All GS2 Trips are personally outfitted/guided by BWJ publisher Stu Osthoff. With over 35 years of Quetico and BWCAW backcountry experience (guiding over 100 nights a season), I know where, when, and how to capture your dream trip.Get your group together and make that trip of a lifetime a reality with GS2. See below for 2019 openings.


Target early season lake trout, cast for topwater smallmouth or tackle the canoe country Grand Slam. All trips are 8 days and customized to achieve your fishing goals. Expect the best in canoes, gear, and fresh food plus a 100% effort to produce the best fishing trip of your life. Group Size: 4–6 persons—$1200/person Individuals also welcome to join others.

BWCAW Fall Color Trip: Combines travel, fishing, hiking on/off trails, photography, and grouse hunting for those

interested. Peak fall colors, no bugs, rutting moose, howling wolves, and total wilderness solitude.

7 day package—$1200/person. Limited to 5 clients. Individuals welcome.





22"—Sturgeon Lake

30"—Conmee Lake

40"—Argo Lake

42"—Crooked Lake

Sutton River Brook Trout Adventures

Spectacular action for big, bold, beautiful brookies in Polar Bear Provincial Park. Catch hundreds of 20–24" brook trout on fly rod or spinning gear. No portaging or serious whitewater. 9 day package—includes flights, canoes, gear, food, and guide service. $5000/person. Each trip limited to 7 clients.


May 19-26… Quetico Pre-Spawn Smallmouth/Shallow Trout.. 2-Openings

June 1-8… Quetico Topwater Smallmouth…. FULL

June 13-22… Quetico Ultimate Trophy Smallmouth

(10 Days).. FULL

June 27-July 4… Quetico Grand Slam… FULL

(Booking 2020)

July 12-19… Quetico Trophy Walleye… 1 Opening(s)

August 2-10… Sutton River Brook Trout Trip…FULL (Booking 2020)

Sept. 7-14.. Colorado Archery Elk…FULL

Sept. 16-23…Colorado Muzzleloader Elk… FULL

(Booking 2020)

Oct. 6-12BWCAW Fall Color Trip… 2 Opening(s)

BWCAW Archery Deer Hunts

REAL wilderness hunting for mature BWCAW bucks during the pre-rut over active scrapes/rub lines. Hike or paddle into proven treestand or ground blind setups. Deluxe, heated wall tent camp. 7 day package. $1500/person. Limited to 3 clients. Individuals welcome.

Colorado Wilderness Elk Hunts

Pack in on horseback to remote wilderness

wall tent camps. Spot/stalk/call in high alpine meadows during the rut/bugling season. Lots of 300" bulls with a few up to 350". Semi-guided 7 day package. $3000/person. Limited to 3 clients/hunt.

CONTACT: Stu Osthoff — BWJ/GS2 9396 Rocky Ledge Road Ely, MN 55731

218-365-5168 |