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shmerm
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Post Number: 20
Registered: 05-2010
Posted on Sunday, August 1, 2010 - 1:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Hi all,

Just wondering if anyone has a recent update on blackflies around now. Are they still in full force?
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pine_sap
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Post Number: 59
Registered: 05-2004
Posted on Monday, August 2, 2010 - 9:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Water is very low... just returned from Temagami... NO BUGS!!! There are some deer and horseflies... Very few mosquitos... no blackflies at all... although by this time there aren't any... they usually finish up by the end of June/early July...
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preacher
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Post Number: 149
Registered: 09-2007
Posted on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 12:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Blackflies this late in the season? Mossies at dawn/dusk & horseflies/deerflies during the heat is what I'd expect. Blackflies are typically done by July.
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shmerm
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Post Number: 21
Registered: 05-2010
Posted on Monday, August 9, 2010 - 9:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Our last canoe trip was two years ago in Wabakimi and we were slaughtered at this time of year due to an unusual season. So we never take our chances anymore and always ask! ;)
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pine_tree_point
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Post Number: 7
Registered: 03-2010
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 4:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Just got back from a week and a half on the North Arm. No bugs!! Water was low but great temp for swimming.
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ed
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Post Number: 863
Registered: 03-2004


Posted on Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 6:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

We might get the "second coming" of the black flies perhaps starting in a few weeks.....Last year they were out again in early September and in force again by the end of September.
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kayamedic
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Post Number: 26
Registered: 10-2008
Posted on Monday, August 16, 2010 - 11:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Do those bite too or simply swarm? We get five BF hatches a season but the last four are sterile so the lady is not looking for blood.

BTW Newfoundland has serious BF biting now. For those of you contemplating a Labrador trip in August. Take DEET.

(Message edited by kayamedic on August 16, 2010)
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ed
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Post Number: 865
Registered: 03-2004


Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 7:52 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

They were biting last September. I was camped out in Temagami Area near the end of the month and I had not brought any Deet with me.The temperatures and weather in general had held up well throughout September, following a very wet Summer.

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