Canadian Wilderness Fly-in Fishing and Hunting Trips

Canadian government gives more bad news

The Canada border service agency contacted me today to say they are canceling all work permit applications until May 23 with a good chance of extension. Jake and I had applied for our yearly work permit as usual in the hopes that this border closure would end in time for us to open camp like usual. This means at earliest we could apply May 24 and usually takes 2-3 weeks to receive them. That takes us well in to June and rules right now are we would have to quarantine in Kenora for 14 days before being allowed into camp. With all our equipment, boats, motors, generator, solar all sitting for over a year we would need minimum 2 weeks to get ready, maybe more. What I’m getting at is while the 2021 season is not canceled yet, because there still is a remote chance, it’s not looking good. Ontario just enacted another stay at home order today and their vaccines are taking longer than expected. I can’t believe these poor Canadians have been at a stay at home order for months! I don’t know how they’re coping. So while I’m not saying we won’t open for 2021 yet, unless something changes I’m probably gonna call it in 2-3 weeks. Please call or email any questions u may have . 262-893-5987 atikwalakelodge@live.com. I’m sure sorry this is happening. Stay safe. -Todd

Happy New Year

I thought I would let everyone know what’s going on up at ATIKWA. Nothing. Border is still closed with no information on when it may open. I’ve been having a lot of people asking if the border will be open by May. I have no idea, I wish I did. I hate this not knowingContinue Reading

2020 season is closed due to virus and too many cancellations

I’m sorry I haven’t updated this in a month and a half but I just haven’t had any information to share. I’ve been trying to find out when border would open and was hoping it would by June 1. It’s not going to, so the miracle I was hoping for isn’t going to happen. I’mContinue Reading

March 13 2020 Coronovirus

Its hard to believe I’m having to write this message but I’ve been receiving a lot of questions from guests about crossing the border with the Corona virus taking over and I’ve actually had some cancellations. Opening of camp is over 2 months away and I would think the world will be getting back toContinue Reading

BEAR HUNTING HAS STARTED Weather has been terrible

The bear hunt has started with 2 hunters from Oklahoma. Hudd Pfizer harvested a nice one right away but then the weather turned bad. Pouring rain and 30-40 mph winds for the next 6 days. Zach Derrick saw several bear but passed on them but then at the last minute of the last evening heContinue Reading

Bear Baiting has started.

We started our bear baiting in mid July and have made several new stands. We also have changed several single ladder stands to doubles so that leaves just a couple singles left. It’s august 15 and we have 18 baits being hit, some with several different bear hitting. We found some new, fantastic bait thisContinue Reading

Late season fishing starting

Temperatures are starting to cool off and night time temps are dropping into lower 50s. That means trout start schooling up which makes them perfect for vertical jigging, big northern drop into deeper ledges and rock piles, walleye start moving deep and will eventually head out over open water. They are still fairly shallow inContinue Reading

June 12 Cold spring

The water temperature is still very cold for this time of year. We had a few hot days but then went right back to cold. That means the fish are fairly shallow yet. Northern have been lethargic due to the water temps but we’ve gotten a couple over 40” and a bunch in the 30s.Continue Reading

June 12 2019

It’s been a very cool spring up here so far. With the exception of a few days in a row near 90 it went right back down to the 50s. Water level is about normal but the trails into portage lakes are a little wet. Things have been going well with a few exceptions. OurContinue Reading

How to fish Atikwa lake early

When ice first goes off Atikwa the best thing to do is fish white 1/8 1/4 oz jig heads with a white twister tail. Cast and slowly reel in or jig aggressively back and enjoy the hit. Fish the mouths of bays, and even back into the bay. They stay in shallow water until itContinue Reading