Snowshoe Island Outpost on Snowshoe Lake
Guests: 4 to 6
Flight Distance: 62 miles, 27 minutes
Fly-in/Out Days: Any
Fish Species: Northern Pike, Walleye
Lake Size: 3,182 acres, above average
Shoreline: 71 miles (114 km)
Portage Lakes: No
Other Camps on Lake: Yes, there are two additional outposts
Snowshoe Lake is part of the Bird River system. With rapids at both ends, this 7 mile stretch of slow moving watershed has some of the finest Walleye and Northern Pike real estate in Ontario. Plenty of rugged underwater structures that reach down as far as 70 ft. allows anglers of all levels a chance for some great fishing action.
Located on a small island by the narrows between “Little Snowshoe” and “Big Snowshoe” this secluded location offers a beautifull southern exposure. With an attached screen room and a log shed roof veranda, mosquito proof evenings and a shaded deck against the hot afternoon sun let you enjoy the outdoors.
Inside are 3 bedrooms with 2 beds in each and a spacious living area complete with couch and chairs. A wood burning fireplace creates a cozy atmosphere for those cool evenings in the Spring and Fall.
The cabin is equiped with hot and cold running water and a shower in the bathroom. A propane fridge, freezer and stove with oven as well as pots, pans and dishes are all supplied to enable you to create those culinary delights.
The two predominat species of the lake are Walleye and Northern Pike. In the Spring, the Walleye are found in the fast moving water or shallow bays. TIP:… experience has taught me that using a jig and minnow or smaller “shad-rap” type plugs and casted away from the boat works best.
As summer approaches and the water warms up, the Walleye head for cooler depths and tend to school on the sunken islands, humps and other variations of step down structure. The schools of fish tend to be larger and more concentrated and when “the bite is turned on” it can be non stop fast action. TIP:… jigs or Lindy rigs tipped with a minnow, leech or worms work great here !!
Northern Pike, the lakes largest predator, are numerous and most agressive in the Spring and Fall when the water is coldest. During this time, large pike can be caught consistently using shallow water plugs, bucktails and large spoons. As the water warms, the pike search out the cooler thermoclines and feed predominately on the Whitefish, Ciscos and Walleye. TIP:… at this time of the year, trolling deep diving plugs and spoons around reefs and points where water drops off quickly is most effective
- Running Water: Yes
- Washroom: Outdoor
- Shower: Yes
- Fridge: Propane
- Stove: Propane
- Lights: Electric, Solar
- Electricity: Yes, solar electric
- BBQ: Propane
- Heating: Wood Stove
- Deck: Yes
- Radio or Satellite Phone: No
- Boats: 14’/16′ Lund with padded swivel seats
- Motors: 9.9HP Yamaha motors
- Other: Propane Fish Cooker, Screened-in Porch
Air Service provided by:
Kenora Bay, Lake of the Woods