Latreille Lake Lodge offers fishing in an endless series of pristine lakes. Immediately accessible are Latreille Lake, Margaret Lake, and the Wenesaga River. By taking a short portage, Allison Lake, Marsh Lake and the Sesikinaga River are also accessible. Each lake offers excellent walleye, northern pike and yellow perch action. Fish size range from 1 to over 12 pounds for walleye (the average being about 1 ½ pounds) and 3 to over 30 pounds for northern pike (the average being about 5 pounds).
The lodge opens on the first day of walleye season, usually the third Saturday in May. Depending on reservations, the lodge will remain open until the end of September.
We provide cleaning for all fish and packaging for take home fish for our American Plan guests at the Lodge.
You will need to have a Conservation Fishing License for your trip to Latreille Lake Lodge. The Conservation License is essentially a “possession for consumption only” license. This license allows the angler to have in possession two walleye and two northern pike and NO TROPHY fish. We prefer that customers do not take fish home. This will help sustain the ecosystem and insure that the fishing in our lakes will continue to enhance the fishing experience in our chain of lakes. The best tasting walleye is a fresh, not frozen walleye.
Guests under the age of 18 may fish under the license of a family member, but any fish caught will legally be part of the catch and possession limit of the person who holds the license. Fishing licenses must be carried at all times while fishing.
Remember, Margaret Lake and Allison Lake, home to our Outpost Camps are “For Consumption Only” lakes which means there are no take home fish, and trophy fish must be photographed and released back into the waters. This is to ensure the sustainable ecosystem of our waters coordinated with the Ministry of Natural Resources.
Latreille Lake Lodge is equipped with 16-foot Misty River boats and dependable late model 9.9 hp Yamaha outboard motors for American Plan guests of the cabin. Our Outpost Camps are equipped with new 14-foot Naden boats and late model 8 hp Yamaha motors. Bait and tackle are not included under our plans but can be provided.
Fishing gear to bring
Fishing gear does not need to be heavy-duty. We recommend 8-10 pound test line for walleye and perch, and 12-20 pound test line with steel leaders for northern pike. Tackle for walleyes should consist of 1/8 or 1/4 ounce lead jigs in light colors with twisters and Little Joes for trolling. Bring spoons and crank baits for northerns – they will hit just about anything! We will be happy to assist with more specific information – just contact us.
Fly Fishing Gear To Bring
Fly rods can be even more exciting when fishing for northerns. Guests should bring an 8 or 9 weight rod. Flies most often used are bass bugs and saltwater lures, both surface and subsurface, in hook sizes 2 to 2/0. Due to the habitat of northern pike you will want to use weedless lures whenever possible.
The most effective colors are chartreuse, yellow, orange, and red or combinations of these colors with black or white. Some fly companies tie a pike fly which you may wish to purchase or duplicate. Here are some successful patterns: Dahlberg’s Diving Minnows, Rabbit Strip Divers, and Mega Divers; Whitlock’s Redheads and Hare Jigs; Umpqua’s Swimming Baitfish; Barr’s Bouface; Blanton’s Whistler; Fernandez’ Bend Backs and Seaducers; Lefty’s Deceivers.
Bring braided wire and sleeves to use as Shock leader, preferably 20- to 30-pound. Big northerns will regularly cut through lesser test material. Northern pike are not leader shy so leaders over 9 inches are not necessary. As for lines, bring both floating and sinking lines. There is also a floating shooting head that you should have in your arsenal as well. If you are unfamiliar with shooting heads, talk to your local fly shop. Full lines, both floating and sinking, or sink tip lines, also work very well. If you use a full line, you will want to go with a bass taper or preferably a saltwater taper due to the size of the lures and the wind factor.
As for reels, any good reel with a smooth disc drag and exposed rim for added palming will work fine. Remember, for fishing trips to remote areas, it is always good to bring a back-up rod, reel and spare spools.