I am not a big fan of fishing, but the idea of spending couple days in the remote location on the lake after a busy time period got me going. Porter took me as far as Sault Ste. Marie and from there – car ride…
A bit of background for you. The Outpost Lodge is located in the Laurentian Highlands, in the valley of the Mississagi River (Ottawa Indian meaning ‘large outlet’) high atop a 50′ bluff overlooking Lake Jobamageeshig, a crystal clear, spring-fed lake. The landscape is true Canadian as one will find on the pictures of well known Tom Thompson and other members of Group of Seven…
Outpost Lodge was built way back in 1938 from native materials and it gives a true feeling that the house is part of the natural landscape. The Lodge includes the main house and seven rustic cabins of various sizes spread throughout the property on a bluff above Lake Jobamageeshig.
The Outpost Lodge is owned and operated by the family of Ann and Jim Kehoe since 1987, later joined by their son Jamie.
You will find white sand beach, good mix of shallow and deep water to enjoy on a hot day… or you can have complementary canoe tour of Mississagi river.
You can bring your own boat or rent one on the spot – the fully equipped fishing boats are available for the guests.
If you like to explore the lakes the owners will supply you with maps and directions and provide a valuable advice on where to go. They are also very knowledgeable on the local fishing which is probably the main attraction here. I was quite lucky to get couple of Walleyes, but some due to size had to go back. And a few ended up on our dinner table.
There is fly fishing, bait fishing, trolling, spinning, and casting for smallmouth bass, walleye, whitefish, lake trout and salmon. There are lakes, reservoirs and rivers, streams, brooks and ponds to explore, all within a seven-mile radius…
The several popular fish includes: Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, River Trout: Rainbow/Brook, Whitefish and Lake Trout and Pike.
For better experience you want to be well prepared, so my advice for successful fishing – don’t forget the “Outdoors Card- here is the link: https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-outdoors-card
Also, you may want to visit the website of Outpost Lodge http://www.outpostlodge.com/010~Home/ for more information and contact.