New Loch Island Lodge Tour Video

Below is a new tour video of our main Loch Island Lodge location (filmed June 2018). It’s a quick highlight of the docks, our cedar strip boats, the inside of Cabin #1, walking to the lodge with the big decks outside, and then the inside views and the dining room. Not to mention the bald eagle calls, and early morning light and still water. Signs of a great day ahead, for sure…

This past summer and fall, we’ve added or improved decks for all cabins on the island, and completed the boardwalks between, with railings too. More pictures of all 6 cabins are on the Loch Island page. And we have other accommodations at Camp Lochalsh and our Outpost Cabins up and down the lake. Something for everyone, and groups of all sizes!  And several travel options for you as well.

A big thank you to Mark Melnyk for putting this video together during his stay with crew last June, filming The New Fly Fisher TV episode we highlighted last week.

Great to see many of you at the fishing show last week. Today through Saturday we will be at the Northeastern Ohio Sportman Show. Then our next shows are starting the last day of February (Outdoorama, Detroit / Novi, MI) and in mid-March (Ultimate Sport Show, Grand Rapids, MI). Get more details here.  Stop in and see us at the booth!

– Enjoy Mark’s tour video below, and we hope to see you all again this year on the lake!  The eagles, loons, pike and walleye await…
Andy and Amy

– Feel free to leave any comments below or Contact Us with any questions…

PS – On our old site, you were welcomed with a loon call that you hear all over the lake… you can still listen here!


The New Fly Fisher Episode is Live & 2018 Season Photos / Contest

You can now view the new episode of The New Fly Fisher TV show, when last June Mark Melnyk and crew came by rail to visit our lodge and some of our portage lakes for some great Brook Trout fishing with our guide Ryan.  They experienced our unique shore lunch offering walleye-wings, with Taylor at the fire.  You don’t have to head to the portage lakes to get some great, solitary fishing – as our big lake is full of prized Walleye, Northern Pike, Whitefish, Perch and more.  Other travel options available to get to us.  The video shows the wilderness adventure that awaits you…

Best Catch Contest & Send Us Your 2018 Photos

Algoma Country and The New Fly Fisher are still accepting Best Catch photos for their contest open to all fish. You can enter on their contest website here for fish caught in the last two years. They have monthly drawings and a grand prize drawing coming up.

— Be sure to also send us your 2018 best fish photos from your visit to Andy at: info@lochisland.com as we are getting a few in already, and would love to show the best ones here on the site…

Here are a few new ones… (click on an image to view the bigger sizes):


— Keep the photos coming to us at:  info@lochisland.com

Yesterday we wrapped up our first sport show of the season in Novi, MI at the Ultimate Fishing Show.  We head to Ohio this week.  View Our Full 2019 Sport Show Schedule   — Come by and see us if you are able and we can answer any questions you may have.  Or Contact Us anytime.

Let us know what you think of The New Fly Fisher episode below in the comments….
– Andy


Photo Contest for All Guests and Ultimate Fishing Show this week

Some exciting news… First, Algoma Country and The New Fly Fisher are hosting a Best Catch photo contest open to all guests who have photos of last year’s catches – all fish considered. Our own super-guide Ryan is featured in the promo materials for the contest above, from when Mark Melnyk of The New Fly Fisher visited us in the Spring (full episode will be released this Winter)

Second, in addition to seeing us from Loch Island at the at the Ultimate Fishing Show this week, Thurs, Jan 10th to Sun, Jan 13th, The New Fly Fisher’s Mark Melnyk and Colin Mckeown will be in the Algoma booth as well.  You can talk to Mark about his experience at Loch Island, fishing both on the big lake and outpost lakes. Short video from their trip can be viewed on this blog post.  

Come see us this week, Thursday – Sunday… details below:

Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit – Novi, MI

The Largest Pure Fishing Show in America!

See us in Booth: 1004

Show Dates & Hours:
Thu, Jan 10: 1pm – 9pm
Fri, Jan 11: 11am – 9pm
Sat, Jan 12: 10am – 8pm
Sun, Jan 13: 10am – 5pm


Adults: $12 | Children 6-14: $5

Suburban Collection Showplace

46100 Grand River
Novi, MI 48374
Get Directions


The state-of-the-art Suburban Collection Showplace in the Detroit Suburb of Novi, MI is the premier facility with over 200,000 square feet of multi-purpose exposition space and 10,000 square feet of meeting and convention rooms.

We look forward to seeing you at the booth!  And submit and send us those fish photos for the contest!
– Andy


2019 Sport Show Schedule, Starting Jan 10th

Only a few weeks away until we start our 2019 sport show season! Here is a list of the shows we’ll be exhibiting at this year. Be sure to stop by and say hello! We always love seeing you at the booth!

The 2019 Sport Shows to see us at Loch Island Lodge booth:

Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit
– Novi, MI

Thur, January 10th — Sun, January 13th
See us in Booth: 1004

Northeast Ohio Sportsman Show
– Millersburg, OH

Thur, January 17th — Sat, January 19th

Outdoorama (Detroit/Novi)
– Novi, MI

Thur, February 28th — Sun, March 3rd
See us in Booth: 5506

Ultimate Sport Show Grand Rapids
– Grand Rapids, MI

Thur, March 14th — Sun, March 17th
See us in Booth: 1255

We hope to see you all this Winter.  We are now on other social media platforms so if you’d like to hear from us more often you can follow us here:

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Shows This Weekend: Grand Rapids & Traverse City, and Cedar Boats Available

Come see us this coming weekend in Grand Rapids, MI and Traverse City, MI.  These are our final shows of the Winter, which means ice out is coming soon enough (early May) up North — so get ready for your wilderness fishing vacation.  We are already looking forward to seeing both familiar and new faces this summer at Shore Lunch and around the lake.
See the sport show details below… we’d love to see you this weekend.

Also wanted to get the word out that there 3 New Lake Nipissing 18 foot cedar-strip boats ready for immediate purchase, already varnished and imported into the US. Price is $4400 (USD), with delivery options available. Our guests have used these fine handling boats for years and we can’t say enough about them.  With the number of boats we have, it is more maintenance for us versus aluminum boats, but the way they cut through the water makes it worth it to provide our guests with the best experience.  A variety of other cedar boat and canoe models are available as well at Whitefish Bay Boat Works.

Ultimate Sport Show Grand Rapids – Grand Rapids, MI

Thur, March 15th — Sun, March 18th
See us in Booth: 1255

Show Dates & Hours:
Thu, Mar 15: 1pm-9pm
Fri, Mar 16: 11am-9pm
Sat, Mar 17: 10am-8pm
Sun, Mar 18: 10am-5pm

Adults: $10 | Children 6-14: $4

DeVos Place (Google Maps Link)
303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

DeVos Place is a state-of-the-art convention center located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids on the beautiful Grand River. The multilevel DeVos Place provides flexible and functional space with 1-million-square feet of new and renovated space on a 13-acre riverfront site. It is ideally equipped for meetings, conventions and trade shows as well as performing arts and touring events, and has the capability of hosting a variety of events simultaneously.

Traverse City Hunting and Fishing Expo – Traverse City, MI

Fri, March 16th — Sun, March 18th
See us in Booth: 218

Show Dates & Hours:
Fri, Mar 16: 4pm-9pm
Sat, Mar 17: 9am-7pm
Sun, Mar 18: 10am-4pm

Adults $7 per person / day
Teens (13-19 yrs.) and Seniors (65+) $5 per person / day
Children 12 and under are free with paid adult.

Free Parking

The Traverse City Civic Center / Howe Arena (Google Maps Link)
1213 W. Civic Center Dr.
Traverse City, MI 49684
Corner of US 31 (Front St) and Garfield Ave.

We hope to see you all this Winter.  We are now on other social media platforms and we’ll be adding to our YouTube channel this year, so if you’d like to hear from us more often follow us here:

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