I have been planning a trip to Voyageurs and renting a houseboat in mid June (Crane Lake). I have recently become aware that this may be a bad time for the black flies. I need to make a decision to scrap this plan and move on to another. Can any one tell me if the bugs are so bad that you are unable to enjoy fishing and hiking? I also was contemplating bringing our dog. Will the flies be so much of a problem that it would be harmful to her? I really want to enjoy this trip and if it is better to go another time please be honest. I certainly don't want to be stuck inside the houseboat looking out at the water and unable to enjoy.