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Cochrane Air Service Fly-In Fishing

4.3 out of 5 28 Google Reviews
Cochrane Air Service Fly-In Fishing
  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $1,000 to $1,500 Per Person
    4 - 5 Days: $750 to $1,000 Per Person
    2 - 3 Days: $750 to $1,000 Per Person
  • Access: Fly In Camp

The Cochrane Air Service Fly-In Fishing is based out of Cochrane, Ontario and is just over an eight hour drive from Thunder Bay. The lodge offers fly-in fishing to remote lakes giving anglers the option to fish low impact lakes. This means more opportunities for big trophy fish such as Northern Pike.

Lodging with Cochrane Air Service Fly-In Fishing

There are a variety of cabin styles that range from rustic to modern. Each of the 20+ lakes has just one cabin except for one, which has two cabins. Depending on where you go, the cabins may be open room floor plans or they may have bedrooms. Each comes with a kitchen, utensils, stove, and fridge. Lighting is via propane lamps. Outdoors is a BBQ for fish grilling. The cabins are designed for the DIY type person who is perfectly at home in the wilderness. Guests have the option to pick their level of comfort when they book their stay. Some cabins are basic while others have more modern features and comforts.

Fishing with Cochrane Air Service Fly-In Fishing

The fishing targets vary from lake to lake, but overall, expect to have access to Walleye and Northern Pike. Additional fish species include Sturgeon, Perch, Brook Trout, and Whitefish. There was no mention of Smallmouth Bass on their fishing list. If you want to target trophy fish then consider the following lakes:

Bailey Lake for Trophy Northern Pike.
Edgar Lake for Trophy Northern Pike and Walleye
Kesagami Wilderness Lodge for Trophy Northern Pike.
If you are interested in fishing for Sturgeon then consider the following Lakes:

Snare Lake which is a small lake with easy access to portage lakes. This unit is on the Mikwam River System and you can also fish Bateman Lake and Springer Lake.
Mikwam Lake which is a shallow lake that gives you access to Snare Lake and Bateman Lake.
Magiskan Lake is small and shallow but offers shore fishing and is excellent for boat fishing.
The Cochrane Air Service Fly-In Fishing provides a single boat for each pair of fishermen. Each cabin has premixed fuels. The lodge encourages guests to inquire about each fishing camp that you are considering. The variety of what is available is great enough that they want to ensure that you have the best trip possible.

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Google Rating
4.3 out of 5 28 Google Reviews
Google Reviews
5 out of 5(5/5)
Reviewed a year ago on Google
  • Our first time doing a fly in fishing trip. Cory, the pilot, and the staff were fantastic at answering all our questions and making us feel comfortable. Although we didn't catch a ton of fish at 'Unknown' lake we had enough to eat that didn't deter anything from our awesome time. Each of us truly loved being at the camp and together and way from technology. My boys definitely said they want to do this again. Thanks to all of you at Cochrane Air! Hope to be back sometime.
5 out of 5(5/5)
Reviewed 8 months ago on Google
  • Amazing trip. Wikwam lake was beautiful but the trophy pike were in Brayley lake (small hike from Mikwam) Also huge pike in mikwam river. Just have a look at my nephews trophy. Thanks to all at Cochrane air. I?m already booked for next year
2 out of 5(2/5)
Reviewed a month ago on Google
  • While the fishing was great, there are much better options when it comes to communication, accommodation and equipment. The cabin needs updates, the cookware/cooking equipment is quite poor and disgusting and has to be replaced ASAP. I wouldn't use most of it, bring your own. The fishing hut had crap thrown everywhere, the fishing "station" was a wobbly, dirty table that we needed to secure. Mouse droppings on bunks and around the cabin, a literal hole under the sink that animals can access, outhouses are in poor condition. This place needs some love. I won't go back until they exhibit some updates. Edgar Lake review - 2024.
2 out of 5(2/5)
Reviewed 10 months ago on Google
  • The fishing was fantastic .Besides that we were very disappointed. No outhouse no available water in the cabin. We had to carry very heavy five gallons up a hill just to have water. The motors were subpar. I would have been helpful if we would have been informed of the lack of water and an outhouse.. The whole operation has gone down hill dove my last visit six years ago. We will never return.
5 out of 5(5/5)
Reviewed a year ago on Google
  • I had an absolutely amazing experience with Air Cochrane. 2022 was my 4th trip with them. Their fly out fishing services are world-class, with a huge variety of lakes to choose from and an abundance of fish including pike, pickerel, brook trout, perch and more. Whether you're an experienced angler or a novice, you'll find plenty to challenge and delight you here. The pilots at Air Cochrane are super friendly and knowledgeable about the area and the lakes you'll be fishing in. Some of the lakes that I visited include Floodwood, Yesterday, and Snare. Each one had its own unique charm and offered a different fishing experience. And the views of the surrounding wilderness from the lakes are truly breathtaking. The cabins are great too, with options ranging from rustic to new, and the staff at the front office and docks are always willing to help and make sure that everything is taken care of. Overall, I had an unforgettable time at Air Cochrane and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a true wilderness adventure and world-class fishing experience. Five stars all the way!

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