Pine Island, Minor Bay, Budd’s & North Seal River Lodges
Canada Northern Pike Fishing
Canada brings you three outstanding lodges: Pine Island, North Seal River and, Budd’s Gunisao Lake Lodge but it’s the fishing that grabs your attention and for many catching trophy Northern Pike and Walleye are just the sort of confirmation you needed that you are in a special place. Call Trek today for your June - July - August vacation getaway!
North Seal River Lodge
In Canada at about 58°N and 99°W is a fishing lodge called North Seal River. It is owned and operated by the Gangler family who have been doing this sort of thing for more than 20 years. What they offer a deluxe facility with over 7,200 square miles of fishing territory for some of the world’s best Pike, Grayling, Walleye and Lake trout angling. The NSRL accommodates 24 guests only in beautiful wood cabins that allows you the privacy and comfort you would expect and also a view of the wild northern Manitoba country.
Here you will see pine and birch forests exploding in the warmth of summer that provides cover for the bears, moose, wolves and are home to the eagle and osprey. But it’s the Canada Northern Pike fishing that grabs your attention, and for many, catching trophy Northern Pike and the other mentioned freshwater fish are just the sort of confirmation you need that you are in a special place. The North Seal River System was born of glaciers and formed 12 waterways and over 100 lakes.
You will have the opportunity to fly out to some real virgin areas on Gangler’s DeHavilland Otter or Beaver for an extremely reasonable day of adventure. Getting to NSRL is easy, after an overnight in Winnipeg you are flown straight to the lodge the next day on their private charter flight.
Budd’s Gunisao Lake Lodge
There is no question that Gunisao Lake in the Province of Manitoba, is the best trophy walleye fishery in the world. With over miles of water, and many shallow water bays, Gunisao has the perfect habitat for Walleye. Getting to Budd’s is easy, you will need to arrange your airfare into Winnipeg where you will be met and taken to your hotel for the first night. The next day we take an early morning charter flight directly to Budd’s where you’ll be shuttled to the lodge. After a hearty breakfast, it’s off to fish a full day. The next two days are full fishing days and then depart the same way we arrived. All told this is a five day and four night trip with three fishing days (4 and 7 fishing day trip also available). Along with the monster Walleye, prepare to battle some huge pike. But make no mistake, most anglers come here for the walleye and June-August is best. The lodge accommodates 33 guests and is a mix of tastefully decorated cabins spread out amongst the property that will hold anywhere from a couple to a family of six.
Minor Bay Lodge
There is no question that Wollaston Lake in the Province of Saskatchewan, is one of the best trophy pike fisheries in the world. With over 1,100 square miles of water, and many shallow water bays, Wollaston has the perfect habitat for Giant Pike, Walleye and Lake Trout. Getting to Minor Bay is easy when you consider it remoteness. You will need to arrange your airfare into Saskatoon, where you will be met and taken to your hotel for the first night.
The next day we take an early morning charter flight directly to Points North landing where you’ll be shuttled to the lodge. After a hearty breakfast, it’s off to fish a full day. The next three days are full fishing days, and then departing the same way we arrived. All told, this is a six day and five night trip with four full fishing days.
Along with the tackle busting Canada Northern Pike fishing, there are some really nice Walleye and some huge lakers over 50 pounds. But make no mistake, most anglers come here for the Pike, and June-August is best. The lodge accommodates 26 guests and is a mix of tastefully decorated cabins spread out amongst the property that will hold anywhere from a couple to a family of eight.
Pine Island Lodge
Pine Island has been a Trek mainstay for over two decades now, and we are pleased to represent these great folks moving forward. Owners Brian and Barbara Burgess have continued a long family tradition of hosting anglers from around the world. This is an easy trip for everyone who wishes to take Smallmouth Bass, Pike, and Walleye in a relaxed atmosphere for four full days along the beautiful Winnipeg River. Pine Island has wonderful fishing right at its doorstep, but also some excellent opportunities to fish incredible numbers at Crowduck Lake (via portage) or George Lake for Smallmouth(via flyout).
Your accommodations are duplex cabins with each having a nice view of the river. All trips start on arrival to Winnipeg. Call us today for more information on these great lodges for Canada Northern Pike Fishing.
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