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bret810

sea gull

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I'm heading up to sea gull lake on the gunflint trail in a couple of weeks, and I was wondering if anybody has done any fishing. Any reports would be helpful.

thanks

bret

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hate to reply to my own post, but I'm also interested in campsites. I'm taking my son and my nephew into the bwcaw for the first time, so I'd like it to be a pleasurable experience for them. We will be in a boat, not a canoe, so I know I'm limited to where I can go.

thanks again,

bret

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I'd love to fish Seagull myself, but I have a 25hp. Too big for Seagull so I fish Sag. Have you thought about camping at Trails End Campsite and boat into Seagull for the day? There is a boat launch on the Seagull river and you could boat into the lake. Just a thought. Have a great trip. Junky.......

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Junky,

You"ve got me thinking? I also have a 25hp on my 16 footer. have a five hp. as a kicker. Anyone know if I could say ,take the prop.off the 25hp, keep it tilted up and then be legal on seagull? Never been on seagull so I can"t help with fishing reports-ideas.

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I've done that before on sea gull. I don't even think you need to have the prop taken off (I would anyway just to be safe). Kept it out of the water and disconnected the gas. You'll be good to go.

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so how did you do fishing?

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This was last year, and it was my first time on the lake...maybe we just had a bad day, but the fishing was terrible!!! We fished bass mostly and when it comes to the fishing up there I'm a little spoiled as I'm used to catching anywhere from 50 to 100 fish a day. Well on sea gull we caught maybe 5 or 6. Not a single walleye or laker bite. But like I said, it could've just been a bad day. I will tell you one thing about sea gull though, it is one of the most pretty and scenic lakes you'll ever see!

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I hope the scenary is still good as the fire went right through that area.

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I'd look close that the HP limit law, as not to sour a trip with a fine. My dad has fished that lake for close to 30 years and he is pretty sure if you got checked and were in possession of motor larger than allowed, used or not, (keyword possession) they would site you. From reading your post I think you probably do realize that a great portion of that lake is off limits all together for motors, even a trolling motor. Ofcouse my dad's favorite spot is on the part of the lake that is off limits, so he motors out to the farthest point, within the closest distance of his spot, and then removes his 6hp motor on an island, and ores his boat 1.2 miles additional to get to his area. There are definitely places to fish in the part of the lake that is open to motors, but some of the best scenery is in areas that are off limits to motors. (such as the Palisades cliffs). I love that lake though. I can tell you where you can try that I have caught some nice walley on leaches and slip bobbers which is on the part of the lake you can motor to. Also, its a good lake for evening trolling in some of the narrows with rapalas.

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One more note on the HP limit. Many years ago I had an uncle that cheated the system specifically for that lake. He is the type that has no patience and needed something a little better than a 10hp motor on his 14 foot crestliner. So he bought a 15 hp Crestliner, which is the same motor as the 9.9, but ported different. He then got a set of 9.9 decals and pasted them over the top of his 15 HP decals and unless you read the serial number, you'd never know it was done. It was quite a bid faster too, because my dad had the 9.9 and the same 14 foot crestliner... that extra 5 hp made a difference. Anyway that was many years ago, Im sure nobody ever breaks the law today... grin.gif

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Evinrude motor.. not crestliner... ooo.gif

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Probably definitely something you want to make a phone call about. But yes, we stayed in the portion that is only open to motors. So I can only imagine what the rest of the lake must look like.

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