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Post Number: 1
Registered: 09-2009
Posted on Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 11:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

I am planning a spring trip to Temagami and want to be there before the black flies, but when it isn't too cold. Any suggestions? I have noticed the lake usually goes out in late April or early May, so I am thinking maybe the week of May 8-15.
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Post Number: 33
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Monday, September 28, 2009 - 9:20 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

You could likely push your trip back a week and be safe, depends on the year though.
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Post Number: 70
Registered: 09-2007
Posted on Monday, September 28, 2009 - 11:37 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Before June I would say.

A couple years ago I did the first week of May. Still plenty of snow around. Cold pounding rain. One minor round of hypothermia.
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Post Number: 1102
Registered: 02-2004

Posted on Monday, September 28, 2009 - 12:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

A general rule of thumb is the long weekend marks fly season, give or take, God willing, or not.

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