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Kipawa Lodge

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Kipawa Lodge
  • 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: $750 to $1,000 Per Person
  • Access: Boat In Camp

Kipawa Lodge is accessible only by boat and despite its rural location, it is easy to find. Simply head to Kipawa and the lodge will pick you up in their 26 Foot water taxi. The trip to the island takes about 45 minutes. The lodge asks that when you hit North Bay that you give them a call so they will be there to meet you. The trip is well worth the effort ad you have access to big Northern Pike, Walleye, and Lake Trout.

Lodging with Kipawa Lodge

Guests are housed in one of the nine housekeeping cabins. Cabins range in size from 2-bedrooms to 4-bedrooms and can sleep from 4-10 people depending on the cabin's size. The cabins are delightful with hardwood floors, beautifully designed interiors, wood stove, and a full kitchen. The kitchens come with everything you'd need to prepare a good meal. Each has a private bathroom with shower and hot and cold running water. The larger cabins often have two bathrooms and two fridges. All have screened porches and wonderful views. The lodge supplies pillows and blankets but also recommends that guests bring a sleeping bag too. Outdoors is a BBQ -propane-fueled - for each cabin. Note: You can add a meal plan and enjoy home cooked meals at the lodge.

Overall, expect clean, delightful cabins with beautiful views.

Fishing with Kipawa Lodge

The lodge sits some 22 miles from the town of Kipawa on its own island. Guests fish from 16' or 15' fiberglass boats that are equipped with a 15 hp motor, swivel seats, and the necessities - landing net, fuel, and bait. There is one boat for each pair of adults.

The fishing here is dynamic. The lake is quite large and offers a variety of fishing habitats and miles and miles of shoreline. Expect islands, quiet bays, and deep troughs. The shores and quiet bays work best for targeting big Northern Pike. The Rocky points often hold big Walleye, and trolling will often net big Lake Trout or medium Walleye.

Overall, expect good fishing, great cabins, and plenty of opportunities to target Big Trophy Fish.

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