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by fishrman47
Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Boating Question (Bass Boating to the Island)
Replies: 20
Views: 5220

Re: Boating Question (Bass Boating to the Island)

This idea sounds a little crazy. Saw a couple guys fishing from a good-size Lund in Rock Harbor last year. The story behind that was, they put that boat on one of the ferries that service IR. Or to say it another way, they didn't use the Lund (which probably has a deeper hull than your bass boat) to...
by fishrman47
Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: September 2016 Weather Forecast
Replies: 0
Views: 1288

September 2016 Weather Forecast

I've been saving this.

It's not really useful but it is a good reminder, NOAA even goes into the specific forecast for Isle Royale National Park.

Vid taken from lake/campsite ????

Merry Christmas!

https://youtu.be/0XWleFHy5eo
by fishrman47
Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Man's Role in Demise of Isle Royale Wolves
Replies: 5
Views: 2608

Re: Man's Role in Demise of Isle Royale Wolves

If wolves are a solution to the supposed problem of overpopulation of moose, why can't there be a moose hunt? Besides people's infatuation with megafauna like moose, there really wouldn't be much difference between taking moose or taking fish. Except, well a lot of $$$ could be generated by selling ...
by fishrman47
Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2016 Isle Royale solo by packraft
Replies: 7
Views: 1809

Re: 2016 Isle Royale solo by packraft

I caught a single walleye Monday evening fishing the west end of the big island in Whittlesey, gave it to Mark since I was paddling into Wood the next morning. I was dragging a crankbait along the bottom in 10-12 feet of water.
by fishrman47
Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2016 Isle Royale solo by packraft
Replies: 7
Views: 1809

Re: 2016 Isle Royale solo by packraft

Hi Redbad,

The canoe you saw on Whittlesley was mine. Saw you drift by as I was doing some chores. The gentleman with the kayak told me he talked some other campers into helping him on the portage.
by fishrman47
Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Best canoe route from Siskiwit to RH?
Replies: 10
Views: 3117

Re: Best canoe route from Siskiwit to RH?

Well, the trip is in the books. Great time. I ended up getting a water taxi to Chippewa, then doing a loop Ettlesey, Wood, Siskiwit, Intermediate, Richie, Moskey, RH. Got a walleye out of Ettlesey and lots of pike in Wood and Richie. Got skunked on Siskiwit. Appreciate the advice posted here. Superi...
by fishrman47
Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Bushwack Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1378

Re: Bushwack Question

hooky that was a good read, thanks
by fishrman47
Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Bushwack Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1378

Re: Bushwack Question

I'm new to IR but going next week also. I've bushwacked in Boundary Waters (where there are no lectures about leaving the trails) and it's easy to get into thick stuff you really regret. Especially since you're looking at about 2 miles as a crow flies.

Let us know how it goes!
by fishrman47
Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rock Harbor - 3 Mile - Daisy - Lane Cove - Rock Harbor : August 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1945

Re: Rock Harbor - 3 Mile - Daisy - Lane Cove - Rock Harbor

Thank you for being honest about what you didn't like. So many of these reviews are, "everything was awesome." The "dirty laundry" stuff is more useful for planning a good trip.
by fishrman47
Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Tree incident at Hatchet Lake
Replies: 14
Views: 4649

Re: Tree incident at Hatchet Lake

Yikes.

I archery hunt about 25' up trees all over the MI LP....scary stuff. Gotta watch out for those widowmakers.
by fishrman47
Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Best canoe route from Siskiwit to RH?
Replies: 10
Views: 3117

Re: Best canoe route from Siskiwit to RH?

Also, that stretch of open water between Malone Bay (or Chippewa Harbor) and Daisy Farm would be near the bottom of my list for a first venture into The Big Lake on the south side of the Island. I think I'm hearing that the scenery, still being better than my cubicle, would be fairly static and the...
by fishrman47
Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Best canoe route from Siskiwit to RH?
Replies: 10
Views: 3117

Best canoe route from Siskiwit to RH?

I'm planning a solo canoe trip after Labor day. Probably getting a water taxi from RH to the Belle Isle area, then fishing/paddling/portaging my way to Siskiwit. Biggest question in my mind is how best to get from Siskiwit to RH given 3 or 4 days. Should I risk the open water and paddle the big lake...
by fishrman47
Thu May 26, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First Time, Itinerary Posted, Solo Hike
Replies: 20
Views: 2382

Re: First Time, Itinerary Posted, Solo Hike

Thanks Mark. For that price, it's a no brainer to pick up one of those Baofengs.

Only about a month till your trip. Have a great time!
by fishrman47
Tue May 24, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First Time, Itinerary Posted, Solo Hike
Replies: 20
Views: 2382

Re: First Time, Itinerary Posted, Solo Hike

Hi Mark,

Interesting post. I'm officially a HAM (tech) though I operate very little. Since I'm gearing up for my first IR trip (in September) and was planning to pick up a weather radio, any suggestions on something I could operate with?

TIA