Watson’s Kaby Lodge
Kabinakagami (Kaby) Lake, Ontario
Watson’s Kaby Lodge is a beautiful remote fly-in American-Plan premiere fishing lodge located on the shores of Kabinakagami (Kaby) Lake. Kaby Lodge is renowned for its breathtaking scenery, fantastic fishery, cozy accommodations, incredible cuisine, and enhanced by the ambience created by the owners and staff.
Kaby Lodge is owned and operated by Tom and Michel, whose family has created a reputation for providing a superior customer service experience since 1946. Kaby Lodge offers you an incredible fly-in only wilderness experience with an unmatched opportunity to enjoy the pristine wilderness on Kabinakagami Lake in Northern Ontario. The owners pride ourselves on a guest satisfaction level resulting in a high rate of customer return to Kaby Lodge on an annual basis. In addition to the high level of customer service, Tom, Michel and the staff also pride themselves on hosting amazing fishing and hunting experiences for their guests.
Kabinakagami Lake, known as “Big Kaby” is renowned as a fishing mecca by those who have been there. Fantastic fishing for Walleye and Northern Pike is complimented by great fishing for Yellow Perch as well as Whitefish. Fly fishing is popular as well with the opportunities to fish for Brook Trout and other species. Big Kaby is 25 miles long with 30,802 acres of pristine fresh water and is one of the headwaters for the Albany River, the extensive watershed flowing northward into Hudson Bay. Over 140 islands dot the lake so even on the windy days, you can find sheltered places to fish. Accessible by float plane, Big Kaby’s resources are well suited to the species found in the region. The quality of the fishery and the fishing experience is excellent. Kaby also has two large Bear Management areas (BMA’s) and holds share in the moose tag allocation system allotting them 4 bull and 3 adult cow tags for 2022.
Watson’s Kaby Lodge is strategically situated on the shoreline of Kaby Lake and the land tenure consists of 10 +/- acres of deeded land. The property gently slopes to the shoreline and is nicely landscaped with a mix of gardens, lawns, docks, sandy beach and seating areas all surrounded by the natural forest. The waterfront is improved with one main framed floating dock and two log docks to accommodate the fleet of boats & marine equipment. In addition, there is another large floating dock for mooring airplanes. All docks are able to be moved into the harbor for winter storage. There are also 4 shore lunch pits and 4 fire pits for evening camp fires. Power is supplied to the lodge by diesel generators which operate 24/7 for the guests comfort & convenience. Water is supplied from the lake and is potable.
Two – 2 bedroom cabins which can accommodate up to 7 guests each. Each cabin has a central living room and a single three-piece bath with walk-in shower
Three – 3 bedroom cabins which can sleep up to 10 guests each. The cottages are set up with a central living room and two 3-piece baths with a walk-in shower in one bathroom and a full sized corner shower in the other
*Two cabins are duplexed for a total of four more additional rental units. There are insulated dividing walls between the units. Each unit can sleep up to 3 people and each unit features a 3 piece bathroom, walk-in showers with rain shower heads
*All cabins are equipped with individual propane wall heaters and on-demand propane water heaters. All bedrooms are carpeted and all living rooms feature “click-lock” vinyl flooring planks. All cabins have their own 60 amp breaker panels. Each unit is equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee service areas. All cottages are vertical log construction with most having recently replaced steel roofing. 3 cottages still have shingles but new steel roofing is on site ready to be installed.
*Owners Home: Built in 2018, this cozy frame construction cottage has 2 bedrooms and a three piece bathroom. A wrap around deck enhances the view of the water.
*Main Lodge: This vertical log building is 60’ X 80’ and is filled with warmth & charm. The décor is truly Northern Ontario “Canadiana” at its finest. The dining room is cozy & cheerful. A well-appointed fully stocked store area is also housed here as well as an office. The commercial kitchen is large, exceptionally clean and equipped with excellent appliances and work stations.
*Staff Cabins: There are 4 separate staff quarters consisting of 2 private cabins and 2 shared accommodations with separate bedrooms and 3 pc., bathrooms.
26’ X 60’ steel Quonset building used for equipment repairs.
*24”X 50 steel Quonset building used for equipment storage.
*15’ X 25’ steel Quonset building contains the lodge’s 2 diesel generators and power distribution center.
*A15’ X 30’ frame building is used for fish cleaning, minnow tank and ice machine and freezing facility for fish.
*A water treatment plant is housed in a frame construction 10’ X 16’ building with steel roof and is serviced with a 60 amp circuit. The treatment plant consists of 4 stages of filtration and a tannin filter as well as a commercial UV light system and a chlorination injection system. The system have been inspected by Public Health and approved for use.
A large fleet of quality boats & motors as well as all other equipment necessary to the operation of the business is included. Talk to Brian about a list of chattels.
If you are looking for a quality well established fly-in business in Northern Ontario, look no further.
Give Brian a call at 705-471-6736 to discuss further. I look forward to speaking with you.
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Watson’s Kaby Lodge
Type of Tourism
Resource-based, Hunting, Fishing, Eco-Tourism
May through October
Body of Water
Acreage (+/- approx.)
10 +/- acres
Water frontage (+/-approx.)
Type of Guest Activities
Main Lodge Building
Yes, 60’ X 80’ building housing the dining room, commercial kitchen, office & store.
Yes, in main lodge
Yes, in main lodge.
Number of Cottages
5 cottages & 2 duplex cottages (9 rental units total)
Moose Tag Allocations
Yes, located in WMU #22 4 bull & 2 cow tags for 2022
Bear Management Areas
Yes, BMA’s located in WMU #22 (WA22-028 & HE22-O43) Approx. 61,000 acres
Baitfish Harvest Areas