Why I Love Makokibatan Lodge - Wilderness North

Celebrating 30 Years of Wilderness North  –          

Why I Love Makokibatan Lodge

The water is still high and the fishing at Makokibatan is incredible. We’ve served fresh walleye nearly every day for shore lunch, a welcomed and much sought after treat following a great morning of fishing.

Our fair weather turned wild overnight but our guests, all of them die hard anglers, still went out and fished all day. They came back and told us that the fishing was wonderful. The biggest walleye, and the record so far, was a 29.5 incher from Derek F. Harry H. also brought in a nice picture of his catch (28 inches) and both anglers were rewarded a Master Angler Pin.

I have never seen people catch so many fish in one day. WOW! Makokibatan is heaven on earth. I’ve heard many times “Oh my shoulder is sore- but I love it, it’s from fishing”.  It’s true, size really does matter! But nobody brags here, these are the facts – the fish are GIANT!

The best way to get on top of the big monsters is to hire a guide who knows the lake. Kash and Eli have been busy guiding up the Albany River in search of the brook trout. On his trip with Kash, Tom caught many brook trout, but his best catch was 22 inch beauty on a white bucktail. If you are interested in hiring a guide, we recommend booking one before you arrive to ensure availability.

I can’t say enough about the folks that choose to visit Wilderness North in Northern Ontario – we are the best fishing destination in the world! I would love to greet you here on our dock, as you step off the float plane for an unforgettable fly in adventure, or in Mike’s case the start of your retirement (header photo). I along with my staff thank you for having the privilege to serve you in the North.

Till next week here at Makokibatan Lodge.
Karen & the Makok Team

BTW: the “Stone Fish” is still in the same spot and probably has been for centuries… If you find yourself setting your hook in a flat bottomed snaggle tooth and your line hasn’t moved for several seconds, let out some slack, change position, and get behind it. Pulling back from the same direction your hook went in will save your lure and your line. Snags are a part of angling as the areas where your line is most likely to get caught are those where the fish are.

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