my annual trip to the bwca

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my annual trip to the bwca

Unread postby Beason » Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:54 pm

thought i would share some old pics of my annual trip to the bwca with some of my high school buddies. usually we plan it during memorial weekend but that didnt work for a few guys and so we are going this thursday and i cant wait. i love everything about the boundary waters, the drive up, hauling our booze across the portages, camping, fishing, just a good time. i would like to sometime try to find lakers during early ice out up there. if you love fishing and the outdoors in general, i would suggest a trip to the boundary waters. its got great scenery up there as well as fishing if you can find them.

ive done a few hardcore trips up there but this trip we take is a lazy mans trip, we make a few portages, setup camp and then raise . during the mornings, we leave camp and portage a few lakes over to chase northerns and smallies, when the sun starts setting, we head back to our camp lake and hammer the walleyes.

we catch walleyes like this all night, 12-23", almost gets boring once you find them
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andy with the rare 31"er, doesnt look that big cause its stomach is empty; released
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we decided to take our limit of eaters home the last night last year
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we definitely dont pack light for this trip as you can see.
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user difficulties...hmm..
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Re: my annual trip to the bwca

Unread postby dan » Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:32 pm

Great pic's 8-) I have not been in the BWCA area, but I do bear hunt right against its border in Northern Minnesota. Its a special area. I am awe struck every time up there and always hate to go home no matter how long I stay.
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Unread postby Wrinkleneck » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:20 pm

Cool Thanks for sharing.
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Unread postby headgear » Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:15 am

Nice pics, I haven't been up there in years but it sure gets a guy fired up to go back.
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Unread postby Hodag Hunter » Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:02 am

Looks like a great trip. Question.....the guy in the yellow sheatshirt, is his name Jim W.? Looks familar.
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Unread postby Beason » Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:15 am

Hodag Hunter wrote:Looks like a great trip. Question.....the guy in the yellow sheatshirt, is his name Jim W.? Looks familar.

Guy in yellow sweatshirt's first name is Nathan but good try :)
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Unread postby Hodag Hunter » Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:42 am

jack_4mn wrote:
Hodag Hunter wrote:Looks like a great trip. Question.....the guy in the yellow sheatshirt, is his name Jim W.? Looks familar.

Guy in yellow sweatshirt's first name is Nathan but good try :)


Does he have a brother named Jim? :lol: Spitting image of the guy. Worked with Jim for 3 years over in MN. He lived near the cities but we were working in Benson and Morris MN.
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Unread postby magicman54494 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:02 am

That's a beautiful area! I've never fished it but I've been in there deer hunting.
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Re: my annual trip to the bwca

Unread postby Beason » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:04 am

Hodag Hunter wrote:
jack_4mn wrote:
Hodag Hunter wrote:Looks like a great trip. Question.....the guy in the yellow sheatshirt, is his name Jim W.? Looks familar.

Guy in yellow sweatshirt's first name is Nathan but good try :)


Does he have a brother named Jim? :lol: Spitting image of the guy. Worked with Jim for 3 years over in MN. He lived near the cities but we were working in Benson and Morris MN.


no brother ;)
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Re: my annual trip to the bwca

Unread postby BackWoodsHunter » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:06 am

Awesome pics looks like a great place. I have a trip planned there for next summer this just makes me more excited looks awesome 8-)
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Re: my annual trip to the bwca

Unread postby Tadmdad » Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:20 pm

Nice Pictures, likes like a good trip. Look forward to going every year, it's just great country. Good fishing, great deer hunting. And with 1.1 million acres, plenty of room to find some solitude.
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Unread postby Beason » Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:31 pm

There are just some things you'll experience up there that will make the trip aside from the beautiful scenery. I've heard wolves up there howling, heard people shoo-ing bears away from their camp :lol: , loons calling to each other, and one evening of fishing, we saw a big bull moose taking a shortcut to get from point A to point B by swimming across the lake about 100 yards from us fishing. It's truly god's country up there.
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Re: my annual trip to the bwca

Unread postby Tadmdad » Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:43 am

Agreed....many experiences that you don't have in the concrete jungle.

Been up a couple of times in the summer on portage trips, scouting and fishing. Seems to be quite alot of human activity in the summertime. But come November, if you get off the beaten path, rarely ever see anybody.


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