Fishing on Saganaga

Yesterday was spent on Saganaga Lake in the BWCA fishing for Lake Trout. While we didn’t catch any Lake Trout we sure had a good time trying.

The weather felt more like a fall day than an August one. The water was choppy, wind cool, air temperature in the 60’s and water temperature a mere 65 degrees. We hardly saw any other boats on the water and one of them was the USFS who stopped by to check our Boundary Waters permit.

Between the two of us in the boat we only had one line in the water most of the time. Between fishing line breaking, lures getting snagged and poles coming apart it was like a scene from Laurel and Hardy.

We were able to land a one inch smallmouth bass and a nice northern pike. We stopped at an island, ate some juneberries and thoroughly enjoyed the day on the lake.  It’s always a fun time fishing on Saganaga.