Jan2019

Airing This Week: The New Fly Fisher Full Episode

We had the pleasure of having Mark Melnyk and crew from The New Fly Fisher join us last year for some great speckled trout fishing.  Just got word that you can view the full episode this week starting this afternoon…

UPDATE:
— Watch “Back Country Brook Trout” NOW at this link on: The New Flyer Fisher’s YouTube Channel

TUNE IN TO:

WFN Cable Channel (World Fishing Network)

Tuesday, Jan 8th at 4:30 pm EST
Friday, Jan 11th at 8:00 pm EST
Saturday, Jan 12th at 2:00 am EST
Sunday, Jan 13th 4:00 pm EST

Cable Channel listings for most providers at the bottom of this page at: The New Fly Fisher website


YouTube

Starting Saturday Jan 12th at 9:00 am EST
— Click here for: The New Fly Fisher YouTube Episode


Here is a short preview of the full episode:

Mark with our guide Ryan catching some Brook Trout and more, on our outpost lakes and Wabatongushi.  Towards the end is a highlight of Taylor cooking up fresh fish at our unique shore lunch offering. You’ll also see Taylor on the docks! You can reach us by train, float plane or drive “as far as you can” for your wilderness vacation.


Let us know what you think of the show in the comments below!
– Andy

Jan2019

Photo Contest for All Guests and Ultimate Fishing Show this week

Some exciting news… First, Algoma Country and The New Fly Fisher are hosting a Best Catch photo contest open to all guests who have photos of last year’s catches – all fish considered. Our own super-guide Ryan is featured in the promo materials for the contest above, from when Mark Melnyk of The New Fly Fisher visited us in the Spring (full episode will be released this Winter)


Second, in addition to seeing us from Loch Island at the at the Ultimate Fishing Show this week, Thurs, Jan 10th to Sun, Jan 13th, The New Fly Fisher’s Mark Melnyk and Colin Mckeown will be in the Algoma booth as well.  You can talk to Mark about his experience at Loch Island, fishing both on the big lake and outpost lakes. Short video from their trip can be viewed on this blog post.  

Come see us this week, Thursday – Sunday… details below:


Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit – Novi, MI

See us in Booth: 1004

Show Dates & Hours:
Thu, Jan 10: 1pm – 9pm
Fri, Jan 11: 11am – 9pm
Sat, Jan 12: 10am – 8pm
Sun, Jan 13: 10am – 5pm

Admission:

Adults: $12 | Children 6-14: $5

Suburban Collection Showplace

46100 Grand River
Novi, MI 48374
Get Directions

248-348-5600

The state-of-the-art Suburban Collection Showplace in the Detroit Suburb of Novi, MI is the premier facility with over 200,000 square feet of multi-purpose exposition space and 10,000 square feet of meeting and convention rooms.


— Complete 2019 Sport Show Information


We look forward to seeing you at the booth!  And submit and send us those fish photos for the contest!
– Andy

Nov2018

Decks, Walkways, Decks and More Walkways!

If you haven’t been to Loch Island in a while, you’ll be amazed at what we’ve done in the last 6 months! The entire island is now connected via boardwalks! It all started with a replacement deck on Cabin 3. The old porch was very small and needed to be upgraded. While looking at it, we decided to go big or go home! With a brand new 8′ X 16′ deck on the cabin and a connecting walkway, it was looking good! It was then we figured, “why not do them all?” and that’s what we did.

Nov2018

Big Upgrades at Otter Island!

This fall, we’ve been working hard at the three bedroom cabin (Big Otter) on Otter Island!  Returning guests will notice many improvements made for the 2019 season, and new guests will enjoy Big Otter’s wilderness comforts.

Jul2018

July Update – Fish, Video, Boats and More

We have been having a great couple months now and the fish are biting.  Wanted to share a few guest fish pictures and let you know some of the news around here.  In early June we were honored to host the guys from The New Fly Fisher TV program.  Expect the full episode soon, but down below we have a short preview of their adventure.  Also the Outdoor Life article is now available to read online [Click Here or Image Below].

Outdoor Life Magazine April / May Issue - Anglers On A Train
Click to Read Outdoor Life Article

News around the island includes a new Georgian Bay cedar boat from Giesler and Sons, that we are using for guest pickups.

Video of some Brook Trout Fishing…

First up, Mark Melnyk from The New Fly Fisher (with our guide Ryan) catching some Brook Trout and more, on our outpost lakes and Wabatongushi.  You can check out the show’s website here and we will also let you know when the full episode is being broadcast and available online.  Towards the end is a highlight of Taylor cooking up fresh fish at our unique shore lunch offering. You can reach us by train, float plane or drive “as far as you can” for your wilderness vacation.

Some Good Fish This Year So Far…

There have been bigger ones caught (and released) so far this year, but here are some photos that you all have shared with us this season…  ( you can email us photos at:  info@lochisland.com )  This first one of Maryann Schutte is blurry as it’s a photo of the back display on a camera…

Maryann Schutte with a nice 40 inch Pike - June 22, 2018 (photo of camera screen)
Maryann Schutte with a nice 40 inch Pike – June 22, 2018 (photo of camera screen)
Shane Evans with Pike on Patterson Bay June 7, 2018
Shane Evans with Pike on Patterson Bay June 7, 2018
Dennis Bouwkamp 31" Walleye June 27, 2018
Dennis Bouwkamp 31″ Walleye June 27, 2018
Ron Johanknecht Walleye 29" July 11, 2018
Ron Johanknecht Walleye 29″ July 11, 2018
Adam Greiner 29" Walleye June 29, 2018
Adam Greiner 29″ Walleye June 29, 2018

Ling Cod!

Bob Ramsdell with a nice Ling Cod June 20, 2018
Bob Ramsdell with a nice Ling Cod June 20, 2018

If you have photos you’d like to share from your trips (past or future), just send them onto us at:  info@lochisland.com

New boats…

New boats enroute
New boats added to the fleet

and the Georgian Bay in service…

Georgian Bay added to the fleet for guest pickups

Some fun on the water….

Paddle board at Loch Island Lodge

We look forward to seeing those of you who will be visiting us yet this summer. Still have some openings available, and we are already booking for next year as well, so contact us if you have any questions!

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