Merkley Lake Outpost
Guests: 2 to 4
Flight Distance: 21 miles, 9 minutes
Fly-in/Out Days: Saturday to Friday
Fish Species: Walleye, Northern Pike, Brook Trout
Lake Size: 791 acres, small
Shoreline: 35 miles (56 km)
Portage Lakes: Esnagami River
Other Camps on Lake: No
The Esnagami River, which feeds into Esnagami Lake, is noted for its Trophy Brook Trout and excellent Walleye fishing, as well as good Northern Pike fishing. To better take advantage of this superb fishery, we are excited to offer our guests the opportunity to stay at our new Esnagami River Outpost Camp, located on this scenic river approximately 25 miles from the lodge. Guests can fly direct to the outpost camp and stay on their own in the heart of the wilderness. Or, for those guests staying at the the lodge an overnight guided trip can be arranged.
Both spinning and fly fishing enthusiasts will enjoy angling for Brook Trout and Walleye from our well equipped boats and Scott Freighter Canoes, or by wading the seemingly endless number of runs, pools and riffles.
Ideal for groups of 2 to 4 guests, the camp consists of 2 rustic, yet comfortable and bug-proof, cabins. The bunk cabin will comfortably sleep 4, and the cook cabin sleeps 2. Both have wood stoves for heating. A gravity–fed water system supplies water both to the cook cabin, and the enclosed, heated outdoor shower.
Esnagami River for trophy Brook Trout fishing.
- Running Water: Yes
- Washroom: Outdoor
- Shower: Yes, outdoor
- Fridge: Propane Fridge
- Stove: Propane Stove
- Lights: Propane
- Electricity: No
- BBQ: Propane
- Heating: Wood
- Deck: No
- Radio or Satellite Phone: Yes
- Boats: 14′ Lund with swivel seats
- Motors: 9.9HP Mercury motors
- Other: Propane Fish Cooker
Flights provided by Nakina Air Service on Cordingley Lake
450 Cordingley Lake Rd.