The fishing at Bush Country Camp is something to experience. The walleye population on the lake is healthy with fish over 24” being caught and released every week. At the camp, we believe in conserving the population, and ask that larger fish only be kept if mounting for a trophy. For the Northern Pike fisherman, the lake offers many back water bays where the big lunkers wait. We also have a neighbouring lake that is only a short portage. Fishing on this lake is almost exclusively Northern Pike. The Lake Trout fishing is steady throughout the year.
Types of fish in Bush Country Camp:
Walleye (Sander vitreus, formerly Stizostedion vitreum) is the main species at the camp and is primarily found in Lake Sasseginega. Is a freshwater fish native to most of Canada and to the North United States. Walleye are schooling fish that have a distinct ‘byte’ period in the evening that may be enhanced by other factors such as wind, water temperature, surface ‘chop’, and bottom structure. We recommend a medium to lite action spinning rod using jigs with worms, worm harnesses and rapala lures. Live bait is not permitted while fishing at the camp. It is most easily caught at early night to early morning! Hint (Lake Sasseginega is our number one producer of Walleye (up to 16 lbs.), Lake Trout (up to 32 lbs.), Northern Pike (up to 28 lbs.); a large body of water, but easily fishable.)
Lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) is a freshwater fish. Other names for it include mackinaw, lake char (or charr), touladi,togue, and grey trout. The lake trout is prized both as a game fish and as a food fish. We have excellent Lake Trout fishing from May through to September. We recommend a medium to heavy action rod and heavy duty spinning or trolling reel using large silver spoons or gang trolls. 10 to 15 lbs test monofilament for spring and 20 to 40 lbs test lead or steel core for summer.
This species can be found throughout the three lakes accessible from the camp. We recommend a medium to heavy action rod and heavy duty spinning or trolling reel using large silver spoons or gang trolls while fishing. 10 to 15 lbs test monofilament for spring and 20 to 40 lbs test lead or steel core for summer.