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Rip-n-lips

I am planning a little trip up to big Sag this June and am having a really hard time finding a good contour map of the lake. Can someone please help me and let me know where i can order one, or something? I was able to order a good detailed section of just Red Rock Bay, but that was it. thank you very much for any help.

"A bad day fishing, beats the [PoorWordUsage] out of a good day at work!"

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Steve Foss

Rip-n-lips, welcome to HSO/FM. Great to have you here. grin.gif

I share your pain. I'd like a good map of Sag, too.

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upnorth

I assume you have looked at the one on MN DNR Lake finder and not found it unusable. But if not try this. Map

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redhooks

Lakemaps Inc makes the samll white plastic maps and has a set of 4 for Sag

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Steve Foss

Thanks, upnorth, but the map doesn't show the whole lake, and that's what we're looking for. grin.gifgrin.gif

redhooks, I don't like those plastic maps because the scale is usually such that the fine points are eliminated, but that may be all there is.

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lakerunner

A buddy of mine got one about a month ago at Gender Mtn. It is made by Lake Maps but a much larger scale--the detail is pretty good. He said that it was the last one but maybe they re-ordered.

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Steve Foss

Thanks, lakerunner, I'll look into that.

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rowdyf

I got the last one at Gander in Duluth, buried in their map section, faded, and had been there a while. It was made by the same company that makes the white cards and produced in 1996.

It shows the entire lake including Canadian side, with depth contours. I tried finding it on the web, but maybe they don't make it anymore. I too was looking for a good map for quite some time...best $3.99 for a map I've spent.

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lakerunner

stfcatfish--I don't know the original size of the map though as he brought in a copy that he had blown up to 11"X17". We are also planning a laker/walleye trip up there in late July. We'll probably be down in the Red Rock/Munker Island area but we still wanted a map of the entire lake. Looking at it the map looks decent--rock piles marked, breaks/points, 10' contours. It will definitely be better than nothing!

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upnorth

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Thanks, upnorth, but the map doesn't show the whole lake, and that's what we're looking for.

I kinda figured there was something not quite up to snuff, but figured it may have been over looked. Can blame a guy for tryin \:\)

Just thought of this and checked W.A Fisher maps. I am looking at what looks to be a full map

Here is the info and and pic, might be what you are looking for.

Fisher Maps E-23: Saganaga Lake - Enlarged

Size 17" x 22", Scale (approx.) 1-1/2" = 1 mile, Waterproof*

An enlarged map of Saganaga Lake naming most of the islands and landmarksis

E-23.jpg

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lakerunner

Let me correct myself--the name of the store is not "Gender" Mtn but Gander Mtn blush.gifcrazy.gif I was just informed that perhaps I was being a little bit of a sexist pig ;\) But I don't know--I didn't state the "gender" being male or female!!

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Steve Foss

Thanks again, upnorth. I have that map. Doesn't help an angler looking for contour and underwater structure detail, though. grin.gifgrin.gif

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lakerunner

stfcatfish--check your personal email shortly.

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Steve Foss

will do, lr.

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upnorth

yeah can't tell from the image if it shows contour details or not.

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lakerunner

stfcatfish--you should have mail.

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rowdyf

It does not show contours.

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Rip-n-lips

Thank you to everyone, and the info shared. If something better would happen to come up, please post it. "keep those rods bent, and those reels lubed!"

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redhooks

Worst case- You can buy the white cards and the cheesy folout version at Bucks and Holiday gas in Grand Marais before heading up the trail.

redhooks

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Surface Tension

I've yet to find a good Sag map myself. Lets not beat around the bush here. Names please!

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Steve Foss

Frank, the Lake Maps map already mentioned that was the last faded one at Gander is the only contour map I've seen of the whole lake. I've now seen a copy of it. It's definitely workable.

Question is, is Lake Maps still making them?

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upnorth

I was just on their site and I can't find any maps for Sag

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Steve Foss

They may still have them. Could be a phone call is in order to see, or if they don't have them, maybe they have plans to produce them again.

It'd be a simple matter of making a new printing press run since they've already produced them.

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rowdyf

Ha Ha! Since I got the last one, maybe someone would take me fishing up there and I could share the map with them? STF? ST? Anyone?

I've never fished Sag but have a permit for the end of July.

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Steve Foss

Well, I'm still hoping I'll get up there. Won't be this ice season, as I'm busy through Sunday. And my boat is too big for the motor restrictions.

But one of these days . . . grin.gifgrin.gif

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