Fly-In Fishing in Western Ontario, Canada

Fly-In Fishing in Western Ontario, Canada
Western Ontario has an abundance of lakes, rivers and forests. Fishing in the western portion of the province is bountiful but often requires a float plane to get to. If you have a fishing trip planned in Ontario, there are tour operators and air charters that offer fly-in excursions. Anglers from outside of Canada need an Ontario fishing license, which can be purchased at sporting good stores or online.

West Caribou Air

West Caribou Air Services is in Thunder Bay in western Ontario. West Caribou has air service for fly-in fishing to many of the lakes and rivers of northwestern and western Ontario. Air Caribou uses several different aircraft, including the Norseman, one of the only float planes that can carry an external load such as a canoe or kayak. It is possible to fly into the remote lakes with your own canoe for an extended camping and fishing trip with Air Caribou. Northern pike, walleye, and speckled and brown trout are found in the lakes of western Ontario. Air Caribou offers guided or self-guided fly-in trips.

West Caribou Air
4342 Mapleward Road
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7K 1A3
807-476-0323
caribouair.ca

Nestor Falls Fly-in Fishing

Nestor Falls Fly-in FIshing has 12 remote outpost locations throughout northwestern Ontario. Fly-in fishing includes lodging at one of the remote lodges, guides and meals. Anglers can fish for northern pike, walleye, several species of trout, arctic grayling and whitefish in the lakes of western Ontario. During the warm summer months, be prepared for black flies and mosquitoes. Guides will help you select the proper tackle and gear for the day's fishing trip. Nestor Falls stresses a catch-and-release program to allow for healthy fisheries.

Nestor Falls Fly-in Fishing
Highway 71 North Box 69
Nestor Falls, ON P0X 1K0
807-484-2345
nestorfalls.com

Nielsen's Fly-in Lodge

Nielsen's Fly-in Lodge offers anglers a remote lodge with ample opportunities for fishing. Northern pike, walleye, trout, whitefish and arctic grayling are popular sport fish in the lakes near Nielsen's. There are 12 cabins at the Lake Rowan Lodge and meals are served family-style. Guides can assist with fishing tackle choices and proper gear. Boats are available for guest use to fish Lake Rowan. Many return guests to Nielsen's come back to fish for a record muskie at Lake Rowan. Bring a camera, foul-weather gear and fishing gear. Multiday trips can be arranged.

Nielsen's Fly-in Lodge
Box 6
Nestor Falls, ON POX1KO
807-226-1234
nielsensflyinlodge.com

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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