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Re: Headed to the Boundary Waters
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2024, 08:40:05 PM »
 Thats cool!

 I'll want to pick your brain after you get back... Looks like we will be going spring 25 with a small group......

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Re: Headed to the Boundary Waters
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2024, 08:47:03 PM »
Thats cool!

 I'll want to pick your brain after you get back... Looks like we will be going spring 25 with a small group......

Yessir. Anytime. Prime fishing time but also prime bug time.
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Re: Headed to the Boundary Waters
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2024, 09:06:56 PM »
A buddy and I went to the far north of Alaska for Caribou year before last in Mid August. We were told to have enough bug spray that we could bathe in the stuff. He bought one brand, I bought another. We had pest strips, Citronella candles, bug bombs, you name it. We were in the field for 11 days, we dealt with mosquitoes for 2 to 3 hours of the trip. One afternoon, while packing Caribou across the Tundra, the rain and the snow cleared long enough for the mosquitoes to come out in force, made life absolutely miserable for a short period of time. The snow blew back in and whoosh, they were gone.
 Never let the threat of bugs spoil a good trip. Be a Boy Scout and be prepared.

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Re: Headed to the Boundary Waters
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2024, 07:52:01 AM »
Super excited about this. We did several trips back in the day and all were amazing.
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Re: Headed to the Boundary Waters
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2024, 08:41:37 PM »
A buddy and I went to the far north of Alaska for Caribou year before last in Mid August. We were told to have enough bug spray that we could bathe in the stuff. He bought one brand, I bought another. We had pest strips, Citronella candles, bug bombs, you name it. We were in the field for 11 days, we dealt with mosquitoes for 2 to 3 hours of the trip. One afternoon, while packing Caribou across the Tundra, the rain and the snow cleared long enough for the mosquitoes to come out in force, made life absolutely miserable for a short period of time. The snow blew back in and whoosh, they were gone.
 Never let the threat of bugs spoil a good trip. Be a Boy Scout and be prepared.

I did a caribou trip years ago and we went from wanting to shot ourselves from the mosquito misery one day to almost nothing the next.... one really hard nights freeze made all the difference

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Re: Headed to the Boundary Waters
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2024, 06:18:09 AM »
My family and I are doing that same trip next year.  We have friends in Mayer and Brainerd that go often.  I'm already geeking out on the trip.  Cant wait to follow along on your adventure.  Plus, if your worried about mosquitos buy premetherine.....it flat out works. 
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Re: Headed to the Boundary Waters
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2024, 06:51:33 AM »
Have.  Your going to close to where I grew up.  You will get squitters for sure.  Unofficial state bird.  It is also archery deer season.  Just a thought.  Non resident licenses aren't that bad

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Re: Headed to the Boundary Waters
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2024, 07:22:48 AM »
Been told by a few people that bugs are pretty much gone by mid September. First frost was 9/13 last year at the place we’re renting canoes from.
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Re: Headed to the Boundary Waters
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2024, 08:00:13 AM »
is this in Minnesota?

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Re: Headed to the Boundary Waters
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2024, 08:12:50 AM »
Fantastic! Did a trip through the Quetico side in our late teens…’79?… had a memorable time. Hope yours is too!
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Re: Headed to the Boundary Waters
« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2024, 12:36:37 PM »
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Re: Headed to the Boundary Waters
« Reply #26 on: February 10, 2024, 12:05:18 AM »
I fished it a couple days June of 2022 and we caught a lot of fish. My buddies nephew is a guide out there and we drew a motorized boat permit. I'm guessing your starting at Moose lake LaTourells resort. One thing I noticed all the locals fish live bait. Worms, minnows & leaches - I think I caught 10x using plastic swim baits with jig heads. white or silver with 1/4 oz head.  Good luck and have fun.

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Re: Headed to the Boundary Waters
« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2024, 06:58:59 AM »
I fished it a couple days June of 2022 and we caught a lot of fish. My buddies nephew is a guide out there and we drew a motorized boat permit. I'm guessing your starting at Moose lake LaTourells resort. One thing I noticed all the locals fish live bait. Worms, minnows & leaches - I think I caught 10x using plastic swim baits with jig heads. white or silver with 1/4 oz head.  Good luck and have fun.

Thanks for the info!

Our entry point permit is for Seagull Lake.
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