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Lake Driving

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Advantage, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    Had a free weekend. Went hunting for the elusive lake trout. White Ford is mine. And yes that is open water in the last picture.

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  2. nrplowguy

    nrplowguy Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    where abouts were you?
     
  3. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    On the edge of the BWCAW in northern MN. Beautiful glacial lakes up there
     
  4. farmerkev

    farmerkev Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    VERY nice area up there, what lake?
     
  5. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    Burntside near Ely.
     
  6. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    ya my ice fishing is over for the year. I took a ride to the lake yesterday and it is all opening up. but there were a couple people out there about 100ft away from shore. did you have any luck?
     
  7. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    Ely woman

    When I was younger myself and 7 other friends used to drive up to ely and rent conoes and get dropped off out in the middle of nowhere. We would canoe and portage for a week and half, fish and camp. Some of the best times I ever had up there. Would get back to town and would want a pizza and to see some girls. But in Ely all the women were big girls. I guess to stay warm in those winter months.:drinkup:
     
  8. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    We did pretty well for trout fishing which is normally slow no matter what. 4 fish over the weekend ranging 5-15lbs.
    Yeah the Boundry Waters are truly a great place to explore by canoe. I'm hoping to make a trip this summer. And yes Ely women are a different breed.
     
  9. albhb3

    albhb3 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,508

    well time to bypass that lol
     
  10. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    Ive been through the boundry waters twice definately one of the last great outdoor recreation areas in MN. I am bringing a motor for my canoe next time though:D 6 hours of paddleing gets old.
     
  11. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    Yeah the portages and paddling are one hell of a work out. Better stuff that motor where the pine cone cops can't find it.
     
  12. farmerkev

    farmerkev Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    I camped on burntside two of the last three years, big lake.
     
  13. grnstripes

    grnstripes Senior Member
    Messages: 236

    I would start getting nervouse with the water showing up

    just found a guy after serching for 2 weeks yesterday still in his truck cheking out the trout closely
     
  14. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    You've definitely got to respect the ice and be smart about it. That open water I was driving by is there all season every year. It has some current that gets bottle-necked in that one location.