Ice Out Update
This isn't the update I'd like to be making, but this is the reality... Today is May 5th and people are still snowmobiling on area lakes, including Lac Seul. We're 16 days from Opening Day (May 21). Temperatures are on the rise and I suspect snowmobiling will cease any day now, however.....
If you have an opener trip planned, I'd contact your outfitter and make alternate plans. There's going to be some areas of open water on smaller lakes and areas with heavy current, but I have serious doubts about boating very far on Lac Seul. In my opinion, reaching Bear Narrows on opening weekend isn't going to happen. Getting across lost lake or down the Deception arm on opening day is 50/50 at this point.
Hopefully I'm wrong and things change fast. I'll do another update in the week before opener.
5/18/2022 06:05:07 am
Ben - any new update(s)? know the weather has gotten warmer these last 2 weeks with most nights staying just over 32 degrees.
5/18/2022 06:39:34 am
Taylor to Bear still ice as of today (5/18/22)
5/18/2022 08:47:06 am
What is you prediction on if I can get from Deception Landing to Chamberlain Narrows next Wednesday 5/25? I REALLY appreciate your help!!!!
5/18/2022 09:11:11 am
If I had to guess I'd say 100%
Comments are closed.
Ben Beattie is a fishing guide and outdoor writer living in Sioux Lookout, in northwestern Ontario.