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Manitoba Wilderness Fishing | CA-ENL002

Fish for Master Angler Walleye and Northern Pike from Remote Fly-In Outpost Cabins

Overview

Unwind, rejuvenate and fish for master angler walleye and northern pike at your own pace and on your time. These lakes don’t have a lot of fishing pressure, and catch and release have been strongly encouraged for the larger trophy fish for many years. You can always do a replica mount for your trophy fish, just take a few photos and measurements, then release the big fish. You can take pride that you are continuing the legacy of these great Canadian fishing waters.

This type of wilderness fishing outpost adventure is perfect for a group of experienced fishermen who don’t mind doing their own cooking, who want to escape the routine with like-minded friends, and, most importantly, who want to go fishing all day, every day, and catch lots of fish.

Highlights

  • Fly-in Fishing Outpost Cabins
  • Red Willow Lake
  • Black Currant Lake
  • Poplar River
  • Eardley Lake
  • Walleye
  • Kathy’s Lake
  • Northern Pike
  • Meat Lake
  • Unguided Fishing at your own pace
  • Quality Boats and Motors

 

Scattered throughout the vast Canadian Shield in Northeastern Manitoba, you will find an endless maze of lakes, offering DIY anglers a true wilderness fishing experience in Canada. You will fish for walleye and northern pike, with the chance to catch some giant fish. 

These upgraded and renovated outposts provide anglers with comfortable accommodations, with all the necessities of a home, modern boats, motors, and equipment. These remote fishing cabins, and the charter air company that services them, have been a family-operated business from the beginning. You are in good hands.

This Manitoba outfitter offers a complete air charter service. They provide safe and reliable air transportation throughout eastern Manitoba, utilizing floatplanes such as De Havilland Turbine Otter, Cessna Amphibious Caravan, DHC-2 Beaver, and Cessna 185 aircraft.

Flying out of Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba, about an hour’s drive northeast of Winnipeg, they have a well-established float plane base, servicing an impressive number of remote Manitoba fishing outpost camps on many lakes in the Canadian wilderness. These outpost fishing camps are located throughout the boreal forest on the northeastern side of Manitoba, within three of Manitoba’s beautiful Provincial Parks: Atikaki, Nopiming, and Whiteshell. Their cabins are well away from civilization and are only accessible by air. This has kept these quality fisheries pristine, productive and sustainable. The main sport fish species here are walleye (in excess of 29”) and northern pike (in excess of 44”). Catch and release are encouraged for all large fish, with smaller fish to be enjoyed for shore lunches and for fry-ups back at the lakefront cabin.

Availability May - Sept
Duration 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 days
Departs From Lac du Bonnet, MB
Difficulty Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age 12 years
Group maximum 6, 8 or 12 people
Pick Up Optional from Winnipeg
Meet on Location No

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  • Toll Free number in N. America: +1 888 285 1676
  • International number: +1 780 414 1676
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What's Included

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Included

  • Return Fly-In floatplane airfare from Lac Du Bonnet to the Outpost cabins
  • Cabin accommodations and kitchen equipment
  • 14’ Aluminum Boats with 8, 9.9 or 15 HP Motors, Fuel

What to bring

  • Warm jacket
  • Fleece clothing
  • Long pants
  • Shorts
  • Hiking boots
  • Wet shoes
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants)
  • Hat & gloves
  • Insect repellent
  • Packing list provided at booking

Not Included

  • Fishing Licenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Groceries

Contact us for more Information about this tour

TOLL FREE NUMBER IN N. AMERICA: +1 888 285 1676
INTERNATIONAL NUMBER: +1 780 414 1676

You can also send an email to info@adventures.com, or use the contact form here below.

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Itinerary

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These 5 lakes and 1 river outposts are at least 1-hour flight from the float plane base in Lac Du Bonnet, Manitoba.

The Assinka River flows from Meat Lake for more than 20 miles (32km) before entering Black Currant Lake, which is situated in the Atikaki Provincial Park. The cabin is located on the only island in the middle of the lake and is an excellent all-season walleye lake because of its depth and structure. Black Currant Lake is 3 miles (5km) wide and 4 miles (6.5km) long. Depth exceeds 50 feet (15m) in some areas, with the main lake ranging from 24′ to 32′ (7-10m) in depth.

This comfortable and well-cared-for 6-person frame cabin has a screen porch, a full kitchen with a large fridge/freezer, propane stove, hot & cold running water, an indoor bathroom and a shower. The kitchen is fully equipped with all pots, pans, utensils & dishes. Outside, a propane BBQ and fish cooker are supplied. The cabin has solar power and a wood stove for heat.

This outpost camp has three 14′ Lund boats with swivel seats and 8 HP motors. We supply life jackets, swivel seats, landing nets, paddles, anchors and gas.

Guests staying at Black Currant will drive to our float plane base in Lac du Bonnet or fly to Winnipeg, where we can assist in arranging round-trip transportation to and from our Float base. Your flight to Black Currant Lake is 143 miles which will take approximately one hour and ten minutes by float plane.

Eardley Lake boasts numerous islands and reefs with an endless variety of structure that provides habitat and forages for fierce trophy northern pike and tasty walleye in quantities that will test your angling endurance. Eardley Lake is east-west oriented, that is intersected about mid-point by the Assinika River. The highly oxygenated water spawns healthy schools of bait fish and fosters the growth of lush underwater cover that the fishery thrives on. To say this lake has a healthy fish supply would be an understatement.

The cabin is located on an island at the west end with western exposure. Equipped for up to 12 people, you will find a screened-in porch, a full kitchen with a refrigerator, chest freezer, gas stove, hot & cold running water, indoor bathroom and shower. The kitchen is fully stocked with pots, pans, utensils & dishes. Outside there is a barbecue and propane fish cooker, as well as a screened-in fish house with running water. The site has solar power and a wood stove for heat.

Eardley Lake outpost camp has five 14′ Lund boats with 15 HP motors. We supply life jackets swivel seats, landing nets, anchors, paddles and gas.

Guests staying at Eardley Lake will drive to our floatplane base in Lac du Bonnet or fly to Winnipeg, where we can assist in arranging round-trip transportation to and from our Float base. Your flight to Eardley Lake is 155 miles which will take approximately one hour and 15 minutes by float plane.

Kathy's Lake has an excellent Walleye and Northern Pike fishery. The cabin is located on an island in the center of the lake and has been expanded and fully remodeled to accommodate eight guests. The lake is two miles wide and six miles long. Average depths are ten to fifteen feet, with some deeper areas. The fishing on Kathy's Lake has been strictly limited since 1990, yielding an excellent stock of game fish. Kathy's Lake is the headwater source of the Assinka River system that flows into Meat Lake.

The large 2-bedroom, 8-person cabin is located on a sheltered island on the south side of the lake. Inside the cabin, you will find hot and cold running water, a private shower and bathroom sink, a full kitchen with pots, pans, utensils, and dishes, a large refrigerator-freezer unit and a gas stove. Outside, a propane barbecue and fish cooker are supplied. This cabin is equipped with solar lights and a wood stove for heat.

This outpost camp has four 14′ Lund boats and 8 HP motors. We supply life jackets, swivel seats, landing nets, anchors, paddles and gas.

Guests staying at Kathy's Lake will drive to our float plane base in Lac du Bonnet or fly to Winnipeg, where we can assist in arranging round-trip transportation to and from our Float base. Your flight to Kathy Lake is 139 miles which will take approximately one hour & 10 minutes by float plane.

Located as the headwaters of the Assinika River, Meat Lake is filled with enormous northern pike and an abundance of walleye. Enjoy the morning sunrise with the sounds of loons from this amazing lakefront cabin.

This is the only outpost fishing cabin on Meat Lake and can accommodate 8 guests. The cabin has a full kitchen, hot and cold running water, shower. The outpost cabin has a fully equipped kitchen with a propane BBQ & fish cooker provided.

Meat Lake camp is equipped with four 14' aluminum boats with 8 HP motors. We supply life jackets, swivel seats, landing nets, paddles, anchors and gas.

Guests staying at Meat Lake will drive to the floatplane base in Lac du Bonnet or fly to Winnipeg, where we can assist in arranging round-trip transportation to and from our Float base. Your flight to Meat Lake outpost is 135 miles which will take approximately one hour by float plane.

Red Willow Lake fishing outpost camp is located on the Poplar River system less than two miles from the Manitoba – Ontario border. The Red Willow outpost features picturesque east rapids with a drop of over 100 feet (30.5m). This lake features some of the finest fishing in Manitoba and holds trophy walleye, northern pike, and perch. Red Willow Lake is ten miles (16km) long, with average depths running from twelve to fourteen feet (3.7-4.3m). The deepest water to be found here is forty feet (12m).

Red Willow has two modern cabins and is capable of comfortably accommodating up to 12 guests. The waterfront cabins are centrally located with southeast exposures. Inside, you will find hot & cold running water, indoor toilets and a private shower, a full kitchen with pots, pans, dishes, utensils, a large fridge/freezer and a gas stove. Outside there is a propane BBQ and fish cooker supplied. The site has solar power and a wood stove for heat. Enjoy the beauty of Red Willow while having your morning coffee on the screened-in deck.

This outpost has five 14′ aluminum boats and 9.9 HP motors. We supply life jackets, swivel seats, nets, anchors, paddles and gas.

Guests staying at Red Willow Lake will drive to the floatplane base in Lac du Bonnet, about 1 hour northeast of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Your flight to Red Willow Lake is 146 miles which will take approximately 1 hour & 15 minutes by float plane.

This cabin is located high up on a classic rock formation of the Canadian Shield and with spectacular views. At 147 miles from the Lac du Bonnet float plane base, it's approximately a 1-hour flight. There is outstanding fishing for northern pike and walleye, and your group of fishermen has access to 8 miles of water. Since the cabin is on a river system, fishing is steady all summer. It is an excellent lake for trophy walleye and pike fishing.

This outpost cabin features 2 bedrooms with room for up to 8 persons. Indoor bathroom with sink, shower and flush toilet for added home comforts. The cabin has a fully equipped kitchen with a propane BBQ and fish cooker provided. The cabin has solar power and a wood stove for heat. We are the only outfitter on this lake.

The camp has four 14' aluminum boats with swivel seats and 9.9 HP motors. We supply life jackets, landing nets, paddles, anchors and gas.

Guests staying at Poplar River will drive to our Float base in Lac du Bonnet or fly to Winnipeg, where we can assist in arranging round-trip transportation to and from our Float base. Your flight to Poplar River is 149 miles which will take approximately one hour & 10 minutes by float plane.

PRICES & AVAILABILITY

Prices and availability for 2023

Cabins and activities are available during May - September

Prices for Black Currant, Eardley, Kathy’s, Meat, Red Willow Lakes and Poplar River:

6-8 Persons               4-5 Persons

3 DAY - $1520             3 DAY - $1870

4 DAY - $1660             4 DAY - $1960

5 DAY - $1780             5 DAY - $2080

6 DAY - $1890             6 DAY - $2190

7 DAY - $1995             7 DAY - $2295

All prices are per person, in USD. 

Rates are based on group size, with a minimum of 4.

Payment Details

Deposit and Taxes

  • Pricing does not include 9% GST or PST.
  • A 50% deposit is required to hold your reservation.

  • The balance of payment is due after the trip commencement.

CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS

Any cancellation of more than 60 days receives a full credit extended to 1 year (less a 10% administrative fee). Cancellations within 60 days, deposits are non-refundable. Travel insurance is recommended.