Summer Northern Canada Fishing Trip

August 2019 – Upon arrival for the first time it’s a bit confusing between the Lodge and the Camp. The Lodge is on an island and if you take the American Plan this is where all the meals will be served. The Camp in on the mainland and is a twenty minute boat ride away from the Lodge. We made our August reservations late and stayed at Camp Lochalsh, which years ago was separate from Loch Island camp. Camp Lochalsh has a lot of history on full display at the recreation room which could use some attention. We were very pleased at the Camp. Our cabin was comfortable, clean, well supplied, with plenty of hot water for showers. The camp is what you expect at a long running fishing camp, But now it has added wifi. At the Camp guests always made a nightly campfire and fishing stories filled the evening. The supplied lap-cedar boats and motors were trustworthy and always fueled and ready to go each morning.. Guides welcomed us and spend the first day, or more if requested, to show the better fishing spots on the large lake. Our guide, Ryan, was very friendly, patient, and informative. We we two of over thirty guests at the two facilities. Everyone else that we spoke with was a repeat customer. Some coming for their twentieth year. The downside of August fishing is the fish don’t “jump into the boat” but there are no black flies! If your goal is to experience a northern Canada fishing trip this is a great choice.

Jim Ballard