We have built our Lodge “ way out beyond the highways”, accessible only by float-equipped aircraft. The main lodge is built of logs hewn on the spot. Separate guest cabins are built of log-sheeting, and are lined and insulated. The guest units are served daily, (under our American Plan) are spotlessly clean and are equipped with comfortable beds, clean white linen, warm woolen blankets, towels, propane cooking stoves, wood heaters, refrigerators, hot and cold running water with flush toilets and showers, and 24 hour a day electricity supplied by our own AC generating plant, (plus cooking and eating utensils under our Canadian Plan). We also have new satellite internet for your convenience.
Possibly the World’s Best TROPHY PIKE LAKE
In 2014, a guests at Sportsman’s Lodge caught a Northern Pike weighing over 30 pounds (52 inches) – for a total of EIGHTY THREE (83) PIKE IN THE 30 TO 40LB. (OVER 50 INCHES) class caught by guests since opening our small lodge on fabulous Little Vermilion Lake – earning this lake the distinction of being considered THE TROPHY NORTHERN PIKE CAPITAL OF NORTH AMERICA! The record of this lake is indeed phenomenal!
Little Vermilion Lake is a remote, fly-in lake, 18 air miles north from the end of the highways at the town of Red Lake, in northwestern Ontario. There is only one lodge on this lake, with an intentionally limited capacity, only accommodating upwards to four hundred guests each season.
So if you dream of catching a trophy Northern Pike, your choice is simple – go where the odds are best – try sportsman’s Lodge for your best chance of realizing you dream. Approximately 74% of the guests at Sportsman’s Lodge have caught the largest pike in their lives while fishing Little Vermilion Lake! And the Walleye fishing is also excellent spring, summer and fall Little Vermilion lake may be considered small and shallow by some standards – just under 14,000 acres ( not counting two smaller lakes reached without a portage) with a mean depth of approximately 11 feet, and a maximum depth of approximately 28 feet.
However, this dark water lake with a magnificent variety of shorelines, many rock, gravel and sand bars, an abundance of lush aquatic vegetation, numerous drainage creeks, over 100 miles of shoreline, with over 40 island and nicely broken up by narrows throughout, is definitely ideal Northern and Walleye habitat! With an abundance of lesser species of feed fish the game fish in this lake seem to have an outstanding reproduction and growth rate! With its relatively constant bottom structure there are not the large deep sections that make it difficult to locate fish during the warmer months of July and August – providing very productive fishing waters throughout the entire season.
Our houskeeping plan includes: fully equipped cabin with all bedding, towels, BBQ, cooking utensils, pots, pans, etc., boats with safety cushions, life jackets, paddles, anchor, landing net, swivel seats, extra-roomy 16 foot boats, electric start 15 h.p. Yamaha 4-stroke motors, depth finders, floors, one tank of gas per boat / day, a detailed map of the lake system, shorelunch kits (food items additional charge), wrapping and freezing.
With your interests in mind, we operate an All-Inclusive Hunting Plan, and our Canadian Plan.
Air Service provided by Sportsman’s Lodge and Manitoba Trophy Outposts.