Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Canada fishing lodges

Whether you are someone that has fished with us in the past, or you got our name from a magazine or the internet, picked up a Brochure or heard about us through a neighbor or co-worker, the burning question in your mind will be why should I fish with Anderson’s Lodge in 2015 – for a return visit or for the first time?

Our previous guests know the numerous reasons, and that’s why they return year after year without even considering staying anywhere else! For those of you who have never been on a Canadian Fishing trip, how are you to know where to stay? What is the best way to decide? Lots of people sit at home with a pile of Brochures from different fishing resorts or spend hours on-line and wrestle with that exact question. Naturally, everyone wants to make the right choice and have the best fishing vacation their money can buy.

Over the past couple of years, volatility in the world money markets have affected the way we live our daily lives and ultimately may have changed how “some” shop for Ontario fishing vacations. A few may be driven to shop based on price, looking for the cheapest possible way to go. But is cheapest the way to go? We really don’t think so – cheapest is usually never the best bargain. In fact it may be no bargain at all. Don’t waste your money! For over thirty years we have built our reputation based on offering quality fishing vacations at prices known to be the best value for money in the business. Are they the cheapest? No and probably never will be. We care too much to compromise the quality fishing vacation packages we provide for you.

The following pages will give you specific details about each and every element of your fishing trip with us – it’s what we promise, it’s what we guarantee! While some things do change over the years, it is always in the best interest of our guests and their expectations of quality, professionalism and service that have built our reputation as a Premier Fishing Resort. We invite you to compare us to “any” other brochure or trip you are planning. Carefully consider every detail point by point and don’t be fooled by fancy wordings or pictures that really don’t show the whole story. A great brochure will answer most of your questions and have plenty of pictures clearly depicting the Ontario fishing lodge.

Even after going through the brochure or the website you still may have a few unanswered

questions. Prepare a full list and then call and talk to the resorts you are most interested in. They should be happy to help you and it’s a good way to check their willingness, knowledge and sincerity. Make sure the answers are clear and direct. Don’t accept roundabout or awkward answers. There should be no hesitation at any time and particularly if the response isn’t professional and friendly on the phone (regardless of the time of day) it’s probably a sign of worse things to come when you get there. If they don’t have a toll free number or if you have trouble reaching them during normal hours, you may wonder what kind of “Ma & Pa” operation they’re running and really how interested are they in customer service?

This brochure will preview Anderson’s Lodge, our facilities and services and a complete description of the packages we offer. Many components go together to make a successful Lac Seul fishing vacation before you ever wet a line! You can see how important we feel it is to pay close attention to all of those details. We know the combination of a lot of little things adds up to one BIG thing – customer satisfaction.

You will see our full American plan menu and will clearly show why your dining is the highest quality. Unlike other lodges there is no fixed menu and no fixed meal times. You can dine in air-conditioned comfort each evening between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., with no line up’s at a buffet, eating food that has been sitting for a few hours. At Anderson’s, meals are prepared fresh to your liking each evening, with choices other than the American Plan menu, served table side by a friendly, professional server. Our packages are about you and what works best for your total vacation experience.

Another nice touch adjacent to the dining room is a small cocktail lounge. A place where you can have a quiet drink and watch your favorite sports’ event on the most up to date satellite TV equipment available or if you have brought your lap top, tap into our  Wireless Internet. We feel that in spite of the fact that you are in the remote north it’s pretty nice to watch Headline News or Sportsnet or touch base with the office (if you absolutely have to)!

Make sure you pay special attention to the page featuring our cabins. All the comforts of home and totally first class compared to any Ontario fishing resort! These first class cabins extend to our Fly-In Outpost operation as well.  This past fall we invested in rebuilding both Tom’s Landing and Pickerel Narrows – now all the cabins are NEW, state of the art facilities for Fly-Ins, placing some of the most appreciated comforts of home right on Mother Natures own back door.  Our fishing vacations will always be abut providing our guests in the best, most comfortable accommodations, regardless of the type of package you reserve.

If the best cabins are not enough to convince you, take a look at the equipment that is supplied in your package. We offer two kinds of boats from the main lodge, the first is a 16′ unsinkable Lund with a new 30 h.p. four stroke Mercury engine, or if you prefer more comfort, we offer you a custom-built 21′ Bowrider with a new 115 h.p. Mercury Optimax engine and a new 9.9 h.p. four stroke Mercury trolling engine. From the Outposts – 16′  Lunds with new 20 h.p. four stroke Mercury engines. Very few camps offer choices, not to mention new motors each year.

Now let’s talk about the real deal of a fishing vacation – FISH! You can fish for 5 species, not just the two or three you find in many other places. Not to forget a choice of 9 lakes including the legendary Lac Seul! Not like other camps -choices of one or two bodies of water and they “cringe” at the thought of taking equipment to another lake for their guests convenience.

Look at the pages that feature our guests with catches from this past season and pay special attention to the list of names from the Sioux Lookout District Master Angler Release Awards Program. Most areas don’t have an Angler Awards Program let alone pay their guests’ entry fee. We even take the time to register your Ontario Angler Award Releases and have a Junior Angler Program that keeps the kids competitive. It’s about you!

Finally, look at the page featuring our guiding staff. There isn’t a team in Sioux Lookout that can begin to compare. Never mind Sioux Lookout – Ha! probably the best guide staff in Northwestern Ontario. With all of these guys working together every day on these lakes, you wanna bet they’re gonna put you on fish in a heart beat – with a “let’s get it on” attitude!

Now really for the best reason you need to come to Anderson’s …. it’s the people! The single most important asset of any operation is the people. In the past it has been said that all of the people in our operation have 4-wheel drive attitude, then a guest said hey, wait a minute … “staff at Anderson’s Lodge have an all-wheel drive attitude, there isn’t anything they can’t or won’t do to please a guest or to get the job done right”.

We are a dedicated crew who will not be satisfied with second best. We believe the key to success is doing ordinary things “extraordinarily well” and where the focus is on you and your successful fishing vacation.

There may be change that we cannot influence or drive economics the way we want it to go, however Anderson’s Lodge remains committed to and will remain competitive in the fishing vacation packages that we offer. Our goal has always been to work harder and smarter, paying attention to what is best for our guests. Quality accommodations, custom-built quality equipment, professional staff, the most flexibility when it comes to choices of lakes, species to fish for, choices in meal times and choices from a menu – just ask our guests (see testimonials page ) we define the “WOW” factor in a fishing vacation!

We charge in Canadian dollars and pay our American guests a fair rate of exchange on their dollar – something we have done for almost 40 years!  If you are comparing package pricing, pay close attention to the fact that many of our competitors have their rates in U.S. currency, effectively pocketing the high exchange rate rather than passing it on to customer where it belongs! Really, are they taking care of you or taking care of themselves?  We have illustrated our package rates in Canadian dollars and show the approximate cost in U.S. funds, based on a stronger exchange rate.  But guess what? For our American guests, the U.S. dollar is starting to  regain some strength (at the time of editing this page in mid November .14 cents on the dollar) and as we anticipate it getting stronger we will continue to pay a fair rate of exchange, giving you added value for your dollar!

Unlike many lodges, we do accept cheques  ~ both personal and company, travelers cheques, cash and credit cards – Visa and Mastercard.  These choices ensure complete flexibility and convenience to our guests, allowing them to pay in whichever currency and by whatever means they choose.  Do other camps offer you choices?  We think not!

It’s no secret that we are in times of change – change these days means increased costs of insurance & hydro, rising gasoline prices, rising food costs and a marketplace trying to position itself in a global economy !  Despite these changes Anderson’s Lodge continues to work hard for our guests and as usual, providing first class fishing vacations priced without question – the best value for your money in the industry!
Located in Sioux Lookout, Ontario we specialize in Canadian Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Lake Trout & Musky Fishing Trips!

Package Plans include fully guided American Plan, Ontario Fly-in Outposts to the legendary Lac Seul & Tully Lakes, Housekeeping, American Plan Bear Hunts & American Plan Moose Hunts.

For over 30 years, Anderson’s Lodge in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada has been the ultimate Canadian Fishing Lodge for world class Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Lake Trout and Musky fishing trips.

What sets us apart and makes Anderson’s Lodge in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada a premier Canadian Fishing Lodge is the quality Canadian fishing experience we provide our guests for Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Lake Trout and Musky.

Expect a terrific Ontario fishing vacation experience from Anderson’ Lodge in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada angling for Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Lake Trout and Musky.

Lac Seul, Minnitaki Lake and six other lakes we fish in Sioux Lookout Ontario Canada produce a world class fishing vacation experience for Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Lake Trout and Musky.

Anderson’s Lodge is a Canadian Fishing Lodge in Sioux Lookout Ontario Canada where world class Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Lake Trout and Musky fishing awaits your next cast! Choose from a variety of fishing vacation packages that provide quality and comfort, choices and flexibility. We invite you to give us a call to reserve your next Ontario Fishing Trip.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Fishing industry in Canada

Canada has one of the world's most valuable commercial fishing industries, worth more than CAD $5 billion a year and providing more than 120,000 jobs to Canadians. It is the economic mainstay of approximately 1,500 communities in rural and coastal Canada.
Lake Winnipeg

The Manitoba commercial fishing industry that comprises over 3,600 fishers who produce 25 percent of Canada's freshwater catch. Lake Winnipeg is the biggest contributor of commercially landed fish species. Of the 13 fish species commercially harvested, pickerel (walleye), Sauger, lake whitefish, northern pike, and yellow perch are the most highly valued species. Others include white sucker, tullibee, carp, burbot, lake sturgeon, Goldeye and white bass.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Fishing in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

In July 2012 I was hiking and fishing in Canadian Rocky Mountains in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. Beautiful mountain trails, crystal clear waters, fish - I appreciated these all. But what I appreciated the most and what was difficult to reflect in this video was kind-hearted and friendly people of Canada. In short, here when they say to you: "Have a nice day!", they really mean it. Go there and experience this yourself...
In July 2012 I was hiean it. Go there and experience this yourself...

Fishing in Ontario, Canada - Sunset Country

Some fishing action for you to enjoy. Our host Al Lindner takes you on a video trip of Northwest Ontario!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Bay of Quinte

Suitable for fishermen who just had to visit Toronto and didn’t want to travel too far from there, the Bay Of Quinte offers some excellent Canada fishing for largemouth bass, walleye, and a variety of other game fish.  While there are several areas within this bay that are worth looking into, TopTenz particularly recommends Merland Park Resort for walleye fishing.

North Lake

Want to really go for the big fish and catch some tuna?  We’re not talking just any ol’ tiny tuna that fits in a can, but giant bluefin tuna.  Then there’s no passing up North Lake, located in the far Eastern Canadian Prince Edward Island, perfect for after you’ve visited Big Camps River Inc.  Your recommended contact to arrange for some rewarding tuna fishing is Tony’s Tuna Fishing.  Seriously, fish that average 600-1200 pounds?  The defense rests.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Kispiox River

Located in mid-British Columbia, this location is famous for having the world’s largest steelhead fish, so it’s another very good option for someone who wants to set a world record while fishing in Canada.  The river is prone to blowing out, due to high rains, for its fifty fishable miles, making for a more potentially thrilling experience.  Nearby is the alternative Skeena River if you’re not in the mood for that.  We highly recommend checking out the Bear Claw Lodge, whose beauty really speaks for itself.

Tobin Lake

Does walleye sound like the fish for you?  Then you’ll want to check out the Tobin Lake Resort, where one lucky fisherman became the world record holder for walleye ice fishing.  Located 33 kilometers north of the closest airport in Nipiwan, Saskatchewan, Tobin Lake Resort also offers extremely affordable lodging and boat rental prices.  By the way, regarding that world record-setting pike, it was caught by Father Mariuz Zajac.  A priest.  Something to think about before you drop your line.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Big River

For a fisherman who wants a more easily accessed place to get away from it all, there’s Big River Camps Inc.  Visiting this secluded and charming area in Middle Southern Newfoundland requires only a short drive from Deer Island airport, and then a quick second flight to their camp site.  In addition to a wide range of hunting game, there is an abundant offering of salmon, with a catch-and-release request to ensure returning schools of salmon.

Polar Bear Provincial Park

This park is located along Hudson Bay in the Ontario Province.  Although the name suggests that you are more likely to be some animal’s trophy than the other way round, the Canadian park has taken big steps to ensure the safety of the visitors.  For example, there are electrified fences that are graded to withstand charging elephants, as reported by the Chicago Tribune.  It’s good these are there, because permanent buildings are not available in the park, so you’ll have to rough it in a teepee while you visit.  Still, the fishing is so good, that hauls of 80-100 speckled trout are the norm, with many huge individual catches.  Since the park has an average of three hundred visitors per year, and only one hundred of them take time to fish, you also can be sure it won’t be too crowded.

Great Slave Lake

The deepest and sixth largest lake in the North American continent, this lake offers many opportunities for excellent fly fishing.  Located in the upper Northwest Territories, this is also one of the more out-of-the-way Canadian fishing choices.  On the other hand, there’s forty-inch pike, thirty-pound trout, and lots of them.  Recommended lodges to be found on the lake include Taltson Bay Pike Lodge, Frontier Fishing Lodge, and Plummer’s Great Slave Lake Lodge.

Top 10 Places for Fishing in Canada

Fishing is often a great combination of manliness and meditation (Manitation? Sure, why not?)  It offers the best of getting in touch with nature, and the satisfaction of making a big catch.  And some of the best places to fish are located in Canada. With Canada’s well-earned reputation for high-quality fishing opportunities, TopTenz is confident you’ll be able to find the right type of fishing experience for you somewhere in Canada. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in one of these locations, get yourself a “Gone Back to Work” sign for your boat or fishing lodge.  And if you don’t fish (in Canada or elsewhere) or watch for whales, feel free to move onto to an older, more bizarre top 10 list you might not have read.  We suggest this one about mysterious unexplained disappearances. Otherwise, read about the Best Fishing in Canada…

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Prince Edward Island

Deep Sea Fishing in PEI – Tuna Fishing

Until you have gone on a deep-sea fishing expedition and cast your own line into the deep blue waters off the coast of Prince Edward Island, you can never truly appreciate fresh seafood. Whether you have set your sights on a mackerel dinner, want to battle a giant Bluefin tuna or are lured by the mystery of shark fishing, boat captains all around the province are anxious to turn your adventurous dreams into reality.

Most fishing charters operating in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Northumberland Strait are targeted towards mackerel, and run from early July through September. These family-friendly charters run about 3½ hours. For those who prefer a more adventurous time, we suggest tuna or shark angling. Shark fishing is a popular option as charters head out to the cooler waters of the channel; sharks are rarely seen close to the shore. Because sharks don’t frequent Island coastal waters until late summer, these charters start taking bookings around September. For anglers wanting something a little earlier, tuna fishing is the way to go. The season begins by the middle of the July and carries on well into the fall, as tuna is not restricted by a fixed season.

Tuna are a big-game sport fish – if you happen to hook a tuna, be ready for a fight that could last up to three hours. Tuna often pull so hard that the captain will have to start his boat and pull against your prey, sometimes travelling up to nine kilometres (six miles) in an attempt to wear down a large tuna. There’s a good chance that you may not even see your quarry until you have drawn it up to the boat as tuna make every attempt to stay deep in the water.

Keep in mind, though, that if you do land a tuna, you are not permitted to bring it home with you. The license belongs to the boat you are fishing from and the captain will be the sole owner of your catch. However, should you bring in a tuna you will not only get a free charter for the day but will also have experienced one of the greatest thrills known to the sport of fishing.

Tuna charters can be booked from several locations on the Island, including North Lake, also known as “The Tuna Capital of the World.”

Prince Edward Island waters are teeming with fish; tuna especially has seen an apparent resurgence in numbers. Our many charter captains will supply the boats, gear, bait and know-how, while all you have to bring along is the willingness to have a whole lot of fun.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Fishing Adventures in Alberta

Fishing in the Canadian province of Alberta provides great adventure in wonderfully scenic lands. Anglers can pursue a number of species throughout the province. Depending on the body of water, fishermen may have opportunities for trout of a number of species, sturgeon, pike, walleye or perch. Different species and waters require different fishing techniques offering a variety of adventures for the Alberta sportsman.

The western Canada province of Alberta includes much of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in the west with open prairie covering much of the eastern areas. Trout fishing opportunities abound in the mountain streams while lake fishing is more common in the prairie areas. The Alberta Fish and Wildlife Division divides the province into 10 regulatory districts for sport fishing. Alberta laws require residents and nonresidents to hold a valid fishing license. Short-term licenses reduce the cost for travelers who include an Alberta fishing trip in their vacation plans.

Fly fishing for trout in the Canadian Rockies combines great fishing with great scenery. Some fisheries are remote and may only be reached by air. Others offer easier access. Lodges, guide services and outfitters provide services to fishermen not familiar or equipped for the local waters. Some of the trout streams of the Alberta mountain regions include the Bow, Livingstone, Oldman, Saskatchewan and North Ram. All of these fisheries offer seasonal fishing opportunities. Contact local guides and outfitters for recommendations on flies and tackle.

The prairie regions of Alberta offer some top walleye and pike fisheries. Many of these waters also allow ice fishing during winter months extending the fishing seasons. Walleye, pike and walleye sport fishing utilizes lures or live bait depending on the waters and the angler’s preference. Some of the waters include Amethyst Lakes, Arrowhead Lake and the Athabasca River. Some of the northern pike waters can also include graying and goldeneye offering increased fishing opportunities.

If you look at fishing as a competitive sport, Alberta offers a number of walleye tournaments each year. Most of the tournaments are associated with the Southern Alberta Walleye Trail or the Northern Alberta Walleye Trail. Total weight of legal fish caught determines the winners of these tournaments. Local anglers who compete in a number of tournaments each year contest for season long honors. In some fishing tournaments, the top prize can be as much as $50,000.

Visiting anglers in Alberta may wish to work with and outfitter or guide. These services know the local waters and can recommend the best bait and tackle as well as put the fisherman on the best waters for the species they pursue. Many of these commercial operations have a presence on the Internet listing te best seasons, rates and listing the services they provide. For more advanced anglers, public fishing waters are available in many areas of Alberta.


The wild lakes and streams of Quebec offer anglers great opportunities to pursue a number of species using a variety of fishing techniques. Whether fly fishing tackle or a bait casting rod feels best in your hand, Quebec offers great fishing conditions.

Rules and Regulations
 A sport-fishing license is required before taking to the waters in Quebec. Licenses vary with special considerations given for anglers over the age of 65. Short term licenses reduce the cost for visitors who plan to spend a vacation fishing. Fishing for Atlantic salmon and burbot require special permits. Purchase a fishing license at any bait or tackle shop in the province. A angler is required to produce the license on the request of any game and fish regulatory officer.

 Quebec offers a wide variety of fish species depending on the waters. Some lakes and streams contain species such as bass, pike, walleye and muskellunge. These species all prey on smaller fish and are often taken with live bait or artificial lures. Other waters in Quebec contain species related to the salmon family. These include Atlantic and landlocked salmon as well as lake, brown, rainbow and brook trout and char and whitefish. Lesser species, but still great sporting fish, include perch, sturgeon and catfish. Anglers can choose their waters based on the fish species they wish to pursue although many waters contain multiple species of fish offering variety of options in the same location.

 Fishing is a year around passion in Quebec. Ice fishing is popular during the winter months. Anglers drill holes through the ice and drop lures into the water. While the sport requires cold weather clothing it can be a comfortable way to enjoy some sport through the long winter. Fishing through the summer months can involve powerboats on large lakes or shore fishing in streams or lakes. Check local regulations for information on any closed seasons in the spring of the year.

Catch and Release
 Many sportsmen prefer to release their catch to help maintain a viable population in the fishery. In some waters, this is mandatory but can be practiced on a voluntary basis in any lake or stream. The best practices for catch and release fishing include using small barbless hook and handling the fish as little as possible. A quick photograph of the fish provides proof of the catch. The memories of a fish caught and released are just as vivid as one taken from the lake.

 Fishing Lodges – there are plenty to chose from!

Air Melançon Fly-In Outposts
 Quebec, Canada’s Fly-In Outfitter offers wilderness outposts camps with wildlife hunting and fishing territories, exclusively controlled by Air Melançon. Our camps have more than 40 remote lakes that provide premium fishing opportunities. In addition, air taxi service, sightseeing tours and wilderness canoe trips are available to your chosen destination.
 When Air Melançon was founded in 1957 , its primary objective was to make Quebec’s backwoods accessible to everyone. Since its inception, the airline has four main goals, which are to:

– Take the mystery out of bush flying.
 – Offer top quality service.
 – Guarantee a high level of safety.
 – Showcase the wealth of hunting and fishing in the forests of Quebec.

Berthelot Lake Lodge Inc.
 Berthelot Lake Lodge gives you the choice of staying at a fly-in outpost camp or the drive-in main lodge. At the main camp, there are American and European package plans. If its fishing you want, Berthelot’s Air Service will fly you out to one of several outpost camps or lakes where northern pike and trophy walleyes swim in abundance.  There is no end to the waterfront available at Berthelot Lake Lodge. The Maricourt Lake and Berthelot Lake extend for over 14 miles, collectively. In addition to numerous islands, four main rivers flow through the wilderness, providing visitors with outstanding springtime fishing and many miles of hunting land. The lack of other lakeside camps keeps the several hundred miles of shoreline to remain unscathed by pollutants.

Chalets Scarf/Chalets du Huard
 Chalets Scarf is a drive-in and boat-in fishing and hunting lodge in Quebec. After being being transported via boat across the spectacular Lake Kipawa for one mile, you will arrive at Chalets Scarf’s main camp. Once at the camp, you will have access to lake trout, northern pike and walleye fishing. Moose hunting, housekeeping and American plans are available.   At Chalets Scarf, there are nine upgraded shoreline cottages, each with enough outdoor space for sufficient privacy and indoor space to house 3-10 people. Every cottage boasts a private dock, picnic table and outdoor fireplace. All cottages have a fully equipped kitchen. Bedding is supplied by Chalets Scarf. And the cottages have indoor plumbing facilities, separate bedrooms, a lake-facing living room and a wood or oil heating unit.

Eastern Canadian Outfitters and Pourvoirie Mer Bleue
 Diverse fishing opportunities abound at Pourvoirie Mer Bleue. Lac Mer Bleue, which is our main lake, contains an amazing array of fish such as brown bullheads, lake trout, perch, pike, pumpkinseed, smallmouth bass and walleyes, all of which can be had from your personal lakeside cabin. The smaller, outlying lakes of Pourvoirie Mer Bleue also boast brook trout. In each cottage, there is hot and cold indoor plumbing, electricity, a stove, a refrigerator, a microwave and fully equipped bathrooms and kitchens. Every cottage has enough comfortable beds to accommodate 2-10 people; each bed is outfitted with a new mattress.
 Pourvoirie Mer Bleue is located a short 1.5 hours away from Ottawa – Gatineau and only three hours from the United States/Canadian border. Visit our website, and you will immediately notice that our rustic and luxury accommodations not only meet, but also exceed our guests’ expectations.

 Lake Sasseginaga Outpost
 The “Lake of many islands,” Lake Sasseginaga, is situated 100 miles northwest from North Bay, Ontario. At Lake Sasseginaga, walleye are the most caught fish. Lake trout and northern pike are also found in abundance.

Known to locals as the “Lake of many islands,” Lake Sasseginaga is our outpost home that contains numerous shoals and unique structures. These features help make our lakeside camps the perfect surrounding for catching our main fish, the walleye. And thanks to the lake trout and northern pike that swim alongside the walleye, Lake Sasseginaga is a fantastic fishing and vacation destination.

Lake Ogascanan Lodge and Outposts
 The epitome of the Quebec fishing experience awaits you at Lake Ogascanan Lodge, which is located 60 miles into the rugged Quebec outback. Because we are the sole outfitter and land owner of the 15-mile Lake Ogascanan, yellow and blue walleyes thrive in our lake. Impressive northern pike tend to attack the walleye while on stringers and hooks. And eye-popping lake trout weigh in up to 35 pounds.
 At Lake Ogascanan Lodge, there is a main camp and five remote outposts reachable only by boat access. We provide guests with excellent cabins and quality boats containing new motors. This is a family owned and operated outpost business, and quality service is our main goal.

 Pourvoirie Landriault Outfitters on Lake Kipawa
 At Lake Kipawa, lake trout, northern pike and walleye rule the waters. Located an hour away from North Bay, Ontario in Quebec’s southwest region, we are a boat-access, remotely situated lodge that provides transportation to guests. Lake Kipawa is bordered by the communities of Keboawek Reserve, Kipawa and Laniel. The sparkling waters of Lake Kipawa boast secluded channels and bays as well as huge drop-offs, making it a fisherman’s dream come true.

 St. Cyr Royal Lodge
 The St. Cyr Royal is a five-star, all-inclusive, fly-in lodge situated in the picture-perfect Quebec region of Abitibi. Roughing it “luxury style” is the embodiment of St. Cyr Royal. Our full-service lodge is centrally located within 75,000 acres of wilderness where we have exclusive hunting and fishing rights. Visitors can be assured of first-class quality and serious trophy fish thanks to our catch-and-release fishing policy and 14-fisherman maximum capacity rule.

Wapoos Sibi Fish and Game Club
 The Wapoos Sibi Fish and Game Club offers visitors 44 exclusive territory lakes and eight lodges, all of which are situated on 60 square acres of spectacular Canadian forests. Our comfortable main fishing and hunting lodge accommodates anywhere from 6-20 people. Each bedroom window provides a panoramic of view of the serene Lac Long, and a chef is available to provide a wide array of cuisine. Regardless of what fish is biting, the walleye, northern pike, speckled trout or Quebec red trout, every fishing experience is an amazing one.

Monday, May 18, 2015


Saskatchewan Fishing

Saskatchewan is a popular freshwater fishing destination. The province is famous for having over 100,000 lakes that cover almost one-third of the land. Saskatchewan welcomes anglers to visit and take advantage of the water sports available in their province. Visitors must observe the fishing regulations and rules of the area.

Fishing Seasons

Saskatchewan has three management zones to help regulate the fishing activities. The southern zone begins at the border of the United States and extends northward to Prince Albert. This encompasses most of the prairie land section of the province. Fishing season here begins in 2012 on May 5 and ends March 31, 2013. The central zone begins north of Prince Albert. The season begins on May 15 in 2012 and ends on March 31, 2013. The northern zone is mostly reached by plane. The season begins there on May 25, 2012 and ends on April 15, 2013.

Fishing Licenses

Anyone 16 years old or above must have a fishing license to fish in Saskatchewan. Anglers may choose between a three day license or an annual permit. There are Saskatchewan resident, Canadian resident, and non-resident licenses available. Members of the First Nations Tribe may fish, bowfish, and spearfish without a license. Saskatchewan residents 65 years old or above may obtain an annual license free. The licenses are available online or by mail. Most fishing outfitter companies are able to help their customers obtain a license also.

Types of Fish

There are 68 species of fish in the waters of Saskatchewan. The Walleye is the most popular game fish in the province. It is found all over, but prefers the deepest lakes. The biggest of these are around three pounds. Other types include Northern Pike, Arctic Grayling, Yellow Perch, Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Lake Trout.

Fishing Packages

An ideal way to enjoy sportsfishing in Saskatchewan is with a fishing package. These enable anglers to fly into the northern wilderness of Canada and stay at a luxury lodge situated near a pristine fishing lake. These packages include private quarters, guided tours, and lakes full of trophy fish. These fishing lodges are all over Saskatchewan including the arctic section. Many of them have private airstrips that allow them to fly in guests or some allow the guests to fly themselves to the lodge. All of them offer unrivaled freshwater sports fishing opportunities. Chartered air services connect guests to any of the fly-in lodges.


Saskatchewan has four seasons. Winter begins in November and lasts until Spring which is usually mid-April. Fishing season lasts most of the year and does not slow down because of weather. Ice fishing is very popular in the coldest parts of the province.

Transportation to Saskatchewan

 Saskatchewan has more roads for the size of its population than any other part of Canada. Several major highways service the province including TransCanada Highway One and TransCanada Yellowhead Highway 16 if traveling from east or west. Highway 39 is for those coming north from the United States. There are also two major bus companies plus smaller private companies if needed. International Airports are available in Regina and Saskatoon. Several major airlines fly to these hubs and regional and charter airlines provide service to places around the province including fishing lodges.

Nunavut – NWT

Fishing in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, Canada, provides ample opportunities for catching numerous types of fish. Northwest Canada is home to many fast-flowing rivers and local guides to help you in your fishing endeavors. Canadians and visitors enjoy ice fishing in the spring and sport fishing in the summer and fall months. People who wish to fish in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut must purchase a fishing license. Many of the areas to fish here provide beautiful, natural surroundings that are only accessible by plane. Some types of fish you can expect to find include inconnu, pickerel, lake whitefish, bull trout, burbot, Arctic char, Arctic grayling, northern pike, and lake trout.

The Northwest Territories of Canada encompass a 1.17 million kilometer expanse of forests, mountains, and tundra. White wolves and white whales can be spotted here, as well as bison, bears, moose, caribou, and many other wildlife species. Beautiful and serene lakes and rivers abound, as do the fish. The areas are protected and not many fishermen are allowed to fish simultaneously, so plan ahead and get clearance. Some lakes that are great for fishing in the Northwest Territories include Mosquito Lake, Great Slave Lake, Aylmer Lake, Hottah Lake, Great Bear Lake, and Kasba Lake. Many people enjoy fly fishing for grayling and lake trout here.

Prime areas for fishing in Nunavut include Yellowknife and Bathurst Inlet. Picturesque waterfalls, casual atmospheres, and much wildlife abound. Fly fishing is a popular sport amongst the locals and visitors as lake trout, Arctic Char, northern pike, threespine stickleback, and Arctic grayling are abundant. Some lakes that are perfect for fishing in Nunavut include lakes Ennadai, Nettilling, Nueltin, Amadjuak, Baker, Dubawnt, Angikuni, Contwoyto, Kaminak, and Mallery. The pristine Ekaluk and Kazan rivers are virtually untouched and provide unparalleled fishing experiences. Many fly-in lodges and wilderness camps can be found in beautiful Nunavut, such as Ennadai Lake Lodge, Tukto Lodge, Treeline Lodge, Bathurst Inlet Lodge, and Nueltin Narrows Lodge. Many of these can be accessed through fly-ins from Winnipeg, Manitoba and are far from civilization, providing for a very calm and peaceful fishing experience.

British Columbia

Fishing Opportunities Abound in British Columbia

British Columbia offers anglers almost boundless opportunities for sport fishing. The province offers freshwater and Pacific Ocean fishing opportunities encompassing a wide a variety of species and fishing techniques. Anglers fly fish for trout in a mountain stream one day and fish the deeps of the Pacific for trophy salmon or halibut the next day. Licenses for freshwater fishing are handled by the British Columbia authorities while saltwater or tidal fisheries are controlled by the Canadian government. Many outfitters and lodges specialize in providing fishing opportunities in British Columbia.

The Inside Passage
 Protected by islands and mountains the Inside Passage of Vancouver Island provides sheltered fishing opportunities for several species of salmon. A variety of lodges provides varying levels of luxury for sportsmen and family. Many of the lodges include complete services including fish cleaning and packaging as well as lodging, meals and outfitting services.

Naden Harbor
 Another top salmon fishery, the Naden Harbour area provides visitors with fly-in fishing on the Pacific Coast. Anglers can fish with a guide or on their own in the pristine waters of the harbor. Additional activities in the area include eagle and whale watching. The area offers a number of lodging and outfitting options.

Wakeman River
 The Wakeman River winds through great scenic vistas of mountains and woods. It also offers first class fishing opportunities for anglers. Trout, steelhead and salmon rise to the flies of fishermen during the fishing season. The river empties into the Wakeman Sound and Kingcome Inlet. These bodies of water offer saltwater fishing opportunities for salmon and halibut. The lodges and guides of the area can provide additional information concerning the best seasons and tackle for the area.

 Whistler Village offers a wide variety of family recreational activities including fishing. Anglers can choose from a number of mountain streams and lakes. The fishing opportunities usually are best enjoyed with the services of a guide who can direct the angler to the best waters for the season.

Fraser River
 Few fisheries match the Fraser River in angling or scenic opportunities. The river flows through wilderness areas offering great wildlife viewing opportunities. The fishing opportunities include trophy salmon and sturgeon as well as a variety of trout species. Sturgeon fishing can provide once in a lifetime opportunities to land monster fish. A number of lodges and guides offer services in the area.

Fraser River

The Fishing Highway
 Officially known as Highway 24, the term the “Fishing Highway” describes the road best. Travelers along the route have numerous angling opportunities. Fly fishing is the best technique for enjoying these fishing opportunities. Check with the local guides and outfitters for the best fly patterns and tackle for these fishing adventures. The Fishing Highway also offers wildlife viewing, canoeing and kayaking opportunities and wilderness camping possibilities. The area provides a wide variety of outdoor activities to the sportsmen.

Skeena River
 The Skeena River of northern British Columbia may have a shorter fishing season but offers great opportunities to anglers. A number of tributaries feed the Skeena with all supporting salmon and trout fishing opportunities. The area also is known for bear and wildlife watching. The Skeena supports a commercial salmon fishing industry but offers great sport fishing opportunities as well.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland Sportfishing Offers Many Opportunities

The waters of Newfoundland offer fishing numerous angling adventures. The maritime province offers both inland and sea fishing opportunities for sportsmen. Fishing regulations vary depending on the location and species of fish.

 In general, trout and salmon make up the bulk of the inland fishing opportunities. Numerous species of trout and salmon exist in the varying waters of Newfoundland. Brook trout provide the largest number of fishing opportunities and can be either landlocked, spending their entire lives in freshwater streams, or sea run that live part of their lives in the ocean. Arctic char, another species within the trout family also exists as either freshwater fish or spending part of its live at sea. Fisheries officials have stocked brown and rainbow trout in some waters although these are not native species to the province. Most Atlantic salmon live part of their lives at sea and return to the streams of Newfoundland to spawn. However, in some waters anglers pursue landlocked salmon.
 Deep-sea fishermen may also pursue tuna off the coast of Newfoundland. Most commonly, tuna fishing is a commercial pursuit with controlled seasons and quotas. In addition, cod fishing opportunities exist in many of the bays and harbors of Newfoundland.

 Newfoundland requires inland anglers to possess a fishing license. There are separate licenses for trout and salmon. The trout licenses is only required for non-resident anglers while the salmon license is required of residents also. Licenses are available at most tackle, sporting goods and hardware stores throughout the province. Newfoundland and the neighboring province of Labrador have combined fishing regulations and enforcement. Limits and restrictions vary on different waters and with different species. Consult the fisheries regulations, available on the Internet, or local guides and outfitters for details on fishing rules.

Outfitters and Guides
 Numerous guides, lodges and outfitters specialize in providing services to anglers. Often lodges provide fishing guides as well as rooms and meals for a complete vacation experience. The expertise provided by these services often enhances the fishing opportunity by providing detailed information on the best bait and tackle as well as ideal locations.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

New Brunswick

The Canadian province of New Brunswick offers over four dozen lodge destinations for the perfect fishing vacation. The waters in and around the territory harbor almost 200 species of fish. However, fly-fishing for Atlantic salmon remains a major attraction for many anglers. Salmon fishing in New Brunswick begins around the middle of April and continues until the end of May. During this time, salmon become involved in feeding and it is not unusual for anglers to net more than one dozen fish daily. From the middle of June until the middle of October, the summer salmon-fishing season begins. Fall offers the best time for catching the larger of the species that average between 30 and 70 pounds.

The Miramichi, Nespisiguit and Restigouche rivers along with the Tobique and the Saint John Rivers are some of the most popular fishing locations. Anglers typically find landlocked salmon in the Miramichi, the Restigouche and the Saint John rivers. The Bay of Fundy and the Bay of Chaleur offer a chance for salt-water fishing. Many also enjoy the deep-sea waters around the coast when looking for salmon or blue fin tuna. Keeping salmon requires that the fish measure at least 48 centimeters (18.9 inches) and each fish must have a retention tag.

Small and largemouth bass lie in the rocky areas of 69 lakes and waterways that empty into the major rivers. Anglers snare brook, brown and rainbow trout in most of the waters throughout the region. Lake trout prefer only the 12 lakes found in New Brunswick. At many lodge locations, anglers catch lake, rainbow and small mouth bass from the shoreline. Other common fish species caught throughout the region include:

Burbot Shad
 Eel Smelt
 Gaspereau White Perch
 Muskellunge Whitefish
 Pickerel Yellow Perch

Length and number of allowable retentions apply to many different fish found in New Brunswick. Locations offering licensing generally carry copies of province regulations. Ice fishing season runs from January until the end of March. Spinning gear remains permissible in most locations unless posted signs stipulate fly-fishing only.

New Brunswick offers 17 different classes of licenses that vary depending on whether individuals have residency or non-residency, desire 3 day, 7 day or season licenses. Anglers may also choose from all species except salmon, salmon live release and salmon retention licenses. All anglers aged 16 and over must have a signed, valid New Brunswick fishing license. Children aged 10 to 15 may fish with adults without a license unless they desire retention rights.

Nova Scotia Fishing

Boasting 7,400 miles of saltwater coastline, over 3,000 lakes and 130 rivers, Nova Scotia is a fantastic haven for sportfishers. The variety of fishing areas in Nova Scotia also makes it perfect for any level of fisherman, whether beginner, advanced or looking for a challenge. Spring in Nova Scotia brings striped bass, brown trout, rainbow trout and speckled trout. When the weather gets warmer, chain pickerel, mackerel and perch are in season. Fall yields more trout and the prize sportfish, the Atlantic salmon. Deepsea fishing offers opportunities to catch Mako, cod, hake, pollack and more. The Nova Scotia fishing season closes in October for the winter and reopens in the spring.

Charters, guides, outfitters and sportfishing vacations abound in Nova Scotia. There are also classes on general angling or fly fishing offered in various areas of the province. Lodge and resort fishing is a popular way to take advantage of the interior waters and enjoy comfortable accommodations at the same time. Some popular lodge and cabin resorts include Silver Cross Fishing Lodge, Inverary Resort, Trout Point Lodge, Margaree Lodge Resort, Osprey Shores Golf Resort and Cheticamp Island Resort.

Salmon restrictions are fairly light with eight allowed in a year under 24.8 inches in length. Anglers are also allowed to use barbed hooks in the quest for salmon. The salmon season runs from September 1 to October 31. Licenses are required in Nova Scotia for both salmon and general fishing in most waters except in tidal waters. Anglers under the age of 16 do not need licenses unless fishing for salmon. If a license is required, it must be carried at all times while fishing.

The limit on all trout species is five fish, either all of one species or a combination. The season on trout runs from April 1 to September 30. Perch species, brown bullhead, chain pickerel and white sucker seasons correspond with the other sportsfish seasons and the limit is 25 fish. Lake whitefish also corresponds with other seasons and the limit is 8 fish. Bass limits and seasons vary and anglers should check with the specific area they intend to fish. Shad limits are five fish and the season has no closure in tidal waters. Gaspereau is the same, but the limit is 20 fish.

Fishing in Manitoba

With countless lakes and rivers spread across a beautiful Canadian landscape, Manitoba is what’s known as a fishing paradise. The province is filled with a wide variety of exciting fish, including pike, walleye, rainbow trout and huge catfish. Purely casual anglers enjoy the fishing in Manitoba just as much as the big trophy seekers do, and visitors can experience the region’s fresh water sources year round with ice fishing adventures available in the winter.

Huge portions of Manitoba have never been touched by industrialization or residential development, leaving many of the water sources across the province in pristine condition. It’s not hard to find a lake, stream or river that can be fished in complete solitude. Imagine sitting in your boat and enjoying the crisp fresh air with only the sun and water as your company, or image standing in a quiet stream with the only sounds coming from your line casting off or the water trickling over nearby rocks.

Manitoba is home to some of the biggest fresh water fish available in North America. Huge northern pike and monster channel catfish can pull at your line until the muscles in your arms have reached their limit. For the less ambitious, there are tons of smaller trout and bass that are always willing to take a bite. No matter what kind of fish you are looking to catch, the lakes and rivers of Manitoba can accommodate any type of fishing goal you have.

When it comes to competitive sports fishing, Manitoba is an exciting place to angle. The prestigious network of Manitoba Anglers draws in fishing fans from all across the world to compete for more than 3,000 badges. There are a variety of different challenges for all types of skill levels and species of fish. But fishing in Manitoba isn’t just for dedicated anglers, families from all over enjoy a quiet day out on the boat, and kids love to reel in the first catch of their lives.

Manitoba residents love to fish, and that is why natives of the region are world leaders in progressive fish management. The region implemented a catch-and-release program to help preserve the fish populations of all species. Barbless hooks are required so that minimal damage is done to the fish when caught. Anglers follow these rules with the knowledge that protecting the fish populations means quality fishing conditions for years and decades to come. With preservation in mind, Manitoba is sure to remain a premiere fishing destination for decades to come.


Yukon Fishing

Sports fishing opportunities in Canada include everything from accommodations at luxury lodges, tent camping in true wilderness locations and most options in-between. Whether visitors choose to come up in an RV and plan their own trip as they go or make arrangements with one of the top-quality fishing resorts in the area for a multi-day guided fishing trip, the fishing itself is world-class.

The Yukon river is the native spawning ground for coho, sockeye and king salmon that mature in the deep waters of the Pacific ocean. This is some of the world’s absolute best seafood that comes from the planet’s most pristine waters. Nothing tastes better than freshly caught and grilled salmon, especially when enjoyed in fresh outdoor air. Because of the Yukon’s abundance of salmon, sports fishermen usually take home plenty for the freezer to be shared with family and friends.

Canada’s thriving lakes provide ample opportunity to catch Northern pike, lake trout, Arctic grayling, Dolly Varden and rainbow trout. Adventurous fishermen consider the Yukon to be one of the best ice fishing areas in the world.

Many of Canada’s lakes and rivers are easily accessible by road, but those who desire to experience even more wilderness can opt to arrange for fly-in fishing charters. Although angling is superb in all of Canada’s rivers, off-the-road remote locations provide opportunity to see parts of the country that few people ever have the chance to experience.

For more information on fishing in the Yukon Territory, check out Environment Yukon for location of stocked lakes, descriptions of the many species of fish native to the region and information on fishing license requirements and regulations concerning catch.


Ontario offers fishing opportunities for everyone from young children to expert fishermen intent on catching a mountable trophy fish. With a variety of fishing waters accessible, a myriad of native fish inhabiting them, and location-specific equipment available for purchase, Ontario offers you the ideal fishing trip.

When you plan your fishing trip to Ontario, feel free to bring your own boat. Most campgrounds and lodges near the lakes and rivers have docks available to use or rent. If you don’t have your own boat, many cottage communities and resorts offer their own boats for rent, which can vary from family-style pontoons to small bass boats or aluminum rowboats. You can also buy a map of the waters or hire a fishing guide or charter service to guide your fishing adventure. Charter services and guides can help direct you to the more adventurous fish, such as salmon, muskie, or trout, which you may have more trouble locating on your own.

Ontario Angler – Great site full of information on HOW to fish in Ontario

In addition to the easy-to-find Great Lakes on the southern border of Ontario, the province also has thousands of other lakes scattered throughout the terrain. To visit some of the more remote lakes, a tour operator may be required to fly you by private plane or helicopter to a solitary cabin on the water. Other interior lakes are accessible by canoe or by boat only, and tour guides are available to help you find those locations. While the remoteness of some of these lakes may seem a little daunting, you will be able to truly appreciate the natural and untamed beauty of the Canadian wilderness while fishing.

Awesome Northern Pike

If you are an expert fisherman, be sure to check out some of the most sought-after trophy fish in Canada. You could catch a record-setting muskellunge in the northwestern region or a magnificent brook trout in the James Bay Frontier. Those more interested in fishing in the Great Lakes have the opportunity to catch some truly impressive walleye. Fishing during the designated seasons for these species of fish could yield some spectacular trophy or wall-mountable fish.

For those who care less about keeping their prize fish, many of the province’s larger lakes and regions have frequent and well-respected tournaments. Fishermen from around North America gather at many of these tournaments with their eyes on record-setting recognition and cash winnings. Most of these contests focus on “catch and release,” humanely keeping the giant fish in the waters to be caught another day.

Avid ice fishermen have the opportunity to fish in the southern portions of the province for three months in the winter, while the northern regions sport ice for closer to five months. You can lodge at a resort or rent a hut to enjoy the icy weather, but those who dress appropriately are typically rewarded for their perseverance with great catches.

Families looking to take a fishing trip together need look no further than the waters of Ontario. A variety of lodging options are sprinkled across the province, ranging in luxury from campgrounds to resorts. Your family can choose as much or as little comfort as you want in your fishing vacation, and local tourist companies and resorts are more than willing to assist you in any way. The many species of fish in Ontario bite quickly and frequently, providing ongoing entertainment for children and other members of your family, but for those who do not enjoy fishing quite as much, choose a resort featuring or near other amenities. Horse ranches, shopping malls, restaurants, zoos, and theme parks can provide entertainment for your family members who are less interested in fishing.

Fishing in Canada

Saltwater and freshwater fish abound in the lakes, streams, and shores of Canada. Over three million people each year enjoy fishing in Canada’s waters, and as many as 200 different species of fish thrive here. With fishing charters, fishing lodges, and numerous campgrounds, Canada is an excellent, exciting, and relaxing place to enjoy the sport of fishing.


Chinook, pink, and sockeye salmon are plentiful in the rivers of Canada as well as along the western coastline of British Colombia. British Columbia is definitely the favorite fishing spot for salmon. Fishing charters are available and they will provide all of the equipment you will need. The peak season for salmon in Canada runs from June through September.

 Trout and Pike

Lake and brook trout are plentiful in the hundreds of rivers throughout Canada. Two of these rivers are Albany and Sutton. Many trout can be caught in Labrador and Newfoundland. Great places to fish for pike include Lac Seul, Eagle Lake, and Lake Athabasca.

Walleye Fsining in Ontario

Walleye fishing is perhaps the most popular type of fishing in Canada because Canada is known for its huge, strong, and extremely numerous walleye. Sometimes the best places to fish for walleye are only accessible through the air because these places are fished less so the walleye grow to amazing proportions. You can hire guides that will help with lure and bait decisions and also provide fishing equipment. The Red River and Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba are two of the best spots for landing huge walleye. Lake of the Woods, Lac Seul, and Lake Nipissing are three more excellent locations known for their numerous and large walleye.

Fly Fishing in Canada

Canada’s numerous and beautifully tranquil lakes, rivers, and streams are great places to enjoy the great sport of fly fishing. Salmon, trout, Northern Pike, Steelhead, and walleye can be found in abundance, mainly in the large and fast-moving rivers of the west and east coasts. Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island are known for their peaceful streams and brooks in which Pacific and Atlantic salmon, Steelhead trout, and brook trout abound.

Ice Fishing

A trip to Canada is not complete without an exciting, yet perfectly relaxing ice fishing venture. The peak season for ice fishing is January through late February, and the best place to enjoy the sport is in Northern Ontario around Lake Huron and Lake Superior. Enjoy catching trout, perch, walleye, Northern Pike, and whitefish on your trip.

Other Places in Canada to Fish

Canada is a huge country absolutely filled with beautiful and flowing rivers and streams and crisp lakes, perfect for fishing for many species of fish. In the northern parts of Canada, such as Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunuvut, arctic grayling, arctic char, and Kakanee are plentiful. British Colombia is perfect for finding great Pacific Chinook, Coho, and chum salmon. Central and Eastern Canada is home to many waters that house lake trout, muskellunge, and northern pike. Going further east to New Brunswick, you’ll find wonderful Atlantic salmon. Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island are famous for their plentiful and large brook trout. Newfoundland and Labrador are likewise known for their Atlantic salmon and rainbow and steelhead trout.