Welcome to Murray Lake Cottages

We are a small family-owned fishing & hunting lodge located deep in Ontario's vast wilderness. We are located north-east of Lake Superior and in the wilderness region east of Wawa and south of Missanabie, Ontario. Our camp is located on Murray Lake, one of Ontario’s top fishing lakes.

Walleye Fishing: The main attraction of our lake is the fantastic Walleye fishing. Walleye are the dominant species in the lake and our guests return year after year to catch a plentitude of these hard fighting and tasty fish. Walleyes in the 2 to 4-pound range are common with guests occasionally catch and releasing Trophy Walleyes. We have had guests report catching between 60 and 80 Walleye in a day and this is partly due to our release policy of all spawning size Walleyes in the 22 to 28-inch range.

Northern Pike Fishing: As the apex predators in the lake Northern Pike are also a huge favorite of our guests. Northern Pike are very easy to catch and hoards of them in the 2 to 6-pound range can be caught as well as good numbers of Northern Pike in the 7 to 12-pound range. Many guests travel to our lake to get the big Trophy Northerns. Guests who specifically target Northern Pike have a great chance at a 20-pounder. On occasion Northern Pike over 45 inches and close to 25 pounds get caught and released. Since owning the camp the largest Northern Pike caught by one of our guests was 47 inches.

Smallmouth Bass Fishing: Murray Lake is a rocky Canadian Shield Lake and the perfect habitat for Smallmouth Bass to proliferate in great numbers and get big. Smallmouth Bass are found all along the shore and off rocky structure. Guests many times report catching over 60 hard fighting Smallies in an afternoon with some big ones. Smallmouth Bass in the 1 to 3-pound mark are common in the lake. Those who specifically target the Bronzbacks can get rewarded with not only large Smallmouth Bass but trophy size. There are plenty of Smallmouth Bass in the 4 to 6-pound range that get caught with the occasional 7-pounder.

Brook Trout & Lake Trout Fishing: We have several remote backcountry lakes that have outstanding Lake Trout and Brook Trout fishing. We have three small Lake Trout lakes where guests can expect to catch 10 to 20 Lake Trout in an afternoon with the sizes averaging around 2.5 pound, which is the best eating size for Lake Trout. We have a stocked spring-fed Brook Trout Lake near by where guests can spend the afternoon leisurely canoeing or kayaking the lake and catch Brook Trout in the 1/3 to 2.5 range. These lakes have produced Brook Trout as big as 7 pounds but that is a rare monster-size Brookie. There are also a few cold streams in the area that produce lots of Brook Trout in the 9 to 12-inch range with the occasional 15 or 16 incher.

Black Bear Hunting: Hunting for Black Bear is a time honored family tradition at Murray Lake Cottages. We have five Bear Management Areas (BMAs) totaling 500 square kilometers (311 square miles). Our BMAs are stuffed with Black Bears and our guests enjoy a 90% harvest rate and a 100% sighting rate. Black Bears average between 200 and 250 pounds but guests have harvested many in the 300 to 450 pound range and we have even had a few Black Bears exceed 500 pounds. Guests have a choice of weapons when hunting Black Bear. Rifle, archery (bow), black powder and shotgun are all acceptable.

Moose Hunting: Moose are plentiful in the area due to the diverse landscape and remote location. Each year we receive approximately three non-resident Bull Moose tags and one Cow Moose tag. This may change every three years. Bull Moose in the area are common in the 900 to 1300 pound range with the occasional Bull that is much bigger. Cows are usually between 700 and 900 pounds. We can offer our Moose hunts to both archery (bow) and rifle hunters.

Accommodations & Activities: We offer five comfortable lakefront cabins that are different sizes and sleep four to nine adults comfortably. Each cabin has a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with sink, shower and flush toilets, comfortable beds, kitchen table with chairs and all but our smallest cabin have a comfortable couch. Each cabin has a wood burning stove for heat and a 1000 watt generator. In front of the cabins is a beautiful beach that the kids will love. There are many other activities for the whole family other than fishing such as canoeing, kayaking, swimming, hiking, guided ATV rides, blueberry picking, bird watching, having fun in the paddle boat or just exploring the area and its unique landscape. Our office has a pool table and comfortable couches. We also have 2 out-posts if a more remote package is a better fit, for your group.

Please take a look through our website and feel free to ask us any questions.

Best Regards
Jeff & Tina
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