Piragis Northwoods Outfitters
Boundary Waters Canoe Trips
105 North Central Avenue
Ely, Minnesota 55731

Why we do what we do:
Art in the Boundary Waters Guided Canoe Trip with artist Brent Spink
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Boundary Waters Guided Canoe Trips in the Wilderness with Piragis Northwoods Company from Ely, Minnesota.  Six days in the wilderness with a guide is a fantastic opportunity to escape and discover the true meaning of vacation.  To be able to sketch and paint for a week nearly without interruption is something that you may only be able to do once in a lifetime.  We've got the perfect setting:  a little place we like to call our backyard... the Boundary Waters, BWCAW.

Boundary Waters Guided Smallmouth Bass Fishing Trip

Trip Dates: May 30 - June 5, 2015

Drew Brockett or Adam Macht

Trip Cost: $1195 (+ tax)
6 days paddling, 5 nights camping
First and Last Night hotel room in Ely:

Please Note: Final payment for our guided group trips is due 30 days before the trip begins.

At the peak of the smallmouth spawn our seasoned fishing guides will lead you to lakes where the action is fast and furious. Join us in canoe country for 6 days of nothing but fabulous fishing on wilderness lakes where the fish are hungry and never see a boat with a motor on it.

We’ll fish several lakes from our remote destination and along the way. It’s bass fishing at its best but we’ll save some time to catch a walleye or two just for the fry pan. Let our wilderness fishing guides do the work while you relax and enjoy everything wonderful about spring in the Boundary Waters.

Boundary Waters guided Fishing Trip for Smallmouth Bass with Piragis Northwoods Company.  Get away from the crowded lakes and hit the water when the smallies are at their most ferocious.  Wilderness Bass fight pound for pound like none other and 6 days in the wilderness fishing their territory is guaranteed to be FUN.  Let our guide do the work, we supply all the needed gear, you bring your clothes and personal fishing gear and an appetite for great fishing, great fun and fantastic company.

A rare opportunity for action like no other for those who love the excitement of having a fish on the line. Smallmouth Bass fight pound for pound as fiercely as any fish around and in early June in the Northwoods, the smallies are hungry and defiant. It’s spawning season, and we’ll find them lurking in the shallows.

Our guides will share their knowledge of different rods, flies, topwater and diving baits, water, and of course, the smallmouth during our week of exploring wilderness waters. You are encouraged to bring your favorite fly, spinning and baitcasting rods.
Your first and last nights lodging is included in the trip and you’ll need to get a good night’s sleep in preparation for our early departure.

Our destination will find us on wilderness lakes where fishing pressure is lighter throughout the year and just wetting a line can get you thinking about the possibilities. With the first rise of a great northwoods smallmouth, you'll be hooked on a trip like none other.

We’ll spend our time in the wild following the fish and the guides and group will decide the nature of our travel. We want to meet the challenge of the smallmouth and still leave time for making the best of camp life. We’ll supply all the food, canoes and canoe camping gear, along with an experienced fishing guide. You just bring your clothing, rods, lures and tackle.

You’ll spend your last night in Ely where we encourage to experience our favorite restaurant, the Chocolate Moose.

Items you should bring (DON"T FORGET your PERSONAL FISHING Rods and Tackle -- ask your guide for suggestions and secret weapons!):

Two pair of pants (nylon or quick dry)
Two shirts (nylon/ fleece/ poly) 
Three pair of underwear
Shorts and T-shirt
Multiple pair of appropriate socks 
Good rain gear (essential for a good time)
Wet boots (sandals (Keens)/ swampers/ chota quetico trekker)  
Dry boots (tennis shoes/ camp shoes)
Hat with a wide brim or visor for sun protection
Headlamp w/ batteries
Headnet for bugs
  Accessories/ Personal Gear
Sunscreen and lipbalm
Toiletries (personal items, ect.) 
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Insect repellent
Sunglasses and lanyard    
Camera and film
Reading material and playing cards
Flashlight w/ extra batteries
Map and compass
Pocket knife and /or multitool 
Fishing rods, tackle, fillet knife

Additional Spring & Fall Gear:
* Gloves (fleece and/ or neoprene)
* Medium/ Heavy Weight Long Underwear
* Warmer Jacket, Fleece & Hat
* Rubber Boots/ Chota Boots

Items included with complete outfitting trips:
* Canoe and Kayak
* Paddles
* Life Vest
* Tent (easy to assemble)
* Lightweight Tarp
* Boat Tape
* Toilet Paper
* Granite Gear Portage Pack
* Cook Kit / Coffee Pot
* Stove w/ Fuel
* Pots w/ Covers
* Fry Pan/ Griddle
* Utensils
* Cup & Bowl
* Food & Spices
Biodegradable Soap
* First Aid Kit
* Water Filter
* Matches & Waterproof Container
* Bear Confounder (keeps your food safe)
* Pack Saw
* Folding Bucket
* Pot Scrubber
* Nalgene drinking bottle
* Cook Grate & Shovel (Quetico only)
* Packable Towel
* 30-40 F Sleeping Bag
* Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad
* Pack Pillow
* Crazy Creek Chair

Call Drew Brockett or Adam Macht

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