Kesagami Wilderness Lodge
A True Northern Fishing Experience!
Welcome to Kesagami
North of Cochrane, amid a sprawling and unspoiled wilderness, lies incredible Kesagami Lake – Ontario’s premier trophy northern pike lake. Shallow (averaging 7 feet), stained and rimmed with weedy bays, Kesagami is home to an inestimable number of pike over 40 inches (20 lb) and world-class fish measuring 50 inches (30 lb). Conservative size/possession regulations and a strong live-release awards program are in place, maintaining an exciting trophy fishery for the future.
Additionally, Kesagami Lake offers exceptional walleye fishing where rocky shoals, islands and points always hold numbers of fish in the 1 to 4-pound class. Built in the mid ’80’s, the fly-in “American Plan” lodge is welcoming and luxurious beyond expectation. Handsomely appointed rooms and rustic cabins, a spacious recreation area / lounge with massive fireplace and stained glass windows offer guests relaxing moments and social activities when they are not fishing.
At Kesagami, boats are huge, stable, square-back Scott canoes with plenty of room for anglers, their gear, shore lunch box and camera equipment. Guides are available through the outfitter and a hearty shore lunch built around just-caught golden walleye fillets should be part of any trip here. Kesagami Wilderness Lodge welcomes individuals (no “double occupancy” surcharge), families, physically and/or developmentally challenged persons. The lodge staff will enthusiastically prepare for and attend to the special needs of anglers and guests to insure a memorable visit to Kesagami.
The Kesagami wilderness teems with wildlife including wolves, bear, lynx, otter, beaver, fox, marten, fisher and eagles, but the “must-see” here are the woodland caribou which inhabit
the area and roam throughout the region. Canoeing, back-lakes fishing and wildlife photography opportunities abound. Remote and unspoiled, Kesagami is unquestionably Ontario’s premier fly-in fishing lodge.
World Class Sportfishing
Trophy Northern Pike
The Kesagami Experience
This is THE fly in fishing destination to visit if you are looking for a fantastic wilderness fishing experience for trophy northern pike and walleye. At Kesagami we pride ourselves on providing an awesome remote fishing experience second to none in northern Ontario, Canada. Our remote fly-in fishing lodge” provides awesome pike and walleye fishing trips that will be remembered forever. Our 4-star American Plan fly in lodge provides excellent meals, accommodations in cabins or deluxe motel style rooms, guided or unguided fishing for trophy northern pike and walleye. We have many references that will attest to the excellent fishing, food and service.
In 1995 we set the Canadian record for live release pike and we have unofficially broken that record many times over.
Our remote fishery is highly protected with a selective harvest for walleye (for a sumptuous shore lunch) and a total catch and release policy for pike. Add to that a single barbless hook policy and that is why our fishing is so good! Give us a call or you can email us for a complete information package. You deserve to treat yourself to a truly unforgettable, fantastic Canadian fishing experience.
Kesagami Wilderness Lodge is owned by the Moose Cree First Nation as part of the Moose Cree Group of Companies. The fly in lodge is located Northeast of Cochrane Ontario in the Traditional Territory of the Moose Cree First Nation people. Going back in Kesagami Lake Lodge history, in 1960 a man named Sinclair Cheechoo founded the lodge in 1960 and named it Kewatin Kinashao Sportfishing Camp. Sinclair built the original log cabins and lodge upon starting the camp. After years of dedication to the lake, Sinclair sold the lodge property to Jerry and Verena Krahenbuhl in 1983. They built the lodge and motel building between the years 1983 to 1985 and these are the same buildings that stand on property ground today. Jerry and Verena also changed the name to Kesagami Lake Lodge. After 10 years, Jerry and Verena sold the lodge to Bob Mattson and Marsha Gibbs who were from Naples Florida. They owned a successful restaurant chain called Michelbob’s and implemented many service strategies from their restaurants that the lodge still uses today. Bob and Marsha also started the Kesagami Fishing Policy. This policy forbids the use of treble hooks, taking fish from the lake for harvest, live bait and lifting trophy fish out of the water in order to conserve the precious resources the lake has to offer. After many years, the lodge was officially sold to the Moose Cree Group of Companies in 2011. The group of companies also owns Cochrane Air Service, 3 Nations Logging, CS Enterprises, DCS Services , Moswa Fuel Services and Super 8 Motel in Moosonee.
A note about Covid-19. Our lodge adheres to the strictest safety and disinfecting protocols and we are large enough to allow lots of physical distancing between groups in our dining room. We have hand sanitizer in all locations and have staff dedicated to the cleanliness and disinfection from our kitchen to common areas, rooms and cabins. It is a clean, safe and remote place to get away from the crowd