We are blessed to have an extremely & healthy population of walleye, lake trout, northern, and smallmouth bass in the lake. Walleyes are generally shallower in spring/early summer moving out to deeper reefs as the summer progresses. Lake trout generally run in the 5-12 pound class with several in the teens and twenties each summer. Several methods of lake trout fishing include long lining from shore, jigging, and the use of downriggers make this fish fun to catch. Fishing for small mouth may entail top water baits, crank baits, and even fly-fishing. Fly fishing for smallmouth has become a favorite challenge for many guests in recent years at our lodge. These fast action and high flying bass are sure to give you a great fight. Trout Lake has an abundant amount of large northern most of which are caught by accident while fishing for walleye or lake trout in deeper water. However, for fast action mid-sized northern casting 6-12 foot weed beds can provide for great action as well.
At our lodge, we practice a catch and release policy in order to preserve the resource for not only our lifetime, but future generations. Conservation fishing licenses ensure that populations will not be overstressed and that exceptional fishing can be enjoyed by all year after year. Fresh, prepackaged walleye fillets can be arranged for pick up in International Falls, Minnesota upon your return for a delicious fish fry for family and friends to enjoy back home.
For those with an even greater sense of adventure, we have access to two additional lakes for an afternoon of fun. These lakes are only several miles in diameter and are reached after a very short walk on comfortable trails. In boats previously placed here by us, you can enjoy fast action catch and release walleye and northern fishing, or take your chance at landing a trophy smallmouth. It’s up to you!
We operate well-kept and clean Lund 20’ Alaskan, 17’ Angler and Sv-18 boats powered by 4-stroke 90hp Yamahas, 40hp Yamahas and 8 horse Yamaha trolling motors. Each boat also is equipped with Humminbird sonar equipment and marine band radios.
Items to bring should include: Camera. Any device chargers. Clothing suitable for a variety of weather conditions. Personal sleeping bag and pillow if one wishes. Sun Screen. Towel. Swim suit. Toiletries. Personal beverages such as water, soda. Beer/liquor that can be purchased at the International Falls Duty Free prior to crossing the border (see Falls Chamber link below for limits) and/or at the liquor store in Fort Frances, Ontario. Rain gear. Personal fishing rods/tackle (we have extras if one so desires not to bring any. We do not provide fly rods, however). Any snack foods the group wishes to have.
Fishing licenses may be purchased at the flight service base in Fort Frances, Ontario. Prices do not include the short flight cost to and from the lodge. For fly-in service arrangements please contact us for details. If arriving into International Falls via Delta Airlines, limo service can easily be arranged to take you from the airport to the flying service in Fort Frances, Ontario.
After many years in the business, it is our experience that people over pack and bring far too many things. Please keep the weight of your personal luggage to a minimum for aircraft limitations and reduced flight charges.
IMPORTANT: For detailed information on border crossing into Canada PLEASE visit the International Falls Chamber of Commerce website here.