The lake has very little fishing pressure and a healthy population of walleye and northern pike. Wigwascence lake is known for its walleye and large northern pike. Right after the ice leaves the lake, walleye are typically gathered around their spawning areas in the early spring. That is near moving water of streams and rapids, in other areas along rocky shores. Wigwascence has numerous flowages into the lake where walleyes stack up. Rapids are another great place to catch walleyes on the river. After spawning, the walleyes scatter around the lake holding to structures such as rock points and underwater rock piles in approx 6-10 ft of water. As summer progresses, they will tend to go deeper. In spring, huge pike can be found in the shallow bays. During summer, July to Sept, the set up in the weeds, leading to deeper water.
Birch Bark Lodge is located 70 miles north of Pickle Lake in Northwestern Ontario’s wilderness. Pickle Lake is the most northerly point that you can drive to in Ontario, which assures you of realizing our slogan, “Into the Wild” at Birch Bark Lodge. The lodge is situated on the shores of Wigwascence Lake. This lodge’s unique feature is that there are only two cottages, and the main lodge with room for 14 guests.
Imagine your own piece of pristine paradise where you and your group can occupy the entire camp and fish the untapped waters for trophy-sized Walleye and Northern Pike. They are a small family-run resort catering to small groups to experience Northern Ontario’s vast unspoiled wilderness truly. Join us this year at Birch Bark Lodge!
Enjoy remote moose hunting — without having to rough it. This area is very isolated with no roads, no hunting pressure, and a proven success history. The floatplane fly-in trip to our remote lodge, the daily plans and conversation about the hunt, the smell of bacon frying in the morning, the thrill of spotting a moose, and the triumphant return of the hunters with their trophy are all part of your great Birch Bark Lodge hunting adventure.
Whether you are looking for the thrill and satisfaction of discovering your adventure in an unguided hunt or are looking for an exceptional professional guided hunt that includes calling and dressing the animal, at Birch Bark Lodge, you will experience one of the most incredible big game hunts in North America.
They offer exceptional value and can accommodate smaller groups. In late September, the seven-day hunts include flight in and out of our remote lodge, all boats, motors and gas, full use of lodge and facilities, flight out of trophy, and if you’re ready to take a break from the hunt — outstanding fishing is waiting for you. They also offer guided and unguided packages that include both accommodations and a complete meal plan.
The unique feature of this lodge is that there are only two cottages and a main lodge with room for 14 guests. Imagine your own piece of pristine paradise where you and your group can occupy the entire camp.
The Troutfly Lake Outpost offers a remote experience second to none with the opportunity to catch both brook trout as well as lake trout in the world famous Albany River system. Located 60 miles east of Pickle Lake, this log cabin getaway also provides the ample opportunity to fish for walleye, whitefish and northern pike.