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How many members plan to visit the great white north
« on: January 25, 2014, 07:05:09 am »
Now that our dollar is trading at around .90 compared to the American dollar, how many members are planning a trip to Canada.  If any member plans to travel to northern ontario, specifically north of North Bay on Highway 11, I do hope y'all would stop for a visit.  I'm located right on the Trans Canada and would welcome any members for a visit.  Just don't come now, don't think u would enjoy the cold and the snow.  This winter has been the worst one in the last 30 years.

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Re: How many members plan to visit the great white north
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2014, 10:03:43 am »
We are planning a fairly long trip this Summer but as yet we do not know when or where to.  Just going somewhere.   ;D
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Re: How many members plan to visit the great white north
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2014, 12:29:48 pm »
Magic, I'd be more than happy to show you around, plus it would be an honour to meet you in person and talk about wood and milling.  There's lots to see in this part of the north, plus it's a beautiful area in the summer.  Google Cobalt,On. And Temiskaming Shores.

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Re: How many members plan to visit the great white north
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2014, 04:37:17 pm »
  How's the fishing up there?
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Re: How many members plan to visit the great white north
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2014, 10:11:06 am »
gspren, the fishing is pretty good.  Lady Evelyn Lake is a world class walleye lake, Lake Temagami is a very good Lake Trout lake along with walleye, northerns and bass.  There's no shortage of lakes with speckled trout, spake, northerns, walleye,and bass.  I know a few lakes with huge northerns that no one fishes.  Most people fish walleye, lake Temiskaming which is half in Ontario and half in Quebec is a very large lake which starts in New Liskeard and runs about 75 miles south and then narrows into the Ottawa river systems.  It is shallow at the north end but as you travel south it deepens.  Around Devils Rock it's around 700 ft.  A lot of ice shacks on Temiskaming but as you go south to the narrows you will find open water.  Probably now over 3 ft. Of ice, too cold now to fish unless you have a shack.
No shortage of lakes and rivers.

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Re: How many members plan to visit the great white north
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2014, 01:06:59 pm »
We're somewhat planning on attending the World Clydesdale Show in London, ON  in 2015... most likely we'll be showing again.
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Re: How many members plan to visit the great white north
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2014, 01:20:07 pm »
Pep, Ive been going north to fish annually since the late 60's. We normally take 75 north through the sioux st marie and get on hoghway 17 north throgh Wawa. We fish around white river. There are hundred lakes to pick from. Only been north as far as Marathon, as i have some friends that live there. I normally take my truck camper (Lance) and pull my 14' boat behind. Gas cost has kept me home in recent years.
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Re: How many members plan to visit the great white north
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2014, 10:25:56 pm »
Hey Ernie
HBD.  I've fished the Wawa-Hawk Jct area over the years, great speckle and lake trout fishing.
Wawa has a great ice fishing derby the first weekend in March with 100,000 in prizes.  We usually fish on Manitouic, but I haven't been there for a few years.
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Re: How many members plan to visit the great white north
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2014, 11:19:16 pm »
Pep, thanks for the birthday (HBD) never saw it put that way. Ya, just love that area; the magpie river dam complex area is an awsome fishery too near wawa. I just noticed you also have a lucas, you been swinging long?  I used to ice fish alot back in the early 80's when we had consistent cold winters but for the last 25 years its been too warm, not counting this one. Heard a rumor that lake erie may freeze completely over this year. First time in maybe 25 years
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Re: How many members plan to visit the great white north
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2014, 03:30:03 pm »
  Magic, I'd be more than happy to show you around
Thanks pep, but our trip will probably be much further North and much further West.   ;D
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Re: How many members plan to visit the great white north
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2014, 06:38:33 am »
Hey there pep, I got to Sparrow Lake a few years back.  Thats some great cottage country up there.  If I plan another trip that way I'll be sure to look you up.
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Re: How many members plan to visit the great white north
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2014, 06:04:56 pm »
Hey Mark, where is Sparrow Lake? Ya be sure to look me up.  If your driving north on Hwy 11 you can't miss me.  I'm 25 miles north of Temagami.

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Re: How many members plan to visit the great white north
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2014, 07:36:40 pm »
  I have fished in Lake Kipawa in Quebec a few times, would your fishing be similar?
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Re: How many members plan to visit the great white north
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2014, 04:19:52 am »
Sparrow Lake.  We were 15 minutes away from kilworthy where we re-supplied.  Orillia was the last big town we went through coming from Ontario.  We stayed at a resort there for a Family vacation and I didn't do any fishing that trip :'(.  I think you're at least a couple hours further up.
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Re: How many members plan to visit the great white north
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2014, 10:36:43 am »
Mark, I'm about 4 hrs north of Orillia, depending on how fast you drive.  3 hours north of Huntsville.

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Re: How many members plan to visit the great white north
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2014, 11:45:30 am »
Pep, do they have route 11 patched up yet through to Renfrew? I have been out that way many times Pep. Last time I went down around to Huntsville and up to North Bay after going through the Algonquin park.  8)

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« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2014, 10:21:56 am »
Swamp, Renfrew to North Bay (hwy 17) isn't too bad, there is always some construction going on, passing lanes and repaving.  Now Hwy 11 north from North Bay is another story.  Our governing politicians seem to think that the province of Ontario ends at North Bay. Going north from the bay on Hwy 11(The Trans Canada) is like a 2 lane goat trail.  I don't think they know it takes 2 days to get out of Ontario going the northern route.  A lot of truck traffic on a 2 lane highway, a death almost week, and terrible road maintenance.  30 years ago there was no issue with winter maintenance.  Now it's private contractors doing the salt,plowing, and sanding, but they are still told when to do it by the MTO(ministry of transportation Ontario.  This stretch of highway has been closed at least 6 times this winter due to the weather and accidents.  They call it the highway of death.

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« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2014, 10:45:38 am »
I've never minded that goat trail through to the Sault because it's just as narrow and winding as here on any New Brunswick road. Here the 4-lane is privately maintained and salt is all they use. That is useless when it's 20 below. Better than a rock in a  windshield I guess. Then I just stay home for a couple days after a winter storm anyway.

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Re: How many members plan to visit the great white north
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2014, 07:56:39 pm »
pep,
 The Mrs. and I love going to Ont. mostly to go snowmobiling but about any excuse will do! We are going to ride in the Algonquin Highlands / Haliburton area this year. Rode out of New Liskeard one year and another town very near there that escapes me right now the next year. Went through Temaggami, Cocrane, that town Shania is from (I am having trouble with names tonight for some reason!!) and a lot of other places. Tata-Cika-Pika was a place we stayed that we would like to visit in the summer, they said the fishing was awesome. One year we did the RAP tour around Algonquin park.
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Re: How many members plan to visit the great white north
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2014, 07:40:03 pm »
Moosehunter

Shania is from Timmins.  Good sledding conditions this year.  Lots of snow.  Too much for me. Put over 50 hrs on the backhoe so far just keeping the yard at the shop open.  The snow banks will still be there in June.  If your ever up this way let me know, you drive right by my shop.  We camp in Algonquin every summer, but not this summer.

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