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Has anybody traveled the Manion Lake / Grey Trout road this month? We are making our first trip on Thursday and the road can be dicey in the spring. The reports from the camp is the water is WAY up north of Ignace.

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M.M - I just got back from hyatt's camp sunday the road was fine other than a little rough.We pulled a 16ft and a 18ft with out any problems.There was one part of the road were water from a beaver dam was flowing over the road,but it was only a couple of inches deep (about 15km in from hwy 11).The water is really high up there.Fishing was real good.Remeber to bring a head net the gnats are out when the sun was shining.Good luck on your trip they go by way too fast.There's a little section of road construction on hwy 11 but the crews were not working when we went through. have fun.

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Thanks for the intel. I think I know where the water is on the road and expected that. As long as the road is in decent shape and I don't have to go through Atikoken, I'm a happy camper. That saves over an hour on the road.

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Do an annual trip to White Otter via Atikokan. Have never taken Manion Grey Trout Road but looks like a nice shortcut cutting across. We drive some pretty rough stuff into White Otter so not expecting a smooth ride. What's the road generally like (anything to worry about) and how much time would a guy save by cutting across to 622.

Thanks for the advice

Dan

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When the road is in good shape it saves an hour. I like the backroad feel instead of all that time on 11 & 622. I drive about 30-40 MPH in my suburban but we had a Chrysler mini van over it this weekend. I have never seen it THAT bad. They were actively logging on the Grey Trout last week. We had to wait for a truck to get loaded. Never forget it is the logger's road.

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Thanks Mike - appreciate the insight. Might try it on the return trip to test it out. An hour is a nice time savings. Need to go thru Atikokan on the way in to pick up some things.

Dan

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Cranelake:

I fish Manion and have been on most of the portage lakes and river. Respond if you want to compare notes. Looks loke PMs are disabled. I'll send you my email address.

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Oldpossum-

Sounds good.I can help you out as far as Pettit,Mount,Birch,& Sandbeach.I haven't been in any of the little portage lakes.If I can help you out in any way feel free to give me your e-mail and we will discuss.Have a good one.

hsolist

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Cranelake:

My office # is 612-353-3345 Drop me your phone # and "I'll promptly respond with my email and what I know about the Manion system. Looking forward to it.

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