Wanihigan to Winchell

Boundary Waters portage
Posted by: cmh
Season/Year: Fall 03
Water Level: average
Length: 15 rods
Rating: average
Additional Perspectives:

Portage Description:
After the long hike from grassy to Wani, the 15 rods looks like a simple portage. Get ready to feel the burn. It's a short portage but it has some big jumps in it. There are a few spots that you have to step up and down 3' at a time. Just take your time and be careful. A header with a canoe on your makes for a bad day.

Lake after portage: Winchell
Known campsites: 8+
Lake Description:

Winchell is a good size lake. Home to several loons that hitched a ride in our wakes (very cool)We paddeled the entire length of the lake that morning. I recomend a shoulder warm-up prior to casting off. I fished the evening before. Threw a fancy new lure into a submerged tree, hoping to catch some diner. What I caught was a memory. I watched a northern that was evry bit of 45" strike from 20' away and 8' deep. I love fishing the BWCA.

Portage from Winchell into:

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