Canadian Wilderness Fly-in Fishing and Hunting Trips

July Fishing on Atikwa Lake

Hello everybody, hope you’re all having a wonderful summer! 

It’s been hot and stormy here at camp this month. After our early season drought the rain has shown up with lots of humidity and thunderstorms throughout. There’s been a few big ones around, but luckily no damage to the island.

The fishing has been good throughout the month. July is the month of the big walleye as they concentrate onto the open water structure and can make for some fantastic days of fishing. The Duehring family was up the first week of July and had a great time on the lake. They caught some big pike and really enjoyed their adventures around Atikwa. Can’t wait to see them again. My Dad was up for a week and caught many large walleyes, capped off by a 32″ monster. Seth and Conor shields spent a week with us and quite enjoyed their time. They loved wandering around the woods looking for lost pieces of history.

Bob, Katie and Ellla  made the trip to Atikwa for a week and had a great time. They enjoyed catching some big walleyes on the main lake as well as their adventures to our back lakes. Their favourite is waterfall lake, the fishing is good and if you get too hot it’s a great place for a swim! 

We’ve been working cleaning up camp and doing some renovations to cabin 6 in our down time. Bear season is winding up now, hopefully we see some good bears hanging around the lake after not being bothered for 4 years. maybe even a colour phase or two! 

It looks like the mid summer heat is on its last few days and we’ll be back to the cooler nights, which means less bugs and better sleeps!

that’s all for now, Can’t wait to see you on the dock! 

Kyle & Niisch

June Fishing Atikwa Lake Lodge

June 2023 has come and gone. We had a couple stints of hot weather, but all in all it’s been a pretty nice month. The last week we’ve been getting rain daily and we needed it. Hopefully one day the fire ban will be lifted and we can get back to doing our delicious shoreContinue Reading

May Fishing Recap

May was a great month to be at Atikwa Lake, the Holloway group as well as Dave and Sarah Stuehr were the first guests to arrive in camp this spring. the Holloway group caught 630 trout over 4 days of fishing, it’s safe to say they all left camp with sore arms and shoulders! DaveContinue Reading

Ice Out 2023

Hello everybody! Spring is in the air in Northwestern Ontario. The melt is on and soon we’ll be in boats enjoying long summer days on the water. With any luck the ice will be out in the next two weeks and we’ll get a boat in the water to begin opening camp for the summer.Continue Reading

2022 season is on

Sorry I didn’t put a post earlier but I thought I was and the website was having a problem. I hope they have it fixed now. After 21/2 years Atikwa lake lodge will be opening. There is some monumental challenges we are facing still. The biggest problem is that u have to be vaccinated stillContinue Reading

Happy New Year

I thought I would let everyone know what’s going on up at ATIKWA. Nothing. Border is still closed with no information on when it may open. I’ve been having a lot of people asking if the border will be open by May. I have no idea, I wish I did. I hate this not knowingContinue Reading

Bear Baiting has started.

We started our bear baiting in mid July and have made several new stands. We also have changed several single ladder stands to doubles so that leaves just a couple singles left. It’s august 15 and we have 18 baits being hit, some with several different bear hitting. We found some new, fantastic bait thisContinue Reading

Late season fishing starting

Temperatures are starting to cool off and night time temps are dropping into lower 50s. That means trout start schooling up which makes them perfect for vertical jigging, big northern drop into deeper ledges and rock piles, walleye start moving deep and will eventually head out over open water. They are still fairly shallow inContinue Reading

June 12 Cold spring

The water temperature is still very cold for this time of year. We had a few hot days but then went right back to cold. That means the fish are fairly shallow yet. Northern have been lethargic due to the water temps but we’ve gotten a couple over 40” and a bunch in the 30s.Continue Reading

June 12 2019

It’s been a very cool spring up here so far. With the exception of a few days in a row near 90 it went right back down to the 50s. Water level is about normal but the trails into portage lakes are a little wet. Things have been going well with a few exceptions. OurContinue Reading