Canadian Hunting & Fishing Reports


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2009 Canadian Hunting & Fishing Reports

Ice Fishing for Lake Trout, Fly In Outpost Fishing, Boat In Fishing, & Drive In Fishing Vacations for walleye, northern pike, muskie, lake trout, smallmouth bass, and crappie. Canadian Hunting for Trophy Whitetail Deer and Black Bear in Ontario, Canada. Please contact us if you have any questions.


Lake: Pipestone Lake

Dates: 9/27 - 10/02/09

Group Name: Becker

Guest Comments: Weather was good, fought wind all week. Bass fishing ok, no walleyes. Most bass caught in NW Arm. Great trip and accomodations at outpost camp.


Lake: Pipestone Lake

Dates: 9/22 - 9/27/09

Group Name: Myers

Guest Comments: Great cabin & location. Lots of lake trout trolling lead core, one muskie, beautiful lake, & lots of walleyes. Will be back.


Lake: Pipestone Lake

Dates: 9/12 - 9/20/09

Group Name: Nelson

Guest Comments: Very good trip. Caught plenty of walleyes. Boated 4 muskies - largest 48". Will be back same time next year!


Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 9/14 - 9/19/09

Group Name: Willock

Guest Comments: Many, many smallies, a few northerns. Most on top water & drop shot or tubes. Rocks with weeds had lots of fish.

Accomodations were great, generator especially!!

Weather was a little too hot, but not too bad. Will be back.


Lake: Off Lake

Dates: 9/9 - 9/12/09

Group Name: Martti

Guest Comments: Very good fishing on Off Lake for 3 days for walleye, northern, and bass. Cabin was spotless and very comfortable. It was an excellent trip.


Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 8/31 - 9/5/09

Group Name: Haar

Guest Comments: Several large smallmouth. Northern fishing was spotty. Liked the generator - liked the larger refridgerator. Be back in 2 years.


Hunting Trip: Off Lake Bear Hunt

Dates: 8/29 - 9/5/09

Group Name: Troyna

Guset Comments: Multiple bears seen at each bait site. 100% opportunity at bears. Harvested a 7' -   450# boar. Hoping to return again in the future.

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Hunting Trip: Off Lake Bear Hunt

Dates: 8/21 - 8/28/09

Group Name: Alderson

Guest Comments: Everything was as described and bears  were active. Was on the stand less than 3 hours for the hunt. The cabin was very nice and meals were good. Already looking forward to returning next year. Job well done.


Hunting Trip: Off Lake Bear Hunt

Dates: 8/21 - 8/28/09

Group Name: Jackson

Guest Comments: The hunt was great, it was over on the first night. cabin and food was very good. The trip was well worth it. Looking forward to coming back next year.

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Lake: Pipestone Lake

Dates: 8/2/ - 8/9/09

Group Name: Kobielush

Guest Comments: The cabin was left very clean by the Rockfird guys before us. water temp was a little cooler than we hoped, but boated  4 muskies total, 48", 47" 42", & 34". Of course Dad got the best. We also appreciated the improvements we see every year.


Lake: Pipestone Lake

Dates: 7/29 - 8/2/09

Group Name: King

Guest Comments: Weather was less than desireable. Everything worked good at the cabin and the generator was nice to have. Fishing was tough as it was our first trip and with the weather. Caught alot of smallmouth, largest being 16.5". Walleye were tough, largest was 23".


Lake: Pipestone Lake

Dates: 7/10 - 7/25/09

Group Name: Lambert/Strock

Guest Comments: Long trip with plenty of bad weather, but plenty of fish. Saw several muskies, lots of bass caught, unlimited northerns, minimal walleyes (got some big ones), but did not troll - only fished off the weed beds and reefs.

Cabin, appliances, & generator all worked great. Rented the boat which performed great. Once again a great trip - we will be back!


Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 7/11 - 7/17/09

Group Name: Marion/Duckett

Guest Comments: Another great trip. We caught bass, northern, and lake trout. The bass were on the rock reefs, points, and weeds. Small silver/black plugs and leeches worked best. The pike were in the weeds and on the rock points, yellow #5 Mepps, spoons, and deep diving cranks worked best. Many northerns in the 30" class and lost a 40+" at the boat. Lake trout were caught speed trolling deep diving silver/ black, and fire tiger color cranks over 30 - 40 feet of water. Cabin was set up nicely and well supplied. We will return again.

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Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 7/4 - 7/11/09

Group Name: Troup

Guest Comments: This was our 4th trip to Grant and once again it did not disappoint! We had 5 straight days of nice weather and great fishing. Fished Napanee Lake 2 days and found better quality fish there. The new fridge and generator are a nice addition. Fish were on weeds and rock points with leeches and topwater for bass. Pike were in the weeds where you could find them. Largest fish: 38 1/2" pike, 19" bass, 31" lake trout. Caught lakers on East and West end of Grant. Thanks for a great trip.

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Lake: Pipestone Lake

Dates: 7/6 - 7/10/09

Group Name: Bendel

Guest Comments: Walleye fishing was excellent. Caught many walleyes from 8 - 22". Caught 2 muskies, seen lots of follows, but no monsters. No problems with anything at the cabin. Enjoyed the stay.

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Lake: Pipestone / Off Lake

Dates: 6/20 - 6/28/09

Group Name: Vaught

Guest Comments: Fished on Off Lake for few days of the trip. Caught lots of northerns and beautful eater sized walleyes on Shad Raps in 9 feet of water.

(2) days of bass fishing on beds and reefs on Pipestone yielded 100+ bass. Walleye fishing in Thompson Bay good around Happy Landing area. Caught and released a 6# and a 9# walleye using Shad Raps. Several other for the fish fry. Musky around the islands to the right of the outpost and one surprise lake trout. Thanks to Lucas & Nicole for the wonderful accomodations. Will definately be back!!:

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Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 6/20 - 6/24/09

Group Name: Franzen

Guest Comments: Fishing was excellent. Both boats caught an average of 75 bass per day and 20 northern. Mostly small bass with a few 17 - 19" fish. Northern ranged from 24 - 36" Largest bass was 20" and northern 38". All the equipment was great and the generator was a nice luxury. We reccommend eating breakfast with Nikki before you fly out. Burgers medicine wore off and he started hearing the voices again. They told him he could breathe underwater and Galen encouraged him. Read the Grant Lake fishing journal. It tells in detail of Galen's daily struggles with life and how he became the man he is today!! Life is good.


Lake: Pipestone Lake

Dates: 6/17 - 6/21/09

Group Name: Villwock

Guest Comments: Beautiful lake and scenery. Bass fishing was very good. Smallmouth were on the beds and every bed had a fish on them. The area close to the cabin had alot of beds and Schistose too. Cabin was good, needs new grill brush, table cloth and few new pillows would be good. The boat was great! Hope to be back again.


Lake: Off Lake

Dates: 6/20/09

Group Name: Schuster

Guest Comments: Caught everything except crappie. Northerns everywhere, and excellent walleyes. Caught walleye everywhere we tried. Used slip bobbers and minnows, most in 10-12 feet of water. We will be back.


Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 6/16 - 6/20/09

Group Name: Scearce

Guest Comments: Great trip / weather fantastic! 1 - 38" pike, 40 pike over 30", 1 - 19" smallmouth. We will be back again next year. Thanks Lucas & Nicole.


Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 6/13 - 6/18/09

Group Name: Bitsko

Guest Comments: Great weather - warm sunny days created awesome fishing. Caught too many to count! Biggest fish were 18 1/2" smallmouth, 34" pike, and 15# lake trout. Nicole & Lucas did great job as usual and the addition of the generator and full size fridge made the stay much more better. We will be back next year!


Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 6/13 - 6/16/09

Group Name: Villwock

Guest Comments: GREAT Trip, cabin great, one person 2 1/2 days - 99 bass, 6 pike....got 1 - 20", 1 - 19" and several 18". Loved fishing below the Napanee falls.


Lake: Pipestone Lake

Dates: 6/10 - 6/14/09

Group Name: Brown

Guest Comments: Cabin was great as usual. Everything worked well and was in good condition. Fishing was good. Caught 2 muskies, 1 @ 25-30#, and 1 @ 20#. Largest Lake Trout was 12#. Smallmouth were active as well. We will be back again next year.


Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 6/6 - 6/13/09

Group Name: Bristow

Guest Comments: Fishing was slow the first part of the week due to weather. Caught bass on rocky points next to sandy bays. Fish on beds by Thursday. Next group will do really well. Thanks to the Adams family for everything and thank Nikki for the pumpkin bars. See you next year as always.


Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 6/2 - 6/9/09

Group Name: Shoemaker

Guest Comments: Bedding bass fishing was spotty, Napanee was way behind. Area behind cabin had lots of beds - both ends of lake was slow. Largest pike 38", largest bass 19.5" Cabin and facilities were fine. Northern fishing was spotty also.

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Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 5/30 - 6/6/09

Group Name: Berryman

Guest Comments: Outstanding service by all. Great cabin - everything worked great. Good fishing although weather was unusually cool. Caught sveral large pike 38" was largest, had one on in the mid 40" class. Caught several lake trout on grubs fishing smallmouth. Smallmouth bite was sporadic with the weather. Lucas & Nicole do a fantastic job. We will be back.


Lake: Pipestone Lake

Dates: 5/30 - 6/5/09

Group Name: Tyminski

Guest Comments: Everything at the cabin worked well. Fishing was tough and weather was not good. Caught a muskie by accident.


Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 5/27 - 6/2/09

Group Name: Kaepplinger

Guest Comments: Weather seems to be a few weeks late 50 & 60 degree. Water is even higher than last year. Bass at the very 1st stages of making beds. Working slow best strategies. Mostly on reefs (not flat) with lots of boulders. Bass caught usually of very good quality 16- 20 1/2" range. Last few days found tight under cover. Caught 2 muskies and raised one monster. Pike usually in the 8-10 pound range.

Cabin nice - generator good idea - oven smelled bad - mouse must have died in it or something - still good trip - thumbs up to Lucas & Nicole & great flights with Chuck. Already booked for next year.


Lake: Off Lake / Pipestone Lake

Dates: 5/21 - 5/25/09

Group Name: Gerold

Guest Comments: Trout fishing the first day was tough. Got one for shore lunch, but that was about it. We'll figure them out next year. Second day we got some walleyes, crappies, northerns, and smallmouth on Off. Lots of action. Third day we hammered the crappies on Off Lake and also got northerns, smallmouth, and walleyes. We also found the elusive whitefish and a couple of suckers. First sunburn of the year, great trip!

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Lake: Pipestone Lake

Dates: 5/21 - 5/24/09

Group Name: Barnstrom

Guest Comments: Lake Trout fishing was good. Very good numbers and size. Cabin was great as usual. Great trip.


Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 5/14 - 5/19/09

Group Name: Schinbeckler

Guest Comments: Good as always, little colder. Nice cabin & warm. Smallmouth fishing was slow, lake trout fishing was good.


Lake: Pipestone Lake

Dates: 5/9 - 5/14/09

Group Name: Benson

Guest Comments: Lake trout fishing was good. The weather was cold and windy. Didn't go out one day because of the wind. Everyone had a good and enjoyed the trip.


Lake: Pipestone Lake

Dates: 5/6 - 5/9/09

Group Name: Hoftiezer

Guest comments: We did good on the trout. Had some good runs and some nice sized fish. The weather was cold and made it less enjoyable.


Lake: Pipestone Lake

Dates: 5/4 - 5/6/09

Group Name: Jacobson

Guest Comments: Cabin was good as usual. The new dock section was a nice addition. Our trip was cut a day short due to the ice not being off the lake. We had to break ice to get to the cabin still, but the lake was completely open by the end of the day. Managed to get our limit of trout, but fishing was slower than most years and fish were smaller.


Lake: Off Lake

Dates: 3/20 -3/22/09

Group Name: Carlson

Guest Comments: Cabin was great. First evening of crappie fishing was a good warm up. The next morning the bite was good until about lunch time then the crappies shutt down. Very good average size of fish.

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Lake: Off Lake

Dates: 3/13 - 3/16/09

Group Name: Gerold

Guest Comments: The crappie was a blast. Caught 12-14" crappies on average, largest being around 15 1/2". Caught 8 different species this trip, even did some laker fishing and got a few, but was a tougher bite. A very enjoyable trip and the cabin was very comfortable.

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Lake: Pipestone Lake

Dates: 3/12 - 3/14/09

Group Name: Wescott

Guest Comments: Fishing was up and down. Caught a few nice lakers. Our trip was scheduled for a longer time, but we had snowmobile troubles and had to return early. e


Lake: Pipestone Lake

Dates: 3/3 - 3/6/09

Group Name: Wescott

Guest Comments: Conditions were excellent. Trout fishing was good, largest being 9#. Broke trail into Holstein, but fishing was slow. We will be back in about a week.


Lake: Pipestone Lake

Dates: 2/27 - 3/1/09

Group Name: Clasiau

Guest Comments: The ride up to the cabin was worth the trip alone. Lake conditions were excellent for travel. The lake trout fishing was tough due to the cold front that moved in. We caught some trout each day, but not great numbers and had to move around to pick up some active fish. Made the trip into the small walleye lake and caught a few small ones, marked a bunch on the flasher, but they weren't to aggressive. We will back to try Pipestone again.


Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 2/21 - 2/24/09

Group Name: Vroom

Guest Comments: Fishing was good on Dogfly. Thanks for the spots Lucas. Largest lake trout were 5-6#. We caught a couple on the Manitou also. Enjoyed trout for dinner each night. The cabin was well equipped for our trip and everything worked good.


Lake: Pipestone Lake

Dates: 2/19 - 2/22/09

Group Name: Gerold

Guest Comments: We brought up a new crew this trip. Everyone caught trout. We fished Pipestone, Schistose, Brads, Dash, Sullivan, and Bluffpoint Lake. Our group total was 61 lakers, larest being 16#. We also caught a few pike, largest was 33". We did try for walleye, but only got two 10"ers.Great trip. A few more guys are hooked on lakers now.

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Lake: Pipestone Lake

Dates: 2/13 - 2/16/09

Group Name: Wescott

Guest Comments: The conditions were the best we have seen out of the 4 trips to Pipestone so far this year. Fishing was good, but not as fast as earlier trips. Plenty to eat and take home. Had to move more to locate the fish. Most fish were in the 3-7# range. Made the trip to the little walleye lake and got a few for a meal.


Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 1/29 - 2/2/09

Group Name: Cosgrowe

Guest Comments: Everyting at the cabin was in good order and worked well. Fishing was slower on Dogfly this trip, but we tried on the Manitou and did well. Had a fox visit us on the last night and stole a couple of trout from our cooler. There was hardly any slush, it all seemed to have healed up from our earlier trip.


Lake: Pipestone Lake

Dates: 1/23 - 1/27/09

Group Name: Anderson

Guest Comments: Weather was cold, temps never got above 0 and mornings were -38. Trail was froze good and only a few slush spots off the trail. We seasrched for the lakers, but it was slow. Manged to catch enough to eat and to take some home also. We will find them on our next trip and hopefully the weather is warmer.


Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 1/23 - 1/26/09

Group Name: Orning

Guest Comments: Trip went very good. Caught about 30 trout for the trip. Largest one being about 15#, most of the other trout were in the 5-8# range. Caught 3 pike while jigging for lakers. Cabin was great and everything worked good. Wood stove was almost to good, cabin got very warm even with the cold temps. James was a great help when taking us into the cabin.


Lake: Pipestone Lake

Dates: 1/8 - 1/11/09

Group Name: Gerold

Guest Comments: We enjoyed our anual January lake trout trip to Pipestone Lake. The fishing was great again as usual, our group of 5 ended up landing over 50 lake trout in 3 days of fishing. Day 1 was a bust, had snowmobile trouble and didn't catch any trout. Day 2 we iced over 20 lakers. Day 3 was even better, we iced over 30 lakers. The best fishing was on Schistose Lake and the NW Arm of Pipestone Lake. All lake trout were caught on 4" Venom glow tubes. We will be returning with a crew of new guys in February, can't wait to return.

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Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 1/1 - 1/6/09

Group Name: Rowe

Guest Comments: Everything was in good working order and the cabin needed nothing other than a light bulb that burnt out. Fishing was good, averaged 3-4 lake trout per day / person. Most trout were in the 3-7# range. Caught a few pike while jigging for lake trout. Enjoyed fishing new water, looking at returning for another trip this winter.

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Lake: Pipestone Lake

Dates: 1/2 - 1/5/09

Group Name: Anderson

Guest Comments: Fishing was good our first day. The second day we didn't get much fishing in as we had snowmobile problems. We were busy hauling machines down the lake and were fortunate to meet Lucas on the lake and he gave us a hand. The last day was tougher fishing. Ate fresh lake trout everynight and had a good time, despite the 12" of fresh snow. We will be back the end of January.


Lake: Pipestone Lake / Slender Lake

Dates: 1/2 - 1/5/09

Group Name: Felicetta

Guest Comments: We had a good time. Lucas did a great job getting up and down the lake and put us on the fish when he guided us on the first day of fishing. We didn't catch alot of lakers, but they were all real good sized fish. The cabin at Off Lake was very good, it is one of the nicer cabins we have stayed in on our trips, needed nothing, we wouldn't change a thing.


Lake: Pipestone Lake Guided Trip from Off Lake Cabins

Dates: 1/2/09

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Guest Comments: Fishing was good, 2 largest lakers were 30". Others were caught in the 5# range and up. A few chasers, a couple lost at the hole, and few missed strikes as well. Weather was beautiful, no wind and sunny. Ice conditions are not to bad on the trail, slush popping up in spots and is anywhere from 2-6". Best to travel light when venturing far off the main trails to fish. The cold temps and snowmachine traffic will help heal up the slush and make travel much better everywhere.

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