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Short fishing trip to Moon lake
by stok0099

Trip Type: Paddling Kayak
Entry Date: 09/02/2022
Entry & Exit Point: East Bearskin Lake (EP 64)
Number of Days: 4
Group Size: 2
Day 2 of 4
Saturday, September 03, 2022

Fishing was okay. Either of us are pro fishermen, but we certainly put in our time and had bait in the water a lot. Bass seemed to want to jump in the boat. Nothing substantial in size, but if you like bass, this would be a lake to consider. Walleye and pike were more elusive. This wouldn’t be a recommended walleye or pike lake in my book (or blog). However, they are there. We caught 3 walleye (12-18ish inches) and two pike (20ish inches) over the whole trip.

We did explore the portage to get to caribou, just a hike to see the next lake. We ran into some other paddlers, who came from caribou and said it was super busy, all the sites taken, and very poor fishing. This, of course, made us feel better about our decision to stay on moon lake.

The rest of the day was filled with beautiful weather, good discussions, and lots of relaxation. We had tacos for dinner (I know, excessive, but so delicious), and went to bed early after a small fire.