PLANNING YOUR TRIP


Planning your trip to one of our remote fly in fishing lakes in Ontario Canada


We Supply:

Air transportation, fully equipped outpost cabins, one 14-foot aluminum boat and a Yamaha 10 or 15 horsepower motor for each 2 persons, all outboard motor fuel, boat cushions and paddles, inside fish-cleaning table, outside open fireplace, free check-flight every 2 days (weather permitting), ice house (at all locations except Separation Rapids) and the finest fishing and/or hunting (guides provided on hunting trips only) in a true wilderness area.

You Bring:

 

Keep in mind when packing that you are allowed 100 lbs per person for groceries and all of your gear

  • Passport, photo identification, birth certificate. For additional border crossing information please click on our link- Border Information, you will find additional information as well as links to Canadian sites that provide even greater border information.
  • groceries (We have several large grocery stores in Kenora where you can purchase whatever you need - lots of fish batter!)
  • refreshments/beverages/bottled water
  • water filter (MiniWorks Ex Microfilter)- optional
  • cash, traveler's checks, credit card, check book
  • fishing or hunting license
  • Ontario card (current)
  • extra set car keys
  • life vests (PFD's - personal flotation devices- one per person)
  • first aid kit
  • whistle
  • 50 ft rope
  • Flashlight
  • portable battery operated radio (one per group)
  • suitable (warm) clothing for the time of year
  • rain gear
  • extra shoes
  • sleeping bag
  • pillow
  • sunglasses
  • glasses/reading glasses (might want to bring a spare too)
  • suntan lotion
  • insect repellent
  • fishing tackle
  • one light action rod with 10 lb test for walleyes and one medium action rod with 15 lb test for northern pike
  • extra rod and reel - just in case
  • fish stringers
  • fish handling gloves
  • live bait - you can purchase your bait from one of the bait shops in Kenora
  • please note that nightcrawlers in artificial bedding is the only live bait that can be taken across the border
  • tackle (spinners, lead jigs - mainly 3/8 oz.) Various sizes & colors, straight hooks, leaders, sinkers ¼ oz.
  • artificial lures - ie rapalas, fake worms & leeches etc.
  • portable depth-finder (ideally one per boat)
  • scale/measuring tape
  • compass, hand held gps
  • walkie talkies
  • landing nets
  • filet knife
  • whistle (one per boat)
  • 50 ft rope (one per boat)
  • Flashlight (one per boat)
  • duct tape
  • minnow buckets
  • small cooler or ice chest for boat
  • ziploc baggies, freezer baggies
  • personal gear, including medications (aspirin)
  • batteries
  • binoculars
  • camera (we hope you share some with us)
  • playing cards
  • personal towel and wash cloth
  • personal soap and toiletries
  • wet wipes (for the boat too- just in case)
  • soap
  • lip balm
  • pocket knife
  • flashlight
  • matches, lighter

 

Things to Remember:

We ask that you leave a neat and tidy cabin at the end of your stay, to ensure that our next guests enjoy the comforts of fishing (or hunting) immediately rather than having to organize a clean-up detail -- boats, floors and dishes please. However, there are a few other things you should be aware of:

1. Guests are responsible for any damage to cabins or equipment
2. Government regulations must be obeyed
3. All garbage must be in bags prior to pick up
4. Because we are a fly-in camp, if weather does not permit us to fly, we are not held responsible for the delay
5. All flights to outposts normally depart between 7 and 11 am, weather permitting. Please arrive one hour early for weigh-in and free vehicle parking.
6. Please call us 24 hours prior to confirm any last minute details and, most importantly, the departure time to your outpost.

Fishing Licenses

We are pleased to provide you with the following information for planning purposes. Fishing licenses are not part of the package supplied for your trip. A number of different options are available for licenses, including 7-day, seasonal, regular or conservation fishing licenses. These licenses may be purchased in Kenora, Ontario prior to departure. They are NOT available at camp. We request that all fish kept MUST BE UNDER the size restriction for that species. Photos made into Permatrophies look better and are cheaper than the skin mount. So please remember this when catching the big one. Let em go..LET EM GROW. Keep the trophies alive....

2012 FISH LIMITS AND SEASONS

Regular License (Conservation License) Season
Lake Trout, Limit 2 (1) Jan. 1 - Sept. 30
Northern Pike, Limit 4 (2) Closed Dec. 24
Largemouth or Smallmouth Bass or combination, Limit 2 (2) Open all year Conservation fishing only
Walleye, Limit 4 (2) May 21 - April 3
Muskie 0 (0) June 15 to Nov. 30
Conservation fishing only
Catch & release for all muskies caught

2012 NON-RESIDENT LICENSE PRICES (Canadian funds, taxes included)

Seasonal Full Limit $78.18
Seasonal Conservation Limit $48.26
8 Day Seasonal Full Limit $50.15
8 Day Conservation Limit $28.84

Nonresidents under 18 may fish without a license if accompanied by a licensed family member. Any fish caught by such an unlicensed angler will legally be part of the catch and possession limits of the person who holds the license.

CONSERVATION LICENSES

Conservation licenses (resident and nonresident) involve lower catch and possession limits for various fish species than regular licenses. The above information is of a general nature. For specific information concerning licenses and seasons, read the Ontario Fishing Regulations.

Hotels in Kenora

We recommend that you are drive up the day before you are scheduled to leave and spend the night in Kenora, that way you have already crossed the border and are ready to go the morning of the day you are scheduled for your trip. Below is a list of hotels in Kenora.

Kenora Hotels

• Anchor Inn and Motel - www.anchorinnandmarina.com
• Best Western Lakeside Inn - www.bestwestern.com/ca/lakesideinn
• Comfort Inn - www.bestwestern.com/ca/lakesideinn
• Days Inn - www.ccco.net/daysinn/
• Kenora Inn Motel - www.voyageur.ca/~vogue
• Kenora Travelodge - www.travelodge.com
• Super 8 Motel - www.super8.com

Thanks!



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