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2018 Canadian Hunting & Fishing Reports

9 Remote Canadian Fly In Fishing Outposts Drive In Fishing Cabins on Off Lake. Canadian fishing vacations for walleye, northern pike, muskie, lake trout, smallmouth bass, and crappie. Canadian wolf hunts in Ontario, Canada. Please contact us if you have any questions. 

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 9/15-9/22/2018

Group Name: Springer

Guest Comments: The fishing was great. Largest pike was 37.5". Largest smallmouth was 19". The accommodations were outstanding. Boats and motors ran great. Lucas and Nicole are the perfect hosts.

Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 9/17-9/21/2018

Group Name: Grussing

Guest Comments: Great fishing, lots of walleye. Best was at point near mouth of river and point near the cabin. The best average sized walleye on this lake than all the others we have fished in Canada over the years. Generator and motors ran perfect.

Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 9/15-9/20/2018

Group Name: Appel

Guest Comments: Weather varied from wind, rain, sun, cold, and hot. Lots of bass. Largest smallmouth 18.25", largest pike 31". Motors and all equipment ran great.

Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 9/12-9/19/2018

Group Name: Moore

Guest Comments: Our 1st time at Grant Lake outpost. Third time with Gateway North Outfitters. My wife and I had a wonderful time and plan to come back again.

The cabin was clean and well stocked. Generator, water pump, refrig, and stove all worked well.

The outpost had 4 boats/motors all set up and ready to go. We only used 1 and it ran perfectly. There were plenty of life jackets, nets, minnow buckets, seat cushions, and all looked brad new.

Saw eagles, loons(and youngsters), spruce grouse, otters, beavers, and a mink.

Weather was up and down. One day the high was 83, the next day it was in the 50's during the day and the 40's at night. Had several days with rain, a couple of days with high winds and a couple of days with no wind. All and all not bad.

Fishing was up and down with the weather. Largest smallmouth bass was 19", northern 36", lake trout 27". Also caught a few perch and a couple of rock bass. No muskie this time.

Looking forward to the next trip. Thanks to Nicole, Lucas, Hunter, and Trevor. We had a great time again.

Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 9/7-9/15/2018

Group Name: Galazin

Guest Comments: Another year of great fishing: Lake trout, bass, and northern. Those lakers were delicious when baked in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Everyone in our party of 4 caught fish every day. The camp was clean, convenient, and a great view of the lake. Another great year!!

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 9/10-9/15/2018

Group Name: Ronek

Guest Comments: Great fishing! Smallmouth fishing around islands on Eltrut. Pike - Big pike in the river and at the mouth of the river. Caught several pike greater than 30" and average bass during trip was 17" with several 18-19" caught. Walleye action was slow - about a dozen caught - mostly on crank baits.

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 9/10-9/15/2018

Group Name: Massey

Guest Comments: Very nice get away - great accommodations - recommend highly!!! Fishing was good - Bass - great. Northern was good but hate them. Slow on walleye.  Other guys caught a few trout so all in all very good fishing. See you again!

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 9/1-9/7/2018

Group Name: Bobeck

Guest Comments: First time doing a trip like this. It was a wonderful experience. The solitude was priceless, excellent cabin. Caught lots of fish, mostly smallmouth and pike. Caught some walleye, lost a huge walleye at boat. Will recommend to others.

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 9/4-9/7/2018

Group Name: Anderson

Guest Comments: A quick fall trip. Caught lots of bass, walleye were slower. Fun time and good weather.

Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 8/31-9/4/2018

Group Name: Franzen

Guest Comments: Great week of fishing. Fish were in 16 feet of water. Bass were hard to find but good size when they were caught. Lots of 24-27" northern, the largest was 34". Biggest walleye was 25" and several 18-19" bass. Another great trip with Lucas and Nicole.

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 8/26-9/1/2018

Group Name: Steffens

Guest Comments: Great trip to Jones Lake. Lots of northern pike over 36". Good smallmouth

Walleye a little slow, lake level low. New cabin absolutely perfect. 10 people on a trip and lots of room for everyone fish.

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 8/25-9/1/2018

Group Name: Schwamman

Guest Comments: This was our first fly in. It was a great experience and will definitely be doing it again. The accommodations and equipment was excellent. Fishing was great! Largest walleye - 27", bass 2@18", 34" pike. We will be back!

Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 8/25-8/31/2018

Group Name: Condon

Guest Comments: This was a fun trip. It is hard to believe places like this exist. Great company and fishing. Caught all species. The plane ride was worth the trip.

Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 8/26-8/31/2018

Group Name: Robbins

Guest Comments: Another trip o Kinewan. Fishing was slower for us this trip. Walleye were spotty and not consistent. Had to keep hunting them. Caught some smallmouth and pike. Water levels were lowest we have seen. Service was great. See you in the spring.

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 8/19-8/25/2018

Group Name: Turnbull

Guest Comments: Cabin was excellent and very comfortable. All the equipment was very well taken care of. Caught lots of walleye, pike, and smallmouth. Largest pike for the week was 45". The food package was perfect. Great trip, we will be in touch about next year.

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 8/19- 8/25/2018

Group Name: Chew

Guest Comments: Caught lots of smallmouth. Caught pike but no big ones. Caught some good lake trout and walleyes. Cabin was set up nice and motors ran great.

Lake: Trout Lake

Dates: 8/19-8/24/2018

Group Name: McCormick

Guest Comments: It was a our first time to the lake. Very nice and enjoyable time. Walleye fishing was slower, but caught lots of smallmouth, trout, and pike. Cabin and all equipment was very well maintained. A fun week of fishing.

Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 8/12-8/17/2018

Group Name: Christianson

Guest Comments: Another fun trip with Gateway North. The cabin was set up perfect. We caught lots of smallmouth and pike with a few walleyes caught on Upper Highrock. The trip started out with hot weather but temps dropped after a few days.

Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 8/10-8/16/2018

Group Name: Hale

Guest Comments: Another great week with GNO. the first few days were really warm - 90 degrees but we still had a pretty good bite. As soon as the weather cooled down, the bass and walleye really came alive. For the week we caught 10 - 18.5" bass, 3 - 19" and 3 - 19.5" bass. Our biggest walleye were 26" and 27". Also included one 36" pike. As always, Lucas and Nicole were perfect hosts. Trevor is the very best pilot and Hunter always helps out.  Many thanks for running a first class operation.

Jim & Linda

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 8/11-8/14/2018

Group Name: Menzel

Guest Comments: We had a great time. Caught lots of fish and even had luck using our fly rod. Cabin was very comfortable and all the equipment worked perfect.

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 8/4-8/11/2018

Group Name: Williams

Guest Comments: Eleven people - 6 adults and 5 kids had a great time on Highrock. Slow fishing overall but ended up catching lots of fish - walleye, pike, bass, perch, sunfish, and one redhorse on Upper Highrock. 32" pike, 30" walleye, and many 17, 18, 19" bass. #3 Mepps was the stand out. Lucas and Nicole do a great job.

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 8/4-8/11/2018

Group Name: Thompson

Guest Comments: Fishing was awesome - got the Ontario slam with walleye up to 25". Cabin and facilities were top notch. - Jim Jr.

Outstanding accommodations - fishing was excellent - 33" pike, 18" smallmouth bass, 25" walleye, 24" lake trout - Nicole and Lucas were very gracious - Trevor, our pilot was very good.

Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 8/6-8/10/2018

Group Name: Libertini

Guest Comments: Fishing was good most of the time. Had a few slower times, but still caught lots. Pink was the color of choice. Lots of walleye and smallmouth. Caught a 40" pike. We will be back again.

Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 8/6-8/10/2018

Group Name: Szpak

Guest Comments: Very nice cabin and set up. Caught lots of smallmouth. We were primarily targeting musky and had lots of follows but did not catch any.

Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 8/3-8/6/2018

Group Name: Camp

Guest Comments: Biggest fish of my life! Grant Lake produced a huge musky - 55" on a 4" Shad Rap. 10 minute fight, it was fabulous. Been fishing Canada for 50 years.

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 7/26-8/4/2018

Group Name: Hock

Guest Comments: Fishing was very good. Big fish of week for each species was

40" pike

22" smallmouth

29" walleye

The cabin was very nice.

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 8/1-8/4/2018

Group Name: Snortum

Guest Comments: Had a great time. Glad to get away and enjoy the outdoors with no phones. Caught lots of smallmouth, some nice walleyes, and pike. The lake trout eluded us. Artificials worked best for us on this trip. The lower water levels made fishing different than previous years. Caught over 31" of bass on one cast (2 fish on the same lure!) We had everything we needed. We will be back again. next year

Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 7/28-8/3/2018

Group Name: Muellner

Guest Comments: Fishing was poor on Fishtrap. Three warm days with no wind really hampered fishing. I found the walleyes on Fishtrap to be in or near the cabbage weeds. The portage into Upper Highrock was short and yielded far more consistent walleye fishing. The facilities and amenities with GNO far exceed any other outfitter we have used. Big fish for the week were 26" eye, 18" smallie. We appreciate the warm welcome from Lucas' family and Trevor every summer.:

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 7/26-8/1/2018

Group Name: Ash

Guest Comments: Lakers in the North finger "Bowl". Bass over 18" with 2 over 19". Big fish near running water. Bass on every reef.

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 7/25-7/29/2018

Group Name: Postlewaite

Guest Comments: I want to thank you and your guys (Hunter and Trevor) for making our trip to Highrock such an enjoyable experience. From our first contact while booking, to our actual trip and fishing, you guys handled everything perfectly. Our group has been taking fly in trips to outposts for several years now, and every single person said this was the nicest outpost cabin we have ever stayed in. One of our guys commented "you can tell Lucas and Nicole are neat freaks......and I love that about them!!" The cabin, boats, fish cleaning house, and bathroom facilities were all very nice. We had fish for lunch and dinner every single day while there, since for a couple of the guys the annual trip to Canada is the only time they get to eat walleye. There were plenty of walleye to be caught, some nice smallies here and there, and the occasional pike to mix things up! What a beautiful lake! Thanks again for making our trip to Highrock so enjoyable!

Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 7/22-7/28/2018

Group Name: Meyer

Guest Comments: Fishing was very good beginning of the trip for walleye and smallmouth. Weather changed and fishing slowed down. Started to pick back up at the end of trip. Caught some large walleye. We had a very enjoyable trip.

Lake: Trout Lake

Dates: 7/19-7/28/2018

Group Name: Toon

Guest Comments: The cabin, equipment, and grounds were excellent. The best storage shed/fish cleaning facility we have ever seen at a fly in. Attention to detail was obvious by outfitter. Had very windy days during our stay. Largest smallmouth bass was 19.5" and largest walleye 22".

Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 7/21-7/28/2018

Group Name: Gibson

Guest Comments: Great time, great food plan, great equipment, great accommodations. The fishing was the best! The outfitter was great to work with. Everything was taken care of. No request went unfulfilled.

Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 7/23-7/27/2018

Group Name: Jordan

Guest Comments: The fishing was great! Every bait we used was productive. The highlight of the trip was my grand daughter catching a pike. It was a heavenly week on Grant Lake. I want to thank Nicole and Lucas for a wonderful experience.

Rob Jordan

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 7/21-7/26/2018

Group Name: Hartley

Guest Comments: Caught all species; top water very good; deep divers very effective; Mepps and Rooster Tails great for smallmouth casting towards shore; smallmouth bass colored lures very good;

Killed Zara Spook and Sammy. brown lures for lake trout. One trout spit up a 4" smallmouth after we caught it.

- good trolling deep diver from North rock fall across to rocks - large pike and walleye.

- troll banks with small rocks and pebbles - smallmouth

- great fun with fly rods and poppers

Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 7/16-7/21/2018

Group Name: Randall

Guest Comments: We have been coming to Gateway for over 10 years. Once again we had a wonderful trip - caught plenty of fish(walleye and bass) many over 18" and a couple over 20".

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 7/16-7/21/2018

Group Name: Cox

Guest Comments: Super week; lots of 18-19" smallies

30 at least walleyes - no trophies - all eaters - however we did not fish walleyes much at all.

Northerns - 37", 34", 31", lots of 24-27" and tones of small ones.

Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 7/16-7/21/2018

Group Name: Sich

Guest Comments: We had a great time. Everything worked very well. Cabin was very comfortable. One of the best fuel storage systems of any outpost we have ever been too. Caught many large smallmouth, very healthy fish. Caught some larger walleyes and a mid 30" pike. We will be back in the future.

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 7/13-7/21/2018

Group Name: Greaney

Guest Comments: Excellent trip. Caught lots of walleye and big smallmouth. Walleye were in very tight areas, but in great numbers. Many big smallmouth caught. No real big pike this year, largest was 36". Cabin and equipment worked great. The railing on deck was appreciated. Always nice seeing improvements.

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 7/14-7/21/2018

Group Name: Nelson

Guest Comments: Many smallmouth on the points. Many pike everywhere(crank baits) @ pike 32"  38". To many small ones to count.

Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 7/13-7/17/2018

Group Name: Teeter

Guest Comments: Great trip. Caught lots of smallmouth and pike on main lake. Cabin and boats were perfect for our stay. Had some windy days. Easy trip and very enjoyable.

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 7/13-7/16/2018

Group Name: McQuaker

Guest Comments: We had a great time during our stay. Caught all species. Live bait worked excellent. Cabin and facilities were top notch. Enjoyed the cabin very much and the plane ride was great!

Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 7/12-7/16/2018

Group Name: Anderson

Guest Comments: Great trip overall! I'm pretty much a novice at summer fishing and I still had excellent luck catching very nice-sized walleyes every day. There is various structure all over this lake and that offered a good variety of fishing. Caught some nice pike and also some good smallmouth bass as well - would definitely come back again!

Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 7/6-7/13/2018

Group Name: Hollister

Guest Comments: Fishing was good throughout! Lots of bass and pike. Managed to land a 35" muskie and had about 6 additional follows. Lots of wildlife to see and loved having the turtles by the dock. Even got to see a moose a couple of times! Cabin and equipment were outstanding and the flight with Trevor was exceptional! Thanks to GNO for a great trip - it was a perfect honeymoon!

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 7/6-7/13/2018

Group Name: Hilbert

Guest Comments: Great fishing. Eltrut at the falls was the best. Great smallmouth bass. Lots in the 16-20" range. Plenty of walleye to eat everyday lunch and dinner. Would come back.

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 7/9-7/13/2018

Group Name: McMartin

Guest Comments: Lots of smallmouth

25" walleye

35" northern and lots of northern

Lots of walleye

1 large turtle

Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 7/9-7/13/2018

Group Name: Smothers

Guest Comments: Caught lots of smallmouth and pike. Walleye were tough. Had some very windy days and hot weather. We had a great time and everyone enjoyed their stay.

Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 7/7-7/12/2018

Group Name: Kukulan

Guest Comments: Good walleye and pike fishing - lots of pike 24-28" range, a few 30-32", largest in group was 38".

Smallmouth fishing was really good - most are all 3-4 lbs, largest was 5 1/4 lbs.

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 7/6-7/11/2018

Group Name: Smith

Guest Comments: Excellent fishing. We caught lots of smallmouth and pike and had a couple of personal bests of each species for our group. Boats, motors, and cabin were all in excellent condition. We will return again on our next adventure and will recommend to others.

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 7/6-7/9/2018

Group Name: Muller

Guest Comments: The fishing was slower the first day and kept getting better each day. The last day was our best. Weather was hot and sunny. Cabin was great for our group and had everything we needed. All the boats and motors ran good for our stay.

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 7/3-7/8/2018

Group Name: Christnovich

Guest Comments: Cabin was very nice and comfortable. Boats and motors worked well. Fishing was slower. We did best on South end of Eltrut.

Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 6/30-7/7/2018

Group Name: Childress

Guest Comments: Great lake, great fishing. 2 - 25" walleye. Many 15-20" smallmouth. Live bait was the key. Thank you Lucas and Nicole.

Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 7/2-7/7/2018

Group Name: Gorr

Guest Comments: Great fishing. We caught 20-30 pike per day. The average size was 24-29". The lake is full of smallmouth. You could catch at least 100 per day if you tried. We also pulled in 2 lake trout which are great eating. Our first! Have fun and be safe!

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 6/30-7/6/2018

Group Name: Hale

Guest Comments: Great week of fishing. We started off with a 27" walleye and finished with a 27" walleye(different spots). We had many over 20" and the bass were also running on the large size including a 4 pound 12 oz, 4 pound 4 oz, and a 4 pound 2 oz. Most were in the 3-4 pound category. The 4th of July started off with a major thunder storm that almost lasted 4 hours including heavy winds and lightning that just would not stop. It was time to hunker down. All in all we had a wonderful week. Thank you to Lucas, Nikki, Trevor, and Hunter. Hope to be back soon.

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 6/29-7/6/2018

Group Name: Secrist

Guest Comments: Fantastic fishing, lots of 15-18" smallmouth, handful of 23-24" walleye & 4 lake trout 22-24". Almost all on slip bobbers and leeches. Facilities are excellent. Drop an email if you want more info.

Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 6/30-7/5/2018

Group Name: Takmajian

Guest Comments: All boats in good working order. The cabin was very clean and had everything that we needed for the week. Fishing was slow on Fishtrap the first day. Caught one 20" smallmouth on a Fluke and some small pike. Fishing in Upper Highrock was very good. 10 smallmouth between 18-20" on Pop-R. Many pike between 35-37" on minnows. One 27" walleye on minnows and many eaters also. Great overall trip.

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 6/28-7/3/2018

Group Name: Daley

Guest Comments: Fantastic trip!! The fishing was better than Highrock! And Highrock was the best we had ever had. Caught walleye like crazy everyday a few dozen over 20" with a 24 and 25". Smallmouth were mythical in size and fight with a few over 5lbs. Northern were caught everywhere and were big. Caught fish in all places, river, Jones, and bottom half of Eltrut. Unbelievable fishery!!!

Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 6/28-7/2/2018

Group Name: Mejzak

Guest Comments: Fishing was great and many pike caught  on silver spoons. Largest pike was 29" caught at Napanee Lake. Jigging for smallmouth was fantastic and lead to a 20" beauty caught by our youngest fisher Sean (14 years old). Lack of knowledge about trout fishing, but with the help of Lucas and a Wally Diver led to success with a 26" lake trout. All 3 of us had a great trip and many pike and smallmouth.

Thank you, Jason

Lake: Dogfly  Lake

Dates: 6/28-7/2/2018

Group Name: Graziano

Guest Comments: This was our third trip and it did not disappoint. We fished Dogfly which was full of large northern pike, tons of bass, and some beautiful lake trout. Lucas and Nicole sure know where the fish are. Just go to the lake points on the map and you will definitely catch plenty of fish.

Lake: Trout Lake

Dates: 6/27-7/2/2018

Group Name: Maher

Guest Comments: Not many eater sized walleye caught, most were above slot. Multiple 23" walleyes caught.

Largest fish -

44" northern

23" walleye

22" smallmouth

Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 6/23-6/30/2018

Group Name: Ostrowski

Guest Comments: Fishing was good. Caught walleyes on reefs, islands, points, and weed beds. Most were between 6 and 12 feet of water. Lost many jigs to northern and caught bass in various locations. Jigs and plastic. Color didn't matter nor did live bait. The generator system at the cabin spoils you.

Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 6/23-6/28/2018

Group Name: Witt

Guest Comments: Great trip and experience. We will be coming back. Caught lots of bass and big pike. All equipment and cabin worked properly for our stay.

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 6/23-6/28/2018

Group Name: Scearce

Guest Comments: Jones isn't a lake we would go back to... We are not jig  fisherman and felt that Jones is a fish hatchery. Give it 6-8 years and it will be a monster lake. We caught over 300 northern 12-17 inches and walleye in the 14-16 inch range. We did catch 2(37" northern and 1 39". a few bass over 17". ) Cabin was very nice and a surprise as well.

Lake: Trout Lake

Dates: 6/22-6/27/2018

Group Name: Hockenberry

Guest Comments: We had a fun time. Cabin and boats were good. Fishing was slower, not sure if it was warmer weather or mayflies. Fish were very scattered and did not seem to be schooled up. Think we may need to come earlier in the season.

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 6/18-6/25/2018

Group Name: Mack

Guest Comments: We had a great time and caught the most large smallmouth ever with the average size of 16" and several dozen at 17-18" with 2 or 3 19". The walleye run large and we had to work to catch the eaters. Northerns were caught trolling along any bank. The equipment and cabin were all in great shape and the service as usual was warm and all you could expect.

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 6/21-6/25/2018

Group Name: Speltz

Guest Comments: Fished four days. Weather hot first two days and fishing was good. Caught a number of walleyes over 20".  Caught a number of smaller northerns. Second two days cooled down and the fish slowed down. We still caught walleye but harder to find. Great cabin and boats. Boats and motors worked great for going to find the fish. Thank you for another great trip. Largest walleye - 27" and 4# smallmouth.


Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 6/20-6/23/2018

Group Name: Nelson

Guest Comments: Fishing was great, weather conditions were hot and hotter. Place was very accommodating. Nice bass, have not done those before in Canada.

35" northern

26.5" walleye

19" bass

Lake: Fishtarp Lake

Dates: 6/17-6/23/2018

Group Name: Kaspryzk

Guest Comments: Great week of fishing, Fishtrap has great bass, Upper Highrock Lake 12 walleye up to 25.5". All to large to eat. 38.5" northern off Upper Highrock and more bass. Another great outfitted camp.

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 6/16-6/23/2018

Group Name: Thomas

Guest Comments: All fishing was great! Big fish of all kinds. Weather a little hot but a great trip. Largest walleye 28", many large smallmouth and large pike. Cabin and all equipment was excellent. Lucas and Nicole are great! Will be back for sure.

Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 6/16-6/23/2018

Group Name: Ronek

Guest Comments: Fishing was very good. The walk in was definitely worth going to. If you find weeds in the 9-12 ft range you found fish. The cabin was great - no complaints. The ants in the cabin were a bit of a problem. Caught 3 muskie with 35" being biggest. Lots of pike and bass - 35" pike + 20" bass were the biggest. Most fishing and best fishing was done in sight of the cabin. Another great year with Gateway North! Appreciate it!

Lake: Trout Lake

Dates: 6/16-6/22/2018

Group Name: Sathers

Guest Comments: Great fishing. Lots of walleye 20-25". Largest walleye was 26.5", at least a dozen over 25". Hard to catch many under the slot. Boated at least 30-35 per boat per day. Largest pike 38". Largest lake trout 29". All the equipment ran flawless. Rebooked for next year - same week.

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 6/15-6/21/2018

Group Name: Tomczyk

Guest Comments: We had a great 6 days at Highrock. Fishing was not as good for size as last year but we got a lot of eaters. Find the weeds and find the fish. Bass were hard to find but we did find some decent ones. One big (41.5") pike to end a great trip.

Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 6/15-6/20/2018

Group Name: Bricco

Guest Comments: Lots of walleye and pike. Caught fish all over. Largest walleye 26.5". Some smallmouth were caught too. Fished below rapids to lower lake and caught walleye one after another. It was almost like catching blue gills. We had a great time and will be doing it again.

Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 6/13-6/20/2018

Group Name: Boone

Guest Comments: Caught plenty of pike and lake trout trolling in deep water. Smallmouth bass were up shallow for smaller ones. Bigger smallmouth  hung out in the deep water off drop offs.

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 6/11-6/18/2018

Group Name: Jenks

Guest Comments: Wonderful hosts and facilities - absolutely no complaints. Fishing was very good, even for what we heard was a slow week in the area.

* smallmouth - dominant species and star of the week. Could not crack 20" but many over 18".

*walleye - numbers were low but very good size: 27", 26", and a 25". Lots over 20" - hard to find eaters.

* northern: they are there - didn't fish them again, great folks to work with!!

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 6/12-6/17/2018

Group Name: Lud

Guest Comments: Best bass fishing ever of every lake we fished. Better than any smallmouth fishing we ever had on Rainy Lake. Lots of 16-18" - plus biggest 21". Top water and jigs best. Northern - 10 fish over 30" - biggest was 39". Best was jigs (Lucky) and minnow baits. All fish very chunky.

2 moose - lots of Eagles and beavers.

Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 6/10-6/17/2018

Group Name: Troup

Guest Comments: Another great trip with Lucas and Nicole. The cabin and all equipment worked as advertised. Very warm temps this year compared to previous years. This was our 20th year! Fished for all species, smallmouth, walleye, and northern. Portaged to Upper Highrock and caught nice walleye and bass. Thank you to the GNO team. Great job!!

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 6/10-6/15/2018

Group Name: Holland

Guest Comments: Awesome 5 days of fishing! Average around 15-30 per boat each day. Caught 6 walleyes 25-27" range. Lots of walleyes with a lot of good eaters. Exceptional smallmouth fishing with largest measuring 20". Great numbers of northerns but no real big ones. Cabin and all accommodations were exceptional. Had a great trip and look forward to returning. Top notch outfitter and would recommend for great fishing.

Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 6/8-6/15/2018

Group Name: Plutz

Guest Comments: Fished (7) days. Big fish: Pike - 2 x 38"; Walleye - 29", s8", 24+" x 3; Bass - too many over 18" to count, one 19.5". Pike were ferocious and ubiquitous. Walleye also on all main lake points. Trolling, jigging, top water - did not matter. Where else can you catch walleye on top water!!!!! Great lake, great facilities, every thing worked great. Bonus was 3 moose sightings; two cows and one bull. Kudos to the Adams clan for another top notch trip! Kinewan is still the King!!! And we caught a huge perch!

Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 6/9-6/13/2018

Group Name: Bixler

Guest Comments: Water temp in the mid 60's.

Bass were still on beds shallow but moving out as week went on.

Caught nice lake trout and pike as well trolling.

Thank you! GNO!

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 6/7-6/11/2018

Group Name: Bryant

Guest Comments: Really good weather - upper 70's, sunny, windy, mid day.

Fishing was great. Smallies going on nest - several 17-19".

Walleyes also good - seemed scattered though.

2 - walleyes at 26" - others (several) in West end 22-24". Caught a lot of walleyes trolling silver rattle trap.

Live bait worked best catching bass and walleyes.

One lake trout in the narrows going North from camp - measured 29".

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 6/6-6/10/2018

Group Name: Darger

Guest Comments: Caught lots of bass, 2-6 feet of water, especially off drop offs.

Walleye were 10-12 feet of water, vertical jigging in drop offs and points.

Pike were off points and near drop offs.

Husky Jerks10 were great for all species.

1/4 oz jigs with minnows or leeches vertical jigged in 10-15 feet was the hot walleye method.

Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 6/4-6/10/2018

Group Name: Elkins

Guest Comments: Facilities and service was top notch. Primarily fished for smallmouth and was good. A very well run operation.

Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 6/2-6/9/2018

Group Name: Springer

Guest Comments: Brutal weather conditions the first 2 days with rain and high winds. But the fish were biting regardless. Caught many bass in the 17-20" range. Pike were active with several ranging from 30-37". Facilities were great. All equipment worked flawlessly. Lucas and Nicole are perfect hosts.

Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 6/2-6/9/2018

Group Name: Rose

Guest Comments: Cold and wet first 2 days. Fishing was a bit slow. Weather warmed as week went on and fishing improved. Bass on beds and caught w/ tubes (green pumpkin). Weeds not up yet so pike were more unpredictable. Seemed the pike and some muskie were stalking fish on beds. Some trout found in deep water. All fish seemed to like silver lures!

Large fish were

19.5" smallmouth

36" lake trout

39" tiger muskie

37" pike

Another great trip!

Lake: Trout Lake

Dates: 6/3-6/9/2018

Group Name: Thieme

Guest Comments: Awesome fishing! A lot of lake trout up to 27". Walleye up to 25". Quite a few large bass and tons of northern. Largest northern was 41". Great Lake.

Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 6/1-6/8/2018

Group Name: Samuel

Guest Comments: Another good trip to Kinewan. Lots of walleye and incidental smallmouth with many pike. Did best by moving water and points. West lake was also very good by big weed bed. Cabin and equipment was all great as always as well as the flights.

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 6/3-6/7/2018

Group Name: Newsom

Guest Comments: Lots of wind. Lots of bass. Good pike, but walleye was slow. Had lots of fun.


Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 6/1-6/6/2018

Group Name: Vogen

Guest Comments: Another great trip. Dozens of walleye over 24". 41" pike and 22" smallmouth. Fishing rock piles and drop offs.Great trip and fantastic service once again.

Lake: Trout Lake

Dates: 5/29 - 6/3/2018

Group Name: Foerch

Guest Comments: Everything from start to finish was impeccable. 58 fish, only 6 eaters; more than half off the dock! (saved some boat gas).

Biggest bass 18"

Biggest walleye 32"

Biggest lake trout 30"

Biggest pike 32"

1st 2 days excellent. Weather moved in and did not go out much.

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 5/26 - 6/3/2018

Group Name: Pipen

Guest Comments: Fishing was great! I got 2 - 25" walleyes and others. Lots of bass.

Caught 21" and 23" lake trout.  Big walleyes!

Caught 6 northerns for every walleye caught while using walleye rigs and bottom bouncers. If I went back I would try deeper areas.

Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 5/28 - 6/2/2018

Group Name: Blom

Guest Comments: Great fishing, everything well at the cabin and with the boats. Thanks Lucas and Nikki. Grand kids had a great time.

Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 5/27 - 6/1/2018

Group Name: Robbins

Guest Comments: Our 5th consecutive year to Kinewan. Weather was perfect. Fishing was best ever. Walleyes were the catching at numerous locations on the lake. The moving water and points were the best spots. The outfall into the Little Kinewan was most productive; on the lower lake side. Jigs with twisted tail plastics were best. Various colors worked, but pink, and orange remain most reliable. Leeches worked very well too. It just didn't matter much this trip. We went through 2# of leeches  and countless jigs and grub tails. Ate walleye every day and threw back hundreds. Northern were fun as always. No trophies, but numerous fish in the 34" range that were so bulky and strong, they felt and fought like larger versions. Bass, as expected were feisty and aggressive. Several 16-21". Because the walleye fishing was so good, we didn't focus on bass as much. But, where there were rocks there were bass.

The cabin feels like home. Everything worked great. The flights in and out were on time and flawless. Trevor is the best. As always, Lucas and Nicole, with increasing participation from Hunter, are the most accommodating hosts. We are already booked for next year.

Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 5/26 - 6/2/2018

Group Name: Wheaton

Guest Comments: Primarily fished for smallmouth and caught all we wanted! Early spawn but many still on beds; caught many 3-4#. Also put 2-3 northern in boat 30+". Water temps near 70 degrees.

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 5/26 - 6/1/2018

Group Name: Henry

Guest Comments: Another great trip. Plenty of bass and walleye depending on location and time of day. Bass were pre-spawn, with many big fish in shallow water. Thanks to Lucas and Nicole for doing such a great job.

Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 5/20 - 5/27/2018

Group Name: Jones

Guest Comments: We had a great time. Fishing was a little slow. Caught walleye, pike, and smallmouth. Bass were coming up in the shallows. Caught multiple larger sized walleyes up to 27".

Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 5/23 - 5/26/2018

Group Name: Naidus

Guest Comments: Unseasonably warm weather did not interfere with the fishing. The smallmouth bass were plentiful throughout the lake, as were the northern pike,. Virtually you limited fish on shallow lures, casting off a drift or anchored by a bed or various spots along the shoreline. Tried trolling the lake 10-20' for lake trout with no luck though. Overall  great experience I would highly recommend. The Gateway North team was terrific!

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 5/20 - 5/26/2018

Group Name: Leas

Guest Comments: Caught lots of fish. Mostly smallmouth and pike. Ate very well and had a great time. Cabin and equipment all worked well. Weather was very warm for this time of year.

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 5/19 - 5/26/2018

Group Name: Morris

Guest Comments: Great great great - Enjoyed much - weather was great! Pilot is amazing! Lots of smallmouth bass! Wonderful trip! Great bunch of people!

Lake: Trout Lake

Dates: 5/19 - 5/24/2018

Group Name: Hart

Guest Comments: Excellent trip. Caught all 4 species. Cabin was located in the center of the lake w/ easy access to all the hot spots. Caught more this trip than our previous trips the last 3 years. Glad we found this location. Cabin and motors were great.

Lake: Dogfly  Lake

Dates: 5/18 - 5/23/2018

Group Name: Schindbeckler

Guest Comments: Best trip ever! Lots of smallmouth. Excellent weather. Saw a cow moose and calf. Great accommodations!

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