Remote Fly-in Fishing in Beautiful Ontario, Canada
Experience the remote, unforgettable paradise of our fly-in fishing outposts. We’re an easy 4 hour drive from Toronto and just a 3.5 hour drive from the border at Sault Ste. Marie. If you’re coming from the border at Buffalo, New York we’re just 6 hours away from there! Upon arriving, a short flight will transport you to a world class Northern Ontario fly-in fishing experience and wilderness retreat you’ll never forget.
True North Airways operates twelve secluded Northern Ontario fly-in fishing camps that are located north of Sudbury. We reach our fly-in camps with our reliable and safe Beaver aircraft. Our base is conveniently located within an easy drive of major centres like Toronto and Sault Ste. Marie which means you’ll be spending more time fishing and less time driving to get there. After twenty years of conservation management, the fishing on our lakes today is as good as it was one hundred years ago. Experience fly-in fishing for trophy sized walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass and speckled trout. We offer you a great Ontario fly-in fishing trip that is second to none.
For the fly-fisherman, we have sought-after natural occurring speckled trout, known elsewhere as brook trout. Northern Ontario’s natural occurring speckled trout, is really a fresh water hybrid arctic char and is thought to have been deposited or stranded in Northern Ontario lakes and rivers by retreating ice sheets many thousands of years ago. In addition, using a fly rod for bass is just the best fishing action ever, try it!
Fly-in fishing costs are a product of distance, not the quality of the fishing! Our camps are 30 to 40 minutes flying time north of Sudbury! Estimate the total cost of your fly-in fishing vacation. After judging the fishing potential of a fly-in camp, compare driving costs, driving times then fly-in rates! You will see the difference between our Northern Ontario fly-in camps and camps further away.
We can make your fishing vacation dreams come true. Our fishing today is better than it ever was due to our fishery management policies in place for over twenty years. Our fly-in camps are comfortable, well equipped and have been carefully updated and maintained.
We operate 14 fly in self-catering camps located in some of the finest, private, remote fishing areas in Northern Ontario! Camps are well constructed, clean, comfortable, and secluded. They are located on beautiful scenic lakes, with boats, motors. Canoes and Kayaks are available at some locations or upon request. Enjoy walleye, northern pike, lake trout, speckled trout, small mouth bass, wildlife viewing photography, canoeing, hiking, it is all there for you!
True North Airways has been operating from our present float plane base for 63 years . During that time we have safely delivered thousands of fishermen and adventurers to remote fly-in fishing camps over the north. To protect our natural resources we began implementing conservation measures from the beginning of our operations. Over and above fishing regulations, which protect our fisheries, we ask our guests to practice proper fish handling procedures and release the larger fish caught. Catch and Release, Catch and Consume pays off and is the largest single contributor to our productive lakes.
Bring along your fly rods too, watch the bass dance across the water! Catch that illusive Speckled trout too. Each lake offers at least two species and most three. Variety is the spice of life!!
True North Airways operates 14 modern fly in outpost camps that are located in some of the finest fishing and hunting areas in Northern Ontario! Our cabins are comfortable, secluded, and well-equipped on beautiful scenic lakes. We supply the boats, motors and gas. Enjoy fishing for walleye, northern pike, lake trout, speckled trout, and smallmouth bass! You can relax and watch our wildlife, including bear, lynx, loons, beaver and moose. Camps are 30 to 40 minute flights north of Sudbury!
All of our fly-in outpost camps come equipped with propane stoves or propane range, 4 burner with oven,propane lights, solar light, cooking and eating utensils, refrigerators, ice and icebox. Each site has a sauna steam bath house, so you can experience a relaxing clean up after a day on the lake.
We also provide 12 and 14 foot aluminum boats, Yamaha 4 stroke quiet outboard motors (8 HP), unlimited fuel and some canoes too! Cabins sleep 4-8 people in bunk-style fashion. We request that our guests provide their own food and refreshments, sleeping bags / bedding, toiletries, insect repellent, fishing gear and life jackets (which are mandatory)!
Do not forget your camera, and try out your favourite fly rod too!
Split Week Plan
Can’t decide which lake to visit? We offer a split week plan. Guests stay Saturday to Wednesday at one lake, and on Wednesday are flown in to another lake of their choice. This plan does come at an additional cost, and offers a greater variety of fishing species. It also provides you with a change of scenery, and is becoming a very popular with our guests.
Our outpost camps are Alton, Brebeuf, Biscotasi, Coonie, Dua, Indian, Kennedy, MacSmith, Otterpelt, and Scotia.
Fly-In Fly Fishing
Imagine flipping out a fly, slowly stripping it back on one of our pristine spring fed lakes. Then out of the corner of your eye, in the crystal clear water, you notice a huge swirl followed by a wake leading directly to your fly. Suddenly there’s a splash….the fish is on and taking more and more line.
Its a struggle, the power these fish have is amazing. The fight is seems relentless ,but eventually the fish tires and you are able to slowly bring it to the boat. Your buddy scoops it up in the net. What a fish….what a day…what a trip!!
If you’ve never fly fished for Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike Lake Trout and Speckle Trout, you’re in for a treat! Come and fly with True North Airways, many of our lakes offer great opportunities for fly anglers. Fish in lakes are generally larger than those found in smaller rivers and streams.
Folks can fish from our 12 and 14 foot Naden aluminum boats, canoes, wade the shore of the lake on foot in waders or take a relaxing afternoon floating around in your kicker tube. Our lakes offer many bays and creeks for you to explore.
We offer great fishing for Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Lake Trout and Speckled Trout.
The opportunity to fly fish for Smallmouth Bass should never be passed up. These fish put up a great fight and are a hoot to catch using floating flies. Folk generally use such flies as Mudler Minnows, Poppers, Woolly Buggers, Nymphs and Grasshoppers. Sizes can vary, we recommend #4 to #12.
Northern Pike are considered to be the easiest when it comes to selecting a fly. Hungry Pike have been known to eat just about anything. Colorful flies with lots of feathers and fur work best as it gets the their attention. Woolly Buggers, Rabbit Fur Zonkers, Streamers like Mickey Finns, Deer Hair Mouse imitations and colourful Steelhead flies. As for sizing… Big Pike eat big flies.
Spring and Fall are probably the best times to fly fish for Lake and Speckle Trout. Water temperatures are cold enough and Trout can be found near the surface. Trout flies usually depend on what insect hatch is occurring. Dry and Wet flies are both important to have in your fly box. Adams, Royal Coachmans, Scuds, Leeches, Chironomids, Ants, Stonefly numphs, etc. can all entice beautiful trout to bite. Fly sizes can vary from a tiny #22 to larger #1.