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West Lake

"Our group fishes 85% of the time for pike. We have fished every inch of West Lake and have released numerous trophies. Walleye are everywhere. The portage lakes are good for pike and make for a nice day off the big lake. In my opinion, the fishing is just as good on the main lake. You know fishing; it is all that you put in to it and how long you stay after it. In our many years of vacationing at West we have landed a lot of 40in + pike at West and will keep going till we can't anymore."
— B. Somers

west lake camp and solar panels
west lake interior
west lake departure
trophy pike are common
Big Hook eagles and wildlife
big pike abound

GPS Coordinates:
N53 35.428
W093 17.713

West Lake is situated in the center of the Opasquia Provincial Park. This body of water can be distinguished as two lakes in one. First, the "fish bowl" to the south, is a bowl shaped area with shallower depths. The shallower waters allow temperatures to warm up early in the spring for exciting pike action. The "fish bowl" has vast sprawling weed beds and numerous feeder creeks. The second half of the lake to the north harbors deeper holes and fishable submerged reefs. Two scenic rapids spill into West Lake, while one exits to the north. Numerous guests enjoy classic Canadian shore lunches next to the 20 ft. waterfall due east of camp. There are two portages available, one to the S.E. of the cabin and the other due east of the cabin. This outpost is a must for all trophy pike fisherman.

Species of fish available: Northern and walleye

Portages: Two, boats on other side

Housekeeping Package Includes:

  • 14' Lund boats with seats and 15 hp Yamaha 4 stroke motors
  • life vests, fish nets and gas
  • electric freezer, propane stove
  • solar lights and solar refridgerator
  • wood heater
  • hot/cold running water via solar on-demand water pump
  • complete cooking and eating utensils
  • beds with foam mattress and pillows
  • shower
  • propane grill and fish cooker
  • mid week fly-in camp check
  • satellite communication device (phone or messenger)
  • staple foods including: pork and beans, ice, canned vegetables, peaches/pears, powdered juice, jelly, onions, coffee, mustard, syrup, pancake mix, sugar, dry onion soup mix, potatoes, salt and pepper, lard or cooking oil, ketchup, scouring pads, dish washing soap, and toilet paper.