2021 Canadian Hunting & Fishing Reports
Group Name: Hemberger
Guest Comments: Had a great time. Weather was perfect. Caught plenty to eat and released 18-22" walleye. Northerns and bass were fun as well. Did the portages to unnamed lake and Upper Highrock. Cabins and boats and equipment was perfect as usual.
Group Name: Ronek
Guest Comments: Walleye were found at 20-30 feet. After the rain, all species were deep at 20-30 feet. Had a great time even with the up and down weather. Minnows and crawlers worked well for walleye, but Gulp minnows worked also.
Group Name: Snortum
Guest Comments: Another awesome trip, after a year of no border crossings. We had a blast catching the lake trout, tons of smallmouth bass, huge rain storm on 3rd day, but fishing was back to normal on 4th day. So nice to see the whole gang again! Thanks for the top notch operation! Thanks to Trevor for the smooth flights. See everyone next year!
Group Name: Trujillo
Guest Comments: Everything worked very well. Fishing was good as usual. Mainly fished walleye and did very well. Largest walleye was 25" and was a personal best for one of our group. Also caught smallmouth and a few pike while fishing for walleye. Best depth was 20'.
Group Name: Grussing
Guest Comments: Good walleye fishing! Some smallmouth and northern. Cabin was great. We will be back next year.
Group Name: Galazin
Guest Comments: Captured and released all but 3 lakers and 2 bass which we ate. Caught about 35 lake trout, 100's of bass, and 50+/- pike (largest 33").
Group Name: Appel
Guest Comments: Started out slow first 2 days. On day 3 the fish started hitting. Big smallmouth all over! Largest smallie was 20". A lot of smallmouth bass from 16-19". Largest northern was just under 31". The lake trout were slow. The largest lake trout were 1 just under 31" and 1 at 31". great accommodations and service from Trevor and the Adams family. Fourth year with GNO, we will be back, already rebooked for next year!
Group Name: Kinsella
Guest Comments: We had great weather mostly and had great accommodations. Trip was very well supplied. Boats and motors ran great. Fishing was as expected with many caught by all 8 of the party. We will be back, already rebooked.
Group Name: Schotz
Guest Comments: Cabin was exactly as advertised. Everything worked! and nothing leaked!
23" smallmouth bass was largest and caught plenty of walleye on no name lake.
Group Name: Secrist
Guest Comments: Great trip, as always. Good fishing for bass and walleye. Lots of eater walleye and larger ones.
Group Name: Springer
Guest Comments: Sounds like a broken record but Lucas and Nicole are the best! Cabin was perfect and the boat motors ran great! And the fishing was super. Many bass in the 3.5-4# range. Several pike in the 36-38" range. Enjoyed eating walleye. Booked for next year and counting the days. Thank you for a great trip.
Group Name: Rose
Guest Comments: Another great trip to Grant. Everything functioned properly and ran flawlessly. Caught excellent numbers of smallmouth. Weed growth was great and easier to fish than our spring trips. Largest bass was 20", largest pike 37", largest lake trout 28", largest muskie 42". We will be back in 8 months for our spring trip!
Group Name: Schroeder
Guest Comments: Bass fantastic off rock walls with weeds and submerged rocks. Rapala's very successful. Largest was 20". Pike decent to good - largest was 30". Great place - Thanks!
Group Name: Stolle
Guest Comments: Great trip even though we had to "dodge" some rain and thunderstorms most of the week. Walleyes were plentiful on jigs and minnows in 15-20 feet of water. Largest was a 28" walleye, caught on the last day at the end of a rocky point at the 24 foot mark. We also (unintentionally) caught some good sized Northerns and 3 Huge smallmouths while fishing for walleyes. The cabin is one of the best, and has held up well over the past 7 years. The new covered barbeque area right next to the deck allowed us to cook in the rain just fine. Trevor is the best pilot we have had in our many years of fly-ins, and was able to safely negotiate a fogged-in lake on the way there. Food pack was great and Lucas and Nicole managed every detail of our trip flawlessly as usual! We'll be back next year!
Group Name: Haar
Guest Comments: Cabin rustic. Great fishing - plenty of fish to eat. Caught multiple smallmouth 17-20". Largest walleye 27"
Group Name: Bobeck
Guest Comments: Caught 90 pike, 10 bass, and one walleye. Great time, great cabin, great location, awesome outfitters. Be back in March for a wolf hunt.
Group Name: Golden
Guest Comments: Bass were concentrated around the humps out from the cabin. Lots of walleye on the far East end off the rocky points. Spinners and crawlers / minnows worked best. The bigger walleye were in the deeper water, 13-20'. Biggest walleye were in the deeper holes. Narrow passes seemed to hold fish. Upper Highrock held some big northerns, multiples over 30", under water structure always holds fish. Lots of fun! Can't wait to come back!
Group Name: Jones
Guest Comments: Excellent accommodations! Maps and explanation accurate and complete. 30" pike, many every day. Plenty of walleye 15-18" several over 22". Smallmouth - we did not fish for them but still caught many. Several up to 20".
Group Name: Hinton
Guest Comments: Great trip after a long and uncertain 2 years. Lucas and Nicole treat us like old friends. They run a top notch outfit. Everything runs right. Fishing was as expected. Many pike over 30". Lots of smallies. Seven trout and one small muskie. Biggest pike 36". Largest trout 32". Biggest bass 18.75". No doubt we'll be back again!
Group Name: Stoltzfus
Guest Comments: Many smallmouth 16-22"
Walleye and smallmouth mixed on humps.
Great facilities. Great time all around.
Group Name: Camp
Guest Comments: Trout Lake - 4 guys - best boat ever, best cabin ever (in 50 years!) Huge smallmouth 3-4 pounds on surface! with Whopper Ploppers (75 mm). They exploded out of the water and then danced for us! Sweet. Lucas & Nicole are the best.
Group Name: Robbins
Guest Comments: Another great trip with GNO. I was wonderful seeing Lucas, Nicole, Hunter, and Trevor again, after 2 long years. Fished Eric Lake. It is smaller, but just as picturesque. We caught more fish than ever, and with the greatest ease. Because of the size of the lake, the fish are easier to locate and stay with. And, during our 5 days anyway, they were aggressive. The walleye are numerous. Only problem is their size. They tend to be too large. 22” to 25” galore (not really a complaint).We didn’t much target bass, but
caught dozens and dozens on walleye jigs. Very few were under 17 inches. They’re monsters. No big northern, but we didn’t care and didn’t try very hard. The walleye and bass fishing was just too productive to turn away from. As always, the appliances, boats and motors, and generator worked flawlessly. Cabin clean and well equipped. The fish cleaning shed and grilling/frying shed are wonderful additions. Trumpeter swans, grouse, eagles, beavers, and otters all alive and well. Can’t wait til next year. Thanks to the Adams, again, for what is always the best week of every year.
Group Name: Patterson
Guest Comments: Fishing was a little slow - walleye at 25'. northern better at trolling, largest a fat 37". Bass were scattered, ones caught were very good size. We will be back.
Group Name: Lud
Guest Comments: Fishing was good - had never done the fall timeframe before.
Biggest northern - 30"
Biggest smallmouth - 22" and multiple 19's
Best lures - plastic and Whopper Ploppers
Dates: 8/22 -8/29/2021
Group Name: Minnick
Guest Comments: Great time! We worked for the bigger fish and we caught them.
Dates: 8/24 -8/28/2021
Group Name: Demers
Guest Comments: Smallmouth bass everywhere to 18" on spinnerbaits, top waters, and spoons largest 22" - every grass bed......
Pike to 28" on spoons, crank baits, trolling, and casting.
Trout to 27", trolling deep diving crank baits in main channel - deep
Walleye to 24", trolling spoons and crank baits.
Group Name: Tophem
Guest Comments: Kinewan 2021 ! All we can say is 100% top notch!!!! Can’t give exact numbers of fish, LOTS, but can say size and quality were outstanding. Walleye to 27”and smallmouth to 20” and northern to near 38”. Cabin was the best we’ve ever seen fishing outposts for 17 years and boats ran perfect. Gateway runs a flawless and worry free business. Thanks to all and we will be in touch for 2022 !
Dates: 8/21 -8/28/2021
Group Name: Ware
Guest Comments: We had a great time on our first trip to Highrock. Fishing was unfortunately slow, but managed to catch a 30" walleye (record for many trips to Canada). Several nice bass up to 19.5". Cabin is best we have ever been to and all equipment was great. We started at L&M in this area years ago, and it was nice to come back to this area and see Lucas, Nicole, and Hunter.
Dates: 8/20 -8/24/2021
Group Name: Connell
Guest Comments: Fishing was great! Averaged over 60 fish per day.
Smallies - 10-15 feet of water - 10-18" , largest was 19" Jig & Lindy & popper surface bait
Walleye - 17-21 feet of water - 18-22" largest was 28" Jig& Lindy
Did not fish pike hard, but easy to find with spoons in the weeds, largest was 32"
We will be back, excellent lake!
Dates: 8/17 -8/22/2021
Group Name: Wagner
Guest Comments: Group of 5 caught over 500 fish in 5 days. Largest pike was 36", smallmouth bass 19", and 21" walleye. Everything worked great and had a super time. Thanks to Lucas & Nicole, cabin was nice and clean.
Dates: 8/16 -8/22/2021
Group Name: Steffens
Guest Comments: Cabin was excellent, we could ask for anything more. The new covered BBQ was great! We have had many trips to Jones, fishing was the best ever, lots of all species. No monsters, but lots of fish.
Dates: 8/15 -8/22/2021
Group Name: Turnbull
Guest Comments: Steady fishing but at times non stop. Great cabin. Rebooked for next year!
Caught walleyes from 7'-23'
Largest walleye - 26.5"
Largest northern - 34"
Largest smallmouth bass - 20"
Dates: 8/13 -8/17/2021
Group Name: Hemberger/Anderson
Guest Comments: Outstanding lake! Caught tons of 18-20" walleyes. 1 @23". Caught lots of northerns, 2 being 35" plus. The smallmouth bass was terrific with lots of 17-20" fish. We will definitely repeat this lake! One of our best trips ever!
Dates: 8/11 -8/17/2021
Group Name: Flatt
Guest Comments: Very good time!!! Lots of fish caught. Largest smallmouth was 4.4#. Caught a few walleye on Fishtrap fishing for pike. Caught lots of walleye on un named lake across from cabin. Had excellent fishing on Upper Highrock. We will be back!