Southwest Lake


Southwest Lake outpost is set on Big Hook’s second biggest body of water and is second to none as far as sheer numbers of fish are concerned. Guests often report catches in the thousands and some bring counters to prove it. In addition to the crazy fast action, trophy northern and walleye are caught regularly – just be prepared to take a few hundred eating sized fish off the hook before you tie into one. Perch enthusiasts cast to dense schools near several sand beaches while nature lovers and photographers head towards the numberous wild rice paddies in search of grazing Moose. This incredible location offers spectacular sunsets and expansive waters to explore and fish. The fast pace fishing and easy terrain make Southwest a great option for groups traveling with youths. The comfortable, cozy cabin has a newly remodeled kitchen and large porch with all-time views.

Species of Fish Available

  • Walleye
  • Northern Pike
  • Perch
  • Whitefish

Portages: None, Southwest Lake is Big Hook Wilderness Camps second largest body of water.

Southwest Lake accommodates up to 8 people and is the only cabin on the lake.

Housekeeping Package Includes:

  • 14′ Lund boats with seats and 15 hp Yamaha 4 stroke motors
  • life vests, boat safety kits, fishing nets and gas
  • electric fridge and chest freezer
  • propane stove and oven
  • solar array with generator backup for power
  • hot/cold running water via solar on-demand water pump
  • wood heater
  • complete kitchenware including cooking and eating utensils
  • beds with foam mattress and pillows
  • hot shower
  • propane grill and fish cooker
  • mid-week fly-in camp check
  • satellite communication device (phone or messenger)
  • staple foods including: canned beans/fruits/vegetables, potatoes, onions, pancake mix, syrup, powdered juice, jelly, sugar, ketchup, mustard, dry soup mix, salt and pepper, cooking oil, scouring pads, dishwashing soap, toilet paper, and ice