Over the summer, I had the opportunity to set out on a fishing road trip throughout Northeastern Ontario. My first stop took me approximately 80 kilometers north of North Bay to Lake Temagami where I would get to spend a couple days exploring before heading to my next destination. Lake Temagami is said to be one of the clearest water lakes in the province. With a rugged natural landscape, endless islands, and of course great fishing, it was certainly an experience to look forward to! Lake trout, walleye, smallmouth bass, pike and whitefish are just a few species that the lake holds, among others. I had been on a lake trout kick over the summer and was anxious to chase them here, especially after seeing the photos of some of the big lakers this body of water produces.
My fishing partner, Eric, and I made our way from our home in the Ottawa area with our boat in tow to Deepwater Lodge. The Lodge is located on an island just a quick rip across from the boat launch. It is a gorgeous location with quaint rustic cabins and delicious food made by the owner, Jen. We felt completely spoiled. It was my first boat-in trip, which added even more excitement and a true get-away-from-it-all feel. I was thrilled that I could bring my own boat along. For anyone wondering, there are also boat rentals available on the lake.