Anyone got any suggestions for a really remote fishing lodge in Canada on a wooded lake, one that requires either a fly-in or or boat-in? Looking to catch northern pike and lake trout. Would also like a lodge with some nice atmosphere, not barebones.
beautiful lake,1st class accomodations,really nice people.I canoed through there a few weeks ago,and stopped for a chat and to borrow their sat phone.it is only accessible by canoe or float plane.
Mattice Lake Outfitters in Armstrong
Don Elliott has a number of fly in outposts about 150 miles north of Thunder Bay.
I've seen some horrible outpost cabins in and around both Wabakimi and Woodland Caribou Provincial Parks. Dirty, rotting, dark, and mice infested. So, be careful when picking an outfitter and be sure to get references.
I'll second the earlier recommendation for Don Elliot. He has both outpost cabins and staffed lodges, all with running hot and cold water, showers, freezers, etc. I've never stayed at one, but have flown with him and can see how he cares for both his places and his customers. Really nice guy, too.
His website is:
been here a few times and it’s really great fishing.
Knee Lake Lodge
on the Hayes river, N. Manitoba. Beautiful lodge, top chef, Walleye, huge pike, food to die for, BYOB, huge central truly fine all log huge lodge building, private very nice log cabins, fly in only or drop in while canoing the Hayes River from Nelson House. Internet specials available kneelakelodge.com (I think - or Google) -
Canadian Fly In Destination
I have been fortunate enough to spend 4 summers working at fly-in camps in Canada’s North. If I could go anywhere as a guest I would choose Scott Lake Lodge. They have massive Lakers and Pike, and both traditional and fly fishing, and are located on the 60th parellel on the border of Sask/NWT. They have two kayaks for guest use, availability of several fly-out lakes, and a great interpretive trail on adjacent mainland (complete with frequent wolf/bear sightings). Check Out their website.
Drive to Hawk Junction (WAWA)
and fly out with Ontario Wildernerss Vacations to say Johns or Medhurst or Esnagi or Wabatongushi or Nameigous. Nice cabins, good pilots, good fishing for Walleye and Northern pike. OR better yet take the Algoma from the Sault to mile marker ? Kwagama lake(North of Frater). The camp owners (google on kwagama lake)pick you up in ATV's take you through the bush to the lake then boat you to an island. The cabins are on the small island. They take good care of you and the fishing is for the BIGGEST brookies you will ever see. Half the fun is just getting there.
Thanks for the great suggestions
Gave me a lot of food for thought.