Fishing- Make Timmins your catching destination!
By: David Reid
With the snow and ice starting to melt we find ourselves day dreaming of where to spend our holidays.
If you enjoy the outdoors, your thoughts may be of camping or a fishing trip either with friends or family.
A place where you can listen to the call of loons, watch bald eagles soaring overhead, blue skies, fresh air, camp fires, stars so bright that they brighten the darkness of night, watch a mystic sunrise and a breath taking sunset. A place where you able to unwind and reconnect with family or friends.
One such place is located in Northeastern Ontario. The Cache Campground is located just forty minutes southwest of Timmins making it an ideal place to stay.
The Cahe Campground offers both trailer/RV camp sites and cabin rentals which are only a few step from the beach area on beautiful Kenogamissi Lake.
Campsites for trailers come with either a 15 or 30 amp. hydro hookups, and a fire pit where you’ll be able to enjoy roasting marshmallows, hot dogs or smores during the evening. Trailers lots can find a waste depot that is conveniently located on the property.
Cabins offer a kitchen with a full size fridge, stove and microwave, a three piece bathroom, cookware, dinnerware and utensils.
Guest have the option of either cooking their catch of the day or meals on the propane stove or the barbecue that each cabin is provided with.
While staying here, visitors and their children are able to enjoy the beach, children’s playground, biking, trails, laid back atmosphere, and can partake in the events which are held by the campground throughout the summer.
Anglers are able to purchase some of best bait available at the campground store. If you don’t have a boat, not a problem as the campground have 14 foot aluminum boats with 9.9 hp. outboards for rent.
Fuel and propane is available on site. Should you have any problems during your stay with your water crafts or small engines, MD Marine is on location to service them and get you back on the water.
Well picking up your bait up at the store, be sure to ask the owners Michelle or Denis Perrier or their friendly staff about any hazards on the lake you need to be aware of. They will also be happy to help you with areas, depths and techniques that are producing fish during your stay.
Many of the local campground anglers will be glad to help you out on locations, bait and depths as while, so don’t be afraid to ask them.
Next to boat launch is a Historical Plaque. Here you can read about the importance of how this water system was to the fur trade back in 1794.
Once on the water anglers, pleasure boats, kayaks, and leisure crafts can enjoy 40 km. of prestige waterway that lies between, the Wawaitin Dam at the lower end and Upper Dam on the southern end,
With plenty of structure, anglers have many options to fish.
Walleye anglers can enjoy jigging one of the many rock or sand points, shallow or deep rock/sand humps, and shoreline.
If you like to pulling bottom bouncers, Lindy rigs or drag jigs, there is no shortage of areas along the main channel or in mid depths areas you’ll be able to pull them and catch Walleye.
Open water anglers can enjoy pulling crawler harness or crank baits for both Walleye and Pike.
If you enjoy Pike fishing, be sure to pack your spoons and crank baits. Anglers can focus on either casting or trolling shorelines or venture out over deeper water for some amazing Pike action that happens all season.
Over the years, the Smallmouth Bass population in the system has exploded, making for another favorite species many local anglers are starting to target.
Anglers can cast tubes baits, spinner baits, jerk baits, top water or drop shot for them along flood timber shorelines, back bays or on the many humps and points in the system.
With Timmins only a short drive away, the Cache Campground is an ideal place to stay whether you’re visiting friends, family, attending/competing in the Great Kayak Challenge or any other event you might be attending in Timmins.
If you need to pick up some supplies in Timmins or just want to take a break from cooking, be sure to check out some of tourism attractions the city has to offer. For events and tours, Please visit https://www.facebook.com/Tourism-Timmins-478263485543080/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARDbzOYyXBhaR_XX4vkSNZnDMaLw7h3yLdNnj0ByQr8tfZJd415lLigcXuwq-2zxhrsIoK61pi6ScRSv
If you’re looking to treat yourself to something different for dinner, be sure to drop by Get Ribbed Smokehouse & BBQ Pit located on Riverside Dr., and take back some of Best Southern Smoked or Barbecue food you ever had.
Come discover Northeastern Ontario this summer and start making memories with family or friends that will last a lifetime. You’ll be glad came.
For more information on pricing, events, rules, and directions, Please visit the Cache Campground website at https://www.cachecampground.com
Big Walleye Picture is of Matt Arrigo and Smallmouth Bass is of David Ainsworth. The other pictures are of the Cache Campground.