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The Great Fishing

The driving force behind our success is our fishing. No matter how well we look after our guests or what kind of natural wonders we have, if the fishing was not as good as it is, we would not have a full camp most of the weeks of the season.
It's very common for 2 persons in a boat to catch over 100 fish per day and occasionally, if you are in the right place at the right time, you can tie into 100 or more in only a few hours!

With only very few trophies taken out since 1990, it is now at the point where we see about 400 of trophy walleye in the 26 to 32 inch range and equal numbers of trophy northern pike from 35 to 46 inches caught each summer. Naturally, since almost all of these go back into the lake to continue growing, the odds get better each summer.
We've greatly reduced the pressure on our fish population by negotiating a private deal with the native people to cease any fish netting on Upper Goose Lake. Additionally, Ontario Government fishing regulations now protect walleye over 18" and northern over 27.5" allowing each angler only one fish over the size limits. NO longer is it permissable to keep a big fish just to eat. By protecting both the breeding stock and the trophies, you can expect to share the thrills with your children and grandchildren and in turn, they with theirs!
Many of our regular guests have fished these waters for the last 15 or more years and say the fishing is better than ever!

For the few anglers that desire to mount a real trophy, we still do allow that option. Over the years we know this only amounts to a mere few fish that are taken annually.
Downloadable Detailed Lake Map

NEW! We now have a detailed map of our lakes available for you to download and print. This map is in PDF format. You can click HERE or you can click the map to your right.
Shore Lunch Anyone?

Many anglers feel that no Canadian fishing adventure is complete without at least one shore lunch cookout. Some serious shore luncher's have their own mess kit, however, for those who don't, we have available kits that include a cooking grate, bucket of wood and a tote containing a skillet, utensils, dishes and trash bags. Kits are in each unit and the buckets, wood and grates are by the woodshed so you can help yourself as needed.
Our Boats & Motors

When you arrive, you will find your boat/s washed, serviced, fueled up and ready to go. We provide you with the quality and reliability of LUND boats and now clean, quiet, electric start 15 HP YAMAHA outboard motors.

Each two people get a 14' Lund S-14 and for odd numbered groups, we have 16' Lund S-16 boats that are set up for 3 people.
These boats have 2 or 3 comfortable high back swivel seats for "all day support", seat cushions, paddles, 15 lb anchor, bailing bucket & sponge, a fish measuring stick with average fish weight listed for all lengths, a detailed map of the lakes outlining depths and reefs and a good quality landing net.

Our outboards are equipped with heavy steel skeg protectors that eliminate the risk of damage to the lower units. We've only lost one bottom end since we began using these guards in 1988. Some camps ask you to buy "motor insurance" or you'll be responsible for accidental damage.... Not at our camp! We ask our guests to take "responsible care of" and "not to deliberately abuse the equipment", but if by accident you should encounter motor damage, you will never be asked to pay for any repairs, provided that you report the mishap.
The Fish House

We've been told that our (new in 2001) fish house is the very best there is. Our raised cement tile floor and many large screened windows allow air to move both under and over the floor which then dries quickly. Wooded or concrete floors tend to retain moisture that gives many fish houses that "not so pleasant smell." Ours however remains pleasant and is truly a nice place to prepare your catch for the table. It features large formica topped cleaning tables that enable a number of people to simultaneously.
There are drop cords for electric knives and the lighting is very bright. There are seperate packing and washing areas with sinks, disposals, bags, tape and markers. The fish house also houses the freezers to store your catch in. In the fish house, you will also find shelves containing all the consumable supplies that we provide for you such as cleaners, toilet tissue etc. The ice freezer sits right out front so just help yourself anytime 24 / 7.
Live Bait

Live bait is not a necessity but higher numbers of walleye are generally caught when compared to using strictly artificial bait. We have a live bait tank with water chillers that enable us to always have minnows available for you. The system is installed in the back of the fish house and we provide the buckets and require you to only count and mark down your usage on a self serve basis. You then only pay for what you take!

Crawlers and leeches are usually available on a pre-ordered basis though we've been having some difficulty getting healthy supplies from our dealers in Red LAke.

If bringing your crawlers over the border, please note that they can only be imported in "bedding". Leeches can no longer be brought into Canada but may still be bought in Canada at bait shops in most communities.

Also please note that it is strictly prohibited to use smelt as bait, either live, dried, frozen or any other way.
How Old Is That Fish?

Jeff Martens graciously provided the walleye age by length information to us. On his 2003 fishing trip he collected a sample scale from these fish and had them analyzed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Growth rings on older fish are very close together so sometimes it’s a bit hard to nail the exact age.

Thank you Jeff!

Length		Age in years

17.50 “		     6 to 7
20.75”		        8
23.25”		        9
25.50”		   12 to 13
26.00”		       14
28.00”		       14
28.50”		       16
29.00”		       15
30.50”		       17
31.00”		       17

Not a bad catch for a week in the north woods for 3 guys and keeping in mind that one of them (Jeff’s dad, Bill, was 91 years young) wasn’t exactly a teenager. Bill was one in a million and unfortunately he is no longer with us… however he did live life to the fullest and enthusiastically shared his passion with his son and friends.

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