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Offline T-Bone

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Pulled the trigger...BANG!!!
« on: March 18, 2019, 03:11:16 PM »
What was once a spark of an idea is now a reality...

I teased my nephew Mattie with a, "What would you think about going up for opener this year?" about a week ago. Of course, Mattie just blurted-out, "LET'S DO IT!!!" So, we considered being first in camp (Is ice out yet? Is it still snowing on the lake?) and decided to look toward Week 2 of the season.  ;D

A quick phone call to Brian at Alwaki Lodge and BAM...we'll be in camp from Friday 5/24 - Tuesday 5/28. Just a quickie 4-dayer, but a good little adventure to get ready for the big trip at the end of July...

66 days and counting!!! HA HA!!!

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Re: Pulled the trigger...BANG!!!
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2019, 03:30:44 PM »
HAHA that's awesome, good for you!

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Re: Pulled the trigger...BANG!!!
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2019, 03:34:09 PM »
Good for you
Have fun

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Re: Pulled the trigger...BANG!!!
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2019, 07:30:19 PM »
Super jealous T!!   

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Re: Pulled the trigger...BANG!!!
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2019, 08:53:00 PM »
So, we considered being first in camp (Is ice out yet? Is it still snowing on the lake?)

Hope you're joking about "is ice out yet and is is still snowing?".  It's currently -6c (21f) and going down to -14c (7f) overnight.  The ice has not started to melt at all yet, it's been a very below average temperature wise month of march.  Today just barely went above freezing, maybe 2c (about 35f), and it was sunny the whole day.
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Re: Pulled the trigger...BANG!!!
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2019, 08:51:46 AM »
Prepare for black-flies.

Well...I guess it all depends on the weather preceding the trip. I suppose they may be hatched and biting, but hopefully only hatched and not biting yet...or not hatched at all yet. Mid-June was the worst I've ever seen on the black flies...we shall find out.  ;D



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Re: Pulled the trigger...BANG!!!
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2019, 09:06:43 AM »
Agreed - their hatch time will depend on mother nature!   I have a 3 day fishing weekend away the following weekend at a lake closer to Ottawa.   If I didn't have this booked - I would run up Alwaki also!

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Re: Pulled the trigger...BANG!!!
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2019, 12:55:49 PM »
2 - trips in a year, I am jealous.

BTW, if you have never been there that early in the season, you may want to pack for every kind of weather. We have experienced heavy snow to baking in the sunshine in shorts and t-shirts, many times in the same day.

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Re: Pulled the trigger...BANG!!!
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2019, 03:06:28 PM »
You might also want to pack a few icefishing rods and an auger 8) 8)
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Re: Pulled the trigger...BANG!!!
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2019, 03:47:01 PM »
And a snow shovel! Spoke with Brian today and said he saw recent pics from Kipawa and the snow is really, really deep this year. Said he got a pic of one of his buildings and estimated the snow would be up to your neck or more. Dang...and I complain when we get 6-inches.  ::)
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Re: Pulled the trigger...BANG!!!
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2019, 09:28:19 PM »
And a snow shovel! Spoke with Brian today and said he saw recent pics from Kipawa and the snow is really, really deep this year. Said he got a pic of one of his buildings and estimated the snow would be up to your neck or more. Dang...and I complain when we get 6-inches.  ::)

I posted this on another thread, but this pic is from Turtle Chute area.


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Re: Pulled the trigger...BANG!!!
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2019, 11:02:44 PM »
That is cool! Have an awesome time!

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Re: Pulled the trigger...BANG!!!
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2019, 03:45:53 PM »
That is our "May-24" holiday weekend. If possible get past Toronto on the 23rd. If not try to be threw Toronto around noon. Traffic can be nuts.

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Re: Pulled the trigger...BANG!!!
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2019, 09:20:06 AM »
HAVE A GREAT TRIP.

Offline RoK

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Re: Pulled the trigger...BANG!!!
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2019, 11:15:49 AM »
Actually the May 2-4 holiday this year falls on May 20, so the weekend prior. Regardless, cottage season will be in full swing so Friday afternoon traffic on the 400 will still be heavy.