August 2019 – I visited Loch Island with my wife last weekend and we had a great time!! We had the Modified American Plan where there is dinner and another meal, we chose the shore lunch. Our cabin was very clean and had lots dishes and pots for us to make our own breakfast. There was a deck with new patio furniture and a BBQ. We didn’t use the BBQ but it looked new too. The lodge building is small but looks nice and had a TV and a pool table.
We loved the cedarstrip boat. It was the first time we went in one. We had a trolling motor and a fish finder put on free of charge. It was really great that they gave us unlimited gas since we were out all day in the beautiful weather. The dockhands helped us tie up our boat every time and brought us our bait and cleaned our fish! We caught our limit each day on the Pike and Walleye but released a lot of them since we didn’t need to eat them all! When it was rougher out on the lake a dockhand said we should try the Glasgow portage lake. We went down there and did well on Pike (its catch and release only but we definitely could have eaten them at the size they were). There are smallmouth in the portage lake too but we didn’t try for them. The trail to get to the boat was abit difficult for my wife because she has a knee problem but we were able to do it as it was not very long and it was cleared out. There are wood walkways all around the island and my wife liked this and said it was easy to walk around.
The food was amazing!!Our favorite dinner was Thursday night which was a ham and scalloped potatoes, and I should mention that we also had steaks on Friday. We ate dinner on the deck at the lodge and saw bald Eagles flying over the shore. Shore lunch was the best meal hands down with fresh fish and potatoes fried up everyday outdoors over a fire!! (there were also beans and cookies and one day we had a stir fry). They fileted our fish right in front of us and you can’t get fresher than that!
The staff were very helpful and polite. They told us the best fishing spots and what lures to use. We are very happy that we came to Loch Island and would like to come back next year if we can!