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jpm
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Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 6:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

We've picked a date of May 10th weekend but not sure where to go. In the past we've gone to Diamond on this weekend. The lake trout fishing was good and the portages offered some challenges. Now that the LT season has changed we're looking for some other location for brook, splake or rainbow. We're still looking at doing some portaging. Any ideas? Thanks
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sundown
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Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 6:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

JPM

How many canoes are you?

Sundown
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jpm
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Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 6:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Most likely 3 but 4 at the most.
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sundown
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Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 6:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

OK... that narrows down the sites a bit.

What access are you looking at: Red Squirrel,
or Beauty Lake, or...

How many days paddling are you contemplating.

Need as many details about skills, experiences,
want, needs, desires etc...

I not you are new (welcome aboard)... but
let us know what paddling you've done so we can
match up your crew with an appropriate suggestion?


Are you looking at Park Fees/Crown Fees?
Sundown
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jpm
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Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 6:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Sorry for lack of details. We are leisure canoers, but we have a number of years experience ie North Bay to Champlain Park (Mattawa river), Diamond Lake. Looking for a short trip similar to Diamond from Ferguson bay with at least one portage. We are familiar with Red Squirrel but are not against trying new places. We're relatively new to the Temagami area, having gone on our first trip in the area to Diamond about 4 years ago. Hope this help. Thanks for responses
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sundown
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Post Number: 351
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Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 8:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Then I would suggest paddling from Beauty Lake
Road at the Montreal into Lady Dufferin into
Smoothwater (my uncle caught a 29lb there), and
depending on your time frame, over into Trethewey
and Makobe, then down the Makobe to Elk Lake.

I do not have the Linkage Maps/Info for this but
i think (?) Ed has done Smoothwater to Trethewey
and there are 5-6 portages that far.

I could probably arrange shuttle Elk Lake to Put-In, so you end up at your vehicle in Elk Lake.

Regards

Sundown
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ed
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Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 8:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Trethewey is a bit of a hard place to get to.
The Lady Evelyn River has trout in it. You could drive down the road to Gamble, put in there and paddle around the river between the 2 bridges to see what might be enticed to nibble on your line. Or try your luck on the lakes down through there...Gamble, Elissa, Weedend, Chance and Kaa are popular brook trout places.
The road down into there is pretty rough,so you would have to ask the locals as to its condition.
Remember that fees apply when you stay in the Park
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sundown
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Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 8:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

That's a good one, too, ed?
That's all Speckle though, right?

aside: was it you who cleared Smooth-Threth?

Regards

Sundown
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ed
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Posted on Friday, March 28, 2008 - 1:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

I wouldn't know one kind of trout from another Sundown. The ones that I have seen coming out of there looked brown to me. But maybe they speckled in better light.

I didn't clear any of those portages from Makobe to Trethewey. Some of them are rough and hard to find.... not the type of portages one would want to do if they were planning a casual trip.
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hillbilly
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Posted on Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 9:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

jpm,
Good Brown or Speckle Trout fishing on the North Channel of the Lady Evelyn River. You have the small portage around the damn from the Montreal R. to Lady Evelyn Lake and then it depends on where you fish. you could camp at Center Falls and fish east or west on the river.

Bill
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ed
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Posted on Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 8:47 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

jpm:
Hillbilly is right. Only 1 portage onto the Lady Evelyn Lake, then a paddle along the big water to Sucker Gut,then a second portage around Frank's Falls. A third portage would take you to the campsite at Centre Falls, for some fishing in the pools above the Falls by canoe or below the Falls walking along the shore.
That is further south on the North Channel.
It would take you a few days to get there.
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doug_2
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Posted on Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 10:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

The Lady Evelyn River has Speckled trout; no brown trout there as far as I know
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jpm
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Posted on Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 10:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Thanks everyone for the suggestions.

Is anyone familiar with Frank Lake? Wondering if there are portages to get into Roosevelt from prud'homme, any campsites along the way?
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jpm
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Posted on Monday, March 31, 2008 - 9:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Should have proofread my message. I meant Friday lake.

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