Camp Manitou Main Lake and Portage Lake Descriptions:
Lower Manitou Lake
The resort is located on this large, crystal clear lake that is every angler's dream. There is great Smallmouth Bass fishing throughout the season with big Muskies and Northerns hiding at every break and point in the lake, this is where you'll have your best chance at a trophy Muskie. There are plenty of Lake Trout to chase when you need a little change of pace from the Bass, Northern and Muskies.
This lake is where our boat landing is located and it is connected to Manitou through a large channel. This is a very clear spring-fed lake with many of the same characteristics of Manitou. This lake contains good numbers of Lake Trout, Northern Pike, trophy Muskie, a few Largemouth Bass, and numerous Smallmouth Bass. You will find excellent fishing on this lake in the months of June, July, August and September.
This small, stained water lake is known for its great catches of Largemouth Bass on sunny days; when you're done catching Bass, you can also find medium size Northern Pike. This lake is only about 150 acres, so it only takes about three hours to fish it completely. It's a nice portage lake to try after lunch. This lake is catch and release lake.
This is one of our best Northern Pike and Lake Trout portage lakes because of its crystal clear cold water, northern's grow very large here. The MNR recently did a fish study on this lake. It concluded that if someone was truly looking for a trophy Northern Pike in Northwest Ontario, this would be the lake to go to. When you're done chasing your trophy Northern Pike you can try for Lake Trout that are feeding on the unsuspecting baitfish in the lake. The best fishing months on this lake are May, June and September. Mister is a catch and release lake.
This portage lake was opened up in 2010. It is a small stained-water lake filled with Northern Pike. We have not fished it very much, but from what we can tell this is going to be an excellent small to medium size Northern Pike lake. Good times to fish are the months of June, July, and August.
This dark stained-water lake is loaded with chunky Smallmouth Bass, medium size Northern Pike and a few Largemouth Bass. This lake has a good mix of rock reefs, weeds, and a nice water falls on the north end. These three components provide for excellent fishing and this lake is a favorite for many guests. Best times to fish this lake are May, June and September. This is a catch and release lake.
This lake is one of our medium sized crystal clear portage lakes. It has excellent fishing for Smallmouth Bass and Northern Pike along with some Lake Trout. At one time this lake held the banjo minnow Northern Pike record with a 52" northern. This is an excellent lake to target in May and June. This is a catch and release lake.
Three Island Lake
This is a small semi-stained double portage lake located off of Alonghill. We don't know much about this lake due to few guests making it to it but we do know that is seems to have a good population of Northern Pike. This is a catch and release lake.
This is our largest and most popular portage lake, it is a crystal clear Lake Trout lake, but it is also loaded with Smallmouth Bass and good numbers of Northern Pike. On the southwest and west section of the lake you will find many rock reefs, teaming with hungry Smallmouth Bass. In the deep east basin you can find plenty of Lake Trout. In the northeast section you will find most of the Northern Pike congregating on this lake. They seem to like the shallower water, the weeds and flowing water out of Bretz Lake. This lake is good May, June, July and September. This is a catch and release lake.
This is a small stained-water lake located off of Peep Bay. It seems to have a good population of small to medium sized Northern Pike. Due to the size of the lake it only takes three hours to fish.
This portage lake was opened up in 2010. It is a medium sized portage lake located just above the Weasel waterfall. In this lake you will find Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike
and a few scattered Largemouth Bass. Not a lot is known about this lake since it is new.
This is a catch and release lake.
This small stained-water lake can be accessed through a shallow quarter mile long channel. The entrance point to it is just north of the Weasel waterfall on the east side of
Lower Manitou Lake. In this lake you will find Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, good
Largemouth Bass and there have been rumors of Muskies spotted in these waters. This is good in June, July and August.
This portage lake is our furthest north, it is located over a hill in Glass Bay. This lake has good populations of Smallmouth Bass and Northern Pike. In the spring you will find lots of Smallmouth Bass at the base of Knowles waterfall which is located on the east side of the lake. This lake is good May, early June and August. This is a catch and release lake.
These two lakes are shallow stained water lakes. You can find these lakes just off the southwest edge of Lower Manitou Lake by driving your boat through a narrow shallow channel about two blocks long. In these lakes you will find Northern Pike and Smallmouth Bass. Back in this area you have a good chance at spotting, moose, bear, deer, loons, eagles as well as other waterfowl.
This portage lake has semi-stained water and here you will find lots of Muskie and some Lake Trout. Many of the guests call this lake our "diamond in the rough". This is a numbers, numbers, numbers Muskie lake. If you have never caught a Muskie you will definitely want to try this lake sometime during your trip. This lake is very easy to fish, there are no weeds, or rock reefs so you are simply casting the shoreline. Best times to fish this lake are late June, July and September. This is a catch and release lake.
This is a small stained-water double portage lake located through Calder Lake. This lake has lots of small Muskies. Again being a double portage we don't know much about this lake since it is rarely fished. This is a catch and release lake.
This a shallow stained-water portage lake located above Kaminni falls in Olson Bay. In this lake you will find Smallmouth Bass and Northern Pike. This is a new portage lake that we are planning on opening in 2011. It has a lot main lake rock reefs, and good structure throughout. We are anticipating this to be a popular lake. This is a catch and release lake.
Straw Lake **(see bottom of page)
This shallow, dark stained water lake has three flowages into it, which provide the needed mix of ingredients to produce the quality and quantity of Northern Pike, Walleyes, and Smallmouth Bass that we as angling enthusiasts, are looking for in a great lake. This lake produces good number of eater Walleyes in the 13 - 18 inch range with a good chance at one over 23 inches. You will find good Smallmouth Bass fishing in June and early July in both size and numbers. In this lake you will also find hot action for medium sized Northern Pike. When you're in Straw and Sucan, there is never a dull moment; there is always action.
Sucan Lake **(see bottom of page)
This is relatively small, stained-water lake with the exact characteristics of its neighbor Straw Lake, Sucan has the same variety of fish as Straw.
** Please note these are guided trip only lakes.