Outpost Lodge- fishing dream in Ontario

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… 

Outpost Fishing Lodge road sign
Outpost Fishing Lodge road sign

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 area
Outpost Lodge area

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.

Outpost Lodge interior
Outpost Lodge interior

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.

Outpost Lodge sand beach
Outpost Lodge sand beach
swimming in Jobammageesheg Lake
swimming in Jobammageesheg Lake

You can bring your own boat or rent one on the spot – the fully equipped fishing boats are available for the guests.

Outpost Lodge , going fishing
Outpost Lodge , going fishing

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.

Fishing, Outpost Lodge
Fishing, Outpost Lodge

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…

Evening Catch
Evening Catch

The several popular fish includes: Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, River Trout: Rainbow/Brook, Whitefish and Lake Trout and Pike.

View from Rocky Candy Mountain
Panoramic view from Rocky Candy Mountain
Aubrey Falls, Northern Ontario
Aubrey Falls, Northern Ontario
Loon Dollar Monument in Echo Bay
Loon Dollar Monument in Echo Bay

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.

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