Island 10 Fishing Lodge on Lady Evelyn Lake in Northern Ontario

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This Remote Northern Ontario Fishing Paradise Awaits You!

Discover Lady Evelyn Lake and Enjoy Active Seclusion.

The Fish Are Calling...

Island 10 Home: Fish & Fishing

Lady Evelyn Lake has no road access. We've been refining the art of bringing our guests here but the majority of recreational anglers head for lakes that are easier to get to. As a result, the lake's stock of Northern Pike, Walleye (Pickerel, if you're Canadian) and Smallmouth Bass are healthier and more plentiful than on other easily-accessible Northern Ontario lakes.

Click here or on any of the pictures to the right to see some of our guest's catches!!

A Few Suggestions

Bring along your camera for some spectacular Northern scenery. As well we suggest that you bring warm clothing for the cool mornings and evenings. Other useful items that you might want to bring are a thermos, rain gear, cooler and flashlight.

Fishing licenses are not available at the lodge. You can purchase on online before you come. Here are the links to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources website for Canadian residents and non-residents.

For those wishing to explore even more of this pristine wilderness, boats are available on inland lakes at no extra charges. In addition there are no extra charges for canoes, boat service to and from the lodge, ice, fish cleaning, packaging and storage.

Our staff are happy to take care of every detail . . . awaiting you as you dock from a fishing venture, topping up your gas tank and providing you with fresh bait for your next outing. Our willingness to serve you makes your stay all that much more enjoyable!

Fishing Tips for Catching Walleye, Pike, Bass
& Whitefish on Lady Evelyn Lake

A light to medium action rod 5 to 6 feet line is a good size. We suggest 8 to 10 pound test line for Walleyes.
Lures: Erie Dearie
3 way swivel & walking sinker crawler harness with a worm #9 or #11 Rapalla blue, perch, silver, or gold 1/4
ounce floating jig
#2 or #3 Mepps Spinner with a worm
1/4 ounce yellow jig & worm or minnow

Great Northern Pike
A medium action 6 to 7 foot rod, 10 to 12 pound test line, 12 inch steel leaders, black hooks and swivels preferred.
Lures: Pike Minnows, Rapallas
Daredevils: Black & White Weedless
Green & White - Red & White

Smallmouth Bass
Light or ultra light rod. Ultra light tackle is where the real sport is. If you've never fished Smallmouth with an ultra light action rod, try it, you'll like it.
Lures: Small jigs Small Rapalla
Hooks #6 & #8 Small Mepps Spinner
Split Shot Assortment with worm or minnow

Lures: Mepps Spinners "O" size silver or gold. During the Mayfly hatch use mayflies on a small hook, and set about 18" below a bobber, hold the Mayfly under with a small split shot sinker. Wet flies work well too. In July & August, try night crawlers and small minnows on a hook.

May & June is prime time for serious fishermen. The fish are in shallow bays and rivers during May. Cool weather is not unusual so dress accordingly. Late May to mid-June brings bugs; however, light colored clothing and bug spray helps overcome this. Due to our Island location, the black flies are not a problem at camp. Plan your shore lunches on windy points. Watch sheltered bays for moose with young at this time of year.

July & August finds Walleyes on rocky shoals, sandbars, and around islands in 8-10 feet of water. Northern Pike are found off bullrush beds, especially watch for the leafy pike weeds that just break the surface of the water - stop and fish them. Summer pike fishing on Lady Evelyn is fun. Early July usually brings out a hatch of Mayflies. They don't bite, but they sure bring the Walleyes and the Whitefish to the surface. A good time to use a fly rod. Smallmouth Bass fishing is exceptional from opening through fall, live bait or artificials work equally well.

Late July to September is the time for BIG Northerns. The weather is generally mild, but a north wind can bring cool temperatures after mid-August. September 15th signals Fall fishing, warm days and cold nights. BIG Walleye, Bass and Pike are common.

Catch & Release Program

Island 10 acknowledges and appreciates "catch and release" practices, especially of trophy size fish. If you catch a trophy size fish, we encourage you to release it. In keeping with and ease of catch and release practices, we encourage and applaud the use of barbless hooks.

Keep in mind a Walleye may take 20 years to attain maximum size. Females are generally larger than males. Taking too many healthy breeding fish out of the ecosystem means fewer fish for future generations.

Click here for the fishing guidelines from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources with information on minimum catch sizes as well as daily catch quotas for our region of Ontario.

When you're our guest and you release a trophy size fish, you will be entered into a draw for a free 7 day package the following year in recognition of your conservation efforts.

Kind Words From Clients

Thanks again for an awesome week . . . already counting down till next year! - Dawn K.

Thanks for another great year! See you in another 51 weeks! - Bob K.

I wanted to drop you an email to let you know how much I enjoyed my trip to Island 10. I rank it as one of my all time best. Looking forward to seeing you next year. Cheers! - John G.

I visited your wonderful Island on Tuesday evening Sept 11th with Harold Watling and another chap, we were at Lady Evelyn the week of Sept 10 through the 15th. I was so impressed with your Island 10 and words can not describe the great time we had at your fish fry that evening. Thanks again folks for a wonderful time. - Jerry C.

Jim and I have been coming up here for quite a few years now . . . as always you and your staff are the best I've been associated with. I've been to other lodges and many charter trips, yet none of them come close to the service you provide. We'll see you again in September. - Jim & Roger

Scott and I want to thank you guys for another great week at camp. Your staff did a tremendous job. Our group has finally found a camp we can continue to come to year after year. You guys make it feel like home. Looking forward to next June. Thanks again. - Todd F.

Another great trip - as always. A lot of fish were taken every day and quite a few big (REAL BIG) fish in the mix. I can't thank Ken & Bev & Andrea & Mike & all of their staff for making this another great trip. Truly "Top Notch". - Tom M.

Just wanted to drop a line to thank you again for a great time. Island 10 sets the standard and you and your crew are the best. See you next year! - Denis St. P.

What you provide goes way beyond boats, food and lodging. You help create memories that last a lifetime. I truly believe that no one does it better than your team. The effort you put into running your camp does not go unnoticed by your guests. We are planning a trip back to Island 10 next summer and hope to continue for many years to come. - Brian P, KY

Ken . . . I was totally impressed not only with the fishing but with everything you do. I have finally found a camp which I can call my own and will be back many times in the future for sure. Your repeat customers speak volumes of what you and your camp are about and my wife and I have made friends there that will last a lifetime. - Bill C., ON

Just a note to thank you again for your wonderful hospitality and making our trip so memorable. We soooo want to come back. I have never left a vacation with tears in my eyes. We truly had the time of our lives and plan to return. - Bill & Peggy

As always, Great Service, Great Food, Great Equipment, Great Fishing, Great Time. - Dante P., OH

No one has been going to Lady Evelyn Lake longer than I. This year was my 52nd...I went first with my Dad and Grandfather when I was 7. I have stayed at every camp more than once. WITHOUT QUESTION Island 10 under Bev and Ken's leadership is the best BY FAR. Accomodations are excellent, food is five star, staff won't let you lift a finger. I strongly advise anyone looking for a great, remote fishing Lake to consider Lady Evelyn and if you do why not stay at the best place on the lake...Island 10 Fishing Retreat. - Billy F., OH

I want to thank all of you for making my week at Island 10 a most enjoyable experience. Everything was more than I expected! You also cooperated by providing great weather as well as super fishing. I don't know how you arranged that, but I will expect it to be the same next year as well. Thanks to Andrea and Bev I managed to gain 4 pounds. Needless to say the eats were very top quality and the deserts fattening! I am trying to get the group together for next year and you can be sure to hear from us as soon as I can arrange a date suits all. - Sam M.

Just thought I'd drop you a line to say we had a great trip and I continue to look back on the week spent at Island 10 as the ultimate fishing vacation. It's rare these days that a place actually exceeds expectations from what is advertised on their website: you all did!. It's the best place yet I've found to forget who you are. We all came back to the regular day-to-day life grind fully recharged and with a ton of great pictures and fishing stories. Thank you for the great hospitality during our stay and we look forward to our next fishing trip to Island 10. - Nathan E.

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