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2022 Canadian Hunting & Fishing Reports

9 Remote Canadian Fly In Fishing Outposts Drive In Fishing Cabins on Off Lake.

Remote 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: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 9/20-9/25/2022

Group Name: Weyl

Guest Comments:  Cabin was great and all equipment ran well. No issues during our stay.  Fishing was excellent.  Caught lots of walleye, largest was 25".  Lots of pike, largest 31".  We caught tons of large smallmouth, never caught so many before in the 4-6# range.  Amazing smallmouth fishery!

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 9/22-9/25/2022

Group Name: Cole

Guest Comments:  Several 30"+ northerns.  26" walleye and many 20'ish.  Large bass at several locations.  Surprisingly good fishing right off the dock.  Jigging with minnows was best and most productive technique.

Lake: Eric Lake

Dates: 9/18-9/23/2022

Group Name: Stringer

Guest Comments:  We all had a very good time.  The fishing was great.  Caught lots of walleye, smallmouth bass, and pike.  Largest pike were 41" and 35".  Cabin was very nice and comfortable. Boats and motors ran great.  We will be back again!

Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 9/15-9/20/2022

Group Name: Knutson

Guest Comments:  Great cabin and accommodations!

Great fishing!

Very nice family operation!

Already rebooked for next year.

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 9/13-9/18/2022

Group Name: Robbins

Guest Comments:  Second trip of the year, this time on Highrock. It is a particularly picturesque lake. The weather and fishing were a bit more challenging than at other times, which made the many fish caught even more rewarding. Targeted only walleye. Generally, they were smaller than we’re accustomed to, but there was a 26” hoss in the mix and several in the 22”- 23” range. On this trip, less was more. Bouncing a crawler along the bottom worked better than active jigging. As always, the accommodations and equipment were exceptional. I don’t understand how Lucas, Nicole, and Hunter can so consistently arrange for boat motors, generators, appliances, and airplanes to work so flawlessly, but they do. There simply can’t exist a better outfitter anywhere in the north woods. Already booked for next summer.

Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 9/9-9/16/2022

Group Name: Springer

Guest Comments:  Many smallmouth caught during our stay.  We enjoyed the late season fishing experience.  Can't wait for our June trip next year! Great operation, cabin, plane ride, and hosts.

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 9/10-9/15/2022

Group Name: Kinsella

Guest Comments:  Everything worked well at the cabin. All equipment was in good condition.  Caught lots of bass and pike, largest pike was  40".  Walleye bite was good but not as fast as last year.  Rebooked for next year!

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 9/7-9/14/2022

Group Name: Bobeck

Guest Comments:  Great fishing.  51 bass, 27 walleye, 21 pike, 6 lake trout, and 1 white fish.  Great weather and cabin.  Excellent outfitter.  Great trip!

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 9/6-9/13/2022

Group Name: Jones

Guest Comments:  Fishing was good.  We found walleye in 12-18' of water.  Ledges and drop offs provided good smallmouth.  Northerns were caught in the "deep weeds".  Presentations were slow.  Jigging 1/8 oz jig heads with 4" split tail plastics worked best.  We did troll some crawler harnesses but found the jigging was best for the larger fish.

Northerns - 36"

Smallmouth - 18-20"

Walleye - 26-28"

Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 9/4-9/9/2022

Group Name: Ronek

Guest Comments:  In the 5 days we were here we fished for all the species in the lake.  We were able to catch 9 lake trout in the 5 days.  We caught them in 40-80  ft of water.  We trolled with deep diving crank baits about 20-25 feet deep.  We caught approximately 25 northern with most being between 27-31" with the biggest being 34".  The larger smallmouth were in deeper water and the biggest were caught when trolling for lake trout.  Few were found around the rock reefs and weeds.  Most smallmouth were in 20' of water with some being caught when trolling at 90'!!  Largest smallmouth was about 19".

Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 9/4-9/9/2022

Group Name: Bergerud

Guest Comments:  Excellent cabin!  Beautiful.  Fishing was good!  Caught many big smallmouth and walleye.  Minnows died, switched to worms.  Good.


Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 9/4-9/9/2022

Group Name: Appel

Guest Comments:  Another great trip!  Smallmouth were very aggressive for 5 full days.  Hot colors were green pumpkin and pink.  The equipment and cabin were great!  Fish were caught in 12-30'.  Some were in the shallow bays.

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 8/31-9/6/2022

Group Name: Shisler

Guest Comments:  Great bass fishing with many sized 2-4#.  Great weather that cooled off nicely in evening.

Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 8/31-9/4/2022

Group Name: Camp

Guest Comments:  Fabulous trip.  Big smallies.  Nice pike.

Love - Nicole/Lucas/Hunter/Trevor

Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 8/27-9/3/2022

Group Name: Matson

Guest Comments:  Great cottage.  Everything was in good working order and very well situated.  Fishing was slow for walleye.  Bass cooperated.  We had a good time.

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 8/27-9/2/2022

Group Name: Kreich

Guest Comments:  Another great trip to Highrock. We caught lots of fish, all species were excellent.  The weather was very good during the trip.  All the equipment and cabin were in good working order. Flight in and out was smooth.

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 8/27-8/31/2022

Group Name: Connell

Guest Comments:  Fishing was fantastic.  Lots of fish jigging and Lindying.  Lots of small/medium smallmouth bass in 12-15' of water.  Larger fish and walleye 25-30' of water.  La

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 8/27-8/31/2022

Group Name: Connell

Guest Comments:  F

rgest walleye 26", 19" smallmouth bass.  Find humps with depth finder and jig, Lindy, or troll around them.  Overall fantastic fishing, 60-80 fish per day easy.

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 8/23-8/27/2022

Group Name: Haar

Guest Comments:  Smallmouth fishing great.

18" fish 6-8

16-17" 24-30

Plenty of eaters

Walleye slow, weather was too good.

Lake: Eric Lake

Dates: 8/21-8/25/2022

Group Name: Stolle

Guest Comments:  Eric Lake is a walleye "factory". We caught 160 walleyes in 4 days with  3 of us. Most were in the 18-20 inch range. We also caught some great sized bass and several Northerns.  The lake is small but doesn't seem small. What is nice about that is that you can get to all the great spots in less than 10 minutes.  The boats are 16 footers... larger than the ones at many outposts.

The new cabin is great and set up perfectly. The dock, fish cleaning, storage, and generator are perfectly situated. It's a well thought out and comfortable outpost .

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 8/19-8/23/2022

Group Name: Davis

Guest Comments:  Fun trip.  Caught lots of fish, no big ones.  All equipment and the cabin functioned properly.

Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 8/14-8/21/2022

Group Name: Erickson

Guest Comments:  Enjoyed the flights in and out of the cabin.  We had a good time and enjoyed our stay.  Largest walleye was 24.5", pike 34", and 18.5" smallmouth.  The un named portage lake produced the highest numbers of walleye.  The portage to Upper Highrock produced largest walleye and pike. Largest smallmouth on Fishtrap.


Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 8/14-8/20/2022

Group Name: Turnbull

Guest Comments:  Lots of walleye, northern, and smallmouth.  Very nice cabin.  Nice overall layout.  Biggest walleye 26", smallmouth 19", minnows were our go to bait.

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 8/13-8/20/2022

Group Name: Brown Family

Guest Comments:  So beautiful, quiet, and very peaceful.  Seen bears swimming while we were fishing, eagles close to the cabin, and a swan.  It was a nice change from the day to day working, life is to busy.  So coming here was a very nice change.  Fishing was awesome.  Caught 34" pike, 28.5" pike, walleye 23", 29".  Bass - many.  We loved fishing off the dock.  We caught carp, and a couple of bluegills, so many walleye, and some perch.  Awesome!  Awesome!  Awesome!

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 8/14-8/19/2022

Group Name: Randall

Guest Comments:  Great trip after a long wait.  Caught lots of fish and enjoyed getting away to disconnect.  Always a fun time. 

Lake: Trout Lake

Dates: 8/12-8/17/2022

Group Name: Franzen

Guest Comments:  Great week of fishing. Caught lots of nice walleyes - off just about every point.  Lots of smallies in the weeds and rock piles. We weren't fishing for Northern, but caught them all over the lake. Color seemed to matter more than usual - red one day then green the next day.  With the high water, the falls are beautiful. Great flights and good equipment at the lake. Looking forward to the new cabin next year. 

Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 8/13-8/17/2022

Group Name: Batha

Guest Comments:  It was a great experience.  Very peaceful and quiet.  Caught good numbers of bas and pike,  Biggest bass caught trolling.  Very nice cabin and good equipment.  

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 8/10-8/15/2022

Group Name: Holte

Guest Comments:  5 Bluebird days, no wind and full moon made fishing a bit tougher than expected, especially on Jones Lake where we had to fish very slow off points in 15-22 feet for walleyes with live bait. Jones is a deep lake with very little structure. Primary fishing spots are off the several points on the lake and weed bed areas in several bays. We still caught some really nice fish in Jones: 40” Northern, 24” Walleye and Smallies 15-19". Just did not have the numbers that we caught in the river and in Eltrut.


We had our best luck in the river system connecting Jones to Eltrut where creek channels connect with the river. There we caught lots of Smallies 19” and up, with the largest at 22” Walleyes in the river averaged much larger 17”-20” vs average on Jones was 14”-17”. Be patient in the river and work off the bottom slow vs casting. Ned rigs and jigs with a crawler were killers in the eddies. Traditional casting techniques did not work as well in the river.


Eltrut Lake was well worth the 45 minute boat ride. We went there 3 days and caught lots of walleyes, bass and northern. Eltrut has lots of structure, islands and rock piles holding fish. We were able to catch all species in much shallower water without having to use live bait. Trolling traps along structure…..Casting ned rigs off structure……Casting swim baits with 3-4” tails off 1/4 oz big eye jigs were killers also, White grubs were best. Was also extremely fun catching huge smallies on top water. Best lure without question was the Whopper Popper in a green color. If you are going to Jones/Eltrut, do not go without several of these. Cast them in along the boulders and rock piles and simply reel in at a good clip and hang on!!!!!


Jones Lake cabin is the best cabin I have personally stayed in over some 15 fly in trips over the years. We loved the huge screened in porch, the great enclosed fish cleaning station. A great facility.

Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 8/10-8/14/2022

Group Name: Smith

Guest Comments:  Good trip as usual.  Smallmouth fishing was slow.  Caught good numbers of walleye on the portages. Cabin and equipment was in good working order. 

Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 8/7-8/13/2022

Group Name: Hinton

Guest Comments:  Great trip again with GNO!  Caught lots of fish including 5 muskies.  Big musky 41", big pike 38.5" on Napanee, big lake trout 32", big smallie 18.5".  Going to Kinewan next year (gonna miss those muskies!)

Lake: Trout Lake

Dates: 8/9-8/12/2022

Group Name: Seefeld

Guest Comments:  Great time had by all. Caught lots of fish. The lake is large and beautiful.  Big fish were a 38" pike and 30" walleye, both caught trolling.

Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 8/5-8/11/2022

Group Name: Patterson

Guest Comments:  Lake trout good on trolling deep divers in main channel.  We caught over 40 Lakers.  Bigger smallies caught trolling crank baits.  Pike on spoons and trolling.  If you skip this lake because there are no walleyes you are missing one of the best lakes I have been on in 26 years.  Lakers kick ass.

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 8/3-8/10/2022

Group Name: Secrist

Guest Comments:  Excellent trip.  Caught great numbers and size of walleye.  Many 20-24" with several up to 27" on humps and by flowages.  Smallmouth great at inflow and rapids out.  Fun time had by all.  We will be back.

Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 8/6-8/10/2022

Group Name: Snodgrass

Guest Comments:  Lots of pike and bass.  Eater walleye from portage lakes.  All had fun.

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 8/5-8/10/2022

Group Name: Stewart

Guest Comments:  Lots of walleye on crawlers above the falls on Eltrut was the best - long trip but worth it.  Big smallies in the river - 3-4# on poppers and swimbaits.  Lots of pike everywhere on multiple baits.

Lake: Trout Lake

Dates: 7/30-8/3/2022

Group Name: Bernard

Guest Comments:  Good fishing.  Good flights.  Good equipment.

Lake: Eric Lake

Dates: 7/28-8/1/2022

Group Name: Snortum

Guest Comments:  The perfect lake for a couple with a grandchild - over 8 years old.  Syler caught lots of fish and played lots and lots of games at night  - wonderful walleye, bass, and northern fishing - these are the best people to with, top notch in every aspect.  Thanks Hunter and Trevor for the flight in and out.

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 7/27-7/31/2022

Group Name: Trujilio

Guest Comments:  Walleye bite was good.  Smallmouth bass - large.  Pike - large

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 7/26-7/31/2022

Group Name: Smith

Guest Comments:  Trip went well for us. Wasn't hard to find spots  to catch fish.  Caught some pretty nice pike, even better smallies.  Might not want to fish too much around the dock because we caught the massive snapping turtle that lives by the dock.  Another positive was that there was not too many bugs around the cabin.  All around it was a great trip.  Lucas and Nicole were very friendly and everything went smoothly.

Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 7/23-7/30/2022

Group Name: Williams

Guest Comments:  5 dads, 4 kids, 7 days on Dogfly.  100's and 100's of bass, biggest were several 19", 18", and 17" bass.  Hot lures: #3 Mepps, #2 Mepps long, also skitter pops and tiny torpedos at night, ned rigs and baby brush hogs also worked great.  3 lake trout trolling deep, biggest was 29".  Lots of pike, biggest 34" on #5 Mepps. Also caught sunfish, perch, and rock bass.   Beautiful lake!  Lucas and Nicole run the best operation.

Lake: Trout Lake

Dates: 7/24-7/30/2022

Group Name: Gibson

Guest Comments:  Lake trout was good in the evenings. Smallmouth bass was so good. Bass ran 3# on average and were plentiful. Walleye could be found anywhere with a jig and crawlers.  Caught multiple in 23-25" range.  

Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 7/24-7/30/2022

Group Name: Boden

Guest Comments:  Gateway North doesn't disappoint!  6 fishermen, 6 days, 747 fish caught.  Biggest walleye 27.5".  Biggest northern 36".  Biggest bass 19.75".  403 walleye, 153 bass, 191 northern.  Lucas, Nicole, Trevor, Hunter, and Trouble (the Beagle) are top notch!!

Lake: Eric Lake

Dates: 7/23-7/28/2022

Group Name: Wiltshire

Guest Comments:  Everything was wonderful.  Cabin, host and hostess, and pilot all great!!  4.3# smallmouth

Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 7/19-7/26/2022

Group Name: Beach

Guest Comments:  Did well on blue Ratt-L-Traps and Hot and Tots.  Fish quality was excellent.  Many 3-4# smallmouth, 1 - 5 1/4# smallmouth on Highrock Lake.  Non stop walleye action on un-named lake across from cabin. 

Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 7/17-7/24/2022

Group Name: Richardson

Guest Comments:  Caught many 20+" walleyes.  28" and 29" were the biggest.  20" smallmouth along with many 16+".  Beautiful cabin!  Boats worked well.  We will return!!

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 7/16-7/23/2022

Group Name: Doane

Guest Comments:  Ambrosia!!!  Non stop bites with smallmouth bass at the falls.  Great sun bathing at the outlet.  Lake trout, northern, and great walleye by the jug.  Walleye up to 28".  Survived a big time storm!  Thanks for a great trip!!

Lake: Eric Lake

Dates: 7/18-7/23/2022

Group Name: Brown

Guest Comments:  Cabin was beautiful, had everything we needed.  Fishing was good, plenty of smallmouth, pike, and walleye.  Crawlers and minnows worked best, some on cranks and plugs.  

Lake: HighrockLake

Dates: 7/17-7/22/2022

Group Name: Kircher

Guest Comments:  Fishing was great.  Cabin was more than accommodating.  Team was wonderful, nice, and very helpful.  

Largest fish

23" walleye

31" pike

3.8# bass

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 7/16-7/21/2022

Group Name: Swanson

Guest Comments:  Very nice cabin and equipment.  Caught walleye jigging and trolling with minnows and leeches.  Best areas were near weed lines and rock structure.  Most caught in 5-8 feet of water.  Biggest walleye 27", pike 33", and too many 17-19" smallmouth to count. 

Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 7/15-7/19/2022

Group Name: Golden

Guest Comments:  Caught lots of good sized smallmouth on Fishtrap. Un named lake portage was excellent for eater walleyes in great numbers. Worth the hike.  Largest walleye was 26 and 28".  Cabin was very functional.  Boats and motors ran good. Very hot weather for our stay, managed to cool off with a few swims.

Lake: Eric Lake

Dates: 7/11-7/18/2022

Group Name: Minnick

Guest Comments:  Catching 50+ fish a day.  Lots of walleye and pike.  Lots of 20" walleye.  Cabin is beautiful.  Fantastic experience.

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 7/10-7/17/2022

Group Name: Evans

Guest Comments:  Great fishing.  Spacious cabin with a beautiful view.  More walleyes than could be ate.  Bull moose in Upper Highrock and a bear between Highrock Lakes.  Bunch of big fish lost and 2 broken rods.  Great Outfitter! and great cabin! 

Big fish

Walleye - 25"

Pike - 36"

smallmouth bass - 20"

Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 7/11-7/17/2022

Group Name: Cox

Guest Comments:  Great trip - lots of bass 17-20".  Walleye up to 25", pike 30" and below.  Had a difficult time catching bass small enough to eat.  Eat walleye.

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 7/8-7/16/2022

Group Name: Greaney

Guest Comments:  Excellent as always!  World class smallmouth fishing.  Top notch, outstanding.

Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 7/10-7/15/2022

Group Name: Nugent

Guest Comments:  Overall a VERY GOOD trip!  We had to learn the lake but quickly found our favorite spots and caught lots of smallmouth, big walleye, and lots of northerns including a couple of giants (40").  Maybe it was us, but no fish hardly in the shallow water or on the bottom.  10-20 feet held excellent numbers  of huge smallmouth.  Trolling green/black hard baits yielded all species at 12-15 feet deep.  Day to day variation was obvious, stay confident, the fish are out there.

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 7/7-7/12/2022

Group Name: Drescher

Guest Comments:  Lots of bass between 12 and 18" caught near the inflow, outflow, and anywhere near beaver lodges or general cover.  Northern pike between 9 and 27"  picked up in northern inflow and over the trout hump on the north side.  The weather was great for fishing and the painted turtles nested near the firepit at the camp.  Thanks for a great vacation!

Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 7/5-7/10/2022

Group Name: Henry

Guest Comments:  Fantastic fishing & great trip.  Lucas & Nicole do a great job.  Caught very big bass & walleye throughout the day.  Will definitely come back next year.

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 7/3-7/8/2022

Group Name: Suda

Guest Comments:  Smallmouth fishing was exceptional.  200+ fish per day, 2-3# average.  Biggest was 20".  Several lake trout.  Biggest walleye was 10# and 29" (personal best).   Walleye fishing was steady.  Cabin was great.  Great weather.

Lake: Trout Lake

Dates: 6/29-7/5/2022

Group Name: Savola

Guest Comments:  Fishing was great, over 600 fish. Countless 4# smallies at the falls.  Facilities and equipment were awesome.  Great week!  Couldn't ask for anything more.

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 7/2-7/5/2022

Group Name: Laakso

Guest Comments:  Walleye fishing slow first 2 days. Pike and bass were biting.  Day 3 the walleye bit was on and in great numbers.  Largest walleye 20", largest smallmouth 19".

Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 6/30-7/5/2022

Group Name: Schnobelen

Guest Comments:  25" walleye, 33" pike.  Saw a bear on the river to Highrock Lake.  Tons of walleye on Highrock, smallies were great on Fishtrap.  Most smallmouth were 16-18" range.  Saw the northern lights 2 nights.  Loved sitting in the boats late at night watching the Northern lights.

Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 7/1-7/4/2022

Group Name: Kirksey

Guest Comments:  Awesome time.  Lots of fish.  Largest pike 28", largest walleye 23", largest smallmouth 18".  Equipment all worked great.  Smallest walleye 5".  Nicole, Lucas, Hunter, and Trevor are the perfect hosts and pilot.  See you again soon.

Lake: Eric Lake

Dates: 6/30-7/3/2022

Group Name: Hemberger

Guest Comments:  Cabin was very nice and enjoyed the screen porch. Caught a 40" pike. Walleye and smallmouth fishing was good.  Bite would be hot then cold.  Good flight in and out.

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 6/29-7/3/2022

Group Name: Wallace

Guest Comments:  Caught walleye, pike, and smallmouth.  Big fish for the trip were a 40" and 42" pike.

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 6/26-7/3/2022

Group Name: Johnson

Guest Comments:  Solid bass numbers all week.  Mostly hitting tubes and red head.  Caught a 40" northern.  Used white flukes for eating walleye.  Weather patterns were mixed all week, but fishing was fantastic.  Highly recommend.  Excellent hosts!

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 6/27-7/2/2022

Group Name: Brandt

Guest Comments:  Fishing was good.  Strong walleye bite.  Several over 24".  Largest 28".  Strong winds made it challenging fishing.  equipment and cabin in great condition.

Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 6/26-7/1/2022

Group Name: Dailey

Guest Comments:  As usual the fishing was incredible.  Three 23" walleye off the dock in the first 1/2 hour of fishing.  Very large smallmouth bass on the rocks, several over 4#.  Caught hundreds of northern pike on weed lines with spinner baits and top water.  One northern at 37".  Walleye were very "fat" with certain points where we caught 10-20 fish in 20 minutes.  Rapids in lower lake produced big numbers of both bass and walleye.  Incredible fishery!!!  Lucas and Nicole are fantastic hosts!  Everything was well done.  

Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 6/25-6/30/2022

Group Name: Smith

Guest Comments:  Fish total - 333 - mostly bass and northerns.  Cabin - clean, very nice.  Plane was great!

Lake: Eric Lake

Dates: 6/25-6/30/2022

Group Name: Aaberg

Guest Comments:  Lots  of great fishing.  Big bass along the shores biting almost everything.  Great walleye along the reef and along the two outlets/inlets on the North side of the lake.  Trolling and casting for northerns in the weedy bays and along the reef produced lots of great big fish.  Had some trouble finding fish that were small enough to keep which was fun.  Every fish was a bit strong as they fought as if they were 5" bigger than they really were.  Very picture-esc fish with great color and big shoulders which made for great memories.

Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 6/23-6/30/2022

Group Name: Krall

Guest Comments:  Walleye - few but big  handful @ 27", 

Bass - everywhere, catch all day long

Pike - lots of pike

Lake: Trout Lake

Dates: 6/23-6/29/2022

Group Name: Alt

Guest Comments:  Lots of walleye in the rivers.  Bigger ones were in the basin and biggest was 26" (3) and several 23-25" walleye.  Lots of pike all over the lake.  Plenty of smallies, biggest was 19.5".  Lots of lake trout trolling with cranks over 100' of water, most in the 24-26" range.

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 6/23-6/29/2022

Group Name: Ugland

Guest Comments:  We caught numerous fish every day.  Multiple 17" smallmouth bass.  21" walleye and 33" northern pike.  Fishing was great every day.  We will definitely be back.

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 6/23-6/27/2022

Group Name: Taylor

Guest Comments:  Our best trip ever!  Lots of smallies and walleyes.  Big fish were 30" walleye and 8# smallmouth.  Great fishing.  The new cabin and all amenities were great and huge improvement over the old cabin.  Already rebooked for next year!

Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 6/19-6/26/2022

Group Name: Cook

Guest Comments:  Fish on beds.  Females laying eggs.  100+ fish a day.  Good fishing everyday.

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 6/22-6/26/2022

Group Name: Vuckson

Guest Comments:  Bass fishing was great! Caught 100's each days, lots of 16-19". Great top water action. The smallies were on fire at the falls.

Lake: Eric Lake

Dates: 6/20-6/25/2022

Group Name: Heiden

Guest Comments:  Fishing was great.  Smallmouth mostly 16-22".  Walleye great - lots of numbers.  Cabin was great and very nicely equipped. Great trip.

Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 6/20-6/25/2022

Group Name: Fasulo

Guest Comments:  Tons of bass and pike everyday!  On beds but not completely locked on day 2

Bass - 19.5"

Pike - 32"

Lake Trout - 28"

Massive thunderstorm on day 1.  Man overboard!

Great time as usual.  Lucas & Nicole are awesome!

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 6/19-6/24/2022

Group Name: Loop

Guest Comments:  Came in and our first 2 days were really hot, high 90's.  Fishing was a little slower and everything we found was in the shallows.  Day 3 it cooled down after a big storm and the fishing started picking up.  Pike and bass hitting right off the rock shelves and were running a little deeper.  Group of 8 guys and the group best was 34.5" pike, 25" walleye, and 19" bass.  We averaged about 65 fish per person over 5 days.  Overall we had a great trip.  Great job Gateway.

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 6/19-6/23/2022

Group Name: Schulzetenberg

Guest Comments:  Largest smallmouth 24", largest walleye 26", pike 35".  The rapids were the hot spot. Good pike fishing below the rapids and ridiculous bass fishing above the rapids.

Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 6/19-6/23/2022

Group Name: Otte

Guest Comments:  Highly recommend both portages - great eater walleye action on unnamed lake and excellent walleye on Upper Highrock.  3# smallies trolling crankbaits on back bay of Fishtrap behind cabin.  3 and 4# smallies on the river bend on Upper Highrock.  Northern were everywhere.  Trolled crankbaits to find walleyes and then leeches in 6-8 of water in Upper Highrock.

Lake: Trout Lake

Dates: 6/17-6/23/2022

Group Name: Plutz

Guest Comments:  Great week.  100+ fish per boat most days.  Smallmouth on fire at the Sakwite falls and in the shallow rocks.  Lake trout literally everywhere trolling.

Big fish

Bass - 19.5"

Walleye - 26"

Trout 26"

Pike - 45", 42", 36", 34", 32"

Lucas, Nicole, Hunter, and Trouble (the Beagle) are top notch!  Absolutely fantastic out of this world fishing.  Best trip ever!

Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 6/17-6/22/2022

Group Name: Tomczyk

Guest Comments:  Fishing was amazing and it was so good to be back with GNO!!!  Unlimited walleyes, great bass fishing and a few pike here and there.  Find the rocks and wind, and there will be fish.

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 6/15-6/22/2022

Group Name: Rhudy

Guest Comments:  Great bass - 2-4#, walleye - some real good size,

lake trout - 17  20-32", Pike - up to 40".  Great trip.

Lake: Eric Lake

Dates: 6/16-6/20/2022

Group Name: Vienhage

Guest Comments:  Fishing Eric Lake was incredible.  Our group caught 711 fish total in 4 days!  Biggest northern was 39.5" with 10 over 30".  Biggest walleye was 24" and biggest smallmouth was 20" and 4#, tons of 18-20" and 3-4# smallies caught.  The cabin is amazing and the food plan is the way to go. 

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 6/14-6/19/2022

Group Name: Schultz

Guest Comments:  Great smallmouth, a lot of small walleye.  Some big walleye by cabin, largest was 26".  Pike were a little on the small side, we had a 36" and 37".  The cabin was great.  Thank you.

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 6/12-6/19/2022

Group Name: Klongland

Guest Comments:  Great camp and facilities.  Weather did not cooperate, had rain 6 of 7 days. Fronts and high pressure did not help fishing last couple of days.  Had a 29' and 27" walleye, a bunch over 23".  36" pike was the biggest.  Lots of nice bass over 18" and a couple at 20".  Overall a nice week.  Thanks to Trevor for the great flights and Nicole, Lucas, and Hunter for everything.  Top notch!!!

Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 6/12-6/19/2022

Group Name: Couch

Guest Comments:  Caught lots of fish. Lots of smallmouth up 20". Many were on beds. 33" muskie.  Napanee portage was excellent for smallmouth. Northern up to 32". Great time had by all.  We will be back, just have to decide which lake to try next.

Lake: Trout Lake

Dates: 6/11-6/17/2022

Group Name: Sather

Guest Comments:  Walleye was excellent, most averaged 20-24", largest was 27.5". 

Lake trout 29.5".  Great trip as usual. 

Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 6/11-6/17/2022

Group Name: Berwanger

Guest Comments:  Had the time of my life!  36.5" northern, 25" walleye,  19.5" smallmouth bass. Thank you very much!

Lake: Eric Lake

Dates: 6/11-6/16/2022

Group Name: Cole

Guest Comments:  Lots and lots of walleyes. Caught at least 500 fish. Most walleye were 17-23",  4 pike 40+", and giant bass up to 20", lots of fun.  Great cabin and equipment!  Lucas, Nicole, Hunter, and Trevor do a great job.  Thank you!

Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 6/10-6/15/2022

Group Name: Heinert

Guest Comments:  Caught Smallmouth and Northern on the main lake frequently, targeting the shorelines and shallows.  Had to hunt for Walleye, finding the majority through the Highrock portage and on Fishtrap behind the cabin.  The biggest number and size were caught there as well.  Numbers were good with the largest Walleye at 27", Northern at 31.5", and Smallmouth at 18".  Great stay - Lucas, Nicole, Hunter and Trevor do a great job and help make our stay memorable. 

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 6/11-6/15/2022

Group Name: Flemming

Guest Comments:  Caught limits of walleye and smallmouth each day, limit on lake trout last 2 days.  Easily over 500 fish between us for the trip. First day was best weather. Water temp around 62 degrees the whole time.  Largest of each species - 36" northern, 28" walleye, 19" smallmouth, and 27" lake trout.  Fished everywhere but the incoming rapids were by far the most productive.  Caught all species on just about every type of bait and lure used.  Great flights and accommodations. 

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 6/9-6/14/2022

Group Name: Laker

Guest Comments:  - pike everywhere - bigger at the North falls

- smallmouth all over Eltrut in rocks/on nests - many 17-20" and 2.5-4#

- walleye at top of South falls

- smallmouth in eddies at top of North falls

- perch on East bank of Eltrut

Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 6/8-6/13/2022

Group Name: Blom

Guest Comments:  The fishing was excellent. Caught all the species. Pilot was great. Hunter was great.  Cabin was great.  We will be back next year.  

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 6/5-6/12/2022

Group Name: Capper

Guest Comments: It was good to be back after a long wait due to covid. Cabin and equipment was great. Walleye fishing was outstanding, caught more walleye this trip than last. Smallmouth were more challenging and not as easy to locate as our last trip. Caught lots of 25-33" pike. Weather was great for the trip. A fun time was had by all.

Lake: Eric Lake

Dates: 6/7-6/11/2022

Group Name: Hawkinson

Guest Comments: Caught lots of pike and smallmouth bass. Walleye fishing was slow, only caught a few. Some of the bass were very good size and pike were fat and healthy. 

Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 6/7-6/11/2022

Group Name: Snodgrass

Guest Comments: Walleye - great fishing shallow up to 12'

Smallmouth bass - great fishing from shoreline depth - starting to spawn

Easy 700 fish week.  Great cabin and accommodations!

Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 6/5-6/10/2022

Group Name: Rasmusen

Guest Comments: Fishing somewhat slow but picked up at the end. Lots of fish to eat. Last day caught lots of bass.  Cabin, boats, and motors all great.


Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 6/4-6/9/2022

Group Name: Ludwikowski

Guest Comments: Day one was a little slow but by lunch time on day two we had the smallmouth figured out. Caught them up in the rapids and in the back of grassy coves on swim baits, grubs and road runners. As the water got warmer the bass started to move up shallower. We found Eltrut was 10°F warmer and they should be spawning any day now. Once we found the walleye we we’re pulling out 18”-20” walleyes like it was nothing, we even caught 3 that were over 26”. By the end of the trip we were so tired of catching massive smallies we we would hook a 4 pounder and we’re try to get it to shake the hook at the boat so we didn’t have to mess with it. Everyone in our group caught multiple bass over 20 inches.

Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 5/29-6/8/2022

Group Name: Springer

Guest Comments:  The weather was cold and rainy for the first few days with high winds but the fishing was still good. The bass were still in pre-spawn but we caught good numbers with good size. The northern bite was good with several caught in the 34-36 inch range. Lake trout were plentiful and we caught them trolling as well as on lures when we were bass fishing. The accommodations were spot on as usual and the wood heater was put to good used a couple of nights. Lucas and Nicole are the perfect hosts and we are booked for next year.  

Lake: Eric Lake

Dates: 6/1-6/7/2022

Group Name: Radermacher

Guest Comments: Everything was spectacular.  Checking in was easy and friendly.  Flight was wonderful as well as the pilot.  Fishing was a dream.  Over 100 fish per person and over 500 fish for the trip.  Food plan was excellent, alot of food!  Several walleyes 25", several northerns 35-40", and several bass 18-21" and so much more.

39 and 40" pike largest

3 - 25" walleye

6 - 20"+ smallmouth bass

Minnows and leeches on jig and twister tail the best.

Lake: Trout Lake

Dates: 6/1-6/7/2022

Group Name: Darling

Guest Comments: Caught all species - trout, walleye, bass, and pike.  One day we caught 130 fish between the 4 of us.  Trout everywhere, bass up on the rocks, northern everywhere, and walleye at about 14' in most bays.  Tons of fish down by the river and rapids,

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 6/1-6/5/2022

Group Name: Toivonen

Guest Comments: Lots of walleye and many above 20". Largest being 28".  Lots of northern, no really big ones, largest maybe 32".  Only a few bass.

Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 5/31-6/5/2022

Group Name: Coombs

Guest Comments: Great time. Challenging weather. Saw a few bears and a moose. Most walleye caught were over 18". Camp and equipment worked great. 

Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 5/29-6/5/2022

Group Name: Rose

Guest Comments: Great week! Cabin, boats, and all were really great. Really cold this week with lots of rain and wind!  Even being a week or 2 before the spawn, the bass fishing was awesome! Average bass were around 14-17" with a few over 19" and the record being 19.75".  The pike were just average with the largest being 37" and a number around 33".  There were a couple tiger muskie caught, 33" and largest at 40". (the 40" tiger was caught on an ultra light with 8# mono.  It was mind blowing!)  Another year with regular muskie too.  Where were these dudes hiding in years past?!  Muskie at 37", and 2 monsters at 46" and 48".  The lake trout were amazing.  We must have caught 20 as a group this week with Doug breaking Rob's 30" record on the last day with a 33" laker.  Really fun to catch!  Really awesome week! 


The Rose Party

Rob Struthers, Jeff Rose, Doug Edwards, Bill Lind, and Wood Struthers

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 5/29-6/4/2022

Group Name: Thomas

Guest Comments: Great opportunities, battled some windy, rainy, and cool weather. Water temps started in the mid 50's and ended in the low 50's.  Plenty of walleye  on live bait, the best smallmouth fishing was below the North rapids. Largest smallmouth bass was 5.5#, 30" walleye, lots of northerns on West side of Jones, Eltrut was good when the wind was down for walleye and bass. Used a white chatter bait or spinner bait with a white trailer.

Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 5/29-6/3/2022

Group Name: Robbins

Guest Comments: The new cabin was terrific - obvious that much thought was involved in providing an ideal experience for clients.   Greatly appreciate all involved in experience.

Fishing was outstanding - despite adverse weather conditions. Caught more large walleyes this trip than most years. 

Lake: Eric Lake

Dates: 5/27-6/1/2022

Group Name: Staab

Guest Comments: Great fishing! Hard to find smallmouth smaller than 13". Lots of 20"+ smallmouth and 30-30" pike. Largest walleye 24"

Lake: Highrock

Dates: 5/27-6/1/2022

Group Name: Vogan/Haley

Guest Comments: Another great trip to Highrock, good to be back. Caught lots of fish. Many walleye over 24", biggest 28.5".  Live bait with jigs on bobbers. Dock fishing was great again this year.

Lake: Trout Lake

Dates: 5/26-6/1/2022

Group Name: McCallum

Guest Comments:

Walleyes - 76   largest 30"

Pike - 122   largest 36, 39, 42"

Smallmouth bass - 283   19.5"

Lake Trout - 13

Lake: Fishtrap

Dates: 5/24-5/31/2022

Group Name: Patton

Guest Comments: Smallmouth fishing was fantastic(3-5#) in 3-5 feet of water around islands and rocky shores using leeches and minnows under slip bobbers. Walleye were a little harder to find. We caught most (10') trolling w/ Lindy Rigs and floating jig heads. - biggest walleye 22". Biggest pike 33". Several pike caught while fishing for walleye.

Lake: Jones

Dates: 5/24-5/29/2022

Group Name: Simon

Guest Comments: Falls in the river - great for smallmouth and walleye.

Tons of 20"+ smallmouth

Lake was slow fishing, most fish caught were in the river.

Lake: Kinewan

Dates: 5/23-5/29/2022

Group Name: Waltman

Guest Comments:  The plane ride was great and the fishing was great. We caught walleye, pike, and smallmouth.

32" pike

26" walleye

19" smallmouth bass

All equipment ran good!

Lake: Dogfly

Dates: 5/22-5/29/2022

Group Name: Tullidge

Guest Comments: Great fishing! Great cabin! Weather was fantastic. Hosts were incredible. Caught lots of fish.

Lake: Fishtrap

Dates: 5/21-5/26/2022

Group Name: Christenson

Guest Comments: Another great trip with GNO. Walleye a little slow pre spawn. Reliable bass and northern. Bay behind cabin was hottest spot, also did well trolling along South end worked well. Saw a moose. 

Lake: Highrock

Dates: 5/18-5/23/2022

Group Name: Grandstand

Guest Comments: 2 people focused on pike and had good luck in the bays staying out of the wind.  2 people focused on walleye which went into hiding for 2 days. Caught good numbers of bass in the shallows while fishing pike, smallest bass caught was 15". 

Lake: Dogfly

Dates: 5/18-5/22/2022

Group Name: Videen

Guest Comments: Due to Covid we have waited almost 3 years to get back to our annual fishing trip and almost struck out once again due to ice on the lakes.   From Day 1 Lucas and Nicole have responded to all the emails with questions and over the years kept us in the loop on all the changes going. Lake Trout fishing was new to us and even though Lucas was extremely busy trying to prep for the upcoming season he spent time with us showing us where to fish and how to fish for lake trout and even shared a few of his favorite lake trout recipes.  The cabin at Dogfly is absolutely amazing.  Everything with the cabin and boats worked perfect.   The weather wasn’t great and even snowed on us one day but the fishing made it all worth it!   We had a blast catching Lake Trout (largest 30") and also a large number of quality northern with the largest being 41”     


Top Notch Outfitter all around.   Lucas/Nicole and Team go the extra mile to make these trips memorable!

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