Ara Lake is around 30 minutes flight northwest of Nakina and one of the top Walleye lakes in Ontario. The cabin is strategically located so that it's just a short boat ride to Meta Lake, where the fishing is almost as good as Ara. As far as most outpost cabins go, the cabins at Ara Lake are very nice. They are built with logs using a traditional saddle notch construction. A lot of work went into making such a solid structure. There are two cabins at Ara Lake fully equipped for housekeeping. We have also placed brand new non-slip metal stairs from the dock up to cabin level to make it much easier for people with physical challenges to get between the cabins and the boats.
In Fall of 2015, we did a very attractive remodeling of the main cabin this summer and a general sprucing up of the whole camp. It looks really nice. (new photos coming soon) We also built a new dock with a floating system for convenience with loading/unloading planes. We built a new central shower room attached to our storage building. It's very roomy and nice. We have electricity at Ara Lake now as well. Ara Lake has been producing a lot of Monster Northern Pike and it's fantastic Walleye fishing seems to get better every year.
Both Ara Lake cabins are fully equipped with propane lights, propane stove and refrigerator. There are pots, pans, dishes, coffee pots & cups, strainers, stove-top toasters, cutlery, can openers and everything else you need. The beds are bunk beds with mattresses. You need to bring your own pillow, sleeping bag and bedroll cover. There is also a large kitchen table with benches and chairs. In the center of the cabin is a wood burning stove for heat. There is a small generator capable of running indoor electric lights and charging the battery system, which runs an electric water pump. The pump sends water to the kitchen sink or the shower. The water is heated by a propane "on demand system". It cost a fortune to fly propane into the camps so an energy efficient system needs to be used. By mid-June most guests go swimming to get clean.
Ara Lake is one of the top Walleye lakes in Ontario. You will find spots where there is non-stop action for hours. Many guests tell us they have caught a 100 walleyes in a day. There are Big Trophy Walleyes in the lake as well. Each year multiple guests catch Walleyes over 10 pounds. The most common size Walleye is in the 16 to 24-inch range. Not as common are the 25 to 32-inch Walleyes but many guests catch a few in this size range during a week of fishing. The biggest Walleyes are usually caught first thing in the morning or at dusk and after dark. There are Monster Northern Pike in lake as well. Most groups will bring in a 15 to 20-pounder during the week. Once in a while an extraordinary fish over 25 pounds get caught and released. Your chances at a big Pike increase if you target them. Jumbo Perch and Whitefish are also available in great numbers.
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