Fishing at Mahkwa LodgeFishing at Mahkwa Lodge

As the only Lodge in the south-west area of the lake with exclusive access from the facilities, you are guaranteed a first class fishing experience.

The numerous hot spots for Trophy Northern and Walleye are located just minutes away from our doorstep. Smallmouth Bass and Whitefish are also abundant  in area’s close to the lodge.

Our Walleye season opens on the 3rd Saturday in May, with the spawning season of Walleyes and Northern complete, this is the ideal time for fast fishing fun. The only exception to this is in Vaughn Lake, as a fish sanctuary Vaughn opens on June 15th.

Information and RegulationsInformation and Regulations

The lake level fluctuates by about 4 feet annually, from it’s lowest point in May and rising to it’s peak in July. May and June are ideal times for fast fishing as the Walleyes and Northern are just ending the spawn and still ‘hang around’ the shallows. Casting with small spoons in the shallows is fun. As the waters warm up the Walleyes move to deeper waters allowing for trolling and jigging.

Depending on what type of license you purchase (sports or conservation) you are limited to the numbers of fish in your possession at any given time. Slot sizes have also been introduced for Walleye Smallmouth & Largemouth Bass and Northern Pike. Be sure to check current Ontario Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary for regulations specific to the Lac Seul fishery.

Northern Pike

Sports – 4; none between 70-90 cm (27.6-35.4 in.), not more than 1 greater than 90 cm (35.4 in.)

Conservation – 2; none between 70-90 cm (27.6-35.4 in.), not more than 1 greater than 90 cm (35.4 in.)

Walleye and sauger

Sports License – 4; not more than 1 over the slot size.

Conservation License – 2; not more than 1 greater than 46 cm (18.1 in.)

NONE between 46-53 cm (18.1-20.9 in.)


S – 0 and C – 0.

No person may possess any live fish taken by angling other than baitfish

Lac Seul is located in Zone 4 of the fisheries management system, details are available on the below link:


Purchase your fishing license on-line

Fishing License