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Old 02-21-2014, 09:01 PM   #16
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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.

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Old 02-22-2014, 06:19 AM   #17
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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.

Haven't been fishing in a long time.

I've got some pretty decent fly fishing gear if anyone's interested.
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Old 02-22-2014, 08:54 AM   #18
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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.

Haven't been fishing in a long time.

I've got some pretty decent fly fishing gear if anyone's interested.
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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Old 02-22-2014, 09:31 AM   #19
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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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Old 02-22-2014, 10:11 PM   #20
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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!
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Old 02-23-2014, 04:59 AM   #21
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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!
I've got Orvis lite-weight waders. So the bulk thing wassn't an issue. And all my flies and even the reel fits nicely into my vest which also has all my other goodies. But ya gotta have the net to land the big one...or at least not over handle the fish once you get them at your feet. I always released the fish I caught....

I sure do miss those warm afternoons on the Oldman.

Kinda small, but this was one of those proposed fishing days that never saw my feet touch the stream.
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Old 02-23-2014, 06:57 AM   #22
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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.

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I have hunted and fished this area for my entire life as both of my parents are from Timmins. I help with a trap line every fall so I have been down every back road in the area. Fished Horwood Lake and have been through Horwood Lake Lodge numerous times.

The lodge consists of small, well kept cabins and a main lodge where meals can be purchased if you dont want to cook. They have a fleet of aluminum boats with Yamaha motors for rent. Fishing is good.

There are unlimited roads in the area to ride on. My nephew rides a YZ250 and neice a CF250 everywhere up there.

You would not be disappointed.
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Old 02-23-2014, 06:20 PM   #23
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I've got Orvis lite-weight waders. So the bulk thing wassn't an issue. And all my flies and even the reel fits nicely into my vest which also has all my other goodies. But ya gotta have the net to land the big one...or at least not over handle the fish once you get them at your feet. I always released the fish I caught....

I sure do miss those warm afternoons on the Oldman.

Kinda small, but this was one of those proposed fishing days that never saw my feet touch the stream.
I keep the gear to a minimum, for me "the tug is the drug" and never take a fish out of the water unless its a brookie and I plan to eat it right away. If they get off its not a big deal as I am too old to get excited about a trout that I plan to release and I always fish barbless which makes it easy to not have to handle the fish
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:10 AM   #24
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I almost ran out of gas after leaving Chapleau and going south. No gas stations between Chapleau and the Trans Canada ! I should have filled up in Chapleau.
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:03 AM   #25
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I almost ran out of gas after leaving Chapleau and going south. No gas stations between Chapleau and the Trans Canada ! I should have filled up in Chapleau.
There are at least two gas stations on Hwy 129 between Chapleau and Thessalon. They might not all be open in winter, but in summer I have used them often.
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Old 01-05-2015, 07:48 AM   #26
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Thread Resurrection....

As it turns out we never managed to get in a bike trip at all last year due to scheduling issues... between this and the motor on my fishing boat imploding it was a very disappointing summer for me, although it did end with the purchase of a new boat ;)

This year we are picking the week now - first week of July right after bass opener and taking another shot at the riding\fishing trip. We had toyed with the idea of putting the bikes in the back of the pickup and towing the fishing boat, but decided it was easier and better to just ride to a place with boat rentals.

Some great tips to get the research going - belated thank you for the suggestions. Leaning toward Chapleau area right now.

Anyone manage to get in one of these rides last year and want to tell us about it?
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Old 01-05-2015, 07:58 AM   #27
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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...ger-cabins.php

If you dig through there are a couple there that are land access... and probably lots of good fishing.
CSF - not too far at all. Great idea - Algonquin is a pretty easy ride from the city. I know some of these cabins and have been in the Rain Lake one many times. It was actually the rangers residence at the access point when I was a kid going in there. They since moved the station into town and relocated the cabin back onto a small bay and now rent it out. Rain lake is OK fishing, and you are only 1 1800m portage from McCraney which used to be great for lakers. Tons of trails and logging roads in that area too for riding. Would make a nice weekender trip.
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Old 01-05-2015, 04:26 PM   #28
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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.....

I have lived in the north( 7 years Soo and White River) and enjoy both biking and fishing and Kayaking This lodge is just 20 minutes north of Manitoulan or 15 south of Espanola off Hwy 6. Great people, kayaking , fishing etc and easy access . You can boat into Killearny Provincial Park etc On line too
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I have lived in the north( 7 years Soo and White River) and enjoy both biking and fishing and Kayaking This lodge is just 20 minutes north of Manitoulan or 15 south of Espanola off Hwy 6. Great people, kayaking , fishing etc and easy access . You can boat into Killearny Provincial Park etc On line too
Thanks RB - whats the name of the lodge? - think you might have tried to link it, but the hyperlink didn't work.
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