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> Routes From Matheson to Lake Abitibi
BucKnives
Posted: Feb 18, 2020 - 01:24 pm


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I plan on heading up and staying in Black River-Matheson and was wondering if there are any trails/back roads that I could take to get from Matheson to Lake Abitibi using a snowmobile. Everything I see is people heading from Cochrane over to Abitibi. I know the area fairly well just not how to get to Abitibi by sled.

Also if you have fished Abitibi hows the bite been and is the ice thick enough to require an auger extension?

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Pisces
Posted: Feb 18, 2020 - 02:24 pm


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If you want to fish the west end of Lake Abitibi, you need to access from North of Munro Lake, there is a winter maintained cottage road and usually logging operations that will get you close the the Mouth of the Abitibi.

Narrows and Ghost River areas on Lake Abitibi are usually accessed through Ghost River landing, this could mean snowmobiling from the highway.

No extension required at the mouth of the Abitibi, or Narrows areas, anywhere else I would bring one.


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CousinHippy
Posted: Feb 21, 2020 - 09:14 pm


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2 years ago we were pretty much bottoming out a gas powered jiffy 3rd week of January just about at the river mouth... Think if you have one you should have it on hand

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BucKnives
Posted: Feb 24, 2020 - 02:46 pm


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Thanks, I was up there in Matheson Family Day Weekend on some smaller lakes and didnt need extension. I had about 6" before I bottomed out my auger so I doubt the ice has gotten 6" thicken with the warm spell thats been up there but your right bring an extension if I have one.

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CousinHippy
Posted: Feb 27, 2020 - 10:04 am


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On that same trip we were amazed at how prepared our buddy was for things we didn't even consider(which I'm glad for as it was a 7.5hr drive then a 35km skidoo ride to our cabin) and he told me "I would rather be looking at it than looking for it" words of wisdom right there!

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