Sep2019

Video of Eagle Catching a Fish

Below, our guide Ryan caught this slo-mo video of two eagles the other day with guests… sights and sounds of the wilderness up here!  Make sure your sound is on for the catch…


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Aug2019

Cedar Boat Photo Available for Wallpaper / Desktop Background


We had some professional photography done and are glad to share this unique shot!  A few different options to use  as the background  / wallpaper of your PC, Mac, Phone and/or Tablet. Directions for most devices below the image links section…  And if you have any suggestions for other wallpapers you’d like to see, leave them in the comments down below.

[ 9/18/19: Corrected info to show Apple iMacs use 16:9 ratio… ]


Options for Background Images:


  • Best for Windows, or with desktop icons along left. Example:

  • Best for Mac, or with desktop icons along right. Example:
  • You will move and zoom photo as desired.

And two Screen Ratios available:

    • Most newer Monitors
    • Most newer Windows laptops
    • Most iMacs
    • examples: HD types (1080, 720), 1280×720, 1600×900, 1920×1080 and similar

    • Most older Windows laptops
    • Most Mac laptops and some monitors
    • Most older Monitors
    • All Phones (Android and iPhone) – can move and zoom
    • All iPads and most Tablets – can move and zoom
    • examples:  WXGA, WSXGA, 1280×800, 1440×900, 1680×1050 and similar

Direct Image Links – See below first, if needing directions…



Directions for saving and setting your background / wallpaper image…

  • Windows

    • Save Image:  Click desired link above – Right-Click on image – select “Save Image as…” – note destination folder listed – click “OK“.
    • Set Background:  Open File Explorer – goto noted destination folder – locate the image file (starts with “Loch-Island-Lodge-Cedar-Boat-…”) – Right-Click on the filename – select “Set as desktop background“.
      [ For Windows Touch Screen – To do a “Right-Click” : Tap and hold for a couple of seconds, then releasing to see menu options. ]

  • Mac

    • Click desired link above – on image, hold down Control Key and then Click – select “Set Desktop Picture” near bottom of list.

  • Android Phone / Tablet

    • Click desired link above – Tap and Hold on image – select “Download Image“. (Photo goes to your Photo app / Gallery)
    • Return to this page, then…
      1. On home screen, press and hold a blank area on your screen (meaning where no apps are placed), and home screen options will appear.
      2. Select ‘Add Wallpaper‘ and choose whether the wallpaper is intended for ‘Home screen’, ‘Lock Screen’, or ‘Home and Lock Screen.’
      3. From the next set of options, select ‘Photos’
      4. Choose the last photo from the Gallery, and you will be able to crop/zoom and move it as desired.  Do pay attention to how cloud placement might affect top row icons.
      5. Once satisfied, simply click ‘Done‘.

  • iPhone / iPad

    • Click desired link above – Tap and Hold on image – select “Save Image“. (Photo goes to your Photos app / Camera Roll)
    • Return to this page, then…
      1. Go to ‘Settings‘ and select the ‘Wallpaper‘ option
      2. Select ‘Choose a New Wallpaper‘ (text above photos)
      3. Select ‘Camera Roll‘ and choose the photo in the bottom row. You will be able to crop/zoom and move it as desired. Do pay attention to how cloud placement might affect top row icons.
      4. Select ‘Set‘ then choose either ‘Set Lock Screen,’ ‘Set Home Screen’ or ‘Both.’

Additional External Resources if you are having trouble:


We are glad to share a bit of our wilderness with you.  Has been wonderful seeing new and familiar faces so far this season, and some of your visits are still upcoming!  Please leave any feedback or suggestions for future photo ideas in the comments…
– Andy & Amy

May2019

Ice Out, May 18th Opening is Good

The thick ice (40+ inches) we got this year at the lake is going out finally, and glad to announce that our May 18th opening day is not affected.  We’ve been up here for a few weeks getting the cedar boats sanded and varnished, and preparing things at Camp Lochalsh.  And with the ice now going out, we’ll get up the lake and have both Loch Island and the outpost cabins ready for all of you coming up for our opening week.  Looking forward to seeing you all soon for the start of our 2019 season!

– More photos soon of our activities and prep, but wanted to let you know the good news for now…

The lake and fish await!
-Andy, Amy and the Staff

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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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May2018

For Sale Now: Two Classic Cedar Strip Boats (1954 & Very Rare 1962)

Two classic cedar strip boats for sale! These boats are directly from a private cabin on the lake that we purchased back in 2004, and were never used in our rental fleet. The first is a 75th anniversary edition 1954 Peterborough Lakeside, 16 foot runabout. It’s in original condition with factory stickers and has been stored inside for it’s entire life.

The second boat, and certainly the rarer of the two, is a 1962 Reg Harran 15 foot runabout. This boat was made by Reg Harran who worked for Peterborough Boat Company until they went belly up in 1961. Reg started his own boat company after Peterborough went out of business and made a few of these wonderfully made runabouts. Mr Jack Moore who used to own the Patterson Bay cabin on our lake purchased both of theses boats new. They were stored in his boat house which is still on site at the Patterson Bay cabin. The Harran is one of only two known to exist at this time.

Both boats are now in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, stored inside and are for sale to interested buyers.  For more details contact us at: info@lochisland.com


1954 Peterborough Lakeside 75th Anniversary (More Details and Photos Here)1954 Peterborough Lakeside 75th Anniversary 1954 Peterborough Lakeside 75th Anniversary 1954 Peterborough Lakeside 75th Anniversary


Rare 1962 Reg. Harran 15′ Runabout (More Details and Photos Here)

1962 Reg Harran Runabout 1962 Reg Harran Runabout 1962 Reg Harran Runabout


Both boats are now in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, stored inside and are for sale to interested buyers. For more details contact us at: info@lochisland.com

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