Mojikit Channel (Mojikit Lake / Ogoki Reservoir)
88° 10' 47"
Big Water - Big Fish
“The fishing is here is stupid good” in the words of one group as they excitedly explained how their week went. It's one way I suppose, of describing the fishing at Mojikit Channel.
In 1939, as a part of Canada's war effort, the north flowing waters of the mighty Ogoki River were diverted south to provide the needed water power for electric generation. When the dams were closed in 1942, what had also been created was a magnificent fishery.
As the Ogoki River winds it's way north to the Albany, it passes through the Ogoki Reservoir and thanks to this creation, joins with Mojikit Lake which together boasts over 60,000 acres.
Ogoki Frontier's camps are located on the sheltered channel joining Ogoki Reservoir with Mojikit lake. Just out from our South camp is a submerged 20 foot waterfall (as a result of the diversion) for those who need a quick fishing fix.
These camps have all the good stuff which includes Lund 16 boats complete with flat floors and Merc 4-stroke 15's. The screened in fish cleaning house feature running water and a stainless steel sink. The camp is quite roomy with solar for quiet electricity and solar water for residential style water pressure. So comfortable you may want to stay a bit longer.
And like we said .. “big water - big fish”.
When you fly in it is still possible to see some of the remnants of horse trails built in the 30's.
Over 40 miles end to end, we now have this magnificent 60,000 plus acre sportsman's waterway. Where the Ogoki Reservoir meets Mojikit Lake is the sheltered Mojikit Channel. What was a fall of 20 feet is now the fast water that flows past our two beautiful camps. Relax. We are talking current that walleye love not white water.
As for the fishing; Big walleye is probably the best way to describe it. Folks are generally absolutely delighted at the size of the walleye, and for the Pike hunters 30 inch plus is the starting point.
The South camp was newly constructed in 2001. Big, impressive and well thought out is the best way to describe this structure. From the 15 foot cathedral ceilings to the stand up bar we designed the camp with the big group in mind. New oversized chest freezer .. two refrigerators .. 2 futons .. two six foot dinning tables and a Motorola radio-phone. The lights are solar as is the water system. Enjoy cocktails - bug free - in the screened in porch. A picture is worth a thousand words. The wilderness bar has been raised.
We use deluxe 16' Lunds with 15 hp 4 stroke outboards and there are 4 of them.
- Large 1 frame cabin with screened in porch (8'x12')
- Screened fish cleaning house with running water
- Wood walkways
- 16' Lunds with floors
- 15 hp Electric start outboards (4 stroke)
- Sleeps 4-10
- Propane / Solar Lights
88° 10' 57"
50° 46' 08"
This is the original Channel camp just around the corner (1/3 mile) from the south camp. But, it looks nothing like the original. The cabin shown here burned in 2011 and has just been rebuilt. It is so new I don't have the latest pictures and Paul is still putting the finishing touches on the cabin. From the trademark Orange steel roof it has been modernized and has everything the South camp has except it is a little smaller. This camp is nestled in the tall jack pines and has an impressive view of Ogoki Reservoir. This area is home to one of the largest herds of the protected Woodland caribou. (Not to be confused with barren ground caribou) Don't be surprised if a couple swim in front of you. And the fishing? We don't call Mojikit Channel the fish factory for no reason. The walleye fishing is nothing short of spectacular and the northern pike are very well fed, if you know what I mean.
This camp comfortably accommodates eight. There a four 16' deluxe Lunds. with 15 hp 4 stroke outboards.
- Large 1 frame cabin
- Screened in porch (8'x12')
- Propane / Electric
- Wood walkways
- Fish cleaning house with running water
- 16' Lund with floors
- 15 hp Electric start Mercury outboard (4 stroke)
- Sleeps 4-10
- Private Camp (Conservation)
The Ogoki River has awesome Speckled Trout fishing. Why is there nothing on their web site about Brookies?
My best Friend Greg Loten is a bush pilot like his dad, Stu. Stu use to own outpost camps north of Nakina and Armstrong. In the spring we flew into Mojikit Lake to drop off propane, gas tanks and motors and get everything cleaned up and running. He had an outpost in the channel between the main lake and a lodge. While we were working the fog came in and we were stuck there for 2 days and did not have any fishing equipment. We needed to eat.
I found a dirty old jig covered with grease under the motor shed. I found an old broom stick under the cabin and we used a clothes-line as fishing line. I rowed the boat out about 20 feet off the dock and every time the jig hit the water, I had a walleye on. The problem is the walleyes were all too big. With no fishing rod bending to absorb force, the jig kept bending out. It took about 15 or 20 minutes to bring in 10 small walleyes. So we ate walleye for 2 days That's what the fishing is like up there.