Wabatongushi Lake is the second-largest lake in the almost 2 million acres of the Chapleau Crown Game Preserve, stretching 22 miles long.
The lake is highly diversified in its topography with excellent fishing for Walleye, Northern Pike, Whitefish, Perch and more. The north end of Wabatongushi is shallow with many low, swampy areas. This is perfect habitat for Northern Pike and hungry moose. The south half of the lake is much deeper, with a maximum depth of 175′ located right off Loch Island. The shoreline on the south end is much higher, with exposed Pre-Cambrian shield plummeting straight into the tea-stained water.
The entire lake is just over 10,000 acres and has many long, narrow bays—many of which mirror the north end in topography.
Wabatongushi Lake offers anglers and nature buffs many different opportunities to experience true Northern wilderness. The haunting cry of the common loon will send shivers down your spine. Moose and black bear are abundant throughout the Wabatongushi Plateau. Wolves are often heard and occasionally guests have viewed these elusive mammals cruising the shoreline in search of food. Lynx, beaver, otter, and bald eagles are also spotted regularly.
Wabatongushi Lake is the top lake in a chain that stretches almost 100 miles, eventually draining into lake Superior. It sits on the crest of the northern watershed. Waters north of us flow into James Bay. The entire lake sits in the Chapleau Crown Game Preserve, in which no hunting or trapping has been allowed since its creation in 1925.
In addition to providing guests the opportunity to view nature’s raw beauty firsthand, Wabatongushi Lake also provides excellent angling opportunities. Walleye, Northern Pike, Whitefish, and Perch are abundant. The lake’s highly diversified structure and lack of fishing pressure make it very desirable to anglers of all levels.
We also offer our guests the opportunity to fish up to 10 different, smaller bodies of water. These outpost lakes and streams provide bonus angling opportunities for Smallmouth Bass, Speckled Trout, Walleye, Northern Pike, Whitefish, and Perch. Our area is truly an angler’s paradise.
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