Canadian Hunting & Fishing Reports

Gateway North Outfitters

2017 Canadian Hunting & Fishing Reports

8 Remote Canadian Fly In Fishing Outposts & Drive In Fishing Cabins on Off Lake. Canadian fishing vacations for walleye, northern pike, muskie, lake trout, smallmouth bass, and crappie. Canadian Hunting for Trophy Whitetail Deer and High Success Black Bear Hunts in Ontario, Canada. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 6/22 - 6/26/2017

Group Name: Speltz

Guest Comments: Fishing was good, lots of walleye off the rock pile in  front of the cabin. Largest walleye - 26", largest northern - 32", smallmouth was 20.  Great cabin. Boats worked good. Weather could have been better. Three days of rain. Still had lots of fun. Booked for next year already.

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 6/21 - 6/25/2017

Group Name: Moen

Guest Comments: Cabin was very nice. Fishing was slow for all species with the all the storms.

Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 6/19 - 6/24/2017

Group Name: Kennedy

Guest Comments:Caught some excellent sized smallmouth on Fishtrap and some large walleyes in the bay behind the cabin, largest was in 30" range. Most were in or near the cabbage weeds. Caught more numbers of walleye on the portage to Upper Highrock, even had a 28" and 30" double one day. Enjoyed our trip.

Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 6/19 - 6/24/2017

Group Name: Hockenberry

Guest Comments:

 - 185 fish

 - 21 northern

 -  5 lake trout

 -  1 sucker :

Lake: Trout Lake

Dates: 6/17 - 6/23/2017

Group Name: Sather

Guest Comments: Over all very good fishing for Walleye, Lake trout.   We did catch some Northern and bass.  Walleye caught in 10-18 ft on either jigs or spinners with leeches or crawlers.  Did catch most of the trout on deep divers and some on trout spinning rigs with spoons.   Colors varied. Place was in good shape and new storage and fish cleaning area really was nice. 

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 6/19 - 6/23/2017

Group Name: Stolle

Guest Comments: Walleyes and weather were challenging however the ones we caught were fairly large....... in excess of 20".....largest was 26". Cabin was great as usual. Customer service was fantastic as always. Had great time! We'll be back next year.

Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 6/18 - 6/22/2017

Group Name: Golden

Guest Comments: May flies = bass (top water), bass like rocky points and weeds. Walleyes more in the evening and around structure. Golden spinners worked best with crawlers. Pike are everywhere and will bite on anything. Biggest walleye was 28", biggest northern was 33", and biggest bass was 21".

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 6/16 - 6/22/2017

Group Name: Hale

Guest Comments: Great week, lots of good size bass, many over 3#, best was 4lbs 9oz. Walleye fishing was solid with 27", 25", and 2 @ 24" and plenty of good eaters. Great flight both ways with a great pilot. Thanks to Nicole, Lucas, and Hunter for running a first class operation.

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 6/16 - 6/21/2017

Group Name: Bryant

Guest Comments: Lake Patricia was excellent - getting in was somewhat difficult, but worth it. Group that went in caught over 100 fish in one day. Tons of smallmouth - largest one caught was 21". Top water was hitting at the mouth of the river at rapid pace. Never seen anything like it. Walleyes were lighter this trip, but still enough to feed 4 guys every night. Mainly fished walleyes in morning and pike and bass in afternoons. One of our group caught the largest pike he has ever caught, we did not measure it, but was in the 40" range give or take for sure. We had a blast!

Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 6/14 - 6/19/2017

Group Name: Manelli

Guest Comments: Fishing started out slow on the first day, but we made up for it each day after. Made all the portages, they ranged from easy to very difficult. The equipment and cabin all worked good.

Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 6/13 - 6/19/2017

Group Name: Brungardt

Guest Comments: Boats and motors all worked great. Caught lots of fish. Did very well on lake trout with largest being 28". We all had a good trip, just wish that we would have had more sunny weather.

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 6/14 - 6/18/2017

Group Name: Kates

Guest Comments: Best bass fishing in 20 years of Canada trips. Largest smallmouth was just over 19". Walleye fishing was slower than other years, most of the walleye caught were larger than the eating slot. Caught a good number of pike.

Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 6/13 - 6/18/2017

Group Name: Wagner

Guest Comments: Great trip! Our youngest rookie member caught the largest walleye anyone in our family has every caught - 26". We all enjoyed the trip. Thanks!

Lake: Trout Lake

Dates: 6/11 - 6/17/2017

Group Name: Plutz

Guest Comments: Very enjoyable experience. Lucas and Nicole treat us like family. The weather was a factor, lots of wind and a few storms. Despite mother nature fishing was good. Lake trout trolling over deep water at 20-30' depth, big fish was 29". Bass were in hot spots, especially river. 17 and 18" common, big was 20". Walleyes found trolling and in the Trout River, also off Walleye Point (go figure) caught them jigging. Big wally was 25". Pike were a little slow with most in the "hammer" to "axe handle size", largest was 30".

Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 6/10 - 6/17/2017

Group Name: Hinton

Guest Comments: Great trip again! Caught 8 incidental muskies, many pike and bass, a dozen trout (Big ones up to 33"), and a walleye! First one ever caught on Grant! See you next time.

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 6/11 - 6/16/2017

Group Name: Tomczyk

Guest Comments: Fishing was great on Highrock. We had good weather but the wind was a challenge. The bass were just coming off the beds but  we caught more over 17" than we can count. Walleyes were in the weeds or 8-12 FOW. Live bait worked best and we got many over 22", largest being 27". Pike were hit and miss but we did not chase them much. Cabin was awesome and the service was excellent as always. We will be back for sure!

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 6/11 - 6/16/2017

Group Name: Fasulo

Guest Comments: 27" walleye - 34" pike - 21" smallmouth bass

Great time and great cabin. Good service by Lucas and Nicole as usual. A lot of walleye in deeper water.

Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 6/10 - 6/14/2017

Group Name: Golden

Guest Comments: Great fishing!! Lots of bass and pike. Great place to stay! Great outfitter!

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 6/9 - 6/14/2017

Group Name: Dykstra

Guest Comments: We had the smallmouth pre-spawn and they were hungry! The walleye were consistently large and we boated several large northerns, largest was 40". The accommodations were excellent. Some of the nicest I have experienced. Lucas and Nicole really know their business and treat the clients with incredible hospitality, warmth, and incredible planning.


Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 6/9 - 6/13/2017

Group Name: Cantebury

Guest Comments: Caught bass on the beds and points on grubs and topwater. Largest bass was 18.5". Caught pike on Mepps and soft plastics, most in the 20-25" range, largest was 33". Caught 4 lake trout for eating.

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 6/7 - 6/11/2017

Group Name: Terlip

Guest Comments: Fished Jones Wednesday afternoon - few walleyes.

Fished Eltrut Lake on Thursday - all you wanted to catch, smallmouth, no walleye fishing.

Fished Eltrut Lake Friday til 2 PM, slower than Thursday.

Fished Jones Saturday, walleye good in A, slow in afternoon. No fishing after 3 PM because of wind.

Lake: Trout Lake

Dates: 6/5 - 6/11/2017

Group Name: McDowell

Guest Comments: Awesome fishing. 4 days excellent, 2 okay. Variety of fish everyday. Caught walleye up to 24.5", pike, lake trout, and smallmouth.

Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 6/3 - 6/10/2017

Group Name: Samuel

Guest Comments: Nonstop mixed walleye and pike --- mostly walleye --- varies from day to day. Few large bass --- largest 21".

Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 6/4 - 6/10/2017

Group Name: Lorde

Guest Comments: Steady, but not spectacular fishing. Smallmouth everywhere and we caught them on both leeches and top waters. No walleye caught but lots of northern, including some nice ones. Northern action was spectacular in some spots.

Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 6/3 - 6/10/2017

Group Name: Rose

Guest Comments: Great week of fishing. Caught dozens of bass, 28" Trout, 3 muskies (39" was largest). Cabin, equipment, and all people good! Already rebooked for next year!

Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 6/2 - 6/9/2017

Group Name: Berryman/Springer

Guest Comments: Fishing was fantastic. Many bass in the 3-4# range. Pike were plentiful as well with the largest being 36.5" and 20#. The accommodations were perfect. Lucas & Nicole are perfect hosts.

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 6/4 - 6/8/2017

Group Name: Schmitz

Guest Comments: Smallmouth fishing was great. Caught 1 really large northern - 41.5" (20#). Great time had by all!

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 6/3 - 6/7/2017

Group Name: Vogen

Guest Comments: Great trip, lots of fish. Slip bobbers and jigs on weed lines and shallow structure. 24" walleye and 34" northern boated. Wonderful time and great service. We will be back for the 4th year in a row.

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 6/2 - 6/7/2017

Group Name: Gordon

Guest Comments : Fishing was very good - large walleye plentiful, aggressive smallmouth and abundant pike - smallmouth on smaller rocks.

leeches and jigs worked for all species - smallmouth hitting top water lures.

Great fishing experience.

Great outfitter!

Lake: Trout Lake

Dates: 5/31 - 6/5/2017

Group Name: Bixler

Guest Comments: Pike and trout caught trolling with deep diving crank baits

Smallmouth moving up on to beds. Spooks, jerk baits, and jigs

5 days caught over 200 smallmouth

water temps in the upper 50's

Lake: Fishtrap Lake

Dates: 5/28 - 6/4/2017

Group Name: Jackson

Guest Comments: Trip was perfect. Had everything we needed. Had all types of weather. Even had to use the wood burner one night. Smallmouth were starting to bed, largest bass was 18". Largest pike was 36". Largest walleye was 28". Did best in bay behind the cabin. Hope to return in 2 years.

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 5/29 - 6/4/2017

Group Name: Rhudy

Guest Comments: Great time had by all. Enjoyed another trip with the Adams family. Smallmouth were just starting to come on the nests at the end of our trip. Caught plenty of walleye to eat and after 30 years of fly in trips we finally scored on catching some lake trout. They are one of the strongest fish we have every caught. All the lake trout caught were to large to eat. We had a wide range of weather from cold, rainy, windy, and hot. We will be back again.

Lake: Highrock Lake

Dates: 5/30 - 6/3/2017

Group Name: O'Daniel

Guest Comments: 1st day caught 17 pike, 2nd day 4 bass, 15 pike, 6 walleye, 3rd day 5 bass, 8 pike, 4 walleye, 4th day 10 pike, 3 bass, 1 walleye. Caught most walleyes right off the dock. The others in our group caught all the species also. Weather was perfect all 4 days. Highrock Lake is a must go to place. Cabin was perfect, everything worked perfect and plenty of supplies. This family run paradise should be on everyone's bucket list. Every family member of this operation is very kind, honest, helpful, and HARD workers. Will definitely come back to GNO!!!


Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 5/29 - 6/3/2017

Group Name: Robbins

Guest Comments: Another wonderful trip to Kinewan. Weather was unstable starting out, but then perfect.  Fishing was a bit more challenging than years past, but that’s probably because it has always been so good. We found a few congregations of walleyes that were productive and scattered singles.  Leeches and pink and orange twist tail jigs were our go to baits. A number of fish caught right off the dock.  Not great numbers, but more than we could eat. And we ate walleyes every day. Bass were active. Northern erratic, but exciting as usual. Accommodations were great, as they always are.  It is undoubtedly the best week of every year. Already planning our next trip.

Lake: Grant Lake

Dates: 5/26 - 6/3/2017

Group Name: Salzburg

Guest Comments: Outstanding as usual . Great services and accommodations. Loved it, missing it already. It's all great as usual.

Lake: Jones Lake

Dates: 5/27 - 6/2/2017

Group Name: Henry

Guest Comments: First trip to Jones / Eltrut. great experience. New cabin was great. Fishing was very good. Smallmouth bass fishing was outstanding. We are already rebooked for next year and can not wait.

Lake: Trout Lake

Dates: 5/26 - 5/31/2017

Group Name: Sulgrove

Guest Comments: Caught walleye and northern. Great time. Great cabin. Great fishing. Great outfitter. Great adventure. We can't wait to return next year.

Lake: Kinewan Lake

Dates: 5/20 - 5/26/2017

Group Name: Tierney

Guest Comments: Fishing was great off the dock, 20+" walleyes every evening. Lindy Rigs were the go to tackle along the rocky shores for eyes. Smallies were plentiful on top water around rocky points on the cloudy days with multiple 18-20" fatties. Over all great experience and great accommodations. Gateway North is a must if heading to Ontario.

Lake: Trout Lake

Dates: 5/23 - 5/26/2017

Group Name: Knief

Guest Comments: First fish of the trip was a lake trout. We caught plenty of walleye to eat every day and take a few home. We had a good time and could always find a spot on the lake out of the wind. We hope to return.

Lake: Sakwite Lake

Dates: 5/20 - 5/25/2017

Group Name: Schinbeckler

Guest Comments: Cold and rainy weather. 1 day of sun the entire trip. Bad weather days were better fishing than when the sun finally came out. Caught walleye, northern, smallmouth, and lake trout.

Lake: Dogfly Lake

Dates: 5/17 - 5/21/2017

Group Name: Scearce

Guest Comments: Dogfly never really disappoints .
Wed and Thursday were exceptional fishing days !!
We caught over 40 bass 16-19 inches all day long. We had 4 smallies that pushed past the 19" mark but not quite 20. Lots of trout casting spinner baits of all things. A dozen Northern with the largest being 36".
Front came through Thursday evening with 15-20 mph wind gusts and a temp at night of 34 degrees. It was cold and blustery Friday and Saturday and fishing was slow. All in all we had 2 days that most fisherman don't see in a week.
Thanks guys as always

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