Cast and Blast

Want to try fishing on your annual hunting trip, or hunting on your annual fishing trip? Read below to find out where you’ll get the most out of your visit to Ontario.

You’re already aware that Northern Ontario is full of fishing lodges with several to spare, but did you know your annual fishing trip could also include hunting? Or that your annual hunting trip could include fishing? 

There are more lodges and independent guides than you can imagine in Northern Ontario that offer this unique experience outdoors enthusiasts rarely take advantage of. 

Did you know that some of the best walleye areas are also excellent places to shoot grouse? Or that your annual moose hunting trip is likely near some of the best waters for muskie in the entire province? 

Paired like a fine wine with your moose steak, cast and blast trips across Northern Ontario are the perfect experience to complement your interests. 

There are almost too many lodges and guides to list separately, so here are a small handful in order of species to hunt across Sunset Country. Remember, these lodges may offer many if not all of these hunts, so it's worth your time to give them a shout and talk further about your trip! 

MOOSE 

Thunderhook Fly-ins/Smoothrock Camp:

Fish: Walleye, Northern Pike & Lake Trout 

Wabakimi Fishing & Canoeing Outfitters:

Fish: Walleye, Northern Pike, Lake Trout & Smallmouth Bass 

KaBeeLo Lodge:

Fish: Walleye, Lake Trout & Northern Pike 

Canadian Fly-In Outposts:

Fish: Smallmouth Bass, Lake Trout, Walleye, Northern Pike, Muskie, Largemouth Bass 

Branch’s Seine River Lodge:

Fish: Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Lake Trout, Perch & Crappie 

Kashabowie Outposts:

Fish: Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass & Lake Trout 

Woman River Camp:

Fish: Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, & Lake Trout

Crystal Beach Resort:

Fish: Smallmouth, Walleye, Northern Trout, Lake Trout 

Niobe Lake Lodge:

Fish: Crappie, Northern Pike, Walleye, Smallmouth Bass & Lake Trout 

Rusty Myer’s Flying Service Ltd.:

Fish: Walleye & Northern Pike 

Wabigoon Lake Outfitters:

Fish: Muskie, Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Crappie, Lake Trout & Perch

Winoga Lodge:

Fish: Walleye, Muskie, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Lake Trout 

Davis Bonny Bay Camp & RV Park:

Fish: Muskie, Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth, Lake Trout, Perch & Crappie

Rugby Lake Lodge:

Fish: Walleye, Northern Pike, Perch, Smallmouth Bass & Crappie 

Lac Seul Onaway Lodge:

Fish: Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Perch & Muskie

BLACK BEAR 

Camp Quetico:

Fish: Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Northern Pike & Lake Trout

Indiaonta Resort:

Fish: Walleye, Northern Pike, Lake Trout & Smallmouth Bass 

Rugby Lake Lodge:

Fish: Walleye, Northern Pike, Perch, Smallmouth Bass & Crappie 

Lac Seul’s Golden Eagle Resort:

Fish: Northern Pike, Walleye & Smallmouth Bass 

Goose Bay Camp:

Fish: Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass & Perch 

Canada North Lodge:

Fish: Walleye, Northern Pike, Lake Trout & Smallmouth Bass 

GROUSE/RABBIT 

Branch’s Seine River Lodge:

Fish: Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Lake Trout, Perch & Crappie

Lac Seul Lodge:

Fish: Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass & Muskie 

Woman River Camp:

Fish: Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, & Lake Trout

KaBeeLo Lodge:

Fish: Walleye, Lake Trout & Northern Pike 

Jeff Gustafson “Gussy” Outdoors:

Fish: Walleye, Northern Pike, Muskie, Smallmouth Bass & Largemouth Bass

Hideaway Lodge:

Fish: Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Northern Pike, Muskie & Lake Trout 

Camp Narrows:

Fish: Bass, Northern Pike, Crappie & Walleye 

WOLF 

Lac Seul Lodge:

Fish: Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass & Muskie 

Dave Bennet Outdoors:

Fish: Walleye, Northern Pike, Muskie, Smallmouth Bass & Largemouth Bass 

Woman River Camp:

Fish: Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, & Lake Trout

Brown’s Clearwater West Lodge:

Fish: Lake Trout, Walleye, Northern Pike, Splake, Brook Trout & Whitefish

Goose Bay Camp:

Fish: Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass & Perch 

Jeff Gustafson “Gussy” Outdoors:

Fish: Walleye, Northern Pike, Muskie, Smallmouth Bass & Largemouth Bass

WHITETAIL DEER 

Davis Bonny Bay Camp & RV Park:

Fish: Muskie, Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth, Lake Trout, Perch & Crappie

Jeff Gustafson “Gussy” Outdoors:

Fish: Walleye, Northern Pike, Muskie, Smallmouth Bass & Largemouth Bass

Gateway North Outfitters:

Fish: Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Muskie & Lake Trout

Wabigoon Lake Outfitters:

Fish: Muskie, Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Crappie, Lake Trout & Perch

Hideaway Lodge:

Fish: Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Northern Pike, Muskie & Lake Trout 

Ross’ Camp:

Fish: Muskie, Walleye, Northern Pike, Lake Trout, Largemouth Bass, Perch, Crappie & Smallmouth Bass 

Dave Bennet Outdoors:

Fish: Walleye, Northern Pike, Muskie, Smallmouth Bass & Largemouth Bass

Lake Despair:

Fish: Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Perch & Lake Trout

About Alyssa Lloyd

Alyssa Lloyd is a photojournalist based out of Kenora working with Ontario's Sunset Country. The outdoors has been the center of her work and personal life for as long as she can remember. As an angler, Alyssa spends most of her time time chasing multiple species on both conventional and fly gear. 

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