You were on macintosh as an eight year old. Like Liked by 1 person. Finally reaching Otterslide Lake, I made a white-knuckle crossing to the big island and hunkered down out of the wind, which had suddenly sprung up again. I just walked my outstretched hands up the gunwales until the canoe settled on my shoulders. I was really hoping to get site number 8, but that was already taken (by a guy I know through Instagram, it turned out afterwards. Carl Wilson Lake 143. I had been up the east side to Burnt Island twice before. High winds caused me problems, trapping me in camp for many hours on occasion, but single portaging made up for lost time. Narrowbag Lake 134. It'll be worth it. This video is unavailable. And the bugs? The site is fairly compact. Number of New Lakes Paddled: 218 Longer Lake 128. The next morning dawned glorious and sunny. Grassy Bay was a long paddle, especially when the adrenaline rush of seeing the moose wore off. Varley Lake 142. Total Distance Covered: 1052.9 KM Ontario Fish ON-Line. This was my second time camping on the lake, and even on my second try, I … Cradle Lake 11. Lake Information; Trip Reports; Campsites; Portages; Fish; Photos; You can click on the campsites, portages, and lakes on the map to go to their respective pages. In fact, once off the main lake, approaching the the base of a waterfall, it became calm and buggy. From afar, it looks like a large, exposed campsite with an expansive rocky shoreline. Gull Lake 139. It ought to be given a rest for ten years or so. Photo about White Trout Lake in sunny day in Algonquin Park, Ontario. There’s two tent spots to the left, one to the right. It shows the average number of hours fished on each lake and the number of brook trout and lake trout that they caught and kept. There was no canoe flipping for me. Andrew czernik September 16, 2020 — 7:56 pm. Reply. The next day was the same story .. high winds and waves. Ironwood Lake 144. White Trout Lake Campsite #8 in Algonquin Park | Campsite Report White Trout Lake – Campsite #8 If you’ve ever paddled through White Trout Lake you’ve probably seen this campsite occupied… and for good reason. I could hardly wait to tell my dad I'd made it to Otterslide Lake. I got going early under overcast skies and portaged over to Baby Joe. For the trout angler, gorgeous speckled trout up to 6 pounds lurk in the white water rapids found throughout the river. Trout populations were established in Algonquin after the glaciers retreated 11,000 years ago. As I was preparing dinner, I had my second animal encounter. Crossing Canoe Lake, I felt I'd had a successful trip. It was sunny and gusty by the time I found a campsite on White Trout Lake, on a long narrow C-shaped island that divides the lake. Small world). Before we got to White Trout Lake, we spotted yet another moose (#4!). White Trout Lake – nice site, next to the farm on the map 33. Bug Lake 145. He nonchalantly waddled by, and descended the slope to the south side of the lake. Mosquitoes were bad, but only in a few places. When he complained to his Toronto friends, they said, "Oh, don't worry. Big Trout 127. There are also some big fish here, with brookies found to 45 cm (18 in) and lakers up to 65 cm (26 in). One lake at a time. Glacier Lake 140. A bit small for a large group, but great for a solo camper or smaller group. What campsites will I stay it? 1 This is the Catch per Unit of Effort, the number of trout reported caught per rod hour of fishing. Glacier Lake 140. Will they even be big enough for my group? I rented a solo canoe at Oxtongue Lake just outside the park. Jeff’s Map State/Province: ON. My new canoe pack allowed me to stuff everything into one pack, and I'd lightened up as best I could. Views: Absolutely spectacular sunset view. It's one of those family stories. Total Number of Lakes Paddled: 355 The bugs had been horrendous. After a few steps, I breathed a sigh of relief. To see the portage on a fully interactive map, click on the "View on Interactive Map" link found below. Seems … Uh…two boats and no spare paddles? And I'd discovered that June provides fantastically long days of paddling, and quiet uncrowded lakes. The first real challenge loomed .. the 2390m portage to Ink Lake. Little Cedar Lake 146. It’s time to put the guesswork aside. Canoe Lake 9. 1, the number of rod hours required to catch one trout. Location/Terrain: Located at about the midpoint of the lake, the first site on the eastern shore, just north of the narrowing between the two island sites. The landing is on the southwest side of the island, and has a steep incline to get to the main campsite (with built-in stairs). Red Pine Bay 129. Unfortunately, by the time I got to the central throat of the lake, the winds had risen. Ironwood Lake 144. For the first time, I was going to do single-portages, if I could. Swimability: Not bad. A beaver walked right through the campsite! State/Province: ON. Ironwood Lake 144. In 2014, I had visited the southern part of the park during the same week. Isn't that going to be buggy?". Little Cedar Lake 146. I took evasive action, hugging the southeast shore until they relented. Despite being a 7,630 square kilometre protected area, Algonquin's native fisheries are under threat. There’s a great spot just up from the shoreline to set up your camp chair and watch the sun go down. Bonfield Lake 6. I wanted to take my time and explore more of this big lake. Here is the plane leaving us at the cabin on White Trout and taking off back to the Smoke Lake … He recalls portaging into Otterslide from Happy Isle. White Trout 126. The Algonquin Park Trout Fishing Survey Ministry of Natural Resources Algonquin Fisheries Assessment Unit & Ontario Parks The example below is for a group of six people who fished on three different lakes over two days. The Kayak Camper. From a rocky islet ahead, two gulls came skimming along the surface of the water. Bug Lake 145. At the take-out, a couple in bug head-nets coming down the portage trail prompted me to "deet-up" for the two carries to come. Algonquin Park is home to one of the world's highest concentrations of natural Brook Trout lakes. The underwater terrain is also rocky. Algonquin Park Trout Fishing Survey for 2012 - Complete summary for all reports received up to October 9 sorted alphabetically. Total Portage Distance: 218.915KM The next morning dawned glorious and sunny. Eventually I ran out of lake, and settled on the island opposite the portage to Baby Joe Lake. More photos and trip reports on my photo website: www.neelands.smugmug.com. Overall I was very pleased with the layout and site itself. Randy from Algonquin Outfitters helped Jen and I to choose our route, and made some campsite suggestions too. Location/Terrain: Located at about the midpoint of the lake, the first site on the eastern shore, just north of the narrowing between the two island sites. Coveo Lake 10. Fire pit directly in front. I had seen Big Trout (at the top of the map) in 2013. The fire pit is about twenty paces from the water, and there are three tent sites within ten to twenty paces of that. The lakes left behind were deep, coldwater lakes situated on hard granite. Burntroot Lake 130. My shoulders were burning as I fought the southwest wind. There isn’t much tree coverage between the site proper and the water, so you get a good view of the lake from the fire pit and at least one of the tent sites as well. C.U.E. Crow Bay 12. Bartlett Lake 3. I stayed on this site in August, 2017. On the flat top of the island, red pines provided an excellent spot to hang my hammock for the night. Planning a canoe trip in Algonquin Park can be tedious. My plan was to just go to Big Trout Lake. The lake was glass and the skies were overcast, as I toured the empty lake and her islands. Tent sites: Three good ones, all close to the fire pit. White Trout Lake Campsite #9 in Algonquin Park | Campsite Report White Trout Lake – Campsite #9 This is the ‘horseshoe’ island on White Trout Lake, in the south of the lake. Well, they could hardly be worse this year. I was filled with anticipation of the grand vista awaiting me. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Longer Lake 128. So coming around a bend in the creek, I was shocked to see another soloist. When I canoe trip in Algonquin, I take pictures and notes of different campsites. A 6 day solo trip in early September in Algonquin Park. Learn what research has taught us about this special fishery and the simple things you can do to protect it for future generations. Fry Lake 138. One portage, a pleasant paddle, and one easy lift-over later, I found myself at Tom Thomson Lake enjoying a lunch of KD and taking in the glittering waters. Why is Algonquin Park world-famous for its Brook Trout and Lake Trout? My colleagues at work questioned my sanity. Day Three: White Trout to Big Trout. Cedar Lake 135. I managed to launch the boat and with a lot of effort and careful timing, I rounded a point into the south bay, where the waves were less crazy. Watch Queue Queue. It’s a great spot for a solo traveller or smaller group. There’s one that’s in the middle of a grassy area, one that’s kind of a mix of grass and dirt, and one that’s good old fashioned Algonquin dirt. On White Trout Lake, we headed for the campsites on the East side. I came to it at the end of a long day, and to be honest it was my second choice. Naturally reproducing native lake trout and brook trout thrive in its clear, cold, deep water, low-nutrient lakes and streams that have been protected from development for over 100 years. My goal was to connect all these parts together, to get an idea of the real distances involved. Byers Lake 8. Narrowbag Lake 134. Looking out at White Trout from the back of the site. Little Trout Lake, Algonquin Park – Solo Canoe Trip. Another tent site behind fire pit to left. My plan was to just go to Big Trout Lake. Gradually the clouds broke up, and the wind grew. And the bugs? Loons silently patrolled the narrows by my campsite. Brigham Lake 7. Overall, it was an interesting trip through a good mix of lakes and rivers during the longest days of the year. Perley Lake 131. Big Trout White Trout Grassy Bay McIntosh Creek McIntosh Lake Approx 11 miles paddling 1320 Meters Portaging Woke to another perfect day. I started at Magnetawan and went through the Petawawa to Misty, White Trout for a few nights, McIntosh, and then back to Magnetawan. I napped and read the day away. No portages. Acres: 3816.5. The average asking price of a property in the area around white-trout-bay is $950,986, with an approximate mortgage of $3,471 per month*. To make things worse, every campsite I stopped at had trees in the wrong places for my hammock, or had giant widow-makers ready to fall on top of me while I slept. Big Trout Lake in Algonquin. Big Trout 127. C.U.E. Lake Information; Trip Reports; Campsites; Portages; Fish; Photos; You can click on the campsites, portages, and lakes on the map to go to their respective pages. The weather was warm but not too sweaty. Despite what you might think, people in Northern Ontario (where he came from) didn't do much canoeing. On a high, I sat admiring the lake until the sun went down on the longest day of the year. Gull Lake 139. I'd blundered into the frame of the picture he was taking. Sunfish Lake 132. Lantern Lake 137. Sunfish Lake 132. You need a good guide here, but the trip is spectacular. I stayed on campsites I would never get in the crowded summertime. There are six interior campsites scattered around this remote Algonquin Park lake. The portages were easy walks, well-maintained with new boardwalks. Apart from that, there are three decent log benches built in a crescent around the fire pit. Catfish Lake 133. Ravenau Lake 136. He'd been photographing a bug in the canoe! Will they be nice? No portages. Seeing Algonquin Park. Here are a few Algonquin Park sites and blogs that I’ve really enjoyed/found very useful. White Trout 126. One kayak, two canoes, and three amazing days in the park. It'll be worth it." Algonquin Park is home to one the best trout fisheries in Canada. The mosquitoes were thick at Baby Joe and in fact all along the Joe Lakes. … The birds where chirping all around. As a second choice, it worked out pretty well. Fire Pit: Well built and well protected from the wind, despite the fact that the site is fairly open to the elements. However, high winds and waves came up and quashed that plan. Just exploring. "Ash borers in Britain?" Day 5 – White Trout Lake to McIntosh Lake It was sad waking up on Day 5 since it meant leaving the island, which easily became one of my favourite campsites in Algonquin. Image of plant, shore, ontario - 176096231 Camp Five Lake 141. I quickly crossed to Ink Lake's outlet. Perley Lake 131. When my heart rate returned to normal, I cautiously paddled down the stream to where it opened up into Grassy Bay. I'd never seen such a thing. The site is fairly compact. I saw wildlife. The terrain underwater is rocky, so watch your step. Traversed (paddled across the lake) 1. Mr. Moose had moved off to one side, but gave me the stink-eye as I passed out into the bay. I asked. This is a trip that heads in to White Partridge Lake, but avoids the grueling 14 kilometer portage to get there by taking a wagon pulled by a pair of horses. The mysterious black waters, the boreal-style ecosystem, the feeling of speed that the close banks provide, the need to time your turns as the narrow river twists, all make the Ink River one of my favourite spots in the park. The second portage gave me enough glimpses of the beautiful creek to make me wish I'd brought my fly-fishing gear. After lunch, I prepared to take a cruise around the lake. The better of the two sites is just off to the left when looking at the site from the water, but either way you’ll want to watch your step. They felt that Toronto folks mythified the woods and the romance of canoe travel. White Trout Lake – Campsite #10 Similar to Campsite #7 on White Trout Lake, this site reminds me of a very traditional Algonquin campsite; not because the two sites look the same, but just the feeling they both instill. 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