GUIDED WILDERNESS CANOE TRIPS
TARGETING SPECTACULAR CANOE COUNTRY ANGLING
All Grand Slam Guide Service (GS-2) trips are personally outfitted and guided by BWJ Publisher/Editor Stu Osthoff. For years you’ve read about the fantastic fishing on my BWCAW/Quetico trips. Finally–here is the opportunity to join me and capture your own priceless canoe country angling thrills.
It’s my job to KNOW where, when and how to put you on the fish. I can’t guarantee trophy fish for every client but I can promise we will paddle/portage into prime water at prime times and fish very, very hard. I have 30 years of hard-core fishing experience in this wilderness and a unique association with thousands of canoe country paddlers and anglers. Nobody knows the Quetico/BWCAW like I do. It’s no secret most folks paddle, camp and fish canoe country without hiring a guide. GS-2 trips are for a select few anglers who are ready, willing and able to transcend the ordinary and pursue the ultimate wilderness fishing experience. The kind of big fish action you dream about.
Each GS-2 trip is customized to target your personal fishing goals. We will work together to formulate a game plan which maximizes your chances for success. Fly fish exclusively for smallmouth or tackle the coveted canoe country grand slam. The choice is all yours.
GS-2 TRIPS INCLUDE:
• Complete Wilderness Canoe Trip Outfitting—The very best Kevlar canoes and camping equipment.
• BWJ Insulated Food Pack System—No freeze dried rations here—only fresh Real Food feasts you’ll savor forever.
• Professional Guide Service—A 100% effort to make your trip the very best it can be. I’m a licensed, insured, first aid/CPR certified wilderness guide. GS-2 trips will also be featured in the pages of BWJ. All you really need to bring is your own personal items, fishing tackle and a positive attitude. Wilderness canoe/fishing trips present physical, mental and emotional challenges. Real commitment is a must. That’s what makes canoe country angling so rewarding.
PRIME FISHING TIMES:
Lake Trout - Mid to late May
Smallmouth - Late May to early July
Walleye - Early June to early July
Multi-species/Grand Slam - June
GRAND SLAM GUIDE SERVICE 2012 RATES/DATES
Group Size Cost per Person/complete 8 Day Package
2012 GRAND SLAM GUIDE SERVICE TRIPS
MAY 13 – 20 QUETICO SPRING LAKE TROUT….. OPEN
MAY 26 – JUNE 2 QUETICO SMALLMOUTH…. FULL
JUNE 5 – 12 QUETICO SMALLMOUTH…….FULL
JUNE 16 – 23 QUETICO GRAND SLAM …..FULL
JUNE 26 – JULY 3 QUETICO GRAND SLAM …..FULL
JULY 8 – 15 QUETICO GRAND SLAM …..OPEN
JULY 22 – 31 QUETICO HUNTERS ISLAND PADDLING ADVENTURE
Join BWJ publisher Stu Osthoff as we circumnavigate the Quetico on the historic Hunters Island route. This is a travel trip--not another fishing trip. Camp will be moved daily as we paddle/portage Knife / Falls Chain / Kawnipi / Chatterton / Russell / Sturgeon / Maligne River / Minn / McAree / Iron / Crooked / Basswood. Stu will share a lifetime of wilderness canoe-tripping savvy, sure to enhance your paddling/portaging /camping and outdoor skills. This trip is the ultimate Quetico route with the ultimate in wilderness guide service, equipment and food. Limited to 5 clients. Individuals and subgroups welcome. Complete 10 day package-- $1750 / person 2012 TRIP HAS 3 OPENINGS
AUGUST 6 – 15 SUTTON RIVER TO HUDSON BAY BROOK TROUT
World class fly-in stream trout sport fishing. Catch hundreds of big brook trout. Our 2010 group caught and released 2867 trophy brook trout – mostly on fly rods- many went 20 – 23 inches. Complete 10 day package canoe / fishing trip- no portaging or whitewater, just incredible fishing til you drop. Limited to 6 clients / 2 guides. $4950 / person 2012 TRIP IS FULL 2013 TRIP (8/5 - 8/14) HAS ONE OPENING 2014 TRIP HAS 6 OPENINGS
OCTOBER 7 – 12 BWCAW FALL COLOR TRIP
Enjoy the spectacular peak of fall colors in the BWCAW. Photography, hiking, fishing and grouse hunting--all available according to the wishes of trip participants. Complete 6 day package $1200 / person Limited to 5 clients. Openings available.
OCTOBER 24 – 30 BWCAW ARCHERY DEER HUNT
Paddle into the BWCAW backcountry and bowhunt real wilderness whitetails. Treestand hunts over active pre-rut scrapes for bucks that have never been hunted before. Complete deluxe heated wall tent camp. Personally guided by BWJ Publisher Stu Osthoff. Limited to 3 clients. Complete 7 day package is $2000 / person Openings available for 2012 and 2013.
SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER COLORADO WILDERNESS ELK HUNTS
Wilderness horse pack-in hunts- archery, muzzleloader and rifle. Classic high altitude spot, stalk and call elk hunting for 300 to 350 inch bulls. Personally guided by BWJ Publisher Stu Osthoff. Call 218-365-5168 for more details. BOOKING NOW FOR 2012 AND 2013.
For a free brochure and more information, contact: Stu Osthoff, BWJ-GS-2, 9396 Rocky Ledge Road, Ely, MN 55731
Email: Stu Osthoff