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Big Canon Lake Lodge

8 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $1,000 to $1,500 Per Person
    4 - 5 Days: $1,000 to $1,500 Per Person
    2 - 3 Days: $1,000 to $1,500 Per Person
  • Access: Fly In Camp

Located in Northern Ontario, Big Canon Lake Lodge is only accessible by float plane. The lodge sits 25 miles northwest of Vermillion Bay. The Big Canon Lake Lodge sits along the shores of Big Canon Lake and offers guests a series of cabins and a main lodge. The cabins are rustic, warm, and comfortable. Expect twin beds with inner spring mattresses, 24/7 electricity and hot water. Heat is provided by wood burning stove, and the cabins feature daily housekeeping.

The Big Canon Lake and the Fish

Expect the opportunity to fish for Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Lake Trout, Muskie, and Northern Pike. Pick your poison — Big Canon Lake is big it offers secluded bays, inlets, rocky shores, and deep canyons all of which make perfect places to find fish of all sizes. Also to Big Canon Lake, guests have access to Wabigoon River System and the Segise Flowage, Howard Lake, Segise Lake, Francile Lake, No Name Lake, and Little No Name Lake. With all of these water bodies, fishermen can fish all day in the same spot and never see other fishermen.

Fishermen enjoy the lakes aboard 16 foot Lund Stalkers, which feature complete floors and offer pedestal seats. For guided fishing, guests enjoy transportation aboard the 17 foot Lund Outfitters, which also feature complete flooring and pedestal seats. The lodge also provides guests with detailed maps of the lake and lake systems so that you can find the best spot from which to land those trophy fish. The lodge has a small store that offers some tackle for sale, including lures.

The Big Canon Lake Trophy Fish

If you have never fished for Muskie or Northern Pike, you should certainly give it a try. Muskie can be difficult, but once you entice one to strike you will be forever changed. Northern Pike are also predatory fish, much like the Muskie. The Northern Pike a lurking predators that gulp their prey. When needed, these long fish coil in on themselves and then strike — snake-like — through the water taking down their prey. In South America, they have a fish called an Arowana which leaps about 15 feet out of the water to take small monkeys out of the trees. The Northern Pike has the same potential, but instead of launching out of the water, they launch through the water. When you set your hook into a Northern Pike, it is Game-On. The deal with Northern Pike is that you have to target them. It is also advised that you use metal leaders as your fishing line is no match for the 700 plus teeth in the mouth of a Northern Pike. Now we don't mean to scare you, but be vigilant when fishing for these monsters. They will rip the rod right out of your hand. It is a good thing these fish are shy otherwise people would go missing. No — we are just joshing you there.

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Incredible experience
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on August 22, 2021
  • Big Canon Lodge was fantastic! From the moment they met us on the dock until they loaded up the float plane, Sam and his crew provided a top notch experience. We ate great, slept great, and fishing...
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Fishing trip of eight June 10th to June 16th, 2017
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on June 19, 2017
  • Four people have been coming over last 10 years. Four new people including my self. All prior fishermen, with canadian lake experience. Food of dinner is superb. Over the 5 days of fishing caught...
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Been there 9 times and my wife loves it more than any other trip
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on September 28, 2016
  • I looked this up on the internet about 10 years ago and called one of the original owners. Did go and although my wife had never fished a day in her life she caught more fish than me. These are...
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