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Big Walleye show up for the party…Brook Trout too !
Charles & Kevin, Wilderness North trophy walleyeMakokibatan Lake proves its history is true…all true. There’s a place along the Albany River where it doesn’t really look like a river. In fact, it’s not. It’s about four hundred miles east of the famous river’s head waters at Lake St Joseph and is called Makokibatan Lake. We have two choices for anglers there: our American Plan Lodge and an Outpost Cabin. The lake has the reputation of the being one of the most productive fisheries for walleye in the twenty inches plus class. Anglers find plenty of brook trout, too.

Putting that reputation to the test was this weeks’ Master Angler Charles Patton and his wife Rita of Rochester, MN. It seems Charles took a break from his IT job at Mayo Clinic, for a little fishing clinic from our guides and staff. As a result both he and his wife found plenty of fish over 20”, and his 28 incher earned him a Master Angler Pin. His guided fishing was on the Albany River, were every one in his group caught brook trout, except him. He tells us on this week’s podcast, that was okay since he scored the big walleye. The photo under Charles is Kevin Diggles, one of the staff at Makokibatan Lodge, and his recent 32 inch 14 pound walleye catch.

The lodge is one of two American Plan destinations we have on the Albany with full time electric power, all meals prepared and served in our rustic dining hall and all new four stroke Yamaha outboards on every boat. Six identical cabins with indoor plumbing can welcome six guests each. With our staff and native guides your trip to this great Albany River destination is sure to be as successful as Charles and Rita’s.

Makokibatan Lodge, Wilderness North

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