Author Topic: Bittern/Montreal Lake  (Read 3559 times)

Offline OD0814

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Bittern/Montreal Lake
« on: Dec 23, 2019, 07:51 AM »
Heading up to stay at Elk Ridge for a few days after Christmas and was wondering about fishing Bittern while I'm there. Does anyone know if you can still get around the lake with a 4x4 or do you need a snowmobile? Bittern would be my first choice as it's smaller and a bit closer but if Bittern is no good maybe Montreal is worth a shot. We haven't fished either of these lakes so any advice is appreciated!

Offline whale1979

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Re: Bittern/Montreal Lake
« Reply #1 on: Dec 23, 2019, 11:01 AM »
There's hardly any snow on either lake.  4x4 not even needed yet.  Fish are biting good at Montreal. Caught over 20 the other day.  Not sure about bittern. But usually pretty good at this time of year.

Offline Doggy

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Re: Bittern/Montreal Lake
« Reply #2 on: Dec 23, 2019, 11:35 AM »
Yeah, travel is easy on Montreal and the fishing has been good.

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Re: Bittern/Montreal Lake
« Reply #3 on: Dec 25, 2019, 09:24 PM »
I am also up at Elk ridge until saturday...never fished either. Where is the best access points on Montreal or Bittern?

Offline REM7600

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Re: Bittern/Montreal Lake
« Reply #4 on: Jan 16, 2020, 10:10 AM »
Any reports on access to the lake at Timber Bay? Want to go this weekend just wondering if I need to take my sled.

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Re: Bittern/Montreal Lake
« Reply #5 on: Feb 15, 2020, 08:44 PM »
Hoping to take my daughter to Montreal Lake tomorrow. Any word on access much appreciated. Thanks

Offline King Ice

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Re: Bittern/Montreal Lake
« Reply #6 on: Feb 15, 2020, 08:48 PM »
I went with my daughter today and there was lots of snow but there was a road plowed out from the church Montreal Lake

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Re: Bittern/Montreal Lake
« Reply #7 on: Feb 16, 2020, 08:28 AM »
how did you make out?

Offline King Ice

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Re: Bittern/Montreal Lake
« Reply #8 on: Feb 16, 2020, 01:44 PM »
No bites just seen a few on the screen.

Offline ran7ger

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Re: Bittern/Montreal Lake
« Reply #9 on: Feb 16, 2020, 06:14 PM »
that's what i've been hearing on both lakes.

Offline PikeMaster91

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Re: Bittern/Montreal Lake
« Reply #10 on: Feb 18, 2020, 08:04 PM »
Bittern has been on fire lately nothing a person can do wrong where we were!

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Re: Bittern/Montreal Lake
« Reply #11 on: Feb 20, 2020, 06:58 AM »
W
Bittern has been on fire lately nothing a person can do wrong where we were!
Timberbay is really good, slammed a bunch of big jacks yesterday, warm weekend coming should be great!

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Re: Bittern/Montreal Lake
« Reply #12 on: Feb 20, 2020, 06:07 PM »
Another really productive day on Montreal lake, poor man lobster tonight from those mid size pike.

Offline splaker

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Re: Bittern/Montreal Lake
« Reply #13 on: Feb 20, 2020, 06:43 PM »
How was the lake for driving a truck on?
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Re: Bittern/Montreal Lake
« Reply #14 on: Feb 22, 2020, 07:00 PM »
heard ml and b have slowed right down???

anyone ever try molanossa past that area?

Offline Timetofish

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Re: Bittern/Montreal Lake
« Reply #15 on: Feb 22, 2020, 09:25 PM »
How was the lake for driving a truck on?
Where we went it was sleds only, a lot of snow

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Re: Bittern/Montreal Lake
« Reply #16 on: Feb 22, 2020, 10:16 PM »
same here.  tonnes of snow, sleds unless you have a jacked up truck.

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Re: Bittern/Montreal Lake
« Reply #17 on: Feb 28, 2020, 05:41 AM »
Is there a place to park a truck at timber bay access?
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Re: Bittern/Montreal Lake
« Reply #18 on: Feb 28, 2020, 08:46 AM »
Yes

Offline whale1979

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Re: Bittern/Montreal Lake
« Reply #19 on: Mar 06, 2020, 09:31 PM »
Has anybody heard if there is slush and spider holes on Montreal??

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Re: Bittern/Montreal Lake
« Reply #20 on: Mar 06, 2020, 09:58 PM »
we got on Tuesday at Timber Bay and sledded around 12 miles up the east side of lake. Didn't find any slush, couple of heaves to cross, plenty of snow.
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Offline BigO

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Re: Bittern/Montreal Lake
« Reply #21 on: Mar 22, 2020, 11:57 PM »
Any word on conditions to get on either lake? I know they’ve had lots of snow a couple weeks back.

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Re: Bittern/Montreal Lake
« Reply #22 on: Mar 23, 2020, 09:42 AM »
Pretty sure the rez is only allowing locals to come and go as of this morning.

Offline Wogster

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Re: Bittern/Montreal Lake
« Reply #23 on: Mar 23, 2020, 03:38 PM »
Bittern Lake is the place to take a kid for a positive fishing experience. Just finished fishing 2 days on Bittern, March 21 & 22. Non-stop ripping lips on the hammer-handles. Wally's were biting good too! Yes, there is lots of snow, 2 feet and the beginnings of slush. BUT here is the great news there is a road graded onto the lake which goes for about 2 km. The ice road is two trucks wide with a big turn-around at the end. See the attached pictures of the road. Get outside and self-ICE-olate! 






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Re: Bittern/Montreal Lake
« Reply #24 on: Mar 23, 2020, 04:14 PM »
I just called the Montreal Lake Band Office and was told after today, the road though the community will be closed to all fishermen to access Montreal Lake and Bittern.  If anyone finds this not to be true please post.

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Re: Bittern/Montreal Lake
« Reply #25 on: Mar 23, 2020, 04:31 PM »
It's true

Offline Timetofish

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Re: Bittern/Montreal Lake
« Reply #26 on: Mar 23, 2020, 09:29 PM »
I just called the Montreal Lake Band Office and was told after today, the road though the community will be closed to all fishermen to access Montreal Lake and Bittern.  If anyone finds this not to be true please post.
I don’t know why they would worry about the fishermen as I and a lot of others already avoid any contact on the reserve as much as possible. Just looking for somewhere to fish and enjoy the outdoors

Offline Oldblue70

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Re: Bittern/Montreal Lake
« Reply #27 on: Mar 24, 2020, 08:53 PM »
You can sled into bittern still

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Re: Bittern/Montreal Lake
« Reply #28 on: Mar 26, 2020, 06:10 PM »
just choose wisely where you leave your trucks

 



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