Originally Posted by Chard
I assume the fishing's awesome in Temagami that time of year. What route were you thinking of doing if you don't mind me asking?
Well, we found ourselves in a bit of a hairy crossing a few years back as we were coming out of Obabika and made the cut across Temagami for Devil's Mountain. That was ... scary and hypothermic. Since then, we are trying to avoid big water so early in the season. The plan is to start from the landing at the end of the Access Rd. and head down Shiningwood Bay and spend some time on Wasaksina. There is some pretty good trout fishing in the pools that form as Wasaksina runs into Denedus and into Olier ...
We might make it as far as Iceland Lake, though I haven't given much thought as to our exit -- either back the way we came or loop back via High Rock Island. But that depends on the wind and the waves and our resolve!
Massasauga is booked as an alternate if the ice is still an issue, but it ain't Temagami. At that time of year, you can paddle and literally not see another soul while you are on the water the entire trip.