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Quebec Fishing Trip Canceled - any suggestions on other locations?


Otto

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I had a week long fishing trip scheduled for Wetetnagami Outfitters near Label Sur Quevillon, QC.  This morning the outfitter sent me an email informing me that all his facilities are gone due to the wildfires.   He is sending back our deposit which is good news, but I feel terrible for him and the people that work for him.  

We still want to go, but I need an alternate place to go.  Ideally nothing more than a 10-12 hours drive from Syracuse, NY and something that caters solely to fishermen, not a family resort type place.  And not dead center in the wildfire area.

Any suggestions welcome!

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15 minutes ago, nywaw said:

Sounds like the outfitter lost their facilities, so more than just a travel ban.

His email was light on details, understandably.  But I have been watching the wildfire maps and this place was right in the middle of the biggest ones up there.  The small town nearest to the camps was evacuated a couple of weeks ago, so I am not surprised. 

 

51 minutes ago, nywaw said:

Sorry to hear about your trip!  Are you set on going to Canada?   Definitely out of NY?  

Not set, open to all options at this point.   I am checking with other outfitters, but I think for this summer the region is not a great destination.  Even if it is not burning nearby, there will  be smoke, etc to deal with.  Plus everyone will be focused on dealing with it, not time for tourists! 

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40 minutes ago, Stubborn1vt said:

Might be worth checking with the outfitter.  Some of those travel bans were lifted when they got a couple days of rain.  

I did ask him, have not got a response yet. I'm sure he has other things to deal with.  I was happy to offered to return the deposit right away. Classy! 

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2 minutes ago, Otto said:

I did ask him, have not got a response yet. I'm sure he has other things to deal with.  I was happy to offered to return the deposit right away. Classy! 

The lodge I used to go on Lac Kipawa was closed down for about 5 days as a precaution, but they're open again.  They did the same with refunds.  They have a waiting list for most of the summer.  

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35 minutes ago, Stubborn1vt said:

The lodge I used to go on Lac Kipawa was closed down for about 5 days as a precaution, but they're open again.  They did the same with refunds.  They have a waiting list for most of the summer.  

If you would, please let me know the contact info.  Doesn't hurt to reach out and ask or get tips on other places. 

Thanks, 

 

and PS - was it any good? lol!

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2 hours ago, Otto said:

I had a week long fishing trip scheduled for Wetetnagami Outfitters near Label Sur Quevillon, QC.  This morning the outfitter sent me an email informing me that all his facilities are gone due to the wildfires.   He is sending back our deposit which is good news, but I feel terrible for him and the people that work for him.  

We still want to go, but I need an alternate place to go.  Ideally nothing more than a 10-12 hours drive from Syracuse, NY and something that caters solely to fishermen, not a family resort type place.  And not dead center in the wildfire area.

Any suggestions welcome!

https://www.kapriveroutfitters.com/kap-fishing/  maybe this? I hunted Wolves with Peter Martin in 2012 IIRC. The weather sucked, but he was a great guy. Stayed at his house in the basement setup for hunters. His wife cooked the meals. Looks like he offers fishing as well, not sure the logistics but might be worth an email or call. At the very least, he can steer you in the right direction. I googled to make sure it was just under 12 hours from syracuse.

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24 minutes ago, Moho81 said:

I’ve never been here but have heard good things about it. 10ish hours from Syracuse in Ontario Canada. No idea if they are having the effects of the wildfires or not. 
 

www.gogamalodge.com 

Looks pretty good too!  I'll be doing a lot of research tonight.  Hopefully get this put away by tomorrow.  One outfitter said he has been fielding these calls all week. 

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We were able to get a great cabin on Lake Herbert with Air Tamarac Outfitters out of Clova, QC  It is a fly-in lake with remote cabins and looks like a great place.   One of our group has been there before so we will have a bit of a head start on locating fish.  

Thanks for all the tips and other places.  I am always looking for new places. 

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52 minutes ago, Otto said:

We were able to get a great cabin on Lake Herbert with Air Tamarac Outfitters out of Clova, QC  It is a fly-in lake with remote cabins and looks like a great place.   One of our group has been there before so we will have a bit of a head start on locating fish.  

Thanks for all the tips and other places.  I am always looking for new places. 

I’ve fished with Air Tamarac several times including Herbert…..

Sometimes I drove to Clova and a few times paid a little more to fly out of Baskatong(Shorter drive, and I had a car not built for roads to Clova)

Good equipment and cabins; everything was always as expected.

There are fires close to Clova, at one point reported the town burned down about 2 weeks ago, but thats not true. Theres a big pulp plant there, a store, hotel, and a sea plane base. Popular on the winter snow mobile circuit. Directions to Clova are pretty well marked. Road can get pretty washboard.

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@Ogee  That's great!  They said not to follow google map or GPS directions in order to avoid the gravel road.  They gave us written directions to follow.  Luckily, one of the other guys volunteered to drive as his truck is a little older and will fit all 4 of us together.    They told me that all the cabins on Lake Hebert were renovated this year, everything is new.   We are in one of the two cabins on the northern part of the lake, so even more remote!   Major trick will be to keep my luggage, food and tackle to under 110 pounds per person.  There goes half my tackle box! 

I have been tracking the fires closely, hoping they stay away and the smoke is not an issue.  Keeping our fingers crossed!

Any fishing tips appreciated! 

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