Welcome to Birch Dale Lodge
Eagle Lake is one of the largest lakes in Northwestern Ontario. Its diverse structure combined with healthy weed-beds and countless feeder-streams produce game fish in great numbers and sizes.
Walleye fishing is outstanding with guests catching between 20 and 50 Walleyes in a day. Guests also commonly catch large trophy Walleye in the 8 to 12-pound class with a few each year reaching 14 pounds.
Eagle Lake is also the birthplace of the slot program for Northern Pike and Muskie. This conservation method has been in place for over 10 years and now our guests are astounded at the numbers of Northern Pike in the 15 to 25-pound range that are being caught. This could also be said about Muskie, which is what Eagle Lake is famous for. Eagle Lake has a 54-inch minimum because of the availability of giant trophy Muskie. Eagle Lake produces unbelievable numbers of Muskie between 40 and 45 inches with quite a few each year in the 50 to 56-inch range.
Eagle Lake is also stuffed with Lake Trout, Smallmouth Bass and Perch. Lake Trout in our lake have an astounding average size of 8 to 10-pounds. Small good eating size Lakers and big trophy Lake Trout up to 30 pounds are available. Perch are everywhere and can be found in great numbers.
Eagle Lake might be the best bass fishing lake in Ontario. Not only are Smallmouth Bass found in great numbers, their average size is unbelievable. You don't even have to drive far from camp to run into Smallmouth Bass as big as 7 pounds. On an average day you can catch 30 bass. There are days where you just lose count because they are feeding like crazy.
Many years ago Sam Bruetsch pushed his way into the deep wilderness of Northern Ontario and in 1948 started building the original outpost camp. Today Cheryl and Marcel Pinette continue to run Birch Dale Lodge and Campgrounds in the fine traditions created by the Bruetsch Family.