Another trip is in the books…
The 2010 trip was a blast! A full report with pics and video can be found in my blog, use the search tab for Gods Lake Lodge.
The photo album can be viewed by clicking the link below
Photos from our past trips
Have you ever dreamed of fishing at a remote fly in camp for trophy, pike, walleye, lake trout and brook trout? Join me on my annual trip to Canada’s Gods Lake Lodge in Manitoba! This is the only place in the world where you can catch true trophy sized pike, walleye, lakers and brookies all in the same day. 100 fish days are common. Walleyes typically run up to 28 inches with a few over 30inches. Hundreds of pike over 40inches are caught every year. Lakers are usually in the 8-15 lb range with fish over 30 lbs in the mix. For a special bonus – take a day trip to Gods River and fish for Brook Trout that average 18-20inches and top out at 30inches. The December 2007 issue of The Fly Fisherman Magazine listed Gods River as one of the top 5 brookie waters in the entire world. Join my group for my next trip. Contact me for dates, rates and details
The brook trout fishing on Gods River is truly world class. in 2009, I caught 18 trout over 20 inches with a few over 25 inches! Outstanding action on spinning gear or fly, it’s your call. Half the fun is just in getting there. Gods River is the only drainage for the lake and runs over 200 miles to Hudson Bay. We’ll leave the lodge bright and early and run to head waters of the river. From there, it’s a an exhilerating ride down several sets of rapids to the calmer riffles and pools that are teeming with trout. It’s not unusual to see moose, caribou, bear, loons, eagles and much more along the way. We have the option to head back to the lodge for dinner and a comfortable bed or to spend the night along the banks of the river in tents and hit them hard again at first light.
Depending on the time of year we go, we may catch lake trout in water less than 20 feet deep or out in bigger water. Contrary to belief, thes fish fight extremely hard, especially when jigged up from 100 feet of water. They are aggressive feeders and will smash just about anything you put in front of them. 20 pound fish are not uncommon.
While the trout and walleye provide non stop action and are a ton of fun to catch, the sheer size of the pike in the lake make them the main attraction. In all my years of fishing Gods Lake, the worst day I’ve ever had for pike was 50 fish. I’ve learned a lot and have started to concentrate more on quality over quantity. It is not uncommon to catch a dozen fish over 38 inches in a day with some much bigger fish in the mix. Big lures and heavy tackle are a must for the gators. WARNING: Not for the faint of heart!