MANITOBA PIKE, WALLEYE AND LAKE
This fishing operation located 450 miles northwest of Winnipeg offers guides and
lodging out of their 5-star lodge or fly-in unguided packages to one of
their outpost cabins with access to many different catch and release
Fishermen have been taking some monster pike weighing
over 25 pounds in the 40 to 50-inch
class, with some days producing 100 plus walleyes and
lake trout averaging over 10
pounds. These lakes produce quality fishing that has
been achieved by practicing catch and release for the past 20 years. The
only exception to this rule is all fishermen can enjoy daily shore
lunches on some morning keepers.
They offer the full service American plan out of the
lodge, including airport shuttle, lodging, meals, guide, boat, motor,
gas, fish cleaning and prepared shore lunch. 4 days and 5 nights are
priced at only $1,710, on up to 7 days and 8 nights for $2,275 per man.
Corporate packages for 3 days and 4 nights are $1,750 and include 2 days
on the main lake and a day fly-out to a remote lake, 2 person minimum.
There is an 8 1/ 2% tax to be added.
Unguided outpost cabins for groups of 4 to 10 people are priced from
$1,400 for 5 days to $1,495 for 7 days. These packages include the use
of their 16’ boats with 15 horsepower motors, unlimited gas, cooking
utensils, showers, hot and cold running water and airport shuttle. They
can also purchase your groceries ahead of time for your group. To save
money on airfare for a group we would suggest renting a van and make the
6 ½ hour drive from Winnepeg to Flin Flon. There may be a slight price
increase after the first of the year.HCU’s Cliff Graham has fished with
this outfit more than 10 times and it just gets better.
A couple advantages about this operation it is only
a 90 minute flight from Seattle and this outfitter consistently catches
the biggest salmon and halibut in Ketchikan in both size and quantity
every year. Last year everyone limited out every day on halibut, lingcod
and snapper. Each fisherman took home about 150 pounds of fillets for
his 3-day trip. He takes 4 to 6 fishermen on his 30-foot boat with twin
250 Yamaha motors. The best
fishing is June 20 to mid-August. Kings come in first and about July 4
silvers and some pink show up and by July 15 the kings are tapering off
and the silver and pink fishing is best. Halibut fishing is always good.
Average halibut are 15 to 25 pound fish and he also fishes other areas
where the numbers are less, but size will average 40 to 60 pounds with
the occasional monster. Depending on the fishermen for halibut he can go
for large fish or large numbers. They also fish for cod and chum salmon.
He finishes up early September.
3 days and 4 nights is $2,975 or 4 days and 5 nights is
$3,450 and 5 days and 6 nights is $4,250.
Trip includes lodge accommodations, meals, appetizers at the bar
in the 24’ x 35’ trophy room, big screen plasma TV, fully guided charter
fishing, bait, tackle, custom fish processing, vacuum packaging,
transport boxes, roundtrip airport transfers, daily room service,
phone/fax/wireless internet and all taxes. Fishermen take a 90 minute
flight from Seattle
where they are met and driven 14 miles to the lodge.
TOP RATED ALASKA
TROPHY RAINBOW AND SALMON
Here is an Alaskan fishing lodge that sits along the
world famous Naknek
which is known for trophy rainbow trout and has been rated in the top 3
trout rivers in Alaska.
Whether you are after giant rainbows or the millions of salmon that swim
past their lodge you will find world-class fishing out your back door.
They cater to both fly fishermen and traditional gear fishermen. They
provide all the necessary equipment for your fishing adventure. Their
lodge is well equipped with all the amenities of home. They offer 5-day
trips for $4,000, which includes all meals, lodging, guide; all
equipment (you provide waders) and two fly outs. The two fly outs range
anywhere from 20 minutes to one hour flights to remote rivers.
They operate from June 8 to October 15 and trips are
scheduled from Sunday to Saturday. They take a maximum of 8 people for
the lodge per week. Trout fishing is good all months, Sockeye and King
Salmon are best June 20 to July 30, Silver Salmon August 1 to September
15 and Chum Salmon fishing is always good.