Lake One to Inslula; Day Trip South Hope; Day Trip Fish Dance


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Dates:August 24-27, 2012
Entry Point:30 - Lake One (BWCA)
Type:Canoeing
Lakes:Alice, Fishdance, Four, Hope, Hudson, Insula, One, South Hope, Three, Two, Unnamed

Friday, August 24, 2012 we put in at Kawishiwi Lodge on Lake One and transited as follows-> Lake Two-> Lake Three-> Lake Four-> Lake Hudson Lake-> Lake Insula. . We arrived at our back-up choice, Campsite 1337, ate lunch and made camp for the rest of the trip.

Saturday, August 25, 2012 After breakfast we packed lunch and fishing gear as we were off to catch walleye on South Hope Lake, which is deep inside the Fungus Lake PMA and within the area hit by the 2011 Pagami Creek Fire. The day was a bit windy and overcast, but it still produced my first walleye and a couple more for others in our party.

Sunday, August 26, 2012 This day only two of us went on a day trip and we headed north across Lake Insula, to the Kawishiwi river, kept to the south end of Lake Alice over to Fish Dance to see the petroglyphs. We then proceeded to fish the downstream side of three sets of rapids that are right near the portages from Fishdance back to Alice. Each of the spots provided at least one good small mouth bass.

Monday, August 27, 2012 we packed up early so we could get going before the portages got too backed up. We ate a hearty breakfast of French toast bagels and the rest of our syrup. We took a shortcut across Insula using an unmarked portage then to zipped across Hudson, 4, 3, 2, 1 and back to the Kiwishiwi Lodge...mission accomplished.