Riding and fishing

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Otis357, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. Otis357

    Otis357 Dirty Hippie

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    Starting to think forward to this summers ride. Considering riding north from Oakville and finding a remote fishing lodge to spend a few days at. Temagami, Timmins, Kap, Elliott Lake.... something we can ride to and get a cabin. Fish in the AM and PM, and maybe explore some logging roads during the day. Lots of hits on Google but wondering if anyone has a recommend for a good lodge with good fishing

    Cant wait... this winter is really dragging.....
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  2. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    No recommendations, but listening in for some. Got here last year and my daughter and I take a few weekends together to camp and fish.
    I have a collapseable rod and lightweight reel that rarely leaves the bike. Looking forward to this season.
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  3. Critt

    Critt Rambling on

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    This trip sounds like a good idea. Best of both worlds (lake+woods)
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  4. mdlak

    mdlak Been here awhile

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  5. Otis357

    Otis357 Dirty Hippie

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    Yeah, we took the rods on the James Bay Road last year, but down time was not as plentiful as we hoped and between the weather and the bugs fishing from shore was just not very enjoyable.

    A cabin and use of a boat would be great... don't care much about the lodge itself, as long as the fishing is good with lots of lunkers :thumb
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  6. Hevy Kevy

    Hevy Kevy ADDRider

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    Check out Biscotasing. Only if you like pickerel fishing at it's finest. rent a houseboat, lodge or canoe.
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  7. Cal

    Cal Long timer

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    Loved the name of this thread! I can't help with your question but can tell you last June I rode for 3 weeks in the NWT's and fished everyday, it was fantastic. A license for a non resident is only $20.00, for a year!!!
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  8. gonnagetthere

    gonnagetthere Been here awhile

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    I like the concept but can't offer any recommendations as I haven't made a similar trip. Did fish a neat spot along a logging road north of Kenora several years ago for pike and walleye. Was on a business trip, and used the rental car to get there. Had a good day. :D

    I'll keep an eye on this thread and join in if possible. Sounds like it could be a fun trip.
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  9. Otis357

    Otis357 Dirty Hippie

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    Been reading through sites for a number of lodges - most sound pretty good. Even found one that will fly you in to a cabin at a remote lake for an overnight at a pretty reasonable rate. Biscotasing looks interesting - thanks Kevy. Fits the bill nicely too. Lots of roads to check out and a huge lake... should be plenty of nice bays to try.

    Planning for late June\early July so Bass is open.... likely a Thursday - Tuesday trip. Not opposed to tenting either, but at that time of year the bugs will be nasty so a cabin would be a little more enjoyable.

    If only we could get rid of this f*&!%$g snow....
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  10. nofate

    nofate what blackflies?

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    Chapleau won the Ultimate Fishing Town contest a few years ago. This area is noted for walleye, northern pike, lake trout, small mouth bass etc. There are several good lodges. Some you can drive to some are fly-in. I go fishing often. If you want to include Chapleau in your trip I can make some suggestions.

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  11. CSF

    CSF Been here awhile

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    Might be a bit far... but I've been toying with the idea of riding up from Toronto (leaving very early some morning) and staying one one of these:
    http://www.algonquinpark.on.ca/visit/camping/ranger-cabins.php

    If you dig through there are a couple there that are land access... and probably lots of good fishing.
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  12. Forest Cop

    Forest Cop Forest Cop

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    Hey Otis,
    It├Ęs been years since I was up there, but...North of Kirkland Lake is a small town of Sesekinika and a lake with the same name. Great fishing and there has to be a lodging around town.
    Also, I believe the road going East from Hwy.11 is called Hwy.66 (east into Kirkland) but if you go West from Hwy 11 on 66, there is a road about 20 minutes west, which heads North to Watabeag Lake, nice ride, good fishing, lots of logging roads... Have fun.
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  13. DirtVader

    DirtVader Adventurer

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    Waterfalls lodge is in behind spannish, on the way to elliot lake, and has lakes right on the lodge, and you can rent boats for the day (I believe). They even have remote lakes that they quad out to, but if you're confident and ride a decently nimble bike you could probably take that instead! I've been back on most of the trails with my super sherpa, so it's possible, but then again I have a tiny bike.

    Also, there's quite a few logging roads to explore in the area. I would know, as I've explored most of them already :evil

    My parents have a camper set up there during the summer, if you're planning on making a stop there, or even passing by and want to take a short jaunt down one of the logging roads in the area, leave me a PM and hopefully I'm free so I can give you a tour around :wink:

    The owners of the lodge are really nice people, and they've got a nice camp set up. Here's their website: http://www.waterfallslodge.com/
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  14. Flueger

    Flueger Wandering

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    I'd suggest the Chapleau area as well. Horwood Lake Lodge on the Hardiman Bay portion of Horwood is remote and can be accessed from Gogama by fire access roads, its about 70 or so KM as the crow flies from Gogama/The Watershed.

    But then there are too many places to mention in the region.

    F.
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  15. RForestR

    RForestR In the Woods

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    +2 on Chapleau.

    The fishing in the area is fantastic. Scenery is classic Northern Ontario too.

    But then I may be biased, since I have a place there for "Cottagin"
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  16. TrailFire

    TrailFire Adventurer

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    I was thinking of something similar this summer. Mattagami lake area 40 min south of timmins is great and there are endless logging roads with some great lakes for fishing. As easy or as difficult to access we want. If anyone has kayaks, or canoes, i may be able to arrange to have them trailered.

    Kevin
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  17. gsstampeder

    gsstampeder Long timer

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    When I lived in Alberta I used to fly fish quite a bit and in some pretty remote areas. 4x4 accessible only. When I started looking for a bike to buy I found the world of dual sport riding and was lured into it with the idea I could reach my fishing holes by bike. I remember loading my bike with my fishing gear countless times, only to reach my destination.....stop for a few minutes to take in the scenery....and get back on the bike and ride. :lol3

    Haven't been fishing in a long time. :ricky

    I've got some pretty decent fly fishing gear if anyone's interested.
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  18. MCMXCIVRS

    MCMXCIVRS Long timer

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    I took up fishing as a complimentary activity to riding my GS. Seems more motivating to have a destination for the ride. Sadly, many good fishing spots near Calgary are off limits for riding to and a long hike is still required. Haven't tried fly fishing, I'm mostly just spin casting. Also finding a need for waders or a float or something so I can get out to where the fish are. Working from the shores or banks has limits.
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  19. gsstampeder

    gsstampeder Long timer

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    Hey Ed! I used to head down to the Oldman often. Used to camp down there just west of 22 when it was permitted. Used to be just ranchland, then the Gov took it over and spoiled everything. The Crowsnest was another fav. as was Highriver.... get yourself a flyrod, boots and waders and you'll never pick up another spinrod. Something about the streams and rivers and watching that trout rise to the surface and snatch that little fly floating....jeeze, maybe I'll hang on to my gear! lol
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  20. KilgoreTrout

    KilgoreTrout adventure flyfisher

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    ......and I was just about to ask what you had for sale? The beauty of fly fishing is you really only need a 4 piece rod in a tube, a reel, box of flies and some boots and you are good to go on any stream you may cross in the summer/fall no real need for bulky items like waders and a nice way to cool off on a hot day!:clap
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