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burtjames
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Post Number: 14
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 - 11:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Hello again,

Looking at my planning map again for this summer ... and in need of some advice. I was wondering if the Lady Evelyn (South Channel) is navigable upstream in the height of summer (late July/early August). Most likely would be going from area around MacPherson Lake to Florence Lake. I realize that I broached this issue in another thread, but is the Makobe River navigable (upstream) at that time of year or do the water levels generally get too low?

Furthermore, does anyone know how manageable Naismith Creek is during this time? I know in spring it would be ideal, but I already have an 8 day fishing trip planned in Algonquin so I cannot manage Temagami at that time as well.

Anything helps! I realize that river flow is highly dependent on recent rainfall, but a general idea still helps.

Thanks,
Burt
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otter_mel
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Post Number: 70
Registered: 03-2004


Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 - 12:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Lady Evelyn River is navigable upstream from Willow Island to the headwaters, you just have to portage more (can't run upstream).
Makobe will be low in the summer and I would not try it unless you like walking.
Naismith Creek is OK with shallow sections (I have done it upstream from Dorothy one September)
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burtjames
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Post Number: 15
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - 9:50 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Thanks. I had posted earlier about a trip starting around Elk Lake and working up the Makobe, but I figured it would be a better downstream (and spring) trip than a midsummer venture.

Is Ames Creek similar to Naismith or should I expect a little more slogging?
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otter_mel
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Post Number: 71
Registered: 03-2004


Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - 12:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Ames Creek will be OK depending on beaver activity and you can use it either up or down.

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