Canadian Hunting & Fishing Reports


Gateway North Outfitters

2012 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: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 9/15 - 9/18/2012

Group Name: Scribbner

Guest Comments: Had a super time. Weather was great. Walleyes were very slow, but the bass were excellent. Nice plane ride both ways. Leaves on return trip were magnificent.


Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 9/13 - 9/17/2012

Group Name: McClure

Guest Comments: We all had a great time. Caught lots of bass and pike. Walleye fishing was tough. Tried main lake and portage to Highrock. Cabin and all equipment was in good condition. Flights on time.


Lake:Pipestone Lake

Dates: 9/8 - 9/16/2012

Group Name: Nelson

Guest Comments: We had a good time as usual. Cabin was very nice. Muskie fishing was slow. Caught plenty to eat. Looking forward to next year again.


Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 9/8 - 9/13/2012

Group Name: Franzen

Guest Comments: Caught some fish, but was a little slow. Ate well and drank a lot. Weather was great. Life is good. Biggest walleye was 25" and bass was 17".


Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 9/2 - 9/8/2012

Group Name: Goebel

Guest Comments: Cabin was very nice and well equipped. Fishing was good, but not the numbers of bass we typically catch on Grant. Caught quality fish on top water and by boulders. Lots of bass in 15-20' of water. Caught more northerns than we wanted too. Lots of walleyes caught on Highrock portage.

Good trip, we will be again.


Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 9/2 - 9/7/2012

Group Name: Bovine

Guest Comments: The facilities were terrific. The fishing on Grant was decent, but tough at times. Napanee was great fishing almost every cast.

If possible an electrical outlet in the fish house to use electric filet knife. Everything was great, would definitely recommend your outfit.


Lake: Pipestone Lake

Dates: 9/1 - 9/6/2012

Group Name: Spurrier

Guest Comments: Real nice walleyes, caught 2 big northerns, largest 38", and some real nice smallmouth. Everything worked good at the cabin, no complaints.


Lake: Pipestone Lake

Dates: 8/25 - 9/1/2012

Group Name: Mitchell

Guest Comments: Cabin was great again. Like the walkways and new generator. Outlet at the dock was nice too. Good walleye fishing. Ate lots, good time had by all.


Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 8/10 - 8/18/2012

Group Name: Siler

Guest Comments: Great trip! Good weather! Plenty of smallmouth. Caught hundreds of fish.  Did some great portages, caught bass everywhere. Couple of 32" northern and 18" bass on Grant - never got old! Can't wait to come back in 2014!!


Lake: Pipestone Lake

Dates: 8/11 - 8/17/2012

Group Name: Harris

Guest Comments: Northern lights were great. 21 1/2" walleye, all the pike up to 23", the 25" walleye on James Bay reef got to the boat gone.

Enjoyable for the first time. Would like to come back.


Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 8/10 - 8/13/2012

Group Name: Gulbranson

Guest Comments: Well kept cabin. Nice lake to fish. Can locate fishing locations easily. Nice sized lake. Very nice host and hostess.


Lake: Pipestone Lake

Dates: 8/4 - 8/11/2012

Group Name: Graber

Guest Comments:This has been my third time at Pipestone and it gets better every time.  I brought my 98 year old dad in June and my wife in August.  Lucas and Nicole have made this cabin the best experience possible.  They have furnished it with a kitchen that literally has everything you could possibly want.  This year it was really nice to have a wood walk way from the cabin to the dock and to the shower house as well.  The outlet at the dock made it nice to charge your batteries and use an electric knife for filleting fish.

The fishing was great especially if you are after the bigger walleyes.  Lucas marked the map where to fish and we used leeches by his recommendation and did excellent.  We caught more fish over the 18 inch than under.  I caught a 27 ½" and a 26", plus a number of walleye over 20 inches.  We just love it there and Lucas and Nicole keeps it mowed and maintained so nice.  We plan to come back again next year.  The problem is who in the family gets to go!


Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 8/3 - 8/10/2012

Group Name: Martin

Guest Comments: Good Trip.


Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 7/29 - 8/5/2012

Group Name: Tophem

Guest Comments: Fishing was a little slow - quality of fish was very good. Walleye up to 25", smallmouth up to 20". Generator set up is very nice. Cabin is very nice. Very good time had by all.


Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 7/29 - 8/3/2012

Group Name: Otte

Guest Comments: 100 walleye per day average, 15-25" very heavy.

40" pike

Witnessed monster musky.

Great eagle watching, camp was great, gazebo was great. Motors need replaced, boats need help.

Recommend to all, very pleased. Float plane ride perfect and on time!


Lake: Pipestone Lake

Dates: 7/19 - 7/30/2012

Group Name: Lambert

Guest Comments: Nice size walleye in usual places - 13-15' of water. Sometimes hard to get one small enough to eat! Largest 28".

Only one musky follow. Fished for them heavy in the weed beds. No catches. Later heard  they were in deeper water around the rock reefs.

Lots of northern.


Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 7/25 - 7/30/2012

Group Name: Gerntholz

Guest Comments: Averaged 3 walleyes, 7 pike, and 20 bass a day per boat. Walleyes were deep, 14' or more. Averaged 20" for walleyes. A few pike were above 30", largest 36". A lot of bass above 15". Rapala #7 worked the best.

Excellent facilities, gazebo excellent for evenings, gutless motors:)


Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 7/25 - 7/29/2012

Group Name: Buckingham

Guest Comments: 4 days

1) weather was cloudy and a front was moving in. Caught bass and one walleye.

2) Front moved in, fished in the morning. Rained most of the afternoon. Caught bass, 2 walleye, and one northern.

3) Clear and sunny, caught a few bass and 3 walleyes.

4) Clear and sunny. Caught some bass and 3 or 4 northern and one walleye. Most of the bass were 14" or more.


Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 7/21 - 7/25/2012

Group Name: Fishwick

Guest Comments: Fishing solid despite hot sunny weather. Good sized bass plentiful and easy to find. Walleye and northern a little more difficult. 18" bass, 22" walleye, 27" northern. 80% of fish caught with just a leech and weight. Bass hitting top water around lily pads. Cabin and equipment great as usual and Lucas and Nicole provide top notch service.


Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 7/20 - 7/25/2012

Group Name: Randall

Guest Comments: Fishing was above average each day. Hard to catch bass less than 13". Good walleye catches to the South of cabin. Caught a huge pike just around the bend from cabin. Another fine visit to Sakwite Lake!


Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 7/16 - 7/21/2012

Group Name: Musch

Guest Comments: Good bass everywhere. Ok on pike. Weather hot. Fishing better late in the evening.


Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 7/13 - 7/20/2012

Group Name: Cohlmeyer

Guest Comments: Caught lots of smallmouth, more than any other Canadian trip we have been on. Nice sized pike, largest 38"+. Some walleye, best trolling crank baits fast over deep water(20-25 ft). Great lake and cabin nice. Had lots of fun.


Lake: Pipestone Lake

Dates: 7/14 - 7/19/2012

Group Name: Bendel

Guest Comments: Cabin was very clean and comfortable. Liked the new walkway. Caught a couple mid 30" musky. Lots of nice sized walleyes, 30" was the largest. No lake trout this trip.


Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 7/2 - 7/7/2012

Group Name: Brownback

Guest Comments: Good smallie. Hot weather and bright sunlight hurt walleye, northern ok. Cabin was excellent. low water.


Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 6/27 - 7/4/2012

Group Name: Guinn

Guest Comments: GREAT TRIP - 7 days of non stop stop fishing. Too many bass to count(2 guys caught 100+ the last day). Weather was perfect - only 2 days of strong winds and hot weather. Caught lots of big pike - 37" - trout 28" - 100+ bass over 15" - we ate lots of them


Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 6/25 - 7/2/2012

Group Name: Richter

Guest Comments: Caught northern, smallmouth, and walleye. best walleye fishing on Highrock Lakes. Cabin was hot most nights. Appreciated having the boat at the East end of Highrock Lake portage.

Caught/hit by northern more frequently than bass and walleye together. Bass caught in shallows.


Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 6/23 - 6/27/2012

Group Name: Scearce

Guest Comments: Cabin and accommodations as usual 4*. Fishing on Dogfly slow first 3 days. Fish caught were large size - (day 4 Grand Slam). Weather broke and fishing improved.

4 northern - 30"+

30 bass - 16"+

20 trout - numerous - 1 over 30" on Dogfly.

Bretz - Awesome - best portage lake - caught everything. Trout incredible on Bretz - trolling 20-30 ft down, weather very hot!


Lake: Pipestone Lake

Dates: 6/16 - 6/22/2012

Group Name: Scheppke

Guest Comments: First time on the lake. Fishing was slow and may have been a result of the mayflies. Had a big musky on up to the boat. Caught a fat 28" lake trout. We ate lots and had a good time.


Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 6/17 - 6/23/2012

Group Name: Henry

Guest Comments: Very nice lake and cabin. Weather was tough - strong and numerous cold fronts - but fishing was pretty good. Lucas & Nicole are very organized and helpful. We really enjoyed our trip and we are returning again June 2013.


Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 6/15 - 6/23/2012

Group Name: Mack

Guest Comments: Fishing was great! Many northern in the 30" range and smallies all day, the largest was a 20 1/2" with many in the 15-17" range. Many had left the beds, but a few were still on. The new generator was nice and the cabin was in good shape. Thanks Lucas & Nicole! See you again.


Lake: Pipestone Lake

Dates: 6/16 - 6/22/2012

Group Name: Zehr / Graber

Guest Comments: We found the walleye and number over 25". One was over 30". Leeches work the best over minnows. Hit more pike than we did walleyes. Weather was off and on and the mayfly hatch made us work a little harder. Great time and we will be back!


Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 6/15 - 6/22/2012

Group Name: Troup

Guest Comments: This was our 14th year in beautiful Canada and the trip did not disappoint as at all. We caught fish every day rain or shine. The cabin was great and the equipment was working fine. We fished the portage 3 days in a row and caught a 39" northern and too many 3# bass to count. Grant Lake gave us all the fish we wanted with a 31" laker, 18 1/2" bass, 42" muskie, and lots of mid 30" pike. Thank you GNO for a good job as always! Fish were off the beds in both lakes and caught in open water. See ya next year.

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Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 6/11 - 6/18/2012

Group Name: Cook

Guest Comments: (4 people) - Did not catch a lot of fish, but did catch about 100 fish per day total. Fish average 1 1/2 - 3# each. Facilities were great. Lucas and family are great people. Good trip as usual. We all had a good time. Saw one bear.

Largest fish -

Northern - 33"

Bass - 21"

Walleye - 21"


Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 6/12 - 6/17/2012

Group Name: Bitsko

Guest Comments: Smallmouth in 15-17" range pre spawn and found beds. Pike up to 40 1/2" and to many to count between 20-30". Walleye up to 24" by falls and some Rapalas off rock walls. Look for pike off lay downs. Accommodations were great. Cabin very comfortable. Can not wait to come back!


Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 6/10 - 6/15/2012

Group Name: Williams

Guest Comments: 5 days of great fishing. bass off beds and scattered. Lots of pike on #5 Mepps. Last night yielded a 40+" muskie on #5 Mepps 200 yards East of the fire pit while pike fishing. Wacky worms worked great on bass. Great cabin and the 4 kids and 3 Dad's had a great time!

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Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 6/9 - 6/15/2012

Group Name: Lingwall / Bullington

Guest Comments: Good fishing in overcast / rain / Lake Trout up shallow 10 15 feet - smallmouth hungry - caught on top water and cranks baits - 19 1/2" biggest smallie - 38" pike - Big Lake Trout on spoons - trolling - great trip


Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 6/8 - 6/11/2012

Group Name: Bailey

Guest Comments: Caught lots of bass on both lakes. Highrock portage produced the most. Our walleye come from Highrock but not too many caught.

Bass were on the beds tight to the rock walls. They would hit surface plugs, cranks, jigs, and Rapalas. It didn't matter!


Lake: Pipestone Lake

Dates: 6/1 - 6/10/2012

Group Name: Schultz

Guest Comments: Cabin was very good. The newer mattresses were great. Lots of pots, pans, and utensils - could have stocked a few cabins. Weather was hot and sunny. Fishing was best morning and evening and very slow mid day.


Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 6/3 - 6/10/2012

Group Name: Pearson

Guest Comments: Fishing was great. Lots of smallmouth  on beds. Great weather. Caught plenty of pike on #5 Mepps. Accommodations were perfect. Boats and motors ran well. Fishing between 10 & 4 best light conditions. Be back same time again next year.


Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 5/29 - 6/9/2012

Group Name: Berryman/Springer

Guest Comments: Great fishing - great accommodations - great hosts in Lucas & Nicole. Best year fishing yet. Already booked for next year.


Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 6/1 - 6/8/2012

Group Name: Wiebenga

Guest Comments: Cabin was very nice. Both lakes fishing was good, not great numbers, but very nice quality fish. Biggest fish were walleye 29", smallmouth 19 1/4", northern 32". Weather was very hot for the first week of June. Generator set up is very nice. As always, Lucas & Nicole great to work with.


Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 6/3 - 6/7/2012

Group Name: Stolle

Guest Comments: Cabin was excellent. Much improved over prior years(13 trips over the years). Generator is a huge plus! Caught 156 walleyes, the largest was 25", average 18-20". Caught in 10-13' mostly. Weather was excellent, fishing was great, supplied food and bait worked very well. Caught a large pike also in the 38-40" range. New boat ramps were nice addition.

It doesn't get much better!

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Lake: Off Lake

Dates: 6/3 - 6/6/2012

Group Name: Bockhaus

Guest Comments: Good walleye!

- Lindy Rigs

- spoons and leeches


Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 5/29 - 6/3/2012

Group Name: Schmitz / Kennedy

Guest Comments: We had a great week of fishing. This was the best walleye and smallmouth bass fishing I have experienced . I have been to Canada eight times and this was the best experience I have ever had on any fly in trip. I will definitely come back to this lodge. The facilities were top notch and beds were extremely comfortable. Lucas &  Nicole have done a terrific job!


Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 5/28 - 6/3/2012

Group Name: Kaepplinger

Guest Comments: Fantastic fishing - many bass - largest 19 1/2", and a few northern. Cabin in nice shape, the new mattresses were great and enjoyed all the improvements.

Fish in weeds at night . Napanee good as well for bass, many beds and more each day - 1 muskie

Another great trip - thanks Lucas & Nicole

Thumbs up to you and our pilot Chuck!


Lake: Off Lake

Dates: 5/31 - 6/2/2012

Group Name: Carlson

Guest Comments: Had very good weather. Caught lots of northern and a few nice walleye and crappies.


Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 5/25 - 6/1/2012

Group Name: Huigens

Guest Comments: Great scenery and wildlife. Lots of nice walleye, many between 24-27". Several large northern - biggest 20#.

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Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 5/26 - 5/29/2012

Group Name: Redford

Guest Comments: Weather was very wet. Fishing was very good, caught lots of walleye and a big pike. The pike was in the 15# range and caught while fishing walleye on light tackle. Most fish were in shallow water and current areas. Hope to return again.


Lake: Off Lake

Dates: 5/25 - 5/28/2012

Group Name: Kurtz

Guest Comments: Enjoyed cabin #2 again. The walleye were biting very good this trip. They were in the weeds in 6-12' of water mostly. Leeches worked best. Largest walleye for the trip was 24". Caught good numbers of perch and pike too and a few smallmouth. We will be back again in a couple of weeks.


Lake: Off Lake

Dates: 5/24 - 5/28/2012

Group Name: Jack

Guest Comments: This was our best trip yet to Off Lake. Caught perch, walleye, and pike. Biggest walleye was 20". Cabin was nice and well equipped. We will be in July.


Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 5/22 - 5/26/2012

Group Name: Cusentino

Guest Comments: Very fat walleye, good pike, the smallmouth progressing very well, 15-20# lake trout. Cabin good. Didn't like the Yamaha motors, prefer Mercury. We had 4 days of wind and 3 days wet. Generator system was great. We will be back.


Lake: Pipestone Lake

Dates: 5/22 - 5/25/2012

Group Name: Barnstrom

Guest Comments: Trout were a bit slower than normal for this time of year for us. They were more scattered than usual. Appreciated the new walk ways at the cabin and the new kitchen lighting. The outlet installed at the dock was also a great plus.


Lake: Pipestone Lake

Dates: 5/18 - 5/22/2012

Group Name: Nyberg

Guest Comments: We had another good trip. Caught lots of lake trout. They were mainly caught down rigging in 60-100' of water. Ran one at 60' and another at 25' with the best success being the bait ran at 25'. Caught some smallmouth on the banks and seen a pair of big musky spawning in the shallows. Great cabin and everything worked perfectly.


Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 5/17 - 5/22/2012

Group Name: Schinbeckler

Guest Comments: Everything was great. Cabin was very nice. Thanks. Had excellent smallmouth fishing, or at least some of us. Caught some big pike, largest being around 15#'s. Only caught one lake trout and caught a few walleyes when we tried for them. Look forward to returning again.


Lake: Pipestone Lake

Dates: 5/8 - 5/11/2012

Group Name: Jacobson

Guest Comments: Cabin was great as usual, the new generator operated perfectly and was appreciated. The trout were a little slower than other years with the early ice out. Still caught plenty and ate well. The plug in on the dock and new kitchen lights were nice added features. We will be again next year.


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