On topographical maps dated 1908, the lake was called Pagwachuanon. According to some interpretations of the Indian language, “pag-wa-ch-uan” relates to a body of shallow water, and this lake is not shallow by Ontario standards.
“Puragtory Chutes” is a natural phenomenon associated with this lake. Ten miles downriver, this cascading waterfall drops 150 feet through a narrow rock gorge.
General Lake Comments
Pagwachuan Lake (pronounced Pag Washin) is a deep (192 ft), spring fed, cold water lake. It is 12 miles long, and 2 miles wide at its widest point. Based upon a recent survey done by the Ministry of Natural Resources it supports excellent populations of Lake Trout and Walleye with very good Northern, Perch, Whitefish, Speckled Trout, Herring, and Burbot (the freshwater cod). There is also evidence of Lake Sturgeon present.
There are many different types of structure to challenge the most savy of anglers. From sharp dropoffs and deep water humps, to shallow areas with weedbeds, rocky areas, stream inlets, and river outlets. You see, at Agate Bay Lodge there are many choices to make… but those choices are yours.
At Agate Bay Lodge, you don’t have to hire a guide. We will do everything we can to get you the best fishing experience possible.
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