Walleye: For many years Patience Lake was used just as a Moose hunting camp. Hunters coming out of the bush brought with them fantastic fishing stories, which at times were hard to believe. After some investigation, it turns out the stories were true. The fishing in Patience Lake is beyond comprehension and still to this day receives very little fishing pressure and is producing great numbers and great sizes of Walleye.
This is a magnificent Walleye Lake. Patience Lake is a widening of the famous Ogoki River. There are Walleyes everywhere. River current, weed beds, rocky points and spots around the islands are all holding high populations of Walleyes. How hard you fish and how much time spent fishing in a day will determine if you reach that magic 100-walleyes-in-a-day mark, which is very possible. There are spots where guests have caught Walleyes almost every cast all day long. You will catch tons of walleyes in the 1 to 3-pound range. This lake is known for both size and numbers. There are good numbers of Walleyes in the 5 to 10-pound range. Guests have caught Walleyes as big as 14-pounds in this lake.
Please Note: For some strange reason the Walleyes are really hard to catch in the early spring when water levels are way up. It has been theorized that high water is washing minnows down into the lake and the cooler water of the Ogoki River delays the May Fly hatch so the Walleyes are just full. By mid June the Walleyes are hungry again and guests enjoy non-stop Walleye action. On unusually cool and rainy springs, we may not start booking guests into the lake until the third week of June. It is imperative that our guests catch hundreds of fish so we can maintain our reputation.
Early spring when the water is high is not a good time to fish Patience Lake. We don't like flying guests in until mid June or later. From mid June to mid September, the Walleye fishing is unbelievable.
Northern Pike: The population of Northern Pike in Patience Lake is higher than some of our other lakes on the Ogoki River System. Many streams and narrows leading from other lakes all converge in Patience. The big Monster Northern Pike know the Walleyes migrate through this area thus they just wait to ambush Walleyes and get bigger and fatter in the process. As you can see on the map, Patience Lake is a root system of waterways flowing around many islands, which are marked in black. This divers structure is perfect for spawning and to ambush prey. The Ogoki River has produced some of the largest Pike caught in Canada. Monster size Northerns patrol the river waiting to gobble-up unsuspecting Walleyes. Don't be surprised if a monster 25-pound Pike slams your Walleye before you get it to the boat. There are rumors of a 70-inch Pike that has staked his territory right close to the cabin. Nobody has landed him yet.
Brook Trout: The Ogoki River has Brook Trout in it. There are countless streams and springs running into the river as well as many sets of rapids up stream and down stream from the main lake. Brook Trout are more common in the 1 to 3 pound range. Brookies up to 6-pounds are caught by guests and occasionally guests catch Brook Trout even bigger.
Cabin: The cabin sleeps 2 to 8 people and is the only cabin on the lake. The cabin is clean and comfortable and fully equipped with propane stove and refrigerator. We have a small generator at the cabin for lights. There is a wood-burning stove for heat. Pots, pans, fish fryer, cutlery, dishes and cups are all in the cabin. Cabin also has propane BBQ.