Virtually any of the lakes hold plenty of room to find those perfect fishing holes. I have a few preferences. Sturgeon River comes to mind. Abram Lake near the "chutes" or rapids is another. There are some waterfalls here and there as well and almost every lake offers amazing sunsets. Water is clean and wildlife is plentiful and varied.
2 Sturgeon River Road, Sioux Lookout, ON, 99999, C
Good for: Couples
Hwy. 72. P.O. Box 558, Sioux Lookout, P8T 1AB, Canada
Good for: Business
10 First Avenue South, Sioux Lookout, P8T 1A1, Canada
Good for: Business
Although there is much recent development in the area, it is still basically a canadian wilderness and should be respected accordingly.
Proper knowledge of handling a boat on a large lake and keen navigation skills on varied waters (both by channel markings and by sight) are absolutely MANDATORY for your safety!!!! If you accidently run into trouble and hit a reef, encounter one of the terrifying "squalls" which can strike the lakes, or get lost; it could be very difficult to find help or first aid. It is important to look BEHIND you frequently when navigating as well as ahead. Most lakes and islands can tend to look very similar and you could go 30 miles off-course without realizing it. Reefs and sandbars are numerous and often hard to recognize for the inexperienced boater.
Obey the license and alcohol laws, as they are very hardnose on people who choose to foolishly break them. Besides, it's a very good idea to keep a clear head when testing the outer limits of nature.
Even if you are going to Sioux Lookout in the summer, it is a very good idea to bring both a swimsuit AND cold-weather gear. It can often become hot during the day, but generally cools down quite noticably at night.
We usually brought lightweight raincoats
as there is frequently good fishing during light drizzle.
You will want some sturdy shoes as most of the shorelines are pretty rugged and often have mossy rocky outcroppings.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Most groceries and supplies are available in the town of Sioux Lookout, but you might feel better if you are already stocked up before you arrive. If boating, make sure your first aid kit is updated before you leave.
Photo Equipment: I would not go anywhere without a camera. I've seen and filmed/photographed everything from Osprey nests to bears and deer along the shorelines.
Miscellaneous: It would be a good idea if visiting from the U.S. or another country to make sure you have an updated list of what is permitted to bring in or out of Canada. This will save you time and trouble at the border customs office, especially if traveling in by car. As I recall, you will need a current driver's license
or ID and your birth certificate for every passenger. (Children need a birth certificate) If boating, make sure you have ample tools such as spark plug wrenches
and spare plugs/parts. You may need to repair an outboard yourself if you should run into trouble and are miles from help.