- Rough Portage South, 180 rods, to JAP
F-12, Little Sag, Tuscarora, Temperance Lakes
- DNR Lake No. 160135
- Lake Map No. C0287
- Lake Table No. 8A
- MDH Fish Consumption Advisory
- MPCA Water Quality - N/A
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Jimmy is a small and relatively isolated
lake 3¼ miles south of Gunflint Trail's End and 45¼ miles
ENE of Ely. Covering 61 acres, it sits to the north of JAP
and south of Seagull. Access is limited to an old 180 rod portage north
from JAP and a disused 1½ mile trail from Forest Road 144 to the
east. Jimmy is in the Seagull Creek watershed, which drains to the north
and east, out of the BWCAW and eventually into Seagull Lake. While most
of the shoreline forest dates from the large local burn of 1864, the portage
from JAP passes through some of the oldest forest in the area, having last
been burned in 1801.
Jimmy has no established campsites and
is suitable only for daytrips from JAP. Given the
steep character of the portage in (an 87' rise, almost all of it in the
first third) and the absence of any route continuation, this might be a
time to leave the boats at the end of the portage trail and hike into Jimmy.
Jimmy is a Lake Trout (Salvelinus
namaycush) lake, but one with a highly sensitive population reproducing
under marginal conditions. For the sake of the fishery, visits to Jimmy
are probably best made to visit Jimmy, and not to haul away a catch of Lake
Trout. Drop a line for Lake Trout in JAP, or in one
of the other, larger Lake Trout Lakes.
White Sucker (Catostomus
commersoni) are abundant, but generally small, making for good Lake
Trout (Salvelinus namaycush)
forage. The native Lake Trout population itself seems to be healthy but
vulnerable to over-harvest. The lake is only barely large enough, and deep
enough, to support the species. Anglers should limit their harvest, and
any measures aimed at improving access to this lake should be opposed, due
to this vulnerability.
Notes and Comments
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Last updated on 11 April, 2004