Moose River

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Moose River

Postby GUEST » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:01 pm

Anyone been up the Moose river to Agnes lake and LLC? I've heard the moose river has a lot of little portages.

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Re: Moose River

Postby GUEST » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:02 pm

Yes, I took that route in September 2011 (height of the drought when the fire was going in the east part of the BWCA). Nina Moose River is a slog when the water levels are low between entry point 16 and Lake Agnes. Lots of beaver dams as well. North of Lake Agnes, the going is a little easier with only two portages to get to Lake La Croix.

Early in the year with higher water levels, the going should probably be a bit easier, but it is definitely not the easiest stretch. Nina Moose river is little more than a creek for most of it, with thick brush on either side and lots of switchbacks.

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Re: Moose River

Postby GUEST » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:03 pm

Cool. Thanks for the info. Haven't yet got my permit, in planning stages right now. I heard the fishing is good in Agnes and LLC.

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Re: Moose River

Postby GUEST » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:04 pm

LLC fishing was pretty good, caught some nice walleye at a site near Lady Boot Bay and some smallmouth while paddling.

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Re: Moose River

Postby VoyageurNorth » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:05 pm

Bjorn, when would you be going? The condition of the river depends on when. We have gotten a lot of snow this year, so the water levels are promising. I wouldn't say the river has a "lot" of portages, but I agree that for the most part, they are short. :)
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Re: Moose River

Postby GUEST » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:06 pm

I plan on being up there end of July or early August. I haven't yet bought a permit. Still in the planning phase. Not sure if i'll do the moose river or not. Up for whatever. Wanted to try something new. Been to sawbill, baker, kiwishiwi lake. Wanted to do more bwca exploring.

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Re: Moose River

Postby VoyageurNorth » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:43 pm

Give me a call at the shop if you want to discuss some of the lakes/routes around this side. (Ely/Western)
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Re: Moose River

Postby Koda » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:45 pm

You go down the Moose R. to Lake Agnes. There are 5 portages and a few (generally runnable) beaver dams. Reply if you'd like to see a couple of trip reports of that area.
I like it so much I'm going back in a few weeks.

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Re: Moose River

Postby GUEST » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:46 pm

I always like reading trip reports.

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Re: Moose River

Postby VoyageurNorth » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:46 pm

Dave (or Koda as some of us know him) can give you some good info on that area.
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Re: Moose River

Postby Koda » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:47 pm

My two previous trips in that area were in August 2008 and June 2010.
http://www.codabone.net/canoe.htm

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