From the Base Camp You Can Choose from a Variety of Lakes

Pine Grove is our base camp, a motel and cottage resort on Highway 17 in Vermillion Bay, your jumping off spot. We have daily “fly in” and “drive in” packages from here for those who want modern accommodations with cable TV, carpeting throughout, individual beds all the amenities with daily maid service and a different lake every day. Even high speed internet!

From Pine Grove our guides will take you on daily adventure trips. On a 5-day trip you can fish 5 different lakes. My brother Scott and I have been fishing the lakes around Vermilion Bay for over 20 years.

We will use all our combined knowledge to take you to the best lakes in the area. From Pine Grove we use new Chevy trucks and deluxe boats to access over a dozen quality fisheries, including Lac Seul, Ord, Cedar, Indian, Clay, Lake X and many more. This flexibility allows our customers the piece of mind of knowing that they are fishing the most productive water. If a lake is “hot” (fish biting) we will be fishing it. If it is not then we will be elsewhere. This flexibility also means that our customers are in charge. They decide what species they are after and we will take them to the best lake for that species. Our operation keeps people on fish…period! If you are looking for a comfortable resort where fishing is the #1 priority, look no further! All your favourite species are available including walleye, northern, smallmouth bass, muskie, lake trout and whitefish.

After fishing with our guides you will also be a better angler. All of us will teach you many new techniques and approaches to fishing you have never used before.

The Lodge

Our dining room is a comfortable place to reflect on the day’s adventure and enjoy my Mom’s fantastic cooking! Bring a big appetite because her food is the best!


We pride ourselves on how good our equipment is – New 21 foot Lund Impact boats with 200 hp Verado motors as well as new Toyota trucks to get us to the lakes.

Packages include your guide, transportation to lakes, bait, deluxe guide boat, gas, fish processing, lodging. Our five star PKG also includes 3 meals a day (including our famous shore lunch). A great value. Package also includes a cabin 1 day before fishing package starts. Package B ncludes everything in Package A except American plan (but still includes our shore lunch).

Moose Hunts

We offer 3 types of Moose Hunts at Northwinds:

This hunt is further north and involves staying in a tent that is fully outfitted with everything you need. This hunt is more adventurous as you are living out in the woods. Hunting at the tent camp is mainly done in forestry cut-overs with ATVs and 4×4 trucks.

2. BASE CAMP HUNT (Area 8)
This hunt is mainly done from boats along rivers and lakes. This hunt includes canins to stay in as well as meals cooked by Mom. This hunt is great for those who don’t want to rough it.

For the do-it-yourself hunter, our moose areas can’t be matched. We will put you in remote areas with good populations of moose and you do the rest. We can even set up a tent camp for you!

Our Moose Hunts Have Been Very Successful
We pride ourselves on being the most successful outfitter in our area. Our hunts include everything – accommodations, guides, tags, licences, food, transportation from Pine Grove, gas, etc. At Northwinds you show up with your hunting equipment and we will do the rest. There are no hidden fees.
Our Guides have been moose hunting and guiding for a combined 50 years and both of them know their craft. This is the key to success – a great guide means a great hunt.

Fly-In Day Trips

Having a hard time deciding on whether to do a fly-in outpost or a drive in American plan trip? At Northwinds we have you covered. Maybe you have always wanted to do a fly-in or someone you go fishing with has wanted to. This is a great choice. Spend 1 or 2 days fully guided with a deluxe guide boat fishing any number of the many lakes we fish locally here in Vermilion Bay. then Fly-in to one of our outposts for 3 or 4 days. What an incredible trip. Fish muskie, bass, walleye or pike, fully guided and taken care of. Then fly-in for 3 or 4 days on your own with no schedule and no one else around on your own private lake fishing walleye and pike. Spending a day or two with our world-class guides on lakes like Lac Seul, Clay, Ord, Cedar and many others will also teach you some new techniques and better prepare you for a great fly-in trip. For more information on the fly-ins or the base camp visit their pages on this website.

Air Service Provided By:
Wilderness Air Escapes
Vermilion Bay, Ontario
Long Lake
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