• GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

  • WE CREATE LONG TERM, MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS IN HERE ... PLEASE JOIN US.

    You know what we all love...

    RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE
    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
frydaddy

birch / bear island / silver island camp sites

Recommended Posts

frydaddy

Hi,

I recently ordered and received my superior national forest map. I have become aware that there are numerous lakes within the superior national forest (but outside the bwca) that have small public access ramps and boat campsites on them similar to bwca sites. I am a bwca veteran but would love to hit a few of these lakes with my wife and our small 16ft lund w/30hp merc.

The question is this....we have a long drive to get to the area and i know these boat campsites are non reservable, how fast are they filled on a weekend? If we are looking for one of the boat sites (i believe it has over 10)on birch on a saturday morning are we out of luck?

Anyone have any favorite lakes in superior that has a few boat sites?

Thank you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
walleyewisher

you should not have a problem getting a campsite on birch. they are not used that often this time of year. mostly house boats will use them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bassnpike001

Bear Island Lake campsites are used very little. Pretty lake,but fishing is slow right now. Best bite for bass, pike or walleye is early or late in the day.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ZapBranigan

Big Lake up on the "echo trail" has some nice campsites outside of the BWCA. The other lakes can be tough to fish. But Big Lake is a bit easier to fish. Take a search on this site I think I have a detailed where to fish post about a year old or so. It is a bit longer to get to and one corner is in the BWCA so you need to keep your boat out of that corner. Despite the name it is not as big as these others. I've never seen more than a couple of the sites being used at a time. Weigh out how long it takes you to get there vs. running up to Big but I have had better luck when fishing gets tougher.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
chaffmj

Like Zap said Big Lake up the Echo is a good lake to go to however the camp sites have on occasion been full. Also you can use your motor on all parts of the lake even though the one corner is in the BWCA.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

Announcements



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • crappieslapper
      Hi Guys & Gals, My brother in law recently purchased a property on Ely Lake. All the boys are invited up this year on Memorial. Unfortunately nobody in the family has been on the lake before. I thought I would reach out to the pros here on the forum to see if anyone would be willing to give us a few tips on fishing this lake. Thanks in advance, Dan
    • crappieslapper
      Hey Forum, My brother in law just purchased on Ely Lake. Memorial weekend will be the first time on lake. Wondering if anyone has some experience/tips they would be willing to offer the Ely lake rookies. Thanks so much. Dan
    • huntnfish
      I made it out last Sunday and did some searching for walleye. The search didn't produce any walleyes, just northerns and smallies. The water temp on the main lake was 58-59 with the bays being about 5 degrees warmer. The people I have talked to have had similar issues finding the eyes. We missed some fish that left the shiner all chewed up. Most of the fish marked were out in that 18-21 foot range which seemed pretty deep for this early. It could have been Saturday's cold front that pushed them a little deeper though. 
    • Hoey
      SRJ - Thanks for the report.  I heard the bite was very-good to excellent, off the rocks/reefs, in the mud/sand.  I will be at the lake fishing this weekend.  
    • srj
      What a couple perfect days for LOW on Monday-Tuesday. Fish seemed to be biting well from shallow to deep and from the south side to up north.  Caught fish from 7 - 28 feet in good numbers and sized from small to large. There seemed to be a lot more fish on sand and mud than rocks. Quite a few males caught near rocks were full of milt. Biggest an 28 1/4. Most on jig and minnow but some on crankbaits. Sure a big pack of charters hanging around the Knight Island shoal. Warm, calm and no bugs!! Hope Memorial weekend winds stay light. My new to me Ipilot Link Bluetooth remote somehow changed to German, Dutch or some other language on the display. Anybody ever have that happen? Good luck this weekend.
    • Mitch K
      Nah it was maybe 6-7 inch, maybe it'll be a keeper next year.
    • Stephen L Johnston Jr.
      Wow, thats like a 15lb walleye given that length. Wish i could see such a Waldo, too bad they are not part of this forum!
    • jigging-matt
      Nice pics.  Can't wait to get out this weekend and give it a try.
    • Nix769
    • curt quesnell
      Sunshine, pleasant temps, no wind, no bugs a perfect week to be out on LOTW. Oh yes, fish are going crazy....This weeks NCOR Vid shares what is working..Enjoy!