Side Trips

Side Trips

The portage lakes are as follows:

  • Betty Lake: Pike & Walleye
  • Ara Lake: Pike & Walleye
  • Spotted Lake: Pike & Blue Walleye
  • Wonderland: Brook Trout
  • Esnagami River: Brook Trout & Walleye

Make sure to ask us for maps for Betty Lake, Ara Lake and Spotted Lake, and also for information and tips on any of these side trips.

Esnagami River Guide

Ara Lake, Esnagami, Northern Ontario
Ara Lake, July 2017

Note: The Esnagami River Trip is the only side trip that we charge an extra fee for, as it is a "fully guided" day trip.

For more information about Esnagami Wilderness Lodge please contact Eric & Sue Lund
Winter Telephone: (519) 474-6988 | Summer Telephone: (807) 329-5209


The River Camp

The Esnagami River, which forms part of the Albany River watershed, is noted for its Trophy Brook Trout and excellent Walleye fishing, as well as good Northern Pike fishing. To better take advantage of this superb fishery, we are excited to offer our guests the opportunity to stay at our new Esnagami River Outpost/River Camp, located on this scenic river approximately 25 miles from the lodge.


Trophy Catch and Release Contest

At Esnagami Wilderness Lodge, we pride ourselves on taking proactive steps to both maintain and enhance the quality of our trophy fishery.

To support our conservation efforts, in 1990 we implemented a Catch and Release program, that to-date has resulted in over 10,000 trophy fish released!


The River

The Esnagami River forms part of the Albany River watershed, an area world famous for it’s trophy Brook Trout fishing.

Over 60 km. or 37 miles in length, the Esnagami winds it’s way through virgin boreal forest, and features an endless array of rapids, riffles and eddies that hold some of the biggest Brook Trout the Province of Ontario has to offer.



A second option for some great Brook Trout fishing is an area that we refer to as "Wonderland."

Located just a short boat ride from the lodge, this series of sheltered, artesian spring fed ponds provides an ideal environment for either the wet or dry fly enthusiast.