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A Remote Fly-in Fishing Experience Like No Other

Lauzon Aviation

For those anglers who are looking for a wilderness fishing trip on a budget, there are several options. One of my favourites is through Lauzon Aviation located in Algoma Mills, Ontario. Lauzon Aviation is a family-run business that has been helping anglers access world-class fishing for over 30 years. They have nine rustic outpost cabins on nine separate lakes, each system featuring different species.

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DeHavilland DHC-2 Beaver aircraft. (Photo credit: James Smedley Outdoors)

On one lake you can have walleye and northern pike and on another, brook trout. These DIY (do-it-yourself) fishing trips are great for groups of anglers or families. We went to Hastie Lake which has incredible smallmouth and largemouth bass fishing. Located at the foothills of the Hastie Lake Mountains, the cabin is surrounded by magnificent scenery on a pine point with a sandy beach nearby.

Each day we cast topwater flies and lures and caught lots of bass to 5 pounds. Lauzon Aviation supplies flight in and out, fully stocked cabin (including kitchen equipment), boat and motor with gas, plus propane for the cabin appliances. Anglers just need to bring their food, sleeping bags and fishing gear. Then you have the whole lake to yourself! Great fishing and totally remote! Lauzon Aviation is ideal because it is affordable and accessible.

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Big bass caught on Hastie Lake. (Photo credit: The New Fly Fisher)

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About Colin McKeown

Colin McKeown is the producer of The New Fly Fisher Television Series, and several documentary series for the Outdoor Life Network, the Discovery Channel and the History Channel. With a passion of fly fishing, Colin's goal is to help both novice and veteran fly fishers everywhere by giving them a top-quality fly fishing series that will make them better anglers. Known for his keen sense of humour, Colin has two wonderful children and is married to the most understanding and patient woman in the world.