With The Boys
by WranglerPaddle

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 08/08/2018
Entry Point: Kawishiwi Lake (EP 37)
Exit Point: Sawbill Lake (EP 38)  
Number of Days: 7
Group Size: 4
Day 2 of 7
Thursday, August 09, 2018


We got out on the water early enough to fish the end of the morning bite. We located a hump between...lets say a quarter to a half mile from our campsite and slammed a few nice eaters in a ten minute span. With a nice stringer in the making and the bite slowing, we were about ready to leave until, WHAM, tight line. My buddy in the front of my canoe, fishing with my pole (see above) was into a real nice fish. In short time he had it to the back of the canoe on the right side and, without a net (see above) I landed his PB walleye, a nice 25 inch hog-in-the-making. Like an expert angler and true gentleman, he released the beauty back to the depths to fight another day.

With a steady breeze building out of the west/northwest, we decided to spend the next few hours traveling the lake. We paddled the mile plus across Alice and went for a swim and then drifted and jigged our way slowly back across the lake to camp.

The rest of the day was spent hanging around camp and exploring the shoreline between sites 1166 & 1165. You can easily walk between them and a decent ways south of 1165 too. Plenty of shooting stars that evening and almost every night to follow.