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Gow-Bush-Kon Lodge, Cottage Resort
Gowganda, Ontario Canada
We have a variety of cabins to accommodate families or large groups, that are rustic, clean, well kept and comfortable, at gowbushkon.
We have a lot of activities for you to enjoy, young and not so young alike. You can lounge by the lake and enjoy the refreshing prevailing south west breezes or take a leisurely stroll on one of the many trails close by. Take the family up the river to the rapids, or down the lake to visit the beautiful falls You could have an unforgettable day on one of the surrounding portage lakes. You could just enjoy the serenity on one of the many nature walks and maybe do some rock hounding at one of the old abandoned mine sites. Or bring your binoculars, to watch the fascinating local birds or wildlife. And of course, there is Fishing, fishing, and much more.We also offer: Black Bear and Moose hunt packages, Timber Wolf hunts by request.
DO I HAVE TO COOK??
Heck no!! It's our pleasure to serve you some great home cooking in the cozy dining area in the main lodge. Or enjoy a cook-out around our great stone BBQ located in the centre of the camp. But, if you really need to cook, be our guest, so to speak. All cabins are fully equipped for housekeeping.
You are settled in one of our 9 rustic, clean, comfortable cabins situated on the East side of the lake, overlooking the rugged shores and sparkling waters of Gowganda Lake. and from which you view your very own magnificent northern sunset, from your private screened in porch.
You fall asleep listening to the haunting call of the Loon, and wake up refreshed to the gentle sound of birds chirping near your cabin. (No traffic noises here!)
After we serve you your breakfast, we provide you with a picnic lunch to take along on your day of fishing. You will enjoy a trouble free day of fishing with our deluxe boats, that are 16ft Sylvans, with 25 hp Yamaha electric start, split bench with pedestal cushioned seats, live well, and fishfinders. It doesn't get any better than this.
We must admit, your vacation with us will seem to zip by quickly. We quote Steve Galea of Ontario Out of Doors magazine " My only regret is that I didn't have time to experience all the varied fishing the area has to offer" But then again, that is reason enough to return again and again
We have a number of lakes in addition to our "home lake" on which we keep boats for our guests.
GOWGANDA LAKE - Our "Home Lake
Gowganda Lake is one of the area's largest lakes with some 35 miles of shoreline to work. The bottom consists of several basins. The average depth is approximately 27 feet although there area number of holes ranging from 60 feet to 160 feet. It is also characterized by a number of shoals, drop offs, weed beds and sunken islands. The small townsite of Gowganda is located at its northeast tip and the remainder of the lake is relatively uninhabited. This lake boasts a variety of fish species including Walleye, Pike, Jumbo Perch, Lake Trout, and an excellent supply of Small mouth Bass, as we have no closed season on Bass and Pike, Bass can be fished as soon as the ice is off the lake through to the end of the season. This productive Bass fishing area has spawned (excuse the pun) our very popular Gowganda Spring Fling Bass Tournament.
WAPUS RIVER - (West branch of the Montreal River) /PENASSI LAKE
Due to its easy access, we do not keep a boat here, but many of our guests take one of our boats, or their own boat, and enjoy a wilderness trip experience along its miles. As well as its frequently viewed wildlife such as moose, bear, beaver, the waters yield Walleye, Northern Pike and Small Mouth Bass as well as Perch. The river is quite rocky with an average of depth of 10- 11 feet, its maximum depth being approximately 2 2 feet.
Old "Stumpy" is reached by portage from Gowganda Lake and is one of the area's renowned Walleye lakes. It is man-made by a log dam, is about 3 miles long by 1 mile wide, with an average depth of about 10 feet. And it is well-named, there being no shortage of stumps and logs to troll around or cast into and great weed beds.
The water from this lake feeds by a waterfall into Gowganda Lake and getting to it involves a portage to the top of the waterfall. This lake is I mile wide by about 2 miles long and right full of feisty Small Mouth Bass. This is a great lake for a sunny day and one of the best lakes you can find to enjoy with your children.
This lake is accessed by driving to Edith Lake, boating cross Edith and walking a 150 yard portage. Small Mouth Bass can be caught by the falls and along the rocky shoreline; Walleye on the shores and dropoffs, or Pike in the river at the end of the lake, where you can also boat through a narrow channel into Davidson for Pike and Walleye.
ELK HORN LAKE
Bass anglers rejoice. The rugged shoreline, rocky shoals and many islands of this 3 half mile long by 3/4 mile wide lake yields some great Bass. Elkhorn has a maximum depth of about 75-80 feet and average depth of about 20 feet.
FOR LAKE TROUT
A few of the more remote lakes within driving distance in the area offer plentiful lake trout, however the main lake in recent years has also been stocked with Lake Trout offering opportunity right at gbk`s door step.
Hunting at Gow-Bush-Kon Lodge is about "as good as it gets". and here's why.
Black Bear Hunt. At gbk we offer an "Experience of a Life Time" Fall Black Bear Hunt.Our guest John Williams of Metamora, MI. got this quality Black Bear pictured here, the second largest taken in this area. We have a large Bear Management Area of 255 sq, km. Some of our sites are land accessible and some are water accessible only. Baiting is carried out well before your arrival. Baits are well spaced approximately one mile apart and well placed. The alleys are long and clean. Whether you hunt with rifle, bow or camera, this adds up to affording you the time and conditions for that perfect shot. Upon your arrival, you have the choice of baiting your site yourself (bait provided by us as required), or having us continue to bait it for you. Stands are provided or you may wish to bring your own to ensure your maximum comfort. To make it better, we attempt to limit the number of hunters in camp each week to four.Black Bear specialist,and Licenced Guide on site "Timber Wolf hunts available by request"
Moose Hunt. We also offer a Fall Moose Hunt. The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources annually dictates whether we will have bull or cow tags, as well as the quantity available for inclusion in our Moose Hunting Package. These packages are available to non-resident hunters as well as to Ontario hunters who may not have acquired a tag in the Ontario lottery system.
Gowganda, Ontario Canada
Telephone/Fax: (705) 624-2301
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