After reaching the other side of the portage, we took one of Gord's two boats to get to the other side of Clearwater. Earlier in the week we devoted a full day to fish out of this boat for lake trout and pike, but on this day it was simply transportation to McGregor lake.We took the short portage to McGregor Lake. The creek has low water levels and a beaver dam so we took a slightly longer portage that took us through some beautiful green moss. A short boat trip in one of Gord's boats took us over to the creek coming from Otter Lake. This portage has some wild iris.
At the end of this short portage we arrived at a very small row boat with a weight limit of about half of what we were soon loading.
We were not disapointed as the bass and pike fishing was excellent. We were hard pressed to find a lure that didn't catch fish. Even the over-promoted banjo minnow was a killer!
Of course we then had to make the return trip! In actuality, these photos were taken in the reverse order. The good news? We had two coolers of nicely chilled beverages waiting us on the return trip. Gord was introduced to Capital Brewery's (Middleton, Wisconsin) newest beer - Supper Club. Personally, I haven't found a beer brewed by Capital that I didn't enjoy.