2018 Cabin Availability

Below is our cabin availability list for 2018. If there aren't any cabins available the week you wish to come, let us know, and we can put you on a waiting list. Openings come and go virtually every week as people juggle their fishing vacations with plans such as...

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Peaceful Portage

A few of our guests enjoy strapping one of our canoes onto the camp Lund and heading on over to Bridget Lake for a portage. Carrying the canoe about a quarter-mile from Archer Bay, they hike into the small lake that has areas 100 feet deep. Bryant Friebus and his dad...

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Best Week of the Year, Every Year

A few words from long-time guest Steve Ozark who was at Bow Narrows Camp earlier in the summer: "It was another stellar year, our 37th at Bow Narrows Camp. Caught the biggest pike of my life - bigger than this beauty we released- but Dad caught the lure in the net...

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“Looming Low and Ominus…”

On an early-morning departure with guests heading for our dock in Red Lake a few weeks ago, we encountered several banks of fog as they rolled across the lake. I managed to drive around two of them only to be engulfed by a third at the narrowest of narrows at the...

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Hmmmm…muskie?

Mike Boyer with what may be a muskie caught a few weeks ago. The only unequivocal way to tell if it is a Northern Pike or a Muskie is by counting the pores on the underside of the lower jaw since both pike and muskie are known to present clear and spotted patterns....

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Hope Swims Eternal

Jerime Williams caught this young lake trout which had no clipped fins indicating that it is of natural reproduction. Reports from town indicated that others have been catching small lakers as well, all without clipped fins. Young fish are an encouraging sign...

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Counting the Days

I get it now. Why he started counting the days as soon as he left this place. There is magic here. I see it on the lake and in the trees and breathe it on the air. I hear it in the loon's call. But also, I see it in the guests and how the magic sets in after a couple...

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A Season at Light Speed!

Greetings everyone! After focusing on our guests while learning the intricosies of running the camp (along with spotty internet service), we are finally back to the blog! Sorry to have been away for so long! Our guests have continued to be great and so has the...

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Recycle Your Newspapers here!

We have had some beautiful sunny days here at Bow Narrows, but our nights have been quite chilly. This morning is our first A.M. double-digit Celsius temps. So we need to increase the supply of newspapers for starting fires in the wood stoves. If you are coming, even...

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“You lookin’ at me?” (Bull moose sighting)

One of our guests John Andrews took this photo of a bull moose he saw on Red Lake Road between Ear Falls and Red Lake. The moose's antlers are in velvet which means that they are growing in. To keep from damaging new antlers, bull moose don't move around much when...

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