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Fishing the lake of many bays

A fly-in fishing adventure on Big Kaby Lake at Pine Portage Lodge
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Located in northern Ontario on Kaby (Kabinakagami) Lake, Pine Portage Lodge has been operated by the Watson family for over 70 years! Since the beginning, they’ve lived by the philosophy of serving those who love the outdoors.

Pine Portage Lodge is steeped in history. After returning a hero from World War II, Dick Watson Sr. opened the lodge in 1946 with just a three-room cabin. He flew 90 missions and was shot down three times while serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

In the decades since, the Watson family has expanded their operation from its humble beginnings to over 13 guest cabins and a 6,000-square foot main lodge.

We arrived smoothly and in style on a DeHavilland Turbine Otter. Watson's Skyways offers flights to the lodge through their airbase in Wawa.

Kaby Lake covers 30,000 acres of beautiful Ontario wilderness. The name of the lake comes from the Oji-Cree indigenous language that translates to 'lake of many bays'. The waters provide top-notch fly-in walleye fishing, as well northern pike, whitefish and perch. It is the largest lake in the Algoma District, with 147 islands and endless fishing. Pine Portage even offers hunting for moose, bear and birds.

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