Ontario Fly-in Smallmouth Bass Fishing


Big North Lodge is located on Gun Lake, part of the Winnipeg River System at Minaki, 25 miles north of Kenora, Ontario. Our 5 lakes & river system is famous for outstanding Smallmouth Bass fishing. With 45 miles of lakes & river, Smallmouth Bass are plentiful. Smallmouth Bass are very common in the 1 to 4 pound range but bigger bass in the 5 or 6 pound range do get caught every week and once in a while a monster Smallmouth Bass in the 7 or even close to 8 pounds are taken. Bass that big are very very rare. Our drive-in lodge offers both American Plan and deluxe lakefront Housekeeping cottages with activities for the whole family. Our fly-in outposts on Roger Lake and Maynard Lake both have unbelievable fishing for Smallmouth Bass.


Anishinabi Lodge is a fly-in fishing lodge north of Vermilion Bay and west of Ear Falls. The main lodge is on an island at the south end of Anishinabi Lake and they have two remote outpost camps at the north end of the lake. Smallmouth Bass are actually an invasive species in the arctic watershed and they made their way up the river into Anishinabi Lake around the year 2000. Since then their numbers have been doubling every year and now Smallmouth Bass in the 20-inch range are common. They also have fantastic fishing for Lake Trout, Walleye & Northern Pike. They have beautiful lakefront log cabin cottages, which are fully equipped for housekeeping. They have a main lodge and can offer American Plan with prior notice. They offer Lund fishing boats with electric start motors.

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