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by MattC
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Concerned about missing Water Taxi after Seaplane arrival
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: Concerned about missing Water Taxi after Seaplane arrival

Can you share where you made water taxi reservations? I cannot find anything online and my calls to the Lodge and email have gone unanswered. Thanks.
by MattC
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Fishable Lakes Chart
Replies: 13
Views: 2201

Re: Fishable Lakes Chart

Ive heard Siskiwit fish have high mercury and not exactly safe to eat. Since Wood and Siskiwit are connected, should that raise concern for us to eat the fish out of Wood? Thank you for your information. Contaminants discovered in the park ecosystem remind us that although Isle Royale is remote, it...
by MattC
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Fishable Lakes Chart
Replies: 13
Views: 2201

Re: Fishable Lakes Chart

Several fisherman have reported Wood Lake to be productive, most often mentioning Northern. Wood is actually an arm of Siskiwit so I would expect the same species possible except probably hard to find a Lake Trout there. I would try the neck between Wood and Siskiwit for Northern. Ive heard Siskiwi...
by MattC
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Fishable Lakes Chart
Replies: 13
Views: 2201

Re: Fishable Lakes Chart

Wood = Northern Pike. Lots of northern. In fact, we kept catching so many (and of good size) that I'd start to wonder if any bait fish survive beyond a minnow. As Midwest Ed notes, you can cast right from shore at the neck between Wood and Siskiwit (right by camp) and reel them in. I've also had go...
by MattC
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Fishable Lakes Chart
Replies: 13
Views: 2201

Re: Fishable Lakes Chart

Is there any info on Wood Lake as to what fish are in there and depths? Cannot find anything on it.
by MattC
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Hiking Shoes?
Replies: 13
Views: 1113

Re: Hiking Shoes?

I always use trail runners but thats just my preference. Make sure you try them on in person before purchasing. Functionality over fashion as well!
by MattC
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First Timer perhaps 1st week of June 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1772

Re: First Timer perhaps 1st week of June 2019

If you can, try to hit Lane Cove. Its a dead end but its my favorite place on IR. Cove is wait deep for atleast 25-30 yards out. Perfect to take a dip after a long hike. It was plenty warm last year during May.
by MattC
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Preliminary Itinerary for May 2019 with fishing and canoe questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1067

Re: Preliminary Itinerary for May 2019 with fishing and canoe questions

You're right, it's never too early to start planning an Isle Royale adventure. You're really going to enjoy that time of year on Isle Royale...no one will be there, no bugs, warm days, cool nights...it's really quite perfect. Also, smart to be cautious with a canoe on Siskiwit. From what johnhens h...
by MattC
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Preliminary Itinerary for May 2019 with fishing and canoe questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1067

Re: Preliminary Itinerary for May 2019 with fishing and canoe questions

Unless things have changed, you book (or try to book---it can take some persistence) the water taxi through the lodge. Last year the lodge opened for "full operation" on June 5th. I don't know whether that was preceded by a condition of being semi-open and running the water taxi. You can talk to Fo...
by MattC
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Preliminary Itinerary for May 2019 with fishing and canoe questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1067

Re: Preliminary Itinerary for May 2019 with fishing and canoe questions

Thanks for the advice, John! If you see two ding bats riding round in a canoe in those parts, thatll be us! 😂

Also, does anyone one know if water taxi runs that early in the season?
by MattC
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Preliminary Itinerary for May 2019 with fishing and canoe questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1067

Re: Preliminary Itinerary for May 2019 with fishing and canoe questions

May 20th may be too early for the water taxi. Make sure you get confirmation from them before you make other commitments. Yikes! I didnt think about that. Great point! Im going to have to give them a call. I saw a post from 2012 saying someone rented a canoe for 5 days for 250 bucks. A little steep...
by MattC
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Preliminary Itinerary for May 2019 with fishing and canoe questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1067

Preliminary Itinerary for May 2019 with fishing and canoe questions

Its never too early to get into Isle Royale mode! Brother and I have decided to come back this year because we had such a blast in 2018. This year we are centering our trip around fishing! We caught some good sized northern and perch last year but also hoofed it quite a bit. We always start out from...
by MattC
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Restaurant opens tomorrow!
Replies: 1
Views: 558

Restaurant opens tomorrow!

A hot meal and a draft beer will be available tomorrow if going to Rock Harbor!

We sure wished they were open last week! :(
by MattC
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Welcoming folks to Isle Royale's subreddit!
Replies: 2
Views: 774

Re: Welcoming folks to Isle Royale's subreddit!

MattC, curious as to why you think the Reddit page is a better fit for these times. I just feel its a better platform to get the best information to the top for new and expierenced folks planning their trip. I understand this is the home base for all information but quality posts may get lost in mu...