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The Best Drive-to Fishing Camp in Northwestern Ontario

Wright’s Camp is the gateway to some of Northern Ontario’s best trophy walleye and northern pike fishing.

Gullrock Lake, near Red Lake, Ontario has long been known as one of the most popular walleye lakes in Northwestern Ontario. The biggest reason for this has to do with the successful conservation policy that has been practiced and enforced for over ten years. Wright’s Camp offers you five different lakes to fish, all accessible by boat from the main camp. There is an abundance of water and structure to explore, and with our exceptional fleet of 12ft and 17ft boats you’ll be out on some of the best waters in Northwestern Ontario for a spectacular day of fishing in comfort & safety.

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The Gullrock Chain of Lakes

Wright’s Camp is located in the channel that connects Keg Lake and Gullrock Lake. This optimal location on the system provides shelter from the main bodies of rough water. The current between the two lakes makes for excellent fish habitat located right outside of our back door. The chain of lakes offer many different structural and depth differences which help to support a variety of fish that includes Walleye, Northern Pike and Perch along with a few other species. The lakes accessible by water from the camp are Red Lake, Keg Lake, Gullrock Lake, Ranger Lake and Two Island Lake. Here is some info on the differences of the lakes.

Gullrock Lake

The majority of our guests enjoy the convenience of Gullrock Lake and choose to fish here for much of their time with us. Gullrock Lake offers several sunken islands and long points with a maximum depth of about 60 feet, making for good fish structure for both Walleye and Northern Pike. Gullrock offers safe boating waters, and any rocks which may cause problems are well marked with buoys. Gullrock is about 10 miles long and is fairly easy to navigate even for a first timer.

Keg Lake

Keg Lake is located just around the corner from camp. Not as many of our guests fish Keg Lake due to it’s varied structure with several shallow water reefs as well as major underwater structure swings. The maximum depth on Keg is about 60 feet with some deep holes holding cold water coming from Red Lake. This tends to keep the water cooler than that of Gullrock Lake. The temperature differences are an asset in finding active Walleye and Northern Pike on any given day.

Ranger Lake

Ranger Lake is a very shallow lake located at the furthest point on Gullrock from the camp. Ranger is a fish sanctuary which is closed until mid June, providing walleye adequate time to spawn. Some of our regular guests will fish Ranger Lake when the sanctuary opens and again later in the season when the water has warmed up. Being very shallow, Ranger is a weedy lake that is about 2 1/2 miles long and has a maximum depth of about 10 feet.

Two Island Lake

Two Island Lake is a small lake located off of the south end of Gullrock. It is an easy lake to navigate and has only two shallow spots, one near the mouth on the Gullrock side, and one in the middle of the lake and both of these spots are marked for your safety. Two Island has a small amount of structure and produces good Walleye and Northern Pike fishing at certain times of the year.

Red Lake

Red Lake is just upstream from Keg, but is a fair distance from camp and our more adventurous guests make the long boat ride to enjoy it’s waters and the Walleye and Northern Pike fishing it offers. Red Lake is about 7 miles from camp and is very large in comparison to Gullrock. Red Lake is about 25 miles long and has depths that exceed 150 ft. Red Lake is fairly easy to navigate as long as you stay on the main traffic areas. As a result of it’s size and open waters it’s important to note that it can get rough at times.

Hit the Waves in our
Exceptional Fleet of Boats

Available are 16 ft Canadian made Alumarine boats with floorboards and swivel seats. All boats are equipped with 20 hp Yamaha outboard motors.

Our upgrade boats are also available upon request. These 17 ft boats are equipped with full floors, live well, cushioned swivel seats, bilge pumps, and lots of storage space. The boats are powered by a 50 hp Yamaha with electric start. For your use and convenience, we provide life jackets, boat cushions, minnow buckets, landing nets, and plenty of advice and directions.

All rental boats are equipped with all necessary boat safety equipment along with anchors, paddles, and life vests if needed.

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Should you choose to bring your own boat, Transport Canada requires that you have on board with you the following items. Fines may be issued if you are caught without these items:

  • paddles
  • lifejacket of appropriate size
  • watertight flashlight with batteries
  • whistle or air horn
  • buoyant rope of at least 15 meters in length
  • manual bailer
  • fire extinguisher if boat is equipped with an inboard engine, fixed fuel tank, or a fuel burning cooking, heating, or refrigerating appliance
  • 6 flair or pyrotechnic distress signals
  • navigation lights if boat is operated after sunset
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Conservation is the
Key to Our Success

Our camp and all other camps on Gullrock Lake share a conservation policy which maintains the lakes high level of productivity.

This conservation policy enforces that no walleye over 18 inches or northern pike over 27 1/2 inches may be filleted for any reason. Releasing these fish over the slot limit ensures that our prime spawning fish are being released, which in turn maximizes each spawn and also increases the number of big fish caught and released.

This policy, which has been in effect for more than 10 years, has greatly improved the fishing on Gullrock and its surrounding lakes. Not only are more fish being caught, but more trophy sized fish as well.

Don’t Forget Your License

To purchase your fishing licence in advance, please call the number below. The licence will be mailed to you, so please call 3 or more weeks prior to your trip.

1-800-667-1940

To help encourage conservation on our lakes, Wright’s Camp will refund the cost of your 8 day Conservation fishing licence, should you choose to use that kind. To help you get settled into camp quicker upon arrival, and thus out on the lake sooner, we please ask that you pick up your licence before you get to camp. This also allows us to better prepare the cabins and boats for your arrival.