- Jan 18, 2019
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- MN - Zone 4b
i lived in the UP of MI for 15 years and did a lot of fishing up in the Keweenaw Peninsula (i walked every stream or river i could get to). most fishing was stream walking, but in some years we also canoed or kayaked.
my fishing buddy and i had a trip to the BWCA all planned and were on our way when he blew out the transmission on his car. so we never made it. now i'm much further away and unlikely to make that trip, but it's a nice daydream in the middle of the summer heat to think of the northern cooler woodlands and streams. the nice thing about daydreaming is that i can forget the blackflies and mosquitoes.
Two years ago I was on another BWCA trip where it rained the entire time. Horrid winds and driving rain for 4 or 5 days with a scattering of sun in there. At our exit point we ran into a family (mom, dad & 3 kids) who were up from Colorado. The looks on the mom and kids' faces were priceless. They were so done and had an absolutely terrible time. Apparently they were cutting their trip short and were at an exit point 4 lakes north and a day ahead of when they were supposed to leave. The dad was asking folks that were being picked up to contact their outfitter and let them know where they were and to come get them.
He said they had been looking forward to this for a long while and had told his kids fish were so plentiful they would leap into their boat. I was smiling picturing the kids remembering this trip from hell 20 years later.
Point being, you aren't too far away but distance or not nobody is protected from crappy weather. Hahaha