Thank you so much Judy! The whole crew obviously had a great time. I am already thinking about the next time… I personally had the best trip I’ve had. I caught 15 northern over 30 inches including two 36s, a 38, and finally got a 40 incher! Lake seemed to be in great shape. Can’t wait to cross the border again. If you can send me an email address or something I’d love to send you a couple pictures. Jeff and I caught some giant northern, and got some beautiful dawn shots!
Good afternoon Judy,
I wanted to once again say how much we enjoyed our trip to Uchi Lake Lodge this year. I canâ€™t recall exactly how many times Iâ€™ve been there, but suffice to say itâ€™s been a lot of times.
Iâ€™m so impressed on how your fishery has only improved since my first trip there a long time ago. You hear the stories all the time from your guests and albeit some stories may be embellished upon, the truth of the matter is that the walleye fishing at Uchi is simply the best. And, I might add the pike fishing is pretty darn good unto itself.
In closing, I look forward to next years visit and the possibilities that it holds.
The best to you and your family-take good care! Tell Bertha and Brenda that we miss them already, those two are absolutely the salt of the earth, great people.
Just wanted to let you know how much we all appreciated the hospitality again provided at Uchi Lake!!
We had a great time and caught plenty of fish, it is obvious that your conservation efforts have paid off over the years. We did not do a very good job updating your fish board, so I will summarize.
31-1/4″ John Roberts
31″ Steve Daniels
Abundant amount of fish between 25″ and 27″.
40″ Dave Grant
36″ Jeff Olson
More northerns caught between 23″ and 27″’s than in the past.
We have been coming up for 20+years now and the fishing continues to be outstanding and get’s better every year. We had some new folks in our group this year and they all commented on how they had the time of there life. The fishing obviously is our drive, the camaraderie is what keeps us coming back.
Looking forward to our 2011 trip!!
Thanks to you and your crew!!
The Grant Party
Tim and Dee Luloff
Fishing at Uchi Lake is a dream come true. It is the best of several worlds. My wife and I recently completed our second trip to Uchi, and enjoyed it even more than the first trip. The walleye fishing is fantastic. The two of us caught more than 500 walleyes in the 7 days we spent at Uchi. The size of the fish is amazing! About one third of the walleyes we caught on this trip were 20 inches or greater in length. And boy, were they ever fat. The fish at Uchi must be on a high protein diet, because they were both good size and good fighters. The service we received from Judy and her staff was top notch. I believe you would be hard-pressed to find any better service at any fishing camp in Ontario. The bottom line is “They take care of you!” I would recommend Uchi Lake Lodge to anyone who is considering a fishing trip to Canada. They provide you with the complete Canadian fishing experience that all of us are after. Yes, we booked next year’s trip to Uchi before we left. We couldn’t bear the thought of missing a week in fishing heaven. Thanks again, and we will see you next June!
I have to tell you — you have the most pleasant guests I’ve ever come across.Â I told you last year how much time Bill Duran spent talking with me about your camp and the fishing.Â I also exchanged e-mailsÂ with WaltÂ at the time, and he was also very helpful.Â I sent him an e-mail over the weekend to let him know that I was, in fact, going to Uchi this year and to thank him again for taking the time to share information with me.Â He responded by offering to e-mail or fax me a copy of a map of the lake marked withÂ the spots where they did well.Â These guys are really sportsmen in the true sense of the word - just great guys.Â I’m really looking forward to seeing Bill next week.Â Looking forward to seeing you as well.Â Thanks for all your help leading up to our trip.
We’re back for the twelfth year: fishing, eating and laughing at Uchi! Judy continues to run a fun camp that we first came to because of good Canadian fishing and good food… and a bathroom! We keep coming back for those reasons, all the friends we have made … and new friends we meet every year. The weather is always changing and the fish are always moving…new hot spots change daily but with so many fish each trip out on the lake is a ball as is the adventure of traveling the river to fish Leg Lake… come give it a try… we’re looking forward to meeting you next year!
The Nicholson Party
I just wanted to thank you for the fabulous time our group had on our moose hunt. I think all of our guys would agree that it truly was a hunt of a lifetime. We have been on a couple of other moose hunts in the last 8 years but nothing could compare with our experience at Uchi Lake. From our very first boat ride onto the lake we saw moose at seemingly every turn. Between our 5 hunters we estimate that we saw about 30 animals - bulls, cows and calves in the 3 1/2 days of actual hunting that we did. In the end we ended up filling 2 bull tags and 1 calf tag . We also missed opportunities at another bull and several calves. If we had had any cow tags we would have been filled out on the first or second day.
The accomodations at the lodge were excellent and the meals and service were outstanding. And of course the guides (Norm, Joe and Dave) were terrific. We had had previous experience with Norm McCreight so we knew what to expect with him. His knowledge and experience as a moose guide is unbelievable, and his endless humorous stories keeps everyone entertained (ask him about training tigers sometime). Thanks for agreeing to have him come and guide for us.
Our group hopes to book another hunt with you in 2 or 3 years. Hopefully we can get the same guides back again.
We look forward to seeing you again at the All Canada show in Milwaukee in January. Feel free to use any of us as a reference.
Best wishes from all of us,
P.S. I will email some pics of our hunt separately.
The DeGrenier Party
Monday August 17 BACK AT WORK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wanted to drop you a quick line to let you know just how much we enjoyed our week.
Everything was perfect;
The lodge is JUST RIGHT…………the cabins were PERFECTâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦.the food was EXCEPTIONALâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦.
the FISHING was great â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦.and the scenery is MAGNIFICANT.
You,Alan,Bertha,and Larry made last week a trip to remember and talk about for a long time to come, in fact the
Alabama boyâ€™s,Ralph,Robert,and Jayson are talking about NEXT YEAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You folks are running a â€śCLASS OPERATIONâ€ť
I will send you some pictures as soon as I get them all from the others,
By the way Jayson is rubbing it in that you gave him a Tee Shirt[whatâ€™s up with that] .
Thanks again for a great week.
Hope to see you [yall] in 2010
My Dad and I made our annual trip up to Lake Uchi Lodge earlier this month and had a great time as always. The weather had been in the 30â€™s two weeks before we got there. It was nice because there were no mosquitos but the fishing was a little slower than usual the first few days.
Our presentation of choice for walleyes were mostly jigs and minnows. But this trip we casted way more that any other.
The first day we were catching tons of pike on Walmart one dollar spinnerbaits with 4â€ť grubs of varying color.
Iâ€™ve always done well with HuskyJerks but I discovered my new favorite pattern for this lake. The Ghost pattern out performed all others. One night I caught a 26â€ť and 23â€ť walleye on consecutive casts using the ghost pattern.
This was the ninth time my dad and I have been up to Uchi Lake Lodge and on this trip we had the best morning ever one day. We once caught 150 walleye before lunch but the quality of fish during this particular morning made it much more memorable.
With no wind we had a little trouble finding fish for the first hour that morning. So we looked for any current we could find and remembered a small creek that was running quite quickly into the lake. We backed off creek into deeper water and could not keep the fish off of our lines.
My dad had four pike biteoffs in a row but quickly caught up. We were trying to catch fish under 18â€ť to eat and ended up catching more than 15 walleye over 20â€ť that morning including a 26â€ť and two 25â€ťs.
On our last afternoon we were barely able to get out due to thunderstorms. Iâ€™m glad we took advantage of the only hour of dry weather though. While out my dad and I got a double: my fish was my largest pike of the trip and my dads was his largest walleye. The pic of the pike didnâ€™t really turnout too well but you can still get an idea. Luckily the camera decided to work when I snapped a pic of his walleye.
We have a great time going up every time we go. I recommend Uchi to anyone looking for an excellent walleye/pike lake that is run by an excellent staff.
Please enjoy the nature photos, my father has been practicing his photography skills.
The Banser Group
This year we had another great week at Uchi Lake, it was the groups 14th. As always Judy and the staff were awesome! The fishing really picked up as the week went on and by the last day even Dwayne “Swifty” Lenz was catching a lot of fish. This year we had 23 Walleyes over 22 inches with the 2 biggest being a 27″ from Bob and a 26.5″ from Joe. As far as northern go we caught 25 of them over 30 inches! The biggest were a 41″ by Joe and to everyone’s surprise a 39″ by Swifty. Overall it was another great trip at Uchi! Fish on!
Sheila & Steve McMahan
Sheila and I visited during the last week of August, a few weeks later than the previous 2 times we’ve been here. Upon our arrival, which was delayed slightly due to fog, we were able to get in a couple of hours on the lake before meeting the ‘veterans’ at shore lunch.
Sheila mentioned to some of the folks that we had some luck with the northerns, but hadn’t located any walleyes.Â One particular fellow, we’ll call Clyde (veterinarian, emergency medical tech, overall jack-of-all trades - you know who you are), went so far as to provide us with a couple of tinsel-skirted jig heads and detailed directions to one of his successful walleye spots. That afternoon we proceeded to catch one after another, mostly in the keeper size range of 15″ to 17″. Just when we thought we might call it a day, Sheila’s rod bent to the water line. What we thought to be an opportunist pike turned out to be a 27″ walleye, the largest catch of that week.
Clyde got a kick out of chiding us for using ‘his’ lures, and ‘his’ spot to catch what he had spent the previous few days searching for. The next day I managed to land a 24″ walleye. On our last day we decided to count fish. After less than 2 hours fishing in one spot we landed 49 walleyes. The pike weren’t hitting the top-water baits as eagerly as in the previous trips, but we still managed to bag a number of decent sized fish using spoons and spinners.
Overall, I would (and have continually) highly recommend Uchi to anyone looking for a place to catch quality fish. The numbers and sizes are both exceptional. The staff is among the friendliest and most attentive that you’ll find anywhere.
Sheila & Steve McMahan