Click on the YouTube video link at the right to watch Kwagama fisherman Jon Seilo land brook trout after brook trout from his float tube somewhere out on Kwagama Lake. Jon is a frequent visitor at the lodge, sometimes three to four trips per year. He has earned a certain celebrity status around these parts, Jon is a master angler, has acted as a teacher, a guide and a close friend of Kwagama. The full name of the lodge is Chadwick's Kwagama Lake Lodge. He taught the camp's namesake, our son, Chadwick how to fly fish. As you watch the video, you'll notice that with Jon, the trout always wins. Jon is an avid catch and release fisherman. Look even closer and you'll be able to see one of Jon's favorite flies...the Orvis Tequeely Streamer. Of course, let's keep that a secret.
Casting for Wild Brook Trout at Kwagama Lake
Wild Trophy Brook Trout on a Fly, Spinner or Worm
All inclusive fishing trips no matter how you like to catch Trophy Brook Trout. We cater to spin fishermen, fly fishermen and trollers that love Brook Trout
For most of us, fishing for wild Brook (speckled)Trout close to home means small stream fish. They are beautiful but seldom exceed 8-10 inches long. Fishing for wild trophy Brook (speckled)Trout is a sport that many can only dream about. Most destinations take days of travel and cost many thousands of dollars. For those who do make the trip, usually it is a once in a lifetime experience. Kwagama Lake Lodge is different. The lodge is close by for many fly fisherman. It is south of Wawa, Ontario and only two hours north of Sault St. Marie, Ontario. Kwagama Lake Lodge is an easy drive for thousands of fisherman yet it is one of the most secluded . The Lake Superior Provincial Park protects Kwagama Lake and the lodge from development from the west, south and north. On the east side is the Agawa Canyon which halt encroachment from the east. Guests fly in from Hawk Junction or come by train. The train serves guests from the north or south. This seclusion has left Kwagama Lake with only one species of fish...wild trophy Brook (speckled)Trout.
Kwagama Lake is nestled among the mountains that border the eastern shore of Lake Superior. Kwagama is at the top of the water shed. No rivers flow into Kwagama Lake. No pollution flows into the lake and there is no opportunity for other species to establish themselves in the lake. Because of this unique setting high in the mountains, the water of Kwagama Lake is pristine and crystal clear. Massive underground springs feed the lake with pure cold water that allows the brook (speckled) trout to thrive.
The lake is loaded with wild Brook (speckled )Trout. The typical fish is 15 to 19 inches in length. On occasion, fishermen catch a 12 inch fish. Likewise on occasion, they will also catch a trophy Brook (speckled) Trout that exceeds 23inches.
Kwagama Lake lodge is conveniently located to most of the Midwest U.S. and Canada. It is close to Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New York and Quebec.
Portage Lakes Aplenty
Kwagama Lake, Portage Lakes, Streams and Rivers
Kwagama Lake is nestled in the mountains of Ontario's Algoma District. It is the largest lake in the immediate area. Kwagama Lake is one mile wide and four miles long. It could be nicknamed Scud Lake for it's shape or for it huge population of the small freshwater shrimp that our trophy Brook Trout thrive upon. There are five other lakes that afford the adventurous fly fisherman plenty of opportunity to fish different waters. Some portage lakes are a short walk down the well marked trails while other lakes are very secluded. These more secluded lakes might only be fished once every couple of years so they are truly an adventure to behold. While these lakes offer a unique adventure, they also require a rugged spirit and physically fit body to make the trip over the mountains and through the thick bush. There are numerous streams and rivers for the fishers of moving water.
Wildlife abounds in this secluded north country. Guests have seen wildlife from every link on the food chain with wolves, bear and eagles at the top, while moose, loons, beaver, otters, hummingbirds and voles are common as you move down the chain
Fly Fishing for Wild Brook Trout
Fly fishing is a popular way to catch Brook Trout on Kwagama Lake. Many guests enjoy wading the shoreline, fishing from a float tube or in a boat. Flies that are popular at Kwagama Lake Lodge are many. Our guests that return year after year seem to prefer fly fishing with scuds (burnt orange and olive), woolly buggers (black, olive and brown), Griffiths Gnats dressed with a bit of red, Zug Bugs, Beck's Super Bugger, Royal Coachman, Caddis and Clousers.
Fly fisherman favor rods in the 3 wt. to 6 wt. class. Some prefer sinking line to floating line.