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Sunday, July 27, 2008

This summer has been full of great times, especially with the family. We have had experienced families carry out their traditions in the BWCA, families introducing their kids to the wilderness they love and families coming for the first time to check out what the Northwoods has to offer.

With everything that the BWCA has to offer, everyone finds something to love- from seeing moose or watching that perfect sunset to out-fishing the rest of the boys.

Nick recently enjoyed his stay in one of our cabins; he even caught a few fish.

He was even nice enough to let Dad in on some of the action!

One trip to the BWCA with the whole family can lead to many possibilities, maybe even a family tradition that can be carried on for many years to come!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

You still have time this summer!

Fry fish in the Boundary Waters, paddle with your kids, enjoy the peace and solitude of the Northwoods....and have lasting memories of your time spent together. There are still permits open and we can help you!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Moose sightings around Seagull

There are two moose calves and a cow that have been hanging around Seagull Lake for a while now. Shira and I were lucky enough to see them while driving up the Gunflint a few weeks ago, and another staffer and I caught sight of them again the other day over by Moose Pond.

Deb had the best sighting of all. She saw the happy little moose family swimming out on the bay, right in front of the store, and even got a few shots of them.

If you're going to be around Seagull anytime soon keep your eyes open- you might get to see these cute little guys too!


Sunday, July 13, 2008

More fishing in the Boundary Waters!

Bob from North Carolina with a big smallie while fishing in our Sag Cabins recently.
Bill from North Carolina with some great walleye fishing while staying at our Sag Cabins with Bob.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Driving up the Gunflint at night is always an adventure, and last night was no exception. Between Grand Marais and Seagull, Shira and I were lucky enough to see four moose (including a bull with huge antlers and two adorable little calves!), countless deer, a wolf, and several foxes. Although nighttime isn't the best for taking photos, it's fun to see all the wildlife- especially if you drive slowly and make sure to keep a safe distance.

At work today, we had an interesting visitor. This luna moth has been hanging out on the back deck of the store all day.

Isn't he pretty?

Hopefully more wildlife photos will be coming soon!


Monday, July 7, 2008

It's Family Paddling Time at Seagull

July is family time in the Boundary Waters as evidenced by the paddlers below. It is a great quiet time to visit the canoe country after the 4th of July. The Juna Family is all smiles today as they paddled away from our dock on Seagull to their adventure along the border with their year old German Shepherd.

Former Staffer Johnse with his Dad, brother, brother-in-laws and nephew paddled out today to Ottertrack and Ester Lake for a few days in the Boundary Waters.

In the photo above Dan and Lauren are on the tow boat on their way to Red Rock Lake on Saganaga. Lauren was all decked out in the latest REI gear for kids. Although she doesn't look too excited here in the boat; she had a great time and will be back in August!
The wildflowers are in bloom, the smallmouth bass are hitting aggressively and it is a great time to come to the Boundary Waters!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Fishing Heating Up in July

Hello Everyone,

Fishing has been really good the last couple of weeks. People have been catching all sorts of fish all sorts of ways. Walleyes are have been pretty eager to taste anglers' hooks. There have been a lot of great reports from just about all routes. I talked to a group who came back from Quetico who had a triple while trolling crankbaits!! A lot of people are using crankbaits, jigs/plastic, and lindy rigs, with the trusty slip bobber producing as well. The depth of the walleyes has also surprised a lot of veteran anglers... as shallow as 6 feet during mid-day. Most anglers say the marble eyes are down between 8 and 15 feet of water.

Smallmouth bass have moved onto their spawning beds which made fishing funny, and catch & release vital. The males are protecting the nest from anything that ventures too close. Anything from jigs to topwater to fly-fishing has been producing the scrappy bronzebacks. A lot of people are sight-fishing with a set of polarized sunglasses and fishing individual beds while others cast towards the shoreline and find beds that way.

Most northern pike are being pulled out of 4 to 8 feet of water. Few anglers have been targeting pike so most northerns have been caught while fishing for walleyes and smallies. Pitching jigs has been the presentation of choice for the big pike.

Lake trout have moved deeper over the last couple weeks because of the rising temperature. A majority of the fish are being pulled out of 30 to 60 feet of water. Drifting a spoon or jig have been the weapons of choice.

Let us know how you're doing... PLEASE SEND US PICTURES OF YOUR TRIP!!!

Please practice Selective Harvest and/or Catch & Release.

Thank you and keep your line in the water,