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Far into the extreme northern wilderness of Northwestern Ontario and way past all the other lodges and outpost camps north of Nakina, is Gray Wood Outfitters. Gray Wood is your dream trophy Moose, Bear, and Pike fishing destination. It takes a special breed of person who craves adventure without limits to experience Ontario's last wild frontier. A fly-in fishing or trophy moose hunting trip with Gray Wood feels like you have reached the edge of the world. Our business goal is supplying you with an oasis; an unexpected level of comfort in an otherwise wild and remote environment. The reward for making such a journey to our location is access to incredible Pike and Walleye fishing, and some of the best trophy Moose and Bear hunting opportunities Canada has to offer.Book Today
Your Dream Destination
Far into the extreme northern wilderness of Northwestern Ontario and way past all the other lodges and outpost camps north of Nakina is your dream hunting and fishing destination. It takes a special breed that craves exploration and needs adventure without limits to experience Ontario's last wild frontier. A fly-in fishing or hunting trip with Gray Wood feels like you have reached the edge of the world. Our goal is simple, to supply you with an unexpected level of comfort in an otherwise wild and remote environment. The reward for making a journey to this remote location is access to some of the best fishing and hunting Canada has to offer.Book Today
Our group Troy, Gaston, Michel , Richard and myself enjoyed every minutes of our trip in this beautiful wilderness.
Also a big shout out to Bruce our pilot and all the staff at Nakina air service. These man and woman are amazing and work really hard to make theses adventures perfect.
Already can’t wait to go back!
The water levels were low when we were there in late July, and we had to watch out for big rocks in numerous places. The prop guards worked very well at lowest speed in forward and reverse. It took us 2-3 days to learn the lakes, by which time we were able to catch near 100 fish per day between the four of us. We mostly targeted Pike, catching many pike over 2 ft. and up to 40 in. We also caught plenty of Walleye and had more than enough to eat each night.
Mistassin Lake had a rocky, but passable connection, and was the most productive. We tried the south end of the portage lake 2 times, saw some perch, but had almost no hits or bumps, though the habitat looked great. We hooked a big 40+ inch Pike, but it got away on a barbless lure. While that was disappointing, there are enough fish to catch that barbless is a good idea to keep the Pike mouths healthy, even if a few are lost before reaching the boat. It’s a good idea to take an extra small gas can in the boat for the portage lake; just don’t leave it there for the bears.
We were fishing the deeper (3-10 ft) weed beds, the rocky shores with drop offs to deeper water, and the rocky points to get both Pike and Walleye. Phil had a portable Garmin fish finder with GPS that was effective in locating fish depths, and mapping mid-lake humps that produced a lot of fish, especially Walleye, up to 25 inches. For baits, we tried a lot of different types of baits from jigs with twister tails to jerk baits, swim baits, spooks, buzz baits, spinner baits, and spoons. Everything worked on both Pike and Walleye.
So we certainly loved our trip to Blackbirch Lake and would strongly recommend Gray Wood Outfitters to prospective clients. We hope to return soon.
You’ll begin your journey with Nakina air. Their staff and pilots are friendly, helpful, and efficient. Our flights were comfortable and most importantly done safely.
The amount of amenities at Windsor Outpost Camp is truly remarkable. Gas stove, coffee pot, toaster, generator strong enough to power everything, and an on demand water heater which worked great.
The aluminum boats were in good shape, had boat seats, and were equipped with 4 stroke Mercury 9.9 hp.
It didn’t take much exploring to land on the fish and start catching. Whether your after pike or walleye you will find an abundance of both. On the last day of our trip my father-in-law and I boated 129 walleyes!! Of those 129 only a handful were under 18 inches. The average size walleye in Windsor is incredible.
If you need a break from fishing and want to go explore there are many sandy beaches, which were great for swimming, and cool rock formations scattered all throughout Windsor lake.
Windsor Lake outpost exceeded my expectations and I truly believe it will yours as well! Thanks Gray Wood Outfitters for an amazing experience. Can’t wait to come back!
This is the farthest north I've ever fished. It's safe to say that the bar has been set incredibly high for any future fishing trips.
I want to commend Nakina Air Services for their excellent team and service. The flights were fantastic and made the overall experience even more enjoyable.
The fishing was simply unbelievable. After exploring the lake, the first few days we were successful in finding the best spots and understanding the fish's behavior. On the third day we started hammering the Walleye. With three boats and six guys, we caught over 1200 Walleye and 500 Pike in just one week.
The facilities were also impressive, as noted by the veteran fishermen in our group.
Thank you for providing such an incredible experience.
Thanks Adam and the rest of your team at gray wood. I’m sure we will be talking soon.
Lots of animals seen, moose, bear, eagles.
Nakina Air flew us in and were very professional and easy to deal with.
Overall a fantastic trip, I would highly recommend Gray Wood Outfitters.
Camps are great ,hunting and fishing is excellent ,and the staff are exceptional, as they really work hard to make sure their guests have a amazing vacation.
If you are looking for a hunting or fishing trip you will remember forever I highly recommend Gray/Wood outfitting , you won’t be disappointed
I can’t wait to return
As for the fishing....it was incredible! You want to catch Walleye all day long pretty much anywhere on the lake? No problem. Big pike? You will get them even if you don't want to! I cannot recall catching as many large incidental Pike as we did on Blackbirch on any other trip I have been on. The amount of water available to fish is just perfect as well. Blackbirch itself is a fairly substantial lake with a lot of varied structure to fish, including the long outflow at the north end. The ~3km (2 mile) ride into Mistassin Lake was easily navigable and opened up a vast amount of additional fishing opportunities. On top of all of that, there is the portage lake that is teeming with big Pike! So much to explore!
The only negative is how sore your shoulders and arms will be at the end of the week.
Thanks to Adam, Andrew, Monika and Caroline of Gray Wood Outfitters for having us and doing a fantastic job with communication and helping organize our trip!
The camp was in spectacular shape with all the amenities needed including an indoor shower and electricity for all our needs.
There are endless opportunities to explore new areas and even with 6 fishermen we left water untouched.
The fishing was absolutely stellar for this time of year with water in the 55 degree range all week.
We jigged all week for the eyes and casted for northern when we targeted them, although many incidentals were caught jigging.
We absolutely pounded on walleye all week in the 2 1/2 to 3 pound range while jigging 6-15 fow with bigger fish in the mix now and then.
All the pike you wanted casting to deeper cabbage weeds at the mouth of bays in 6-10 fow.
I believe our group landed 19 or so pike over 40 inches and 35- 39 inch fish were everywhere!
Funny part was some pike were very thick bodied while others long and snakish like they were just startingto feed up heavy for the fall, but all were very healthy specimens.
Despite rain off and on all week it was an amazing week with the highlight for me being able to see a couple huge moose!
Erick and I were fishing our way into a long narrow bay that had a burned over area on our near shore. This giant cow with a massive bull following her sauntered by along the burn, Erick stopped him with a grunt and he turned to face us- easily a 50 inch plus rack in the sunlight! Unfortunately cameras were buried and he turned to continue following his girl before we could dig out a camera.
The group that flew in as we were leaving were moose hunters from Sudbury and they were jacked when we told them where and what we saw, hopefully they have success.
A huge tip of the hat to Adam and the crew at Gray Wood Outfitters for setting us up very comfortably in a remote but gorgeous part of our great country!!!
We will be back!