Kagianagami Lake Fly-in Outpost:
  • Number of Cabins: 1
  • Max Occupancy: 6 people
  • Flight Time: 60 minutes north of Nakina
  • Max Depth: 325 feet
  • Shoreline: 187 miles
  • Area: 217 square miles
  • Fish Species: Walleye, Lake Trout, Northern Pike, Brook Trout
  • Best Known For: Big Walleyes, Monster Northern Pike and huge Lake Trout
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  • An hour of flying north of Nakina is Kagianagami Lake. Most refer to it as Kag Lake. Our camp is located at the north end in the narrows between Kag Lake and outflow of the Opichuan River. The cabin has 6 beds and is fully equipped for housekeeping with propane stove and fridge as well as all the pots, pans and dishes you will need. There is a wood burning stove for heat.

    Kag Lake is an awesome lake if you like Big Walleyes, Monster Northern Pike, Gigantic Lake Trout and nice Brook Trout.

    Fall 2015 Report Update: We now have a shower, running water, sink and electricity at camp as well as new Yamaha 4 stroke 9.9 hp motors. With Kagianagami Lake being a cold deep lake it maintains a conducive water temperature for the Brook Trout all season as it outflows via the Opichuan River just past our camp. We had a couple of groups this year that targeted Brook Trout and they did quite well.

    Walleyes:
    Walleyes in the lake average over 3 pounds and there are lots of big ones over 10 pounds. There are spots between the islands where you will catch one Walleye after another but generally they are smaller in the 1 to 2 pound range. If you don't mind catching less Walleyes but want big ones that are consistently in the 3 to 5 pound range with much bigger ones thrown in, then you need to put on some Perch-colored Rapalas or Thundersticks and troll down the shore on the west side of the lake. If you are father than 20 feet from shore you will catch nothing. In Kag Lake the Walleyes are right up against the shore in spring, summer and fall. The reason being Kag Lake is 300 feet deep and 30 feet from shore it's already 50 feet deep. You can also cast jigs at the shore and literally drag them off the rocks into the water. The Walleyes are right at the rocks. Actually, Walleyes in this lake act more like Smallmouth Bass.

    In the evening the big massive females come out of the deep water and right up into the narrows by the camp. About 30 minutes before dark head to where the narrows meet the lake. It you troll very slowly with Blue J-11 Jointed Rapala in about 3 to 5 feet of water along the shore or across the mouth you will hammer some trophies. Right at dark until about an hour after dark you should catch a few in the 6 to 10 pound range and don't be surprised if you hook into something bigger. There are 20 pound Walleyes in this lake.

    Northern Pike:
    Northern Pike in this lake can get really huge. Just keep working tuffs of wild rice and lily pads on the south and west side of the lake and you will catch them. Generally the bigger Northern Pike over 20 pounds are either along the western shore feeding on Walleyes or on 20-food deep ridges just off shore. Pike don't like deep high pressure water but they do like to eat Lake Trout. They stage themselves on these deep ridges before going on deep water raids for trout.

    Lake Trout:
    This is a big lake with big fish. Nobody ever fishing for Lake Trout. Lots of 10 to 20-pounders get caught by spring Walleye guys by mistake but the true potential of the Trout fishery is not known. On a nice sunny calm summer day try back-trolling down 50 feet deep with a 3-way swivel rig and a light silver flutter lure. You should hammer the Lake Trout like crazy because nobody ever fishes for them.

    Brook Trout:
    The Opichuan River runs out of the lake right near our camp. In early spring before the May fly hatch the Brook Trout will come right up into the lake. You can cast a worm and a float out onto the water right in front of camp and catch them. You can also use super light line and cast Blue Foxes, Mepps and feathered Panther Martins into the calm water just before the current starts and catch them. Once the May Flies start hatching the trout will gorge themselves and are not very hungry. About a week after the May Flies fishing the first 10 sets of rapids will produce trout. The trout hang around because they are waiting for the Suckers to start spawning. At this time they gorge themselves on sucker eggs and can be hard to catch. You will have to go 1000 yards down stream past the suckers and then you can get into hungry Brook Trout again. Brook Trout are common in the to 3 pound range. The Opichuan River does produce bigger trout and the odd 4 pounder gets caught.

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