Plan Your Trip
CONSERVATION INCENTIVE AND FISHING LICENCES
The fishing experienced at one of our remote outposts, truly is the fishing trip of a lifetime. A major contributor to the quality of fishing is our Conservations Incentive. If everyone in your group agrees to not take any fish home, Canadian Fly In Fishing will purchase your conservation license and include frozen minnows for each member of the group. With your conservation license you are allowed to eat your daily limits of two walleye and two northern pike per person but if you do take us up on our conservation incentive program no fish get taken home with you. If you do decide to take fish home with you size restrictions do apply. These conservation measures are required to protect our great fisheries for decades to come.
Canadian Fly In Fishing is an authorized fishing licence issuer. If you complete the licence form ahead of time we can ensure your licenses are ready upon your arrival at our base.
The cost of your outpost fishing adventure includes charter aircraft between our airbase and outpost; 14 foot boats and 9.9 HP motors with unlimited fuel during your stay; your stay in the cabin which is equipped with BBQs, Fish Fryers, fish cleaning tables, and on demand hot water heaters; kitchens equipped with dishes, utensils, and cookwares; and safety equipment including life jackets, boat cushions, and SAT phone for use to contact the base in case of emergency.
GETTING TO RED LAKE, ONTARIO
We operate our own air service with float equipped aircraft to ensure timely and efficient travel to and from your outpost fishing adventure. Our air base is located in Red Lake, Ontario.
To get to our base by car from International Falls/Fort Frances travel north and east via Highway 11 and 502 to Dryden. Then Highway 17 west to Vermillion Bay and Highway 105 north to Red Lake. Turn east on Highway 125 towards Balmertown. Go over the bridge and take the first right on Pickerel Drive. We are located at #8 and you will see the white and blue sign at the entrance. There is also a map at the bottom of this page.
WHAT TO BRING
- Sleeping bag (We supply pillows)
- Fishing rod and tackle (see FISH page for recommended tackle)
- Warm Clothing and rain gear
- Mosquito Coils
- Insect repellent and sunscreen
- Groceries for your entire stay
- Please bring your beer in cans (bottles are not permitted)
- Bath towel
- Camera and charger
- First aid kit
- Small boat cooler
- Cooking Oil for Fish Cookers
- First Aid Kit
Each person is allowed a generous 150 pounds of cargo. Your 150 pounds includes all beverages, groceries, bait, and gear. We suggest coordinating with your group members to ensure weight is minimized and gear is streamlined and not duplicated wherever possible. One suggestion that has worked for many groups in the past is aiming for 50 pounds in clothing/gear (just like any standard carry on), 50 pounds for beverages (2 cases of 24 cans), and 50 pounds for groceries. If the group cargo weight exceeds the 150 pounds per person there will be an additional cost of $2 per pound to get your gear flown in to camp.
We can arrange to have groceries, bait and beverages delivered to our base for your trip. If you would like to arrange please download the Grocery Order Form, Bait Order Form or Beverage Order Form. We require your order forms to be received in our office no later than 4 weeks from the start of your trip and recommend emailing completed order forms to email@example.com as early as your can. If you have any questions about what to bring or ordering through us please call 1-800-445-4624.
OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS IN RED LAKE
We recommend arriving in Red Lake the night before your departure to take care of check in, orientation and ensure a smooth and early departure flight. There are accommodations in both Red Lake and Balmertown which are less than 10 minutes from our base. We recommend the Super 8, the Howey Bay Motel, or the Balmertown Hotel. If you require contact info for any of the local accommodations feel free to call us at 1-800-445-4627 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note the below limits and answers to frequently asked questions regarding crossing the US-Canada border.
- Personal baggage may include up to 1.14 litres (40 ounces) of alcohol (liquor, liqueur) OR 24 – 355 ml (12 ounce) cans or bottles of beer or ale, OR 1.5 litres (53 ounces) of wine duty and tax free. Alcohol may only be imported by persons who are the legal age, as prescribed by the Province at the point of entry. The minimum age for Ontario is 19 years old.
- Personal baggage may include up to 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars and 200 mg of tobacco duty free. Tobacco may only be imported by persons who are the legal age, as prescribed by the Province at the point of entry. The minimum age for Ontario is 19 years old.
- You must declare all weapons and firearms at the CBSA port of entry when you enter Canada.
- All animals and related products must be declared.. Live earthworms are permitted, but only when packed in commercial or artificial bedding (no earth or soil). Frozen or salted minnows are allowed. NO LIVE MINNOWS OR LEECHES as they are prohibited to bring from the U.S.
- All animals, and related products must be declared. Animals and animal products can carry diseases. Dogs and cats from the U.S. must be accompanied by a certificate signed and dated by a Veterinarian, indicating that the animal has been vaccinated against rabies. The certificate must provide sufficient description and detail to enable adequate identification. Puppies and kittens under three months old do not require a certificate, providing they are in good health at the time of entry into Canada.
- Children with only one parent
- Children (minors under 18) require appropriate identification to cross the border. In addition, children travelling with only one parent should have a signed letter for the non-accompanying parent. More info can be found on the Canadian Border Service Agency’s website.
More information can found by contacting the Canadian Border Service Agency.
TERMS & POLICIES
Deposits & Payments
- A deposit of $250.00 per person is required to secure a booking. Deposits are non-refundable and are only transferable in the same calendar year
- Bookings will be held without deposit for no more than 10 business days
- Personal checks are accepted for deposit only
- Balance of payment is due upon arrival and must be paid by cash or certified check. If you would like to prepay your trip, personal checks are acceptable provided they are received in our office 45 days in advance of your trip. Please call for exact amounts and we will email your invoice
- Please make checks payable to: Canadian Fly In Fishing
Conservation policy and Conservation Incentive
- Mimi & Piesk are conservation policy lakes meaning catch and consume only and no fish are taken home. Canadian Fly In Fishing covers the cost of your license on our conservations lakes.
- On all our lakes if every member of the group agrees to not take any fish home Canadian Fly In Fishing will cover the cost of your license.
- Size restrictions apply on all our lakes on fish consumed and/or taken home.
These trophy lakes are few and far between. These conservation policies are required to ensure future generations can experience truly great fly in fishing.
- All prices quoted are in U.S. funds
- Applicable taxes are extra
- Baggage Limit is 150 lbs. per person
- A clean cabin deposit of $200.00 is requested per cabin to ensure that each cabin continues to stay clean throughout the summer.
- All garbage must be brought out with you. Please burn the burnable items (onions, cans, glass, and aluminum foil do not burn).
- We do not fly bottled beer or pop. Please bring cans.
- Groceries, beverages, and bait can be pre ordered through us for your convenience. Any items ordered are still applicable to your weight limit. Please ensure orders are received 4 weeks in advance of your trip.
- All parties are responsible to pay for the period of time reserved, any physical damages to boats, motors, cabins, and equipment as well as any expenses incurred by weather delays. Canadian Fly In Fishing, makes every reasonable effort to serve our guests; however, assumes no responsibility or liability for any hazard of any kind associated with these trips. Neither is any obligation or responsibility assumed for any political, meteorological, climactic or other event or for the services of transportation companies, contractors or other principals for which Canadian Fly In Fishing, acts as agent.