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by Midwest Ed
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Island is Now OPEN
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Island is Now OPEN

No doubt about it now.
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by Midwest Ed
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Island is Now OPEN
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Island is Now OPEN

Some lucky boat crew made it, and they brought a snow shovel! :D
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by Midwest Ed
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Island is Now OPEN
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Island is Now OPEN

The many wonders of Spring:
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by Midwest Ed
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Island is Now OPEN
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Island is Now OPEN

Mother Nature knows the park just opened. Ice out has begun.
I was just having a little fun.
Indeed, there is less ice than last year although I would still expect more snow than normal here and there, as this year's heavy snowfalls came later in the winter.
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by Midwest Ed
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Island is Now OPEN
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Island is Now OPEN

:shock: :shock: :roll:
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Island is Now OPEN
by Midwest Ed
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: What to expect in late Aug-early Sept.
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: What to expect in late Aug-early Sept.

The Lodge and concessions at both Rock Harbor and Windigo seem to keep staying open later and later in the season. They used to close right after Labor day. Then the last day became the weekend after Labor Day. This year it is published as the 13th, a Friday of the SECOND week after Labor Day. Still...
by Midwest Ed
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Fishing questions; first time IR
Replies: 13
Views: 313

Re: Fishing questions; first time IR

Fishing from shore at Lake Ritchie shoreline is frequently done. One correction, the trip to Moskey Basin is closer to 11 miles, not 8. Depending upon the load in the boat, the trip should take less than an hour, maybe even closer to 45 minutes. You'll want to pay attention to the no wake zones in f...
by Midwest Ed
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Fishing questions; first time IR
Replies: 13
Views: 313

Re: Fishing questions; first time IR

If the fishermen among you are new to Lake Trout or Salmon then I agree the charter would be best. Their other option, if they have big lake experience would be to rent a boat (smaller runabouts with 10 to 15 hp outboards). Gear to run deep and a depth finder would very useful.They could try their h...
by Midwest Ed
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Newbie Weekend Trip Input
Replies: 10
Views: 315

Re: Newbie Weekend Trip Input

Your plan proposals do not intersect well with a "weekend trip". A true weekend trip from Duluth to Windigo would have you arriving in Windigo about 9:30 am CT on Saturday and then leaving Windigo the next day, Sunday at 1 pm CT. In order to get more suitable advice, I suggest thinking through your ...
by Midwest Ed
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First Time IR; need itinerary help
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: First Time IR; need itinerary help

There is no dock at the Lane Cove campground, so it is not accessible by any of the potential passenger service boats or ferries. The lack of dock yet also on the Big Lake is also what makes it one of the more desirable campgrounds to hike to. You get the Big Lake yet not usually as crowded as other...
by Midwest Ed
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Newbie Weekend Trip Input
Replies: 10
Views: 315

Re: Newbie Weekend Trip Input

Welcome to the forum. Gaining some overnight experience with your gear is my first and maybe best advice. This might be hard to do since it's going to be rented. Can you rent the same gear twice or multiple times over a longer period? Keeping the chosen gear lightweight and not taking unneeded equip...
by Midwest Ed
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Any Fishing Advice is Appreciated!
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Any Fishing Advice is Appreciated!

This response is mostly a duplicate from an adjacent post. Lake Desor and Hatchet Lake are officially devoid of game fish. There have been some very minor anecdotal contradictions to this. A greater number of failed fishing anecdotes supports the report. (Lot's a leeches though.) Todd Harbor is a fa...
by Midwest Ed
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Fly Fishing or Casting?
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Fly Fishing or Casting?

Lake Desor is officially devoid of game fish. There have been some very minor anecdotal contradictions to this. A greater number of failed fishing anecdotes supports the report. (Lot's a leeches though.) Todd Harbor is a fairly typical north shore location with rocky cliffs. Instead of a stream it h...
by Midwest Ed
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Wolf update
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Wolf update

......I am wondering what these new wolves are eating. No mention yet. I read this elsewhere (NPS news release?). The newly released wolves were eating "provisioned" food (which I gather were dead moose supplied by the NPS), and moose that died of natural causes. I had also read that news about the...
by Midwest Ed
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Wolf update
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Wolf update

Here is a link to their website - International Wolf Center. I am wondering what these new wolves are eating. No mention yet. In following up on my reading about this I stumbled across this interesting National Geographic article about rare coastal wolves of Vancouver Island in British Columbia that...