A fantastic remote fishing lodge in northern Ontario…

One Man Lake Lodge

One Man Lake is perfectly situated on an island on the English River between Umfeville Lake and One Man Lake. There are unlimited amounts of lakes and waters to fish while staying at One Man.  The well-known walleye, smallmouth bass and northern pike are not far from the lodge, you can even catch big ones from the dock!

Sunrise at One Man Lake Lodge

Aerial view of One Man Lake LodgeThe Lodge

Arriving in at One Man Lake Lodge and walking through the front entrance, is like walking into a beautifully decorated cabin that has our guests feeling like they’re at home their first step in the door. The lodge is encased in milled spruce from the close forests while the natural stone on the fireplace is remarkable. Looking at the décor, every animal or fish is part of the Halley’s history and has their own tales. The dining room is centered in the heart of the lodge and has two wings one to the east and the other towards the west. Each wing has 4 guest rooms and 2 game/conference rooms. The cozy recliners in the dining room will invite you to nestle in with a good book or a glass of wine. On the other side of the dining room is our souvenir and tackle shop which also sells some optional necessities.

A fisherman with his catch at OMLPerfect fishing for everyone

We invite groups that are amateur or professional as we have the perfect fishing available for everyone. Please come and test our waters for the quality and quantity of our fishery as in the name of the lodge and lake, One Man, we have very little fishing pressure! We are in the heart of Halley Country and the only way in and out of the lodge is either by plane or boat. We offer our guests many options to travel into Kettle Falls choosing to either fly from Fort Frances, Winnipeg, or Kenora; shuttle from Fort Frances or Winnipeg; or boat in from our Caribou Falls Landing.


We have two different options for accommodations at One Man Lake Lodge. We have our 8 rooms inside the lodge where it’s really easy to get around as the building is all on one level-kick off your shoes and stay awhile! Our second option is our private guest cabin. In either accommodation option, our daily maid service will freshen your towels daily and any extras that might be required.

An exterior view of OML from the front lawn

The guest rooms inside the lodge are newly renovated and have2 comfy beds with fluffy duvets and crisp linens, dresser, USB plug ins on the night stands, ceiling fans, access to the interior and exterior of the lodge, and one of the rooms has some helpful handicap extras. The screen doors on each lodge guest room at night let guests listen to the nature’s surround and possibly catch a glimpse of the Canadian northern lights.

Our private cabin is about 60 feet from our main lodge accessible through the board walk. This cabin features 2 bedrooms with 2 beds with dreamy fresh linens and duvets in each room and can comfortably hold 2-4 guests. Find relaxation in the sitting area with table, chairs, fridge, and a perfect sized woodstove for the cool evenings. There is one beautifully renovated bathroom that is brand new for 2021! Enjoy the lake view in the evening from the cabin’s private deck and the loons here will probably be the only sound you’ll hear!


Our dining is included with all of our packages at One Man Lake Lodge. Our meals are absolutely delicious with high quality foods and service. Our breakfasts and dinners are served in our lodge dining room while lunches are on the lake.

The spacious dining room at One Man Lake Lodge
Diners enjoying a delicious break from fishing

Morning coffee barHearty Fisherman’s Breakfast

Our breakfasts are nice and hearty to get fishermen ready to enjoy their days on the water. Eggs, bacon, a variety of sausages, hash browns, waffles, French toast, fresh fruit trays, homemade cinnamon rolls, hot oatmeal, cold cereal and much more! Coffee, tea, and a wide range of juices are ready for the early birds at 6am!

Walleye cooking on the pan over the fireDelicious Shore Lunch

Our lunches are served at the water’s edge at many of our sheltered shore lunch sites. Enjoy your personally fresh caught walleye/pickerel served with the perfect pairings-fried potatoes, baked beans, extras for making fish sandwiches, and don’t forget the desserts! Shore lunches are such a memorable part of many fisherman’s fishing trips with us-watch your guides fillet the fish, build a camp fire and cook over the open flames-this is the way it’s been done at Halley’s Camps for 75 years-absolutely perfected!!

A plate of dinner, salad and wine at One Man Lake Lodge

Delightful Dinner

After a day on the water, enjoy a drink from your pre-arrival drink order, which can be only a phone call or email away!  Our dinners are absolutely astonishing with fresh proteins, vegetables, salads, extraordinary root veggies with herbs, fresh breads and delightful pies, cakes, or crisps served with a fresh brewed coffee to finish off your dining experience.

Please advise us before your arrival for allergies and dietary restrictions. We also offer a children’s menu.


We are on the very western section of the English River, just at the edge of One Man Lake. We have 100s of miles of shoreline to work with as we are the only outfitter for miles in any direction. The varied underwater structure along with the moving stained cool river water provides the ultimate walleye, northern pike and smallmouth bass fishing. The river has 3 major tributaries in the heart of Halley country: The Sturgeon River, Werner River and the Winding River.

New boats at OML

Fish finders in all our boats


Yes, we do have lots of water to fish but another important feature is comfort while fishing. Comfortable boats is what we’ve got here-18’ Lund Alaskans with 50 hp 4 stroke Mercury motors on them. These boats have lots of leg room, padded swivel seats, splash guards for back trolling, depth finders, extra storage compartments and all the boating safety gear. The 4 stroke motors are absolutely a necessity as they are so quiet for you to be able to enjoy the boat conversations with everyone. We also provide all the water and soda for the boat as well as the minnows and ice.


A guide cooks a pan of mushrooms over the bonfire on shore

Guides at One Man are optional to have fishing with you around this section of the lakes and river. If you would like to choose a guide, our guides are very much experienced and most have been with us for years. We do offer an array of different packages as if you have 4-6 people you can choose to have one or two guides for your party-completely your preference. Guides work for us seasonally in the summer months and know our style of fishing and the river like the back of their hand. Guides at lunch time will also prepare and cook your shore lunch.

Bait & Tackle

The bait & tackle shop at One Man Lake

Don’t know what to pack for tackle? We sell our favorites right at the lodge. If needed, we or your guide can assist you in selecting tackle. All of our tackle is guide tested and approved. We have a variety of jigs, spoons, Mepps, Rapalas, line, rain suits, sunglasses, suntan lotion and much more. Looking to rent a rod so you don’t have to haul it on the international flights? We’ve got you covered offering rod and reel rentals. Each fishing rod rental comes with two rods-1 for walleye and smallmouth bass fishing and the other setup complete for trolling/casting for northern pike/trout/musky.

Daily Fly Outs

Pans of fish and cans of beans heating over the shore lunch fire

Looking to be adventurous? We have our daily fly outs as an extra option for fishermen to add a little spark to their fishing trip. Tell us what type of fish you’d like to sought after whether its walleye, smallmouth bass, northern pike, trout or musky (which is available after the middle of June) and we will arrange for your group and your guide(s) to go to your own lake where we have boats and motors set up for you all to use for the day. We will load your fishing group and guide(s) into one of our float planes after breakfast and bring you into a lake that has an abundance of fish. You will then fish for the day, the guide will make you shore lunch or have a packed lunch, fish the afternoon and the plane will pick you up and have you back to the lodge for 5pm.


At One Man in the evenings after a day’s fish, some fishermen cannot get enough and fish off the dock! We have many fish that, the fishing is so amazing that we challenge our guests to see if they catch more fish out of a boat during the day or off the dock in the evening. We also have kayaks, horseshoe, corn hole, a fire pit, and walking trail.

For those who are interested in fishing only partial days and want to experience our neck of the woods, we have our new adventure package. We invite guest to fish half days with us and explore our nature and find an adventure in the afternoon. This is perfect for families to get the new young fishermen into fishing and a great family vacation to have everyone having fun. Guests on this package would fishing the morning, catch their fresh fish for shore lunch, and after shore lunch be able to go with your guide to do some of the following: stand up paddle board or kayak to an island for an afternoon swim, hike to another lake and enjoy refreshments next to the falls, count eagle nests on a boat ride and see land marks and take in some local history, a pontoon ride to a sandy beach and play in the water with tubes and beach balls.

Rates & Available Dates

We strive to keep our online availability up to date, however, it’s always best to call us for current available booking dates.

Call 1-800-465-3325. We look forward to hearing from you!

To download our current booking rates, please view or download our All-Inclusive Brochure.

One Man Lake Lodge


May 19 – 24, 2024 for 2-16 people
June 09 – 14, 2024 for 2-2 people
June 12 – 19, 2024 for 2-4 people
June 20 – 27, 2024 for 2-4 people
June 26 – July 03, 2024 for 2-2 people
July 03 – 09, 2024 for 2-4 people
July 15 – 20, 2024 for 12-20 people
July 20 – 25, 2024 for 12-20 people
July 29 – August 02, 2024 for 2-12 people
August 02 – 10, 2024 for 2-10 people
August 10 – 14, 2024 for 12-20 people
August 14 – 18, 2024 for 12-20 people
August 24 – 30, 2024 for 4-12 people
August 30 – September 07, 2024 for 4-18 people
September 07 – 14, 2024 for 4-8 people
September 14 – 21, 2024 for 4-10 people
September 21 – 30, 2024 for 4-10 people

One Man Lake Lodge

The fish are biting—what are you waiting for?

This was our best trip ever. Everyone caught big fish—I caught five Northern over 40 in. Looking forward to our next trip!  
Mark Cranfill, Indiana

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