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Reelman6141

Late Feb. or Early March BWCA Lakers??

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Reelman6141

Would it be worth a trip for lakers in late Feb. or early march. I used to live in Ely and in Cloquet, I have fished both sides of the BWCA but I have not fished so late. Any advice? Do the Lakers stay turned on all winter?

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chunkytrout

Seems to slow down a bit during March to a final halt. Feb had been a great month for me the last few seasons. You gonna make it to the Bash Reelman?

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Steve Foss

Lakers will stay turned on all winter.

Last year I walked into Trout off the north end of Vermilion, which is in the Bdub and opens two weeks earlier and stays open two weeks later than the general inland winter laker season.

I'd planned a couple early trips this January that both fell through, but will likely get back there after regular laker season closes. March can be nice walking. It's about a 2-mile drive off Moccasin Point to the portage, and about a two mile walk from there to good laker water. We pull light tow sleds with the gear.

There's not much else for lake trout lakes totally within the Bdub on this end of the Bdub.

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Reelman6141

Next year I am totally in for the bash. I used to live just off Birch in Babbitt, I took several runs up to US point by dogsled. WOW, great laker fishing... This year I am unfortunately going to LOW with the family... I will however ditch them next year for the bash!! I am having a hard time turning my father-in-law onto Lakers?? I am sure once he hooks into one that will be all she wrote!!

Good Fishing!!

P.S. What the hell is Vinglas (A Princess) on my google search! Also, I see your an Electrician. My father in law is an electrician as well!

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chunkytrout

Reelman, yep a jouneyman. Like my work... Vingala is made by the good folks that make the pimple. Diamond shape in a chrome with some other color. Nice on the fall and seems to sttract the attention of the troutskies. Not hard to find.

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