Incredible Ontario Wilderness Adventures!
Situated at Cochrane, Ontario, Cochrane Air Services has been providing remote fishing and hunting vacations for over 40 years. We truly have the most incredible fly in wilderness outpost adventures in Ontario, if not all of Canada. If you are looking for a fly-in fishing trip with excellent pike, walleye and brook trout fishing then you need to look no further than our 30 + outpost cabins and lakes. Our fly in outpost cabins are well supplied and maintained, with excellent equipment.
We have virgin-quality fishing. This is due to the remote 7,000 sq. miles of wilderness we operate in. Government protected areas/seasons and our progressive catch & release fishing policies keep the fishing and hunting virgin quality! Limited fishing pressure means incredible pike, walleye and brook tout fishing for years to come. You can certainly keep one or two slot sized fish for shore lunch and the rest are released for future fishing!
Fly-in Moose Hunts
Our fly-in moose hunts offer you the solitude that is becoming difficult to find in other areas. Traditional success rates for groups harvesting or seeing a moose is over 80%. Cochrane Air Services is issued a limited number of adult moose tags each season. You need to book your hunt early so you are able to experience a great hunt!
Create Your Own Outdoor Adventure
If you are looking to create your own adventure in the Cochrane area, with we are a licenced charter operation operating two DHC-2 Beaver aircraft and one Cessna 180 aircraft. There are several rivers that flow into James Bay which are accessible by air for an incredible canoe adventure.
Canada’s James Bay Lowlands consist of over 10,000 square miles of wilderness. The Cochrane District is renowned for over 400 lakes and rivers. You will fish for the mighty Northern Pike, the delicious Walleye, tricky Speckled Trout, tons of perch, wiley Whitefish and massive Sturgeon. Our lakes are teeming with hundreds of fish that only a fly-in can provide.
Through government protection, careful management, catch-and-release and rotating lakes, Cochrane Air Services LLP. is committed to providing you with a quality fishing vacation. We do insist that you release the trophy fish and have fiberglass mounts made as a reminder of your big catch.
Most lakes have both Walleye & Northern Pike. Perhaps the tastiest fish in our waters, average size for Walleye is 1.5-2lbs. Numerous and fiesty, this species is a treat for all anglers. Bucktail jigs work well for Walleye.
The main sport fish in Northern Ontario is the veracious Northern Pike. Pike favour spoons (red & white daredevils and silver minnows) and casting into weed beds can produce lunkers up to 20lbs. Found in abundance in our lakes, we have the best pike producing area in Canada.
Found in the rivers and streams in our area we have outposts which access these rivers for speckled trout. Best time for trout is July, Aug & Sept. when you can catch trout up to 8, 20 and 22 inches. See link below for more info on brook trout fishing and our conservation policies.
For spectacular wilderness brook trout fishing we offer only a select number of destinations – Audrey Lake, Echo Lake and Verena Lake. Audrey Lake features great walleye and pike fishing to compliment the brook trout fishing. Verena Lake is perfect for the brook trout enthusiast particularly later in the summer when trophy brookies are often caught.
Trout specialists know that the more inaccessible the water the better the fishing and the 20 minute walk at Verena Lake to the Wekweyaukastic River makes this a reality. Two square back canoes are already on the river allowing anglers to cover the best trout holding areas.
Magnificent fish like these wild brookies will only be more plentiful now that we have moved to a total catch & release policy for all brook trout.
Air Cochrane Outposts Lead the Way in Conservation
As a first of its kind, leading the way in fish conservation, we will be providing fish cradles and rubber nets at all outpost camps for proper and safe handling of fish. Single barbless hooks are recommended in order to protect these precious fish.
Outdoor Camps & Lakes
All of our locations feature the only commercial cabin on each lake (except Nettogami Lake which features two cabins both exclusively operated by us). Construction is varied from rustic log to modern plywood to new “cottage-style” siding. Some of our cabins are open room while others have separate bedrooms. All of our cabins are equipped with cooking & eating utensils, propane lights, stove, fridge and BBQ. There is one boat & motor provided for every two fishermen. Mixed outboard fuel is readily available at each cabin. Inquire for the specifics on the individual camp you are considering.