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A great week on Good Lake
by jdlunde

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 07/06/2021
Entry & Exit Point: Wood Lake (EP 26)
Number of Days: 6
Group Size: 2
Trip Introduction:
Hi all, my name is Josh and this is my first trip report. For the few weeks prior to our trip I combed through the trip reports and fishing reports here, and want to say thank you to those who have contributed- they were very helpful! Anyways, my buddy Jesse was in Minnesota for an extended stay, so we decided to keep the BWCA tradition alive.... here's the report for our second trip into canoe country.
Day 1 of 6
Tuesday, July 06, 2021 We arrived at EP26 around 11am and got our things situated for the 150 rod portage to Wood Lake. Our plan was to single portage the whole trip, we made it a little over half way to Wood Lake before we had to find a cushy spot to drop the canoes and double portage the rest. A wiser man would have brought half the fishing gear I did.

The EP was rocky, muddy and super shallow. After watching the group ahead of us struggle for quite some time we were able to learn from their mistakes and set off on our adventure. We ended up staying at the narrows campsite on Wood the first night, catching smallmouth from camp and resting up for the big push over to Good Lake.