Want to fish the farthest north lodges and outposts in Ontario?

Fishing in very remote lakes in Ontario, Canada will be an experience you never forget. These lakes see very little fishing pressure and are accessed only by float plane.

Remote Fishing in Sunset Country

Fishing lakes in Canada with fly-in-only access means you'll get to experience fast, unpressured fishing for trophy walleye and trophy northern pike. You'll even find lake trout and perch on some lakes. 

Try one of these lodges and outposts in the farthest area north in Sunset Country, you won't be disappointed! (Continue to the bottom of the article for a map of their locations.)

Makoop Lake Lodge

Makoop Lake Lodge is located on a 28,000-acre Makoop Lake. It is an all-inclusive fly-in camp with affordable rates in a very remote, yet comfortable Northwest Ontario fishing camp. Fish for trophy northern pike and plenty of walleye.

Giant gator caught on Makoop Lake!

How to get there:

From Sioux Lookout, you will take a 1.5-hour float plane flight into Makoop Lake. You can drive or take Bearskin Airlines into Sioux Lookout. 

Type of accommodations:

Makoop Lake Lodge offers an All-inclusive Plan as well as Housekeeping Packages. Internet is available. There are boardwalks connecting all cabins. All cabins have running water with showers and toilets.

Contact Makoop Lake Lodge:


Big Hook Wilderness Camp

The unsurpassed fishing in the Opasquia Provincial Park is maintained by the promotion of all trophy fish being released. All walleye exceeding 18" and northern over 27" are released. Combine those conservation policies with lakes that see very little fishing pressure and you get unbelievable fishing!

Shore lunch next to the waterfalls at Big Hook Wilderness Camps.

How to get there:

Drive or fly into Red Lake, Ontario. From the Red Lake Airport, you will fly via Wasaya Airways to Sandy Lake Airport and from there by float plane to the outpost camps.

Type of accommodations:

Big Hook Wilderness Camps accommodations are fly-in outposts within Opasquia Park. Most are the only cabin on the lake with the exception of Central Lake where there are two outpost cabins as well as the owner’s cabin. Guide service is available at Central only. 

Contact Big Hook Wilderness Camps: 


North Caribou Camps

North Caribou Camps are located on Cemetery Island on beautiful North Caribou Lake which is 81,000 acres. There’s fantastic walleye and trophy northern pike fishing. Fly into this camp which is located on a sand beach.

Mike Borger with a fantastic northern pike caught on North Caribou. 

How to get there:

Drive or fly to Thunder Bay, Ontario. Your package includes your flight from Thunder Bay into North Caribou Lake as well as night accommodation (double occupancy) at the Valhalla Inn Friday evening. 

Type of accommodations:

The main camp on Cemetery Island has three two-bedroom sleeping cabins, an oversized cook cabin, a shower house with two three-piece baths, a fish cleaning house, and a camp attendant to ensure everything runs smoothly. Meals are an option. There is also a new four to the six-person cabin, which is completely set up with a full kitchen, bath, and private dock.

Contact North Caribou Camps: 


Pickle Lake Outposts

Fly into one of 10 outposts north of Pickle Lake, Ontario. The outposts vary in size and amenity, giving you the freedom to choose one that suits your needs. Experience the beauty and solitude of Northwestern Ontario and fish in some of the best lakes and rivers in Canada. 

How to get there:

Drive to Pickle Lake via Highway 599. Once there, you will be flown into your outpost by float plane. 

Type of accommodations:

There are 10 outposts to choose from at Pickle Lake Outposts. Trips are five days and nights, out on the sixth day. Arrangements can be made if you want to take a canoe trip or be dropped off to camp in the middle of the wilderness. 

Contact Pickle Lake Outposts: 

Showalter’s Fly-in Outposts

Showalter's Fly-In Outposts fly from Ear Falls to the far north in Ontario. There are 14 outposts on fly-in-only lakes such as Carroll, Cherrington, Cochrane, and Severn Lake. Fish for walleye, northern pike, and lake trout. 

Imagine eating breakfast or dinner with this view of Irwin Lake each night.

How to get there:

All of Showalter's trips depart from their airbase on Highway 105, 15 miles north of Ear Falls, Ontario. Many guests choose to drive to Ear Falls the evening prior to their departure, as you can be departing early in the morning. 

Type of accommodations:

Showalter's Fly-In Outposts offer the finest in accommodations and equipment. Our modern cabins feature knotty pine interiors, hot and cold running water, showers, solar lights, gas grills, fish cookers, refrigerators, and freezers to make your stay both comfortable and enjoyable.

Contact Showalter’s: 


Amik Outposts/ Lac Seul Airways Ltd.

Amik Outposts have walleye, northern, and lake trout fishing that is nothing short of spectacular. Their lakes are on river systems, so they maintain good fishing all through the summer. By maintaining a no-trophy policy, your chances of catching large fish are greatly increased. Northern pike 40″ plus and walleye 25″ plus are quite common.

Trophy walleye caught from shore on the Cobham River!

How to get there:

Drive or fly into Red Lake to our airplane base, which is located east of Red Lake on Highway 125 towards Balmertown. You can fly into International Falls or Winnipeg and rent a car and drive to Red Lake or fly Bearskin Airlines from Winnipeg.

Type of accommodations:

The 11 fly-in outpost cabins are equipped with solar-powered lighting, hot and cold running water, showers, fully equipped kitchens, and comfortable furniture. They are located near the Manitoba/Ontario border.

Contact Amik Outposts: 

Just how far north are these lodges and outposts? Just take a look at some of them on this map.

About Erin Rody

I grew up on Black Sturgeon Lake in Northwestern Ontario. I am a staff writer for the Sunset Country Travel Association. Through my articles I hope to entice you to visit the wonderful region I call home. We are all about outdoor adventure; with 70,000 lakes and rivers and a whole lot of forests how can we not be? Whether you like to fish, hunt, canoe, kayak, boat or go camping, Sunset Country has something for you. Enjoy!

Recommended Articles

New Restrictions on What You Can Bring into Canada

Keep up to dates with the changes.

A Beginner's Guide to Ice Fishing in Canada

(With a few tips for the seasoned fishermen too!)

Renew Your Outdoors Card, Online!

It's never been easier to buy your Ontario fishing license and Outdoors Card

Curious as to which fish species are in your favourite lake?

Use this interactive map to find out.

Shed Hunting 101

How to find antlers this spring in Sunset Country 

Want to fish the English River System?

Try the Minnitaki Chain of Lakes

Tips for Catching Lake Trout Through the Ice

Surefire techniques that are proven to work.

8 facts you didn't know about moose

Just how big is a moose anyway?

Discover The Winnipeg River

From fur traders to trophy anglers, the beauty hasn't changed.

Adventures on Dryberry Lake

Magic unto its own

7 Interesting Facts about Sioux Lookout

From airplane skis to Queen Elizabeth, this northern town is full of historic surprises!

Canada's Gemstone Capital: Mining Amethyst in Thunder Bay

Purple is our favourite fall colour. ;)

Where the Road Ends and the Wilderness Begins

Pickle Lake: the Last Frontier

Provincial Campgrounds Full?

Book a site at one of these amazing campgrounds!

4 of the Best Hunting Trips in Ontario

Bear, moose, deer, and duck—check out these incredible hunting opportunities.

Big fish or Bigfoot?

How many of these quirky Northern Ontario roadside attractions have you seen?

Ice fishing tips for crappie

A taste sensation caught through the ice.

Big Bass and Lots of Them!

Fish Species in Ojibwe

Learn the Anishinaabemowin name of your favourite species

Go Barbless

You'll still catch fish!