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loginthefire
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Registered: 06-2011
Posted on Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 11:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Hi all; in 2 weeks, we will fly in to the Sturgeon R at Scarecrow L and head downriver to Obabika R; and from there up river to Wawiagama, Obabika and Temagami Lakes and back to the town of Temagami.

With the warm weather, I wonder about water levels on the rivers and creeks.

Anyone with recent updates?

Thx
David
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bushwacker
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Posted on Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 10:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

just got back from Stull Lake area.The river has a fair bit of water flowing to make things easier. The water doesn't usual drop till middle of Aug.Hope your trip goes well
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eddy_turn
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Posted on Monday, July 25, 2011 - 3:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

You can see my report on Sturgeon in the previous thread - Matagamasi to Sturgeon. My understanding is that levels are unusually high for July.
Have fun,
Sergey
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brian
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Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 10:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Check out this thread:
http://www.ottertooth.com/discus/show.cgi?tpc=3&po st=15560#POST15560
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chris
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Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 8:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Dropping like a stone!

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eddy_turn
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Posted on Friday, July 29, 2011 - 8:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Chris, where did you get this graph?
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chris
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Posted on Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 12:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Environment Canada, Water Survey of Canada:

http://www.ec.gc.ca/rhc-wsc/default.asp?lang=En&n= 4EED50F1-1
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eddy_turn
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Posted on Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 1:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Thank you.
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loginthefire
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Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 11:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

As a postscript to our Aug 4 - 12 trip down the Sturgeon River....

...it was a long walk at times!!

The river was low, Stull Creek was misery, the existing rapids didn't satisfy and the portages hurt. That said, the setting suns, white pine and birch, bass-on-every-cast lake and family time were priceless. And my sons' lining and portaging skills increased significantly :-).

If I had to do it again, I would NOT run that river in early to mid August. Perhaps July would be better.



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ed
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Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 12:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

The best time to run the Sturgeon is in early May.This isn't practical for most people with families and kids in school, so the next best time would be in late June or very early July.

Stull Creek is not the best of runs. In the Spring it can be a bit dangerous in places and at other times have little water in it.

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