Dog Lake is located in Northern Ontario in the District of
Algoma. The lake is accessible by paved road (Hwy 651) and is a
total distance of 120 Km (75 miles) from Wawa. The town of
Missanabie is located on the northeast shore of the lake.
Latitude 48° 17' Longitude 84° 08'
FISH SPECIES PRESENT: Walleye,
Northern Pike, Lake Trout, Perch, Lake Whitefish, Smallmouth Bass, Lake
Herring, White Sucker, Burbot and Blacknose Shiner.
Lake has a surface area of 13,209 acres and a perimeter of 192 Km (120
miles). The lake is irregular in shape with multiple basins.
The deepest point is 245 feet with a mean depth of 41.3 feet.
There are numerous islands. The Lochalsh River flows in at
the north end. There are numerous other creeks that flow in along
the lake's perimeter. The outlet flows out of the south end
forming the Michipicoten River system. The pH varies from 6.8 to
7.4 indicating a near neutral water. The lake is moderately clear
to slightly turbid and is yellow - brownish in colour. The lake
is 1083 feet above sea level.
HISTORICAL INFORMATION: The
villiage of Missanabie located on the northeast shore of Dog
Lake, was originally established as a Hudson Bay fur trading post.
As part of the Missinaibi - Michipicoten River canoe route
connecting James Bay to Lake Superior, the lake was a well travelled