by John Froehlich
Every fishing expedition is a crapshoot when it comes to weather and fishing conditions, right? Two years ago in Snow Bay, Boundary Water Canoe Area, the crew was rolling 7s and 11s! Fantastic camp site and great fishing. Not so this year on Saganaga Lake, we were throwing craps! While we managed to get a good camp site near Sag Falls as we wanted, we were under a “no burn” order so open campfires were out, we cooked on propane stove exclusively. Thankfully we were able to secure 6-man tents, enabling the “old farts” to get in without crawling thru a mouse hole! However, the weather was cool and overcast and some rain which is ok, but we were frequently fighting wind. Fishing was tough for some (the amateurs) and ok at best for the pros. Keep in mind that the Boundary Waters fishing experience is both fishing and wilderness adventure which is why I like the trip.
Did I enjoy the experience? HELL YES! Had a great fishing partner and memorable experiences and I would do it again if my 82-year-old body were a little more cooperative and it would be about my 7th or 8th time in this paradise of nature. I highly recommend this trip and while I will not be participating, I will begin preparations for next year’s adventure scheduled tentatively for late May or early June of 2024. The cost for 5-days fishing will be around $1,100.00. If you are interested, please let me know by calling 270-314-0362 or email email@example.com.