Haven't seen any posts this year, but we're making late plans to finally get up to Minnesota and was hoping for some help. With there being so many entries and routes, any advice there would be appreciated. I looked back and have seen where eye1 has had good results going through Mudro but unfortunately there are few days open for permits through there unless we go late September. Which leads to the other question, we can make late august or mid/late september. We've canoed/camped the UP of michigan at the beginning of october and while the fishing was mostly good and the bugs were non-existant, the weather was rough. A late August trip sounds more inviting, but am wondering about bugs, fishing and getting a good entry since august is popular I assume. Anyone ever try a mid-september trip? Thanks for any help.