With up to 10 different lakes to fish in addition to 22-mile long Wabatongushi Lake, our angling and exploring opportunities are limitless! These lakes and streams are all in close proximity to Wabatongushi Lake, require no flying to get to, and have no accommodations on them. You can get the fly-in feel without paying the airfare! Each lake has a small aluminum boat or canoe, equipped with either an outboard motor or—in the case of Andy Lake—oars.
All of our portage lakes are strictly catch and release!
Glasgow Lake contains walleye, northern pike, whitefish, perch and smallmouth bass. It is a two part lake, separated by a swift moving but traversable “narrows.” Glasgow has both calm weedy areas, perfect habitat for large northern pike, and rocky, heavy current, oxygen rich waters which are home to walleye and smallmouth Bass. The lake is fed by a rapids from Wabatongushi and drains via rapids into Loch Lomand. It is close to Loch Island Lodge–– simply boat down to the dam–– and requires only a short hike down a portage trail.
Known for non-stop pike action, this smaller lake (roughly the size of Tie Bay) is crammed full of pike in the 26″ – 30″ range. Our 12′ aluminum boat is accessed by a short drive from Camp Lochalsh. The lake has high ground on the north side and low swampy areas to the west, where a river drains it south into another larger body of water. Rarely fished, we hope to entice people to give it a try. For those whole love the fight of feisty northern pike, it’s a must!
Loch Lomand is home to walleye, northern pike, whitefish, perch and smallmouth bass. It is a two and a half mile long lake which has both shallow weedy areas and deep water drop-offs. In the center of the lake is a large island covered by cedar trees. Loch Lomand is fed by rapids from Glasgow Lake and drains via the Lochalsh River into Dog Lake.
McGuinness Lake is a three-mile-long, narrow body of water that makes up the headwaters of the Tie River and contains northern pike and perch. This lake has a moderately deep trench that runs down the middle and many weedy, shallow areas everywhere else. Several picturesque islands dot the lake and a large sandy beach is great for remote sunbathing at the extreme north end. The pike action on this lake is second to none.
Andy Lake is a mile long, shallow, weedy body of water which is home to northern pike and perch. Pike generally run on the smaller size, but action is frenzied. Wildlife is abundant at Andy Lake due to its extreme remoteness. A rougher hike down a boulder laden creek bed make this a journey for those with hiking skills. Wolf tracks and howls are not uncommon here. Andy Lake is fed by a stream on the west side and drains into Wabatongushi only during high waters via a small rocky creek.
This smaller body of water is located just south of Camp Lochalsh and is accessible via four wheel drive, ATV’s or mountain bikes. Lots of Northern Pike live in this lake and from time to time, larger Walleye are caught here too. The lake is fed by a traversable stream on it’s east side and drains into Wabatongushi Lake via “Sucker Creek” on its north end. Lots of weeds here for those who love to cast top water lures!
Indian Lake is located south of Camp Lochalsh and is easily accessible via the Lochalsh road. Indian lake is a stocked speckled trout lake which is simple to fish. It’s a shallow lake, full of minnows, perfect food for hungry specks. With its ease of access, Indian Lake is probably one of our easiest portage lakes to access for those with disabilities.
Island Lake is a short bush road drive from Camp Lochalsh. The lake has two parts to it which are separated by a shallow, rocky narrows. Walleye are abundant here and have a deep rich colour that makes them unique to our area. Northern pike also inhabit the lake, especially on the southern half of the lake which is weedy and shallower than the north half. The north half has depths up to 45 feet.
Commonly known as “the Trout Stream,” Coddam’s Creek is our tried and true speckled trout stream which flows into Wabatongushi Lake. Fishing is done by canoe with simple techniques being the most effective. A small piece of worm on a hook, with a couple of split shots, is all that is required. The stream meanders for miles and then passes under the Canadian Pacific Railway trestle. It originates from 5 different speckled trout lakes located 5 miles south of the waterfall which flows into Wabatongushi Lake.