Saskatchewan is known for its pristine northern lakes filled with monster lake trout and northern peaks – if you are itching for a road trip this summer, the best fishing in Saskatchewan is within driving distance. While some lakes require a longer trip than others, you can still get the flight experience you dreamed of without requiring a floating aircraft.
While those who take the time to travel to the far north can be rewarded with more fish and bigger fish, it also does not mean that fishing in southern Saskatchewan is pale in comparison. You should not look beyond that, The last mountain lake, which is located just one hour from the southern city of Regina. Here you can spend a day or two on a rental boat and spend the night in a simple cabin at G&S Marina Outfitters (gsmarina.com) starting at just $ 100 per person per day (based on 3 nights, triple accommodation ). G&S guides are also available if you want to bite the wall bar, carp and north peak.
From there, there are not even 3 hours lake Diefenbaker, where you will find some of the most diverse fishing in the province, including the rainbow trout that bites in May, June, September and October. “It’s a lake that has everything in it,” says Adam Konrad, chief executive of Fishing Geeks (fishinggeeks.net).
The lake boasts 500 miles of coastline and traverses 3 provincial parks, making it a destination for much more than just “fishing”. But make no mistake, the fishing is world class. “It’s different from any lake in Saskatchewan where it has almost all kinds of trout in it,” says Konrad. “We will start our days following the plague and the peak, and then we will move on to the trout.”
Fishing Geeks offers guided fishing packages ranging in length from just 5.5 hours to multiple day trips, and those booking in advance are lucky enough to book the newly built dressing lodge, which sleeps comfortably 5 people. Meanwhile, Lake Diefenbaker Fishing Charters (fishinglakediefenbaker.com) is another strong option, offering one-day cards for up to 3 people departing from Marina Hitchcock, as well as a 2-day “fish and stay” package.
From Lake Diefenbaker, it is an easy 5 hour drive up to Lake Tobin, which is known for its northern peak and wall eye, but is also home to the yellow perch, golden eye and linden. The lake holds the National Freshwater Fishing record at the Hall of Fame for the largest eye caught through the ice (a 36.5 ”18.3 kg) and hosts a series of fishing tours each summer, so if you set things up as should, you can catch Tobin Lake Walleye Classic, Saskatchewan Premier’s Walleye Cup or Nipawin Pike Festival (the lake also hosts fishing tours for women, families and children only)
Tobin Lake Resort (tobinlakeresort.com) offers boat cruises, the largest fleet of rental boats in all of Saskatchewan, and day trips. Meanwhile, the nearby Tobin Lake Trophy Adventures (tobinlaketrophyadventures.com) offers a more complete package experience, with 3 or 5-day fishing trips, as well as a 10-day “triple fall combination” (August 25 – September 3). , 2022) for those looking to fish and hunt white deer and black bear as well.
From Lake Tobin, head north for 4 hours and hit Lake Besnard or Lac La Ronge (or both). Both lakes offer tremendous fishing of northern walls and points (plus whitefish, perch and needlefish) in equally calm environments. In terms of accommodation, Besnard Lake Lodge (besnardlake.com) features simple, self-catering lakeside cabins (so bring groceries and prepare your own cooking), while nearby Collins Camps & Outfitting (besnardlake.ca) features both campsites and cabins, plus a sandy beach for swimming. In Lac La Ronge, aptly named Pickerel Bay Cabins (pickerelbaycabins.com) (pickerel is the nickname for the wall) offers rustic cabins and self-catering plans, as well as excellent fishing – er, pickerel – both with and without without a professional guide.
From there, you have two options: Head east Jan Lake Lodge (janlakelodge.com) at Lake Jan which is known mainly for its abundant mural population, or venture even further north. If you choose the latter, Davin Lake Lodge is family and wallet friendly (davinlakelodge.com) at Lake Davin is about 4.5 hours on the road, either Black Lakethere are another 7 hours from there.
Located just 50 miles south of the Northwest Territories, Black Lake is almost as far north as you can paddle in Saskatchewan, and most fishermen fly inland instead of making their way by car. However, if you want to avoid floating aircraft at all costs, you can drive north until you have run out of space – and reap the rewards of flight style.
“It’s the end of the road, so fishing is pretty good,” says Trevor Montgomery of Camp Grayling (fishcampgrayling.com) and sister resort Tazin Lake Lodge, which is a flying resort that is even further away. While the wall of the wall is not as large as north as in the warmer waters of southern Saskatchewan, Black Lake is home to a healthy and vibrant population of arctic gray – the so-called northern sailing fish – and lake trout and northern point.
And if, after all that driving, you decide to overcome your fear of flying once and for all, Camp Grayling offers day trips by flight to a handful of lakes, including scenic ones. Lefty Fallswhich boasts the largest waterfall in all of Saskatchewan.
The lakes of Saskatchewan have a lot to offer fishermen, whether they are walking by car or plane, and whether they are looking to land the lake trout, northern peak, hawthorn, arctic gray, rainbow trout, or. .. the list goes on and on. . The ride may take a little longer by car, but driving lets you stay flexible and go where the wind takes you – and fish.
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