Are you familar with EAGLE Lake up there? I fished that lake a few times back in 1969 and again in 1970 or 1971. They have some nice walleye, muskie and Northern in that lake. There is a river that drains into the lake and we stayed at a camp that was upriver about 1/2 to 1 mile upstream. We stayed at the Fin and Feather camp for three weeks. We were only scheduled to stay for a week but we like it so much we extended our vacation that summer by two weeks. I loved fishing that area. No bugs other than a few mosquitoes that got into our car somehow. And that was not until we were on our way back home. I was driving and as soon as I got inside the car and started up the mosquiteoe came out of the vents and started to bite our ankles. I guess we aired the car out or sprayed some mosquitoe repellant into the vents to get rid of them. Funny how I remember that after all these years.
I remember everyone telling me to watch out for the "No see em's but I never got bit by them. I think we were up there during the first part of June as we left right after I graduated from High School that year.
Do the bugs get worse in August. I think that they told us to get up there early in the year before the bugs got bad.