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Anderson’s Lodge Welcomes You Back!

The Anderson’s Lodge team is excited to welcome back friends and our fishing family. We want you to know that we are now open for business and at this time we are allowed to open our doors to our Canadian customers. We are very thankful to all of you for choosing Anderson’s Lodge as your preferred fishing destination.

To our American customers we are getting closer to welcoming you back and we want you to know that when the border does re-open, we will be ready for you!

We want to thank all of our loyal guests that have had to postpone their 2020 fishing trips for rebooking later this season or for rebooking in 2021. Your loyalty is appreciated and we look forward in seeing you soon.

When you do arrive, please know that your safety is of utmost importance to us. To that end, we are following government directives relating to cleaning & sanitizing. In the meantime, please enjoy this video we put together for you.

Tips for Selecting an Ontario Fishing Trip

If you’re in the process of trying to plan an Ontario fishing trip, you may be unsure of which fishing package you should choose. You probably noticed Ontario offers myriad fishing options, which can make picking the right package for your Ontario fishing trip a real challenge. Take a look at several tips that will help you select the Ontario fishing trip accommodations that are right for you.

Consider if you want a guide for your fishing trip.Ontario Fishing Trip

There are some people who enjoy visiting a new place and learning about fishing in it for themselves. But there are also others who would prefer to fish with a guide when they’re fishing in a place they’ve never been before. If you would like to fish with a guide, Anderson’s Lodge features guided American Plan are packages.  They are true professionals at their craft and take great care and pride in providing our guests with a first class Canadian fishing trip.  From operating the boat, baiting hooks, netting and handling fish, preparing a fresh fish shore lunch daily; friendly, knowledgeable, skilled and will make your Ontario fishing trip easy, stress-free and put you on fish!

Think about if you want to spend time preparing meals during your trip.

When you take a fishing trip, you want to spend as much time as possible with a line in the water. You don’t want to constantly be worrying about what you’re going to eat for your next meal. Keep this in mind when you’re planning a fishing trip. You can find fishing trip packages referred to as American Plan that will include meals throughout the duration of your trip. Notably, the meals at Anderson’s Lodge use fresh ingredients prepared by professional chefs, and served table side by professional and friendly service staff; taking the work and worry out of this element of your Ontario fishing trip.

Put some thought into what kind of boat you want to use on your trip.

Most Ontario fishing trip packages will include the use of a boat and include fuel in the package.  With Anderson’s Lodge we offer packages fishing from a 16 Lund equipped with a new 30 h.p. hour stroke Mercury engine.  We can also offer packages fishing from a custom-build 21’ Bowrider and is a great set up for those groups that want the experience of fishing together in one boat.  Regardless of the type of craft, we will put you on the fish!

Anderson’s Lodge has fishing trip packages for everyone. From our American Plan Bowrider Package, American Plan Package #1 and American Plan Package #2; we can offer a package that will suit your needs. Call us at 1-800-465-1098 today for more information on each specific package.

Reasons to go on a Guided Walleye Fishing Trip in Ontario

Walleye Fishing in Ontario If you’re interested in enjoying the excellent fishing that Ontario has to offer, there are all kinds of guided fishing trips that you can take. You can fish for northern pike, smallmouth bass, muskie, lake trout, and more. But there’s nothing like taking a guided walleye trip to Ontario. Here are some reasons that you should consider booking a guided walleye fishing trip today.

You can find walleye in most of the lakes in Ontario.

When you visit Ontario to fish, you shouldn’t have much trouble tracking down walleye. They’re located in most of the major lakes located throughout the area. You can find them in Lac Seul, Minnitaki Lake, Abram Lake, Pelican Lake, and more. The key is to find the best places to reel in trophy walleyes, which is where your guide will come in. They can show you where to drop your line in to get the best results.

You can challenge yourself by fishing for walleye.

When you’re on a guided fishing trip in Ontario, you’ll have ample opportunities to reel in fresh walleye.  One of the keys to success is using light tackle when fishing for walleye along with clear fishing line. You also want to be able to feel the bottom of whichever lake you’re fishing in so that you can jig for walleyes effectively.

Eating Walleye Fish You can enjoy one of the best-tasting fish in Ontario when you catch walleye.

At the end of a long day out on the lake, you want to be able to reward yourself with some tasty fish. Walleye are known to be some of the most buttery tasting and “melt in your mouth” fish around. Many anglers who book guide walleye fishing trips enjoy a fresh walleye shore lunch each day, and for many, a fresh walleye shore lunch is the best part of their trip.

Do you want to experience walleye fishing in Ontario for yourself? Anderson’s Lodge would love to host you and take you out on a guided walleye fishing trip. You’ll be able to see why so many people enjoy fishing for walleye in this part of Canada. Call us at 800-465-1098 today to make a reservation.

Why You Should Consider an Ontario Fishing Trip

Walleye Fishing Trips in Ontario Few things are more memorable and enjoyable than a successful fishing trip. While going fishing is almost always a wonderful stress reliever, the experience of a successful fishing trip is second to none.

One of the best places in North America to take a fishing trip to is Ontario, Canada. Let’s take a look at a few reasons why you should consider an Ontario fishing package for your next fishing trip.

There are many lakes in Ontario to fish on.

Unlike other fishing expeditions, you need not worry about the monotony of fishing on the same water and in the same areas, day after day. For example, customers of Anderson’s Lodge have the opportunity to fish on several different lakes and their connected waterways, providing you new opportunities to reel a big one in.

You have an opportunity to fish for a variety of species.

Ontario is home to an assortment of fish species, including the following:

  • Walleye. Fresh Walleye are renowned for their tenderness and tastiness, making them a hit with fishermen of all experience levels. Walleye in Ontario range from 15 to 27’’ and you can fish trophy Walleye on Lac Seul, which is highly rated, as well as Minnitaki lake. If you’re looking for smaller, fresh Walleye you can enjoy right away, then Abram and Pelican Lakes may be your best option.
  • Northern Pike. Northern Pike are robust fish that measure between 25-35’’, though plenty have been caught that measured in over 40’’! Although they’re often confused for Muskies, the Northern Pike’s telling point row are a row of pores under their jaw of sharp teeth. Since they’re a predator fish, they serve as a great challenge for anglers due to their tenacity and energy. Because they’re such a great wrestling match, they’re a very desirable trophy for anglers!
  • Smallmouth Bass. Don’t let their smallish mouths fool you; Smallmouth Bass are 14-18’’ in length, and some have been over 20’’, making them a great catch! Smallmouth Bass are known for their hard pulls and for being intense fighters, making it a gratifying experience for anglers who successfully reel them in. Smallmouth Bass are in many southern region lakes in our area, including both Big and Little Vermillion, Minnitaki, and Lac Seul.
  • Muskie Fishing. Did you know you can reel in some Muskies as long as 50+ inches? As you might expect from a fish at the top of their food chain, Muskies are elusive and scrappy. They have sharp teeth, and will put a fight, making a trophy catch all the more memorable! In our Ontario fishing area, Lac Seul is highly regarded for having a wonderful Live Release Muskellunge fishing. Moreover, these fish are also present in Little Vermillion, Closs, Cedarbough, Maskinonge, and Hooch Lakes.
  • Lake Trout Fishing. Trout in Ontario are often found in secluded areas of the water, and their size is dependent on which lake you’re fishing on. For example, on Minnitaki, there has been fish over 30 pounds reeled in, though most range from 12 to 18lbs. Smaller trout are found on Big Vermillion, and the trout populations are stable, providing anglers with ample opportunities.

As you can see, there are a variety of fish for you to chase after, depending on your preferences when you fish in Ontario.

A Chance for Rest and Relaxation

Fishing TripsIs there anything more relaxing than fishing out on the water? This is especially true when you go on an Ontario fishing trip; our peaceful, tranquil waters are perfect for when you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. What’s more, when you’re not on the water, you can enjoy the breath of fresh air and scenic views that only natural forests can provide.

And when you fish with Anderson’s Lodge, you’ll, also be able to enjoy hospitable accommodations that will make you feel like you’re right at home when you retreat for the night and rest for another adventurous day on the water.

If you need help deciding which fishing package is best for you, contact us today.