Bug Update?

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spencermjc
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Bug Update?

Post by spencermjc » Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:48 am

I'm staying on the east end August 14th - 18th - has anyone been on the island recently with a bug update?


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Re: Bug Update?

Post by JeffG » Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:30 pm

We were on the east half Sunday to Thursday and there were no black flies. Mosquito's weren't bad except some low lying areas around Lane Cove. Even then they weren't to the point of putting on a head net. Have fun!


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Re: Bug Update?

Post by spencermjc » Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:55 pm

Thanks for the good news. I realize things can change quickly, but it sounds promising. The fact that you didn't encounter black flies is promising!!!

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Re: Bug Update?

Post by philranger » Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:37 am

Mosquitoes are still alive inland. No concerns at Huginnin Cove or anywhere there is a nice breeze.
Isle Royale Trips: 2005 - RH to Windigo via Greenstone. 2006 - McCargoe Cove to Chippewa Harbor. 2007 - RH to Daisy Farm and back. 2008 - Feltmann loop. 2009 - McCargoe Cove to Chippewa Harbor. 2013 - Minong Ridge. 2014 - Windigo + Huginnin Cove. 2015 - RH water taxi to Hidden Lake to LC to DF to MB.

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Re: Bug Update?

Post by jjurhs » Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:35 pm

WAS JUST ON THE ISLAND THE 9TH TO THE 15TH OF AUG. THERE ARE MORE BUGS IN MY BACK YARD :P
RH to Daisy To Moskey to McCargoe to Daisy To RH 2014

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Re: Bug Update?

Post by srparr » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:03 pm

jjurhs wrote:WAS JUST ON THE ISLAND THE 9TH TO THE 15TH OF AUG. THERE ARE MORE BUGS IN MY BACK YARD :P
AWESOME NEWS! WHERE IS YOUR BACK YARD? ☺


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Re: Bug Update?

Post by smokey brown » Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:26 pm

Just back, Aug 15 to 21, Windigo to Rock Harbor, almost no bugs, a few along the swamps out of Todd Harbor but even was able to sit out evenings without bug dope.
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Re: Bug Update? 8/16-8/23

Post by Donk_67 » Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:02 am

Just back from an end-end trip: skeeters were becoming more prevalent during the week of fog and rain. Not overly bad, I didn't have to use much repellant but by Thursday night, I was becoming annoyed with them at my shelther in Windigo.


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Re: Bug Update?

Post by Wiconi » Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:04 am

Planing a trip with my 10-y/o. We were there the week before Labor day 2 years ago - and saw a black fly and 2 mosquitoes. Last year, I went solo (same week - just before Labor day), and the bugs were present, but not bad between Chippewa Harbor and Moskey Basin - but didn't see any others between Moskey and Rock Harbor.

This year we arrive via seaplane on the 30th, and take the boar to Chippewa on the following morning, and over a week's time, make our way back to Rock Harbor. (the little one doesn't like high-trail-mile days - preferring short hops, and day hikes)

Anyone been on those trails recently? What's the bug situation? Is it ok to just have a little repellant, or do we need the whole head net thing?


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Re: Bug Update?

Post by GoofyGirl » Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:14 pm

Maybe the bugs just don't like me but I have never found them to be overwhelming. Try to wipe off excess sweat as that seems to help a lot.

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