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2024 Canadian Hunting & Fishing Reports

9 Remote Canadian Fly In Fishing Outposts 

  Enjoy fishing on a pristine lake in Northwestern Ontario, Canada and staying in our fly-in outpost cabins.  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: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 6/11-6/16/2024

Group Name:  Randall

Guest Comments:  Another good trip with Gateway North.  Cabin was clean and everything worked properly.  Very good smallmouth bass fishing, walleye was slower.  We ate fish 4 out of 5 nights.  We will be back.

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 6/8-6/15/2024

Group Name:  Zweifel

Guest Comments:  Had a great trip.  Lucas and Nicole are excellent hosts.  No problems with the service or accommodations.  Caught fish until our arms got tired.  We will be back next year.

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 6/9-6/1/2024

Group Name:  Capper

Guest Comments:  Another good trip to Highrock.  Weather could have been better, windy and rainy a few days.  Walleye bite was up and down, really turned on a couple of times.  Smallmouth action was consistent for the trip.  Pike were few and far between compared to previous trips. 

Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 6/8-6/15/2024

Group Name:  Johnson

Guest Comments:  Great week of fishing and weather.  Caught lots of smallmouth bass in numbers and size.  A couple muskie were landed and got some lake trout.  The boiled lake trout recipe was a hit.  Cabin and equipment all worked as should.  Good flights in and out.  We will be back.

Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 6/7-6/13/2024

Group Name:  Baner

Guest Comments:  Mostly 18-19" smallmouth - on beds solid numbers

Biggest walleye 25" - lots of size variety (trolling mostly)

Bottom of outlet falls into Little Kinewan very solid fishing, lots of minnows

Pike - 32" largest, always available if targeting weeds and reeds.

Perch up on the section thru the beaver dam.

Lake: Trout Lake

Dates: 6/8-6/14/2024

Group Name:  Sather

Guest Comments:  Great cabin. Windy weather hit fishing but we still caught plenty of fish.  Mainly walleye and lake trout.  Same week next year!

Lake: Eric Lake

Dates: 6/9-6/14/2024

Group Name:  Cole

Guest Comments:  Another great trip to Eric Lake.  We caught hundreds of fish.  Lots of every species and excellent quality as well.  Caught a 40" pike and several in mid 30" range.  Had multiple times where pike would attack the walleye we were fighting in.  The smallmouth fishing was very good and caught a bunch of big footballs.  The walleye were very aggressive with most being excellent  eaters.  Cabin and all equipment worked properly.  Weather  was good overall but a couple of windy days.  We will be back.

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 6/7-6/11/2024

Group Name:  Marquardt

Guest Comments:  GNO, the cabin,  and equipment were excellent. Weather cooperated for us as well. First day was slow. The week before it was reported to us the bass were on beds and caught on shore but for us they were off the beds. After a couple days though they got hungry!  Day 4 we caught over 350 bass!  Most in 1lb-3lb range with a handful over 4lbs!  We fished Walleye and while numbers weren't the best the quality was. We caught 5 walleye over 26".  Pike were numerous but we didn't get any big ones. The Jones, Eltrut, Turtle River system is a HUGE body of water so we fished a small percentage of it! Great time and we will definitely fish with GNO again in the future.

 

Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 6/7-6/11/2024

Group Name:  Grandstand

Guest Comments:  Caught northern and smallmouth bass in typical places.  Northern were plentiful and caught on red/white lures typically.  Bass were primarily off the beds and the larger smallmouth were found in deeper water, primarily caught on darker lures as well.  Had a great trip and weather was excellent.  Planning to return!

Lake: Eric Lake

Dates: 6/5-6/9/2024

Group Name:  Dahl

Guest Comments: The cabin was perfect, the place was so clean and new, very easy to use.  Fishing was excellent for all varieties!  We did fish for walleye minimal, our target fishing was for smallmouth bass.  We became familiar with all the shore and and even went up to portage lake where we found many smallmouth and northern pike.  We had a great time.4

 

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 6/4-6/9/2024

Group Name:  Haley

Guest Comments: Bass at Upper Highrock.  3 at 19"+.  Lots of smaller under 14", great year class coming up.  Largest walleye 29".  Most were in 13-16 feet of water.  The humps were best producers for walleye.

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 6/2-6/9/2024

Group Name:  Deaton

Guest Comments:  Hundreds of bass on top water.  One laker and a few walleye.  Lots of pike, no big ones.

Smallmouth up to 19.5"

Largest walleye 24"

Beautiful waterfalls and a couple of trails.  Great cabin and fish cleaning shack!

Lake: Trout Lake

Dates: 6/3-6/8/2024

Group Name:  Fasulo

Guest Comments: 42" pike landed in the boat!  A personal best.  Another pike as big or bigger up to boat but would not fit in the net.  Lots of walleye and plenty of smallmouth bass.  Lake trout caught the first day.  Bass on the North end and pike on South end.  Good walleye at marker 27.  We will be back!

 

Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 6/2-6/8/2024

Group Name: Lord

Guest Comments:  Great fishing!!  Awesome cabin!!  Hosts and pilot are top notch.  Never disappointed. 

Largest walleye - 26"

Largest smallmouth bass - 23"

Largest northern - 33"

Already booked for next year!

Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 6/3-6/7/2024

Group Name: Weinert

Guest Comments:  Great trip to Fishtrap Lake.  We caught tons of smallmouth averaging around 2.5# with biggest around 3#.  Did some sight fishing for them on beds.  Biggest pike was 31".  Caught a few eater walleye, mostly on leeches.

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 6/2-6/7/2024

Group Name: Henry

Guest Comments:  Excellent trip.  Fishing was great, smallmouth were on beds.  Fish were all caught all over the lake.  All equipment worked good.  Lucas and Nicole are great outfitters.

Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 5/31-6/6/2024

Group Name: Springer

Guest Comments:  Dogfly never fails to produce. Despite high winds most every day, the pike and smallmouth bass were hungry. Several northerns in the 35-36 inch range and many 18 plus inch smallies. Accommodations and equipment were excellent as always. Lucas and Nicole are the best! Booked for next year.

Lake: Eric Lake

Dates: 6/1-6/5/2024

Group Name: Peterson

Guest Comments:  Our first trip to Eric Lake and it did not disappoint.  We caught lots of fish.  The walleye were very plentiful, with biggest 22".  Caught most on jig and minnow.  Bass were also very plentiful and in the shallow water.  Largest just under 20".  Good pike action, largest was 34".  The new cabin was excellent, very well thought out plan and very functional.  The fish cleaning building was very nice.  Overall great set up with great fishing.  We will be back!

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 6/1-6/4/2024

Group Name: Nelson

Guest Comments:  Cabin and equipment were great.  Everything worked as should.  Fishing was up and down for our stay like the weather.  Caught walleye, bass, and pike.  We had a good time.

Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 5/27-6/3/2024

Group Name: Lingan

Guest Comments:  We had an excellent trip.  It was a great experience.  Cabin and equipment all worked flawlessly.  We did not have any problems.  Caught lots of smallmouth  up 3#.  Most were in the 2-3# range and in shallow water.  Can't wait to try another lake. 

Lake: Trout Lake

Dates: 5/30-6/3/2024

Group Name: Sherwood

Guest Comments:  Great lodging - fully equipped and comfortable.  Food pack provided was great.  Plenty of fish to catch and eat.  Flights on time.  Great outfitter to work with.  Smallmouth bass were just starting to bed.  Plenty of eater walleye were caught each day with other throw backs.

Largest bass - 19.5" with lots of 18" fish

Pike - 41"

Walleye - 25" and 24"

multiple lake trout

Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 5/27-6/3/2024

Group Name: Rose

Guest Comments:  Good weather - a couple warm 70 degree days that slowed things down.  Bass were starting to get on beds - good pike(30's), slow on trout this year compared to usual.  Some muskie were caught while fishing bass in the bedding areas.  

Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 5/25-6/2/2024

Group Name: Gordon

Guest Comments:  Lots of big walleye near the inlet on leeches.  Caught several 24" and up.  Not many below 18" besides 8-10 fish.  Largest walleye was 26.5"

Smallmouth were plentiful, mostly 15" and up.  Appear to be ready to spawn - leeches, topwater, squarbills in rocky areas - largest was 20".

Northern were plentiful and hitting everywhere on every thing.  Largest was 34.5

Cabin was excellent, so was the fish house, great amenities!  Saw moose, beavers, and otters. - Great hosts! 

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 5/29-6/2/2024

Group Name: Toivonen

Guest Comments:  Walleye fishing was good with plenty of eater fish.  Largest walleye was 28", but multiple mid 20" fish.  Smallmouth bass fishing was excellent on shorelines with 17-20" fish being very common.  Northern were also frequent.

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 5/28-6/2/2024

Group Name: Davis

Guest Comments:  Fishing was great!  We caught several trout fishing jigs slowly.  Smallmouth were plentiful.  Walleyes were there but had to work to get enough to eat but was very manageable.  Cabin facilities were clean and the utilities and generator worked great.  Trevor is  a great pilot!  Lucas, Nicole, and Hunter are excellent hosts!

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 5/26-6/1/2024

Group Name: Bristow

Guest Comments:  The cabin was great and set up very well.  All equipment worked properly.  Weather was good overall with some windy days.  Fishing was great for smallmouth bass.  Caught multiple 19" bass and just starting to bed really good at the end of our trip.  Walleye bite was slower.  We had a great time and will return.

Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 5/24-5/31/2024

Group Name: Tullidge

Guest Comments:  Great trip. Bass were on points and reefs, no beds yet.  Ned rigs and Dingers were the ticket.  Also got a 36" pike and multiple lake trout.

Lake: Trout Lake

Dates: 5/24-5/30/2024

Group Name: Pike

Guest Comments:  Bass were on chunk rock and in the windy banks.  Not many on flat rocks.  Catching them on white or light colored swim baits. Spinner baits were catching more bass and the pike.  Caught the lake trout on a shakey head with a blue z-craw jr. trolling.

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 5/24-5/29/2024

Group Name: Christianson

Guest Comments:  Good steady action everywhere, but the rapids North of the cabin was an automatic for bass - caught bass at will under the falls.  Walleye in Eltrut down at the southern rapids and around all rocky islands.   Caught a 40" pike near lobster island on Eltrut.  Overall fantastic trip and lots of numbers.  GNO knocked it out again as usual! 

Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 5/21-5/27/2024

Group Name: Cox

Guest Comments:  This was our first fly in outpost trip.  We enjoyed it a lot, very nice cabin and set up.  We caught lots of fish.  Fishtrap is an excellent smallmouth fishery and we caught lots of walleye as well. Weather was wet and windy with a day of nice weather.

Big fish were

35" pike

22" walleye

19" smallmouth bass

We will be back!

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 5/22-5/26/2024

Group Name: Simon

Guest Comments:  This was our first time fishing Highrock lake.  We had a great trip despite the weather.  The rain, cool temperatures and wind made fishing difficult but we still caught numerous walleyes and northern.  The walleyes were caught primarily jigging with live minnows on rocky points.  The average size was rather small be we did catch a number of fish over 20 inches with the largest measuring 27 inches.  We caught a number of northern over 32 inches.  Most of the northern were caught casting spoons.  We did catch two northern that attacked our walleye as we were reeling them in.  We will definitely be back to Highrock and hope for more favorable weather on our next trip!

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 5/19-5/24/2024

Group Name: Combs

Guest Comments:  Our stay at Jones Lake was fantastic!  Had a nasty cold front come through with 2+ inches of rain that put the fish down a little, but we still caught lots of quality fish!  We caught many smallies over 20" using grubs with orange and chartreuse, as well as blue/silver rattle traps.  Some baits worked on the walleyes with several over 25" landed.  The pike were feisty with several over 35" and one at 41".  They were caught with a variety of swim baits, rattle traps, and a few spinners.  The rapids above Jones produced some huge fish and lots of them.  Seemed like the bass were preparing to start nesting when the cold front put them back down a little. 

Plenty of wildlife to view with a moose showing her twins off in the morning, black bear on way to Eltrut, and a wolf showing up at the portage along the rapids.  Lots of geese, ducks, swans, and visiting pelicans.  We ate walleye every night!  We will be back net opener!

Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 5/17-5/24/2024

Group Name: McCallum

Guest Comments:  Had a great trip to Dogfly Lake, caught well over 1,ooo fish. 

Largest pike 36"

Largest lake trout 35"

Largest smallmouth bass 18"

Great cabin and all equipment ran flawlessly, I highly recommend Gateway North Outfitters to anyone looking to book a fishing trip.  The owners Lucas and Nicole are exceptional, looking forward to another trip next year.

Lake: Trout Lake

Dates: 5/18-5/24/2024

Group Name: Rosner/Todd

Guest Comments:  This was the worst weather in 21 years of our Canada trips.  We could only fish 4 of the 6 days because of the wind.  Walleye  fishing was slow but the ones we caught were over 20" average.  Smallmouth bass males were moving in 2-3' of water with the big females a little deeper.  We caught lots of those.  Lake trout were biting all week.  Caught those every day fishing for other species.  The day we fished lake trout we slayed them.  Same with northerns but we did not fish for them, but caught a lot of 20-30" biggest being 34".  Nothing huge.  Great lake.  We learned a lot more about it this year being our second trip to Trout Lake.  Really think could have caught more walleyes if the weather would have been better.

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 5/18-5/22/2024

Group Name: Toivonen

Guest Comments:  Highrock lake again was a very productive 4 days of fishing.  Numerous walleye in 5 to 12 feet of water off rocky points and sandy bottom river inflows.  The average walleye size was down this year with many fish in the 12-14 inch size class.  Biggest walleye was 23 inches but multiple fish over 20 inches.  Walleye were primarily caught on a jig and a minnow.    Many northern including two fish that grabbed walleye at the side of the boat on a stringer.  Biggest northern pike was 37 inches, but several others in the 34- 35 inch size.  Big smallmouth bass were frequent on the shores hitting soft plastics.  

Our weather was erratic changing frequently during the day and this impacted the overall fishing but as always, Highrock lake never fails to put fish in the boat in quality and quantity

Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 5/12-5/17/2024

Group Name: Cusentino

Guest Comments:  The new cabin was very nice, big upgrade from the original cabin..  Fishing was excellent.  Took a little to figure out the smallmouth, but once did, it was fish on!  Caught a bunch of lakers and nice pike.  Largest pike was a fat 40".  We will be back!

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