Lake Nipissing

West Arm


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Lake Nipissing Fishing Lodge

Mashkinonje Lodge & Paradise Cove Cottages (NEW!) is the ultimate four season Northern Ontario fishing lodge and cottage rental resort, for fishing and outdoor enthusiasts - one that truly has it all!  We are located a short 3.5 hour drive north of Toronto in a truly unique setting on the famous west arm of Lake Nipissing in the heart of Mashkinonje Provincial Park.  We are a road access resort surrounded by over 2,000 hectares of protected forest and seemingly endless waterways. The exploring and fishing opportunities are limitless.

"Our mission is to provide you with a relaxing, memorable, vacation in Northern Ontario in spite  these  stressful times.  We are in the  unique position  of being able  to offer a vacation in a an environment with minimal risk of being exposed to COVID 19. Nestled in the secluded  wilderness  along the shore of Lake Nipissing   our cozy  lakefront  cottages are completely separate,  self contained. This enables you and your family to enjoy yourselves while responsibly maintain social distancing practices. For your safety and ours  we have implemented a COVID-19 screening system for all incoming guests. In addition, between guests our cottages undergo an enhanced  cleaning and disinfection protocols to further ensure the safety of our guests and staff."  

Lake Nipissing Fishing

The fifth largest lake in Ontario, Lake Nipissing is a renowned fishery, with over 40 species of fish including walleye, northern pike, musky and bass.  If hiking, photography or bird watching is your passion Mashkinonje Provincial Park features more than 35 km of picturesque trail systems accessible from our resort.

The accommodations and facilities at Mashkinonje have been tastefully upgraded under our  (new) ownership.  Each of our waterfront cottages are newly renovated affording a clean rustic/modern feel.  Extensive docking facilities for each of our cottages will ensure the safety of your boat and fun on the water.  On-site amenities include: sandy beach, outdoor games room, marina, boat rentals, free use of canoes/kayaks, Wi-Fi, kids play area, horseshoes – to name a few. We are also a pet friendly resort!


Whether fishing Lake Nipissing, hiking, relaxing with the family or exploring the vast surrounding waterways, Mashkinonje Lodge has everything you will need for a restorative, memorable yet affordable vacation.  We have a 70-year history of catering to a loyal following of anglers, families, couples and groups and hope you will be the next!

Italo Labginan - Host of Canadian Sport Fishing

 "I've been blessed to fish at so many fishing lodges in the last 29 yrs right across Canada and I was really impressed with my recent trip to Mashkinonge Lodge on Nippissing's West Arm. To begin with, the owners Regan & Goldie Thompson made me feel at home making sure our group had everything we needed to have a very pleasant stay at one of their beautiful cottages..."


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Bob Izumi - Host of The Real Fishing  Show

"This part of the lake is well sheltered allowing us to fish on even windy days. We focused on smallmouth bass when we taped a show there and they didn’t disappoint us. During our short stay we caught and released several trophy smallies over five pounds. This is one Ontario’s premier smallmouth bass fisheries with very little pressure. We all had an awesome time and can’t wait to go back!..."

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Danny Colomby - Lake Nipissing Musky Guide

"I highly recommend the  strategically located Mashkinonje Lodge to anyone thinking of fishing and vacationing on the West end of Lake Nipissing.  Regan and Goldie are seriously committed to making your stay as successful and memorable as one could possibly ask for!..."


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Lake Nipissing Cottage Rentals

Each of our waterfront Northern Ontario cottage rentals are newly renovated affording a clean rustic/modern feel featuring ample docking and western exposure for gorgeous sunset views! Our cottages feature:


  • ​​Full Sized Decks 

  • Fully Equipped Kitchens

  • Living Rooms 

  • BBQ's

  • Satellite TV 

  • Wi-Fi 

  • And More


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Outdoor Games Room
Quality Docking
Cleanliness a Priority

At Mashkinonje Lodge we take great pride in ensuring that each of our cottages are meticulously cleaned, disinfected, maintained, and properly turned over and inspected by management between each of our bookings.  In response to COVID-19 we have increased our cleaning staff and have switched to a 6 day booking week in order to allow all cottages to be vacant for a full 36 hours between weekly bookings.






Your boat is your baby...  we get it!  You've invested a lot in your boat, so we've done the same with our docks.  At Mashkinonje you will find over 3,000 square feet of newly constructed floating and fixed docks complete with dock edge and power plugins for easy access battery charging.  Our goal is to provide you with the finest docking in the lodge industry.  We hope, and know that you'll appreciate them!





Our covered outdoor games room and lounge is a great place to gather with friends and family to relax and at any time of the day or evening.  It features a 4x8 slate pool table, satellite TV, ping pong table, beer fridge etc!  It's a great place to unwind after a long day on the water and trade stories of 'the one that got away!




Live Entertainment Every Week!

*Until further notice our weekly fish fry will be prosponed due to COVID-19

For the fifth consecutive season, we are very proud to announce that Sudbury's "The Backroad Brothers" will be returning to Mashkinonje Lodge, performing live musical performances every Wednesday evening from mid June to September.  This live performance will take place during our weekly fish fry and customer appreciation evening  courtesy of your hosts Regan, Goldie and Russell.


The Backroad Brothers are an experienced and well known band who perform all across Northern Ontario.  They play a mix of genres and covers including Rock, Classic Rock, Oldies, Country and more.  Be sure to give us your song requests at your time of booking to hear them performed live by Dave & Rob Edwards, The Backroad Brothers!

Lake Nipissing Fishing

Lake nipissing fishing

Lake Nipissing is a well known trophy fishery and is one of Canada's premier fishing destinations for good reason. Each year this massive body of water continues to produce good numbers of Walleye, Musky, Northern Pike and Bass.  Big water equals big fish, allowing these specimens to reach truly impressive sizes.


The west arm of Lake Nipissing is a unique destination in itself. Here you will find a tremendous amount of undisturbed and protected shoreline boasting miles of weed line and structure, serving up an abundance of fish habitat. Anglers have the benefit of fishing the west arm exclusively or venturing to the expansive open waters of Nipissing's west bay and beyond.


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Boat Rentals
Fish Cleaning House
Lake Nipissing Charters

Don't own a boat?  No problem, we have a fleet of durable, reliable and affordable boats to meet your needs and budget. Our boats consist of Legend 16 foot aluminum widebody boats powered by Mercury 20 HP electric start motors featuring livewells and fishfinders.  We also have a deluxe 24 foot pontoon boat, great for larger groups!

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Our fish cleaning house is fully enclosed with running water, stainless steel countertops, cold storage for your fillets, ice, onsite bait and more.  Our staff meticulously cleans and maintains the fish cleaning house daily to ensure it's always fresh and clean.  We've been told by many guests that it's the best fishing cleaning house in the north!

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Our guides Regan Thompson & Danny Colomby are life long anglers who know the waters of Lake Nipissing intimately.  Regan and Danny have guided for a multitude of clients ranging in experience and skill level from first time anglers to industry pros including Jim Saric, Pete Maina, Italo Labignan, Bob Izumi, and others.  For an amazing day on the water and to increase your learning curve, be sure to enquire about booking a charter.


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Bob Izumi's Real Fishing Show at Mashkinonje

In September of 2017 we were honoured to host the godfather of fishing himself, Bob Izumi as we filmed a trophy Smallmouth Bass episode of The Real Fishing Show here on the West Arm.  We had the pleasure of hosting Bob, Sandy (wife), Darren (son), Wayne (brother) and the rest of the crew for 3 days of awesome fishing and meals!


I had always heard that Bob was an outstanding person and phenomenal fisherman.  After spending 3 days on the water with him, I can testify that every word is true!  Bob and his crew are great folks and we'll never forget the 3 days of fun we had we had with them at the lodge.








Canadian Sport Fishing Show at Mashkinonje

We recently had the great pleasure of hosting the famous Italo Labignan and his crew in late September of 2014 as we filmed an episode of Canadian Sport fishing targeting trophy Largemouth Bass on the west arm.  We ran into a wicked cold front during the shoot but still managed to get into some nice Largies!  


We thank Italo and the Canadian Sport fishing crew!  We had a blast hanging out with them during the shoot.  We are planning to have them back for another episode filming in the upcoming season.



The Musky Hunter Show at Mashkinonje

In August of 2015 we were privileged to host the legendary Jim Saric and his crew along with pro guide Danny Colomby as we filmed an episode of The Musky Hunter TV show.


Conditions were less than ideal for the shoot, however we still managed to get into some decent Muskies.  Jim and his crew were fantastic and we enjoyed hosting them.


We thank Jim and the entire Musky Hunter crew for choosing Mashkinonje Lodge.  We had a great time and lots of laughs!




Take a Tour of Lake Nipissing Here!
Lodge to Little Cut
Lodge to Hays Narrows
Lodge to Cross Lake

Northern Ontario Family Vacation Resort

Mashkinonje Lodge is a Northern Ontario family vacation resort! Our secluded ten acre property is full of activities for all age groups including: sandy beach, swimming, playground, outdoor games room, trampoline, canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, horseshoe pits, blueberry picking and more. Be sure to check out the local attractions during your stay with us.  


At Mashkinonje Lodge we recognize the importance of your pets to your family, which is why we are an animal friendly resort! Please contact us for more information.



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Weekly Fish Fry

For a truly Northern experience, during the summer months your hosts Goldie, Regan and Russell host a weekly fish fry fit for kings.  Guests are invited to an evening of great food, friends, games and entertainment courtesy of our lodge and house band, Sudbury's Backroad Brothers! An evening you won't soon forget!  *Postponed until further notice (COVID-19)


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Live Band Every Week!

New for the 2016 season, we're very proud to announce that The Back Road Brothers will be performing live on the shores of Mashkinonje Lodge every Thursday evening from the middle of June until labour day. The Backroad Brothers are a well known act in Northern Ontario. They perform a mix of genres and covers including Rock, Classic Rock, Country, etc.

*Postponed until further notice (COVID-19)


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Sandy Beach & Water Toys

For the kids, nothing beats playing on the beach during those hot summer days. For mom and dad, nothing beats sitting back with a well deserved cold drink while your kids are occupied!  We also have an array of water toys including paddle boards, canoes and kayaks to keep your family entertained and cool during the days of summer.


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Mashkinonje Provincial Park

As a guest of our lodge you will have direct access to Mashkinonje Provincial Park from hiking trails that lead directly from our resort offering miles of hiking, birding and photography opportunities during your stay with us.  Mashkinonje (pronounced mas-kin-onj) is native for muskellunge, one of the largest fish inhabiting the surrounding waters of Lake Nipissing. Mashkinonje is over 2,000 hectares stretching from the West Bay to the West Arm of Lake Nipissing. The park features more than 35 km of hiking trails that cross bedrock outcrops to the peatlands, beaver ponds and the scenic west arm of Lake Nipissing. A network of nine trails starting from two kilometres in length provide an array of trails for all skill levels.


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Lake Nipissing Ice Fishing


Mashkinonje Lodge is offering ice fishing packages for groups of 4 to 8 people.  


We offer 3 and 4 day packages on weekends, as well as midweek.  All Packages include private accommodations  for your group in our spacious "Main Lodge".  The Main Lodge features 4 bedrooms (6 beds), fully equipped kitchen, woodburning stove, pool table, dart board, foosball, Wifi, Satellite TV and more.  The package also includes the use of a heated (wood stove) ice hut located in front of the lodge (within walking distance), unlimited bait (minnows) and use of a gas powered ice auger.  A truly awesome, self catering setup for groups!


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