» Fishing Forum  Fishing Regulations  
 Members |  Forum Rules |  Search
  Reply to this topicStart new topicStart Poll

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


Alevin
*

Group: Newbies
Posts: 23
Member No.: 12323
Joined: September 12, 2016




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?

PMEmail Poster
Top
Pisces
Posted: Feb 18, 2020 - 02:24 pm


Smolt Trout
*

Group: Members
Posts: 148
Member No.: 5740
Joined: January 16, 2014




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.


PMEmail Poster
Top
CousinHippy
Posted: Feb 21, 2020 - 09:14 pm


Trophy Trout
*

Group: Members
Posts: 734
Member No.: 8483
Joined: January 19, 2015




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

PMEmail Poster
Top
BucKnives
Posted: Feb 24, 2020 - 02:46 pm


Alevin
*

Group: Newbies
Posts: 23
Member No.: 12323
Joined: September 12, 2016




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.

PMEmail Poster
Top
CousinHippy
Posted: Feb 27, 2020 - 10:04 am


Trophy Trout
*

Group: Members
Posts: 734
Member No.: 8483
Joined: January 19, 2015




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!

PMEmail Poster
Top
IRatherBFishin
Posted: Nov 25, 2020 - 11:05 pm


Adult Trout
*

Group: Members
Posts: 286
Member No.: 8810
Joined: February 02, 2015




I’m the same way

PMEmail Poster
Top
IRatherBFishin
Posted: Dec 29, 2020 - 12:54 am


Adult Trout
*

Group: Members
Posts: 286
Member No.: 8810
Joined: February 02, 2015




How deep is this lake, not allot of information concerning depth

PMEmail Poster
Top
BucKnives
Posted: Dec 29, 2020 - 11:15 am


Alevin
*

Group: Newbies
Posts: 23
Member No.: 12323
Joined: September 12, 2016




As far as I know, its not very deep. In the later months of ice fishing you may only be fishing a few feet of water. I believe the average depth is around 6' with some deeper holes down to 20' but since the lake is so large is hard to know exactly. https://www.northernontario.travel/fishing/...ig-lake-abitibi Has some good information about fishing it.

PMEmail Poster
Top
IRatherBFishin
Posted: Jan 06, 2021 - 09:13 pm


Adult Trout
*

Group: Members
Posts: 286
Member No.: 8810
Joined: February 02, 2015




I Talked to a couple of my buddies from Kirkland Lake and most of them go in on easker park road and Highway 101 by the ghost River.

Also found a App for you phone called “I boat” that has lake contours. Not sure how accurate it is.


PMEmail Poster
Top
Drew
Posted: Jan 06, 2021 - 09:33 pm


World Record Trout
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1347
Member No.: 8190
Joined: January 11, 2015




QUOTE (IRatherBFishin @ Jan 06, 2021 - 09:13 pm)
...Also found a App for you phone called “I boat” that has lake contours. Not sure how accurate it is.

I'd give it 80-90% accuracy.
In my experience, it's a good general idea, but not right on, for both depths/locations.

PMEmail Poster
Top
jayazoomy
Posted: Jan 07, 2021 - 05:54 pm


Trophy Trout
*

Group: Members
Posts: 663
Member No.: 3901
Joined: March 11, 2013




I have been looking how to get there for years now lol is there cabins you can rent before you go

PMEmail Poster
Top
moose1948
Posted: Jan 17, 2021 - 08:18 am


Lunker Trout
*

Group: Members
Posts: 302
Member No.: 10864
Joined: January 24, 2016




they have couple of outfitter there google outfitter on lake abitibi

PMEmail Poster
Top
jayazoomy
Posted: Jan 17, 2021 - 07:42 pm


Trophy Trout
*

Group: Members
Posts: 663
Member No.: 3901
Joined: March 11, 2013




Thanks

PMEmail Poster
Top

Topic Options Reply to this topicStart new topicStart Poll

 

Fishing Northern Lakes
Fishing forum for Northern Ontario, including Muskoka, Algonquin & Bancroft Area Lakes. Fishing for brook trout, lake trout, bass, walleye, pickerel, muskie, pike, crappie, perch, splake and more. Northern Ontario fishing at it's Best!