Northern Manitoba Premier Cast and Blast. Fly-In Fishing/Black Bear Hunt Combo.
We hosted a trip up here last year and everyone had such a good time, that we are doing it again this year (2019). Last year was a 5 day package, but this year, we've made a deal for a 7 day package. We've also thrown in the cost of the bear tag, the hunter allocation fee, the fishing license and taxes in the total cost for this years trip to make it easier.
This trip is a Hosted Hunts Exclusive.
We have the entire camp to ourselves for the week and are taking a total of 16 clients. 10 have confirmed spots with deposits as of today. Only 6 spots left.
The price shown here is only valid for the week of this trip. Other dates are available for 2019, but at the normal lodge rates.
Price is the same whether one is hunting, fishing, or doing both.
June 8-15th, 2019
Located in the Canadian Shield, approximately 500 miles north of Winnipeg Manitoba, this premier lodge is the only lodge situated on this 60,000 acre/70 mile long pristine lake. No road access here, strictly fly in only.
This premier lake commonly yields some of the biggest fish in Manitoba, including 20- to 30-pound-plus northern pike, 30-pound-plus lake trout, and 4 to 6-pound walleyes. Fishing will be fully guided and done out of 18 foot aluminum boats with a casting deck/40hp motors. All fishing will be catch and release. The only fish that will be kept are for shore lunch.
The Bear Hunting:
The last manager at the lodge, who is no longer with them (new manager early 2018), never really pushed the spring black bear hunts, even though he should have. Most of the bear hunting that was done,was in the fall, in conjunction with their fall moose hunts.......if time allowed or as an incidental. Due to this, hardly any bear have been harvested in the last 5 years. The bears have actually become a nuisance at a lot of the outposts they have and they are worried about the calf (moose) population. They need to take some bears out! If patient, hunters should expect bears in the 5 ½-6 ft. range with larger bears a real possibility. Color phase bears are also present. Hunts will be baited and you will hunt out of ladder stands (evening hunt). Good chance that bears will also be seen out of the boat while fishing. Bear tags are limited so act fast if interested in the hunting option.
Last year we had 2 different groups at this lodge. The one trip had 6 clients with all clients hunting and fishing. 4 out of the 6 took bears. Of the 2 that didn't harvest, 1 passed on multiples (has taken bear in the past) and the other hunter wounded/lost his bear. Our other group was a family of 4 and of the 4, 2 were hunting. Both took very nice bear.
Charter flight on scheduled days from Winnipeg, MB to the lodge and back (50 lb. max luggage).
Private cabin accommodations 2 queen beds per room with bathroom
Daily guide service 2 people per boat
Daily maid service
3 meals a day
Prep/skinning of bear - if taken
Bear License and hunter allocation fee
Accommodations before and after the hunt in Winnipeg, MB. We have a reduced rate at the hotel we recommend.
Firearm declaration fee if hunting Approx. $25.00
Rod/reels Bring your own, or one can rent at the lodge. Cost is approx. $50.00 for the whole week, not a daily rate.
Tackle Available at the lodge to purchase. If bringing own, lures must be barbless.
Alcohol - available at the lodge though. Beer is around $5.00 a bottle/can. Mixed drinks slightly higher.
The main lodge has the following amenities:
Entertainment room: pool table, ping pong, poker table, dart boards, satellite TV
High speed internet
Cost for the trip is $4,000.00 ($4,021 to be exact) a person.
To give one an idea on what a good price this is, the lodges normal rate for a 5 day FISHING ONLY trip is $3995.00 plus taxes, fishing license, etc. This is a 7 day trip for fishing and a bear hunt!
Fishermen/hunters will arrive into Winnipeg on June 7th and overnight.
Day 1 (June 8th): You will be picked up and shuttled over to the plane for a departure between 6-7 am. The flight is usually about 2 2 ½ hrs. with a potential stop in Thompson for fuel, supplies. You should arrive at the lodge mid-morning, check in, have a light meal and head out onto the lake for the remainder of the day for fishing fishing/hunting.
Days 2-7: Fishing and/or hunting
7:00 am breakfast
8:00 am Leave dock for fishing
12:00 pm Guide will prepare a shore lunch of Walleye.
5:00 PM You will return to the lodge for hors doeuvres and a drink
7:00 PM Evening meal
** Those hunting will have a slightly different schedule. Breakfast/lunch will be later in the morning with an evening meal ready when you return from hunting.
Day 8 (June 15th): Departure from the lodge mid-morning for flight back to Winnipeg
*** Also, please remember, the laws in Canada are very different from here in the U.S. One can actually be denied entry into Canada if one has a DUI/DWI or other offenses on their record.
Few of the bears from last years trip
Some fish from the trip!
These spots won't last long........please call if interested.