19 06 2020

We would like to take a minute to thank all of our customers. In these times of uncertainty, we have experienced patience, support, kind words, and phone calls from many of you, all of which have made a difficult time much easier. It appears our 2020 season is flitting around aimlessly waiting for the governments on both sides of the border to come to an agreement on when our tourist season will begin. As of now, the Canadian border will remain closed at least until the end of July. If things do loosen up in August or September we will be open. 99% of you rolled over your reservation until 2021, that really means a lot to us, thank you again! This industry has been hit extremely hard and we hope to see you all in North Western Ontario in 2021 if not before.

Not that there is a ton of fishing going on but the local reports for walleye fishing have been good to excellent. The water temps remain surprisingly in the low 60’s for the most part. Fish have been in the 8 to 12-foot range that has new weed growth. Musky season opens this Saturday.

Hope you are all well,
Thank you again and damn COVID 19!

Uncertainty Continues

19 05 2020

The Canada/US border will remain closed to non essential travel for at least another month. We will be reaching out to our May and June guest for booking later in the season and/or rolling over reservations for the 2021 season. We apologize and sympathize with all of you who were looking forward to another great vacation to NW Ontario. When all the dust clears we will be excited and ready to provide you with a memorable fishing and hunting adventure. Thank you so much for your continued patronage.

Warm Regards,

Dave and Betty

Bitter Sweet

17 05 2020

It was the first time in 18 years Betty and I got to fish an opener. Hopefully the last! We did have a great day on Pickerel Lake, nice weather and a mixed bag of fish. Water temps were 48 degrees and the walleye we caught were shoal fish that seemed to be still spawning. Suckers are running the creeks pretty hard so the walleye spawn is over in those areas.

The underlining situation made the entire area of Sunset Country feel very different. The highways were eerily quiet and you pretty much had any lake to yourself. We will here a formal report this week on the border closure. For those of you who will miss their vacations in May and June, we are tentatively booking spots for the summer and fall dates or rolling over bookings to 2021.

Opening Day Pics

Spring 2020

27 04 2020

Hello Everyone,

It is spring here in Northwestern Ontario. Dave and I have been busy at camp remodeling and updating cabins.  This is always an exciting time of year for us, looking forward to seeing all of our friends and guests.

 We have been diligently watching the news and subscribing to all information pertaining to the border closures. In these times of uncertainty things are tough on everyone.  We have been waiting to reach out until we had some concrete information and an outlook on our fishing season here in NW Ontario.  The federal border remains closed to all non-essential travel from all countries, including the USA. The next review of this closure is set to take place on May 20th.  We will keep you updated when new information is available.

Camp will be ready when things do open up.  We do greatly appreciate all of our guests that are being so patient and doing their best to hold their plans together.

We hope you and your families are safe and healthy and we hope to see all of you soon.

Fall Pics

25 10 2019

Mayfly Hatch

24 06 2019

Reports of a huge Mayfly hatch on several bodies of water today. Don’t panic. Mud /silt and rock combination with wind blowing in is your target. Our problem today is very little wind. Some our best days have been when there is a hatch going on. Walleye will gorge on one of their favorite treats. Whatever bay the wind is blowing into, fish it. You really don’t have to look for structure, fish will be in the middle of the bay. We always look for a good spot above the water line but fish don’t see what we are looking at and mayfly larva is not in any particular area. I mentioned mud and rock but you may not be able to distinguish that combination. Try dragging not jigging a jig through the slit in the middle of a wind blown bay.

Spring of 2020

23 06 2019

We have 3 open spots for the spring of 2020. 1 cabin available each of these 3 weeks. May 16th to 23rd, May 23-30, and June 20th-27th. Fishing has been decent the last few days, walleye seem to be shallow in the weeds. We are starting to see a few hatches start. Temps on the smaller lakes are in the mid 60’s and high 50’s to low 60’s everywhere else. All species seems to be somewhat active and everyone is getting in on the fun. Enjoy some pics from the last 2 weeks.


20 06 2019

The area has experienced 2 weeks of solid fishing, although the last couple of days of full sun and little wind has seemed to slow things down. We are waiting for the next hatch to get some fish going. Trout fishing has stayed good and we are hearing reports of excellent crappie fishing . Water temps have been on the rise this week, mid 60’s on the smaller lakes and low 60’s for afternoon temps everywhere else. Some larger lakes are experiencing transitions from spring to summer making fish a little difficult to locate but your favorite summer haunts will be stacking up with fish everyday going forward.

Turning On

29 05 2019

The fishing has picked up across the board. We finally had a change in pressure and the East winds switched to the west. Yesterday was a good day of fishing. Walleye are in 10 feet or less and feeding on helgramites. Pre-spawn bass are active and the lake trout fishing has been very good all season so far. Water temps are hanging in the mid 50’s for the most part.

Day off from fishing to do a little shed hunting.

East Winds

22 05 2019

Not quite sure if a week of east winds helped or hurt walleye yields this past five days. Mixed reports have many of us scratching our heads. Some bodies of water have been fantastic since the opener and others not so much. Lakes that have been good seemed to have cooler water with fish still in their spawning areas. Lakes that were a bit tougher had temperatures in the low 50’s with fish scattered. Temps are warming throughout the area though. Some hatches have started which should trigger the walleye to school up and start to feed. Lake trout action has been pretty good, fish were being caught as shallow as 10 feet and as deep as 50. Smallmouth didn’t seem to mind an east wind, action was steady all week for those pursuing the bronze backs.