MANITOBA PIKE, WALLEYE AND LAKE TROUT $1400
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 lakes.
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, boat, motor and
gas, guide, shore lunch, and fish cleaning. 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 1/2 hour drive from
Winnepeg to Flin Flon.
HCU’s Cliff Graham has fished with this outfit more than 10 times and
it just gets better. Fish MB358.
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
where they are met and driven 14 miles to the lodge. Fish AK247.