Each our six fly-in lakes provide exceptional fishing for Trophy Pike and Walleye. In addition, Lake Trout and Arctic Grayling are available at some lakes.
Our lakes, which are designated as “High Quality” fisheries, by the Province of Manitoba, are located in the heart of unspoiled wilderness, northwest of Lynn Lake, Manitoba. Our facilities are only reachable by float plane. There is no road access. You are on a private lake with only one cabin per lake.
Due to the remote location and the short season, these lakes have very little pressure on the fish population. To maintain the high quality of fishing in our lakes we practice a strict total Catch and Release Policy for all Northern Pike over 30 inches. Our guests have a legitimate opportunity to catch several Manitoba Master Angler Pike (41 inches or larger) on each trip.
In late May and June, Northern Pike will be found in shallow water near the back end of bays, river and creek inlets and outlets. Casting small and medium spoons, spinners and plugs are effective in early spring. As the water begins to warm, the fish will be found near the same areas but in somewhat deeper water and near emerging weed growth.
During the summer months of July and August the pike will begin to relocate to weed beds near deeper water. This is the time to get out the large spoons, plugs, spinners and jerk baits.Big lures mean big fish during this period.
During September the weed beds begin to die off and the pike will move to points and bars. Large lures are still effective at this time. The best time to fish for pike is usually from 11:00 a.m. until around 5:00 p.m. and then again before dusk with surface lures.
The following tackle is recommended when fishing for Northern Pike;
A 7 – 7 1/2 foot medium heavy bait casting rod with a quality bait casting reel.
17 to 20 lb. monofilament or 30 lb. Fireline line.
12 inch steel or titanium leaders.
Medium and large Daredevils, Johnson Silver Minnows and Red Eyes
Mann’s Super stretch Minus 1
Odyssey’s Pig Jr. and Jointed Pig Jr.
Large Jointed Rapalas
Blue Fox, Mepps and Northland Bucktails
Use smaller lures early in the season and switch to larger lures as the season progresses.
In late May and June, Walleyes can be found in many of the same areas as the pike. Areas of moving water such as rapids, creek and river inlets and outlets, are good spots. As spring transitions into summer, walleyes may still be located near incoming rivers, but many will head into the main lake and relocate to points, islands, bars and rock piles near deeper water. Casting and trolling minnow baits, spinners and jigs are the methods of choice for catching “Old Marble Eyes”.
As fall approaches the walleye will again school up and congregate near islands, points and river inlets. The best time of the day to catch walleyes is in the morning and late evening right up until dark. On cloudy rainy days, fishing can be good all day.
The following tackle is recommended when fishing for Walleye;
6 to 6 1/2 ft. spin casting rod
Good open face spin casting reel
4 lb. to 10 lb. monofilament or Fireline
Rattlin Raps by Rapala
Suspending Husky Jerks by Rapala
Shad Raps by Rapala
Thundersticks Shallowstick and Suspending Shallowsticks
Jigs Berkley Powerbait curly tails
Lake Trout are caught in 7 to 20 feet of water during late May and June. During the months of July and August the fish move into deeper water ranging from 20 to 50 feet. Lake Trout are caught by trolling large spoons, spinners or diving plugs around rocky points and reefs adjacent to deep water. Casting the same lures or jigging in these locations is also effective. The opportune times to fish for “Lakers” are on cloudy or rainy days or when there is a chop on the water. Early morning or evening fishing can also be productive when the weather conditions are just too nice during the middle of the day. Keep in mind that Lake Trout can be nomadic in their behavior and will migrate to find cooler water temperatures.
The following tackle is recommended when fishing for Lake Trout;
7 to 7 1/2 ft. medium heavy action bait casting rod
Good bait casting reel
17 to 20 lb. Trilene or 30 lb. Fireline line
Dipsey Divers or down rigging systems for summer months
Large Daredevils, Doctor Spoons and other spoons
Large jigs and diving plugs
Arctic Grayling are found in the river outlet of Kat Lake which forms the Katimiwi River. The river has rapids, riffles, deep pools and a strong current, providing ideal habitat for the grayling. The fish usually will be located in the pools of deeper water just above or below the rapids. Casting small spoons, jigs, spinners and flies are your best bet to catch the “Sailfish of the North”.
The following tackle is recommended when fishing for Grayling;
5 1/2 to 6 ft. light action spin casting rod.
Fly rods (for the fly fishing enthusiast)
Ultralight spinning reel. 4 lb. Trilene mono line.
Small Daredevils #0 and #1
Small Blue Fox spinners
Small jigs and flies