Glen Schmitt

Birch Lake provides ‘fabulous’ fishing just outside BWCAW

Birch Lake in St. Louis County is conveniently located between Ely and Babbitt, making it one of the area’s more popular fisheries. At more than 7,000 acres, it’s also the largest lake in this region outside the BWCAW. Shoreline development is minimal, and with a series of quality public accesses, anglers have no problem getting on this tucked-away gem and…