A small lake by outpost standards, Sunshine Lake has walleye and northern pike fishing that compares with that at bigger, better-known lakes. Bowl shaped and shallow, bottoming out at about 22 ft., Sunshine is a soft-bottomed lake for the most part with a few weedy areas. To date, it remains one of the Northern Ontario Fisherman’s favourite small W-NP fly-in lakes / outposts.
While catching walleyes off the dock is possible, the best spots are to the left – looking across the lake. The first stop is at the lake’s only rocky structure – a small point that always holds walleyes. Further along at the extreme end of the lake is a sizeable weedbed – probably the lake’s single-best fishing spot for both walleyes and pike. However, trolling most of the shoreline in 8 to 12 feet of water will regularly yield walleyes.
|Though a small lake, Hearst Air's Sunshine Lake still produces trophy pike, generally caught off steep break lines and in weedy areas, especially, in an expansive weedbed opposite the camp.|
The comfortable Sunshine Lake outpost camp is just steps from the lake and ideally suited for 2-4 anglers.
The Northern Ontario Fisherman has also enjoyed great fishing at other Hearst Air Service outposts at Hillmer, Wanzatika, McLeister, Martison, and Napken Lakes.