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Coldfingers

Big Gabro or general BWCA - Help Needed (general suggestions would be great)

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Coldfingers

Heading up to the BWCA to Fish Big Gabro, have not fished this lake in about 10 years (since I graduated from VCC), and do not remember ever fishing it in the fall. General info would be great for any local lake (how deep or what to use). But I would also open for additional lake specific suggestions.

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Steve Foss

Hey Coldfingers, welcome to FM. Great to have you here. grin.gif

I have not fished Gabbro, but I'm sure others on this board who have will chime in with some help.

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Down Deep

I've been into Gabbro several times. I have always found walleyes up river from little Gabbro. When you head up the short river take a right when you enter Gabbro. Fish that shoreline. There is a lot of current running through there and it is a reliable spot. There is also a nice campsite there. I've camped on this spot a couple of times and you can catch w's right from shore. Further out in the lake toward Bald Eagle is a large reef which is also a good spot. Bald Eagle is a good lake for a day trip. Fish the likely spots of main channel points and rock piles. Jigs and minnows should do it this time of year. Another great day trip, especially in the fall, is a trip down river from Little Gabbro. Make sure you portage around the dam.

This is nice easy BWCA trip. Fairly long portage going in, but once you are there it all easy. This is a trip where I take my cooler and lawn chair.

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Coldfingers

Thanks for the input Down Deep, I defiantly will give those spots a try.

My cooler will be making this trip!

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JustinG

One thing about going to Gabbro- Make sure you volunteer to take your turn portaging the canoe in first-you will be glad that you did! There is a big nasty hill going down to the lake and coming up that thing will wear you out and then you have to hoof it another half a mile to the parking lot!

Walleyes should be easy to find in Gabbro-you won't have any problem there. The water level will be high and cooling off. Take some time and see if you can't find some Crappies in there...if you find them, you will be in for a surprise-they are BIG in there.

Gabbro is a really nice lake and the fishing should be good. You will enjoy your trip!

Hey, can you do me a favor? There should be some canoes stashed in the woods on the left hand side of the end of the portage(Little Gabbro). They are just off the shoreline and in the woods off the portage...maybe go along the shore 20-30 yards and barely into the woods. Can you see if they are still there and what kind of shape they are in? You are more than welcome to use those canoes if you like.

Justin

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