Ontario Fly-in Northern Pike Fishing
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Ontario Fly-in Pike Fishing. Our float planes land you on a pristine lake where your camp is the only camp on the lake. You have left the crowds behind. You are alone in God's country on a lake that is all your own. Simply, the fishing is better.
Northern Pike are most commonly caught near the edges of weedbeds and off the ends of rocky points during summer months. Northerns will take up temporary residence in shallows, but will progressively move toward deeper water in later summer and fall. Best results are usually achieved using spoon type or other slow moving lures by slow trolling or casting. When casting, ensure action pauses occur during the retrieval process. Commonly used lures are Daredevils, Rapalas, Jointed Rapalas, and Williams spoons as well as livebait rigs like crawler harnessess.
1) Apisabigo Lake : For Ontario Fly-in Pike Fishing. This beautiful lake is located 47 miles east of our flying base in Hawk Jct. in the Chapleau Game Preserve. The lake is 3 miles long and 2 miles wide and has numerous bays and islands along a rocky shoreline. The average lake depth is 20 ft. with some spots 50 to 60 feet deep. This lake is known for its large Walleye, but has also produced some great pike. We have seen many in the 35 inch range and each year have one or two between 40 and 45 inches.
2) Johns Lake : For Ontario Fly-in Northern Pike Fishing. This consistent Northern Pike fishing lake is located 41 miles NE of Hawk and is also in the Chapleau Game Preserve. The lake is 3 miles long and 3/4 miles wide with an average depth of 15 to 20 feet and some spots up to 60 feet deep. This lake is a consistent producer of average sized Northern Pike that typically weigh in the 5 to 7 lb range.
3) Little Missinaibi : For Ontario Fly-in Pike Fishing. This intricate Northern Pike lake is located 46 miles east of our base and is also in the Chapleau Game Preserve. The lake is 20 miles long and 1/2 mile wide. The lake has a rocky, winding, long shoreline with numerous weed beds in shallow waters. The lake varies in depth anywhere from 12 to 35 feet. Lots of average sized Northerns come from these waters with the occasional Pike measuring 35 to 40 inches range.
4) Medhurst Lake : For Ontario Fly-in Northern Pike Fishing. This area of wilderness wonderland for Northern Pike fishing is located 30 miles NW of Hawk and is 4 miles long and 3/4 miles wide. The lake features a rocky shoreline with big bays and coves and is surrounded by hills on the west end. The lake depth runs around 20 feet with some spots up to 40 - 50 feet and a deep hole in the back bay measuring 90 feet deep. There is no Pike in the main lake but a short portage trail over to Spotted Lake will produce a good number of Pike in the 5 to 7 lb range.
5) Nameigos Lake : For Ontario Fly-in Pike Fishing. This 8 mile long Northern Pike lake is located 47 miles NW of Hawk. The lake has a brushy shoreline with lots of bays. The lake depth is 20 feet on average with spots up to 40 feet deep. Pike will average between 5 and 7 lbs here with the occasional fish in the 35 to 42 inch range.
6) Fred Lake : For Ontario Fly-in Northern Pike Fishing. This chain of lakes is located 43 miles due north of our base in Hawk Jct. Fred Lake is a great Northern Pike fishing lake and is1 mile long and 1/2 mile wide and has a rocky shoreline and an average depth of 15 feet with spots up to 30 feet. Excellent Pike fishing also exists on the portage Lake "Mozambik" which is 5 miles long and 1 mile wide. Mozambik is a shallow lake with depths of 10 to 15 feet. It is a weedy, high action lake that has produced Pike up to 44 inches in length.
7) Tonys Lake : For Ontario Fly-in Pike Fishing. This lake of much variety is our furthest lake north measuring 59 miles due north of Hawk. The lake is 2.5 miles long and 1/2 mile wide with depths measuring 25 to 30 feet. The lake features a sandy shoreline with numerous bays and weeds extending well out from shore. Accessable via a short portage trail is the Oba River which features a variety of walleye fishing opportunities over approximately 8 miles of river. This area is a fantastic producer of big Northerns. Each year we have many in the 40+ inch range and have seen as big as 52 inches, weighing a whopping 38 lbs. Thats only 4 lbs off the Ontario record.......
8) Redwood Lake : For Ontario Fly-in Northern Pike Fishing. This 3 mile long lake is often called "Prairie Grass" on some maps and is located 30 miles north of our base at Ranger Lake. This lake features a rocky shoreline and numerous weed beds. Lake depth averages 15 to 20 feet with spots up to 35 feet. This lake will produce average sized Northerns in the 5 to 10 lb range.
9) Ermine Lake : For Ontario Fly-in Pike Fishing. This 2 mile long lake is located 54 miles north of Hawk and sits just east of the big Kaby Lake. The lake structure is weedy with some rocky shoreline and sandy beach. Lake depth is 15 to 20 feet average with spots up to 40 feet. The Pike here average 5 to 7 lbs and this lake has been used by fly fisherman looking for Northern action.
10) Crescent Lake: For Ontario Fly-in Northern Pike Fishing. This 2 mile long horseshoe shaped lake is situated just south east of Ermine Lake. The shoreline has narrow, sandy beaches and lake depth is 20 to 25 feet with spots at 50 feet. This lake sees little pressure and as a result we have seen some whopping Northern Pike up to 48 inches in length.
11) Dave Lake : For Ontario Fly-in Pike Fishing. This irregular shaped, 3 mile long lake is located 30 miles south of Hawk. The lake itself is shaped with lots of bays and coves and it supports a rugged shoreline with sandy beaches. This lake has been one of our best producer of big Northerns and recently we have seen many Pike in the 45 inch range and the odd one over 50 inches.
12) Mank Lake : For Ontario Fly-in Northern Pike Fishing. This "L" shaped lake is 2 miles long and is located 34 miles south of our base on Hawk Lake. The lake has a straight shoreline, numerous weedbeds and a wide creek for canoeing. This lake is consistent and will generally produce average size Pike in the 5 to 10 lb range.
14) Narrow Lake : For Ontario Fly-in Pike Fishing. As the name suggests, Narrow is a long skinny lake with a rocky shoreline and many weedy areas. Lake depth averages 20 to 30 feet. Northern Pike are between 5 and 10 lbs with the occasional one up to 40 inches.