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#1 beenfishing

 
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Posted 15 June 2017 - 08:20 PM

Hi Everyone,

 

I love fishing but consider myself an intermediate fisher. The biggest bass I've ever caught is about 3.5 - 4 lbs (I fish mostly for bass) I seem to start visiting this forum about this time every year but I love the community. I don't own a boat but the best days fishing I've had have been on boats when it's easier to move around a lake.

 

Can anyone help me with a listing of fishing lodges in Ontario withing about 4 hours of Toronto? It would be good if I could have a cabin to myself and access to a boat rental and likely a guide for a half day or a day. Any recommendations you have would be appreciated.



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:42 PM

fishingontario.com

 

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:50 PM

What about a Niagara Falls with the wife vacation and a few trips with this guy, I hear he is very good

 

http://castadventures.ca/

 

edit: or this guy

 

http://www.fishinniagara.com/


Edited by dave524, 15 June 2017 - 09:55 PM.


#4 beenfishing

 
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Posted 15 June 2017 - 10:08 PM

What about a Niagara Falls with the wife vacation and a few trips with this guy, I hear he is very good

 

http://castadventures.ca/

 

edit: or this guy

 

http://www.fishinniagara.com/

 

Both options look good. I might have to look more in niagara! Definitely great for a day trip. I'd have to learn about some new tackle.



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 05:26 AM

Have a look here.

 

http://getnorth.com/...ory/near-north/

 

This is TJ's site; the man that started this forum.

90% of the different lodges, that I've been to were found through this great resource.

 

Dan.



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 08:52 AM

Paul @ Cast Adventures would be great.



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 12:48 PM

Hi Everyone,

 

I love fishing but consider myself an intermediate fisher. The biggest bass I've ever caught is about 3.5 - 4 lbs (I fish mostly for bass) I seem to start visiting this forum about this time every year but I love the community. I don't own a boat but the best days fishing I've had have been on boats when it's easier to move around a lake.

 

Can anyone help me with a listing of fishing lodges in Ontario withing about 4 hours of Toronto? It would be good if I could have a cabin to myself and access to a boat rental and likely a guide for a half day or a day. Any recommendations you have would be appreciated.

 

Not to seem rude, but what are  your expectations? Questions for me usually pose questions of my own. If you are not a boat owner? Do you need a boater operators card to rent one? Be prepared?

 

End result you are looking for? A vacation? Catch tons of fish? Or a learning experience?

 

To learn more and get experience on the overall methods and waters? A bass club membership could be useful to a non boater? Something like this?

 

http://www.mississau....com/index.html

 

It can also lead to other fishing opportunities?



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 01:13 PM


The link DanD gave is a good one.

From your criteria, it sounds the French River would be a good area to look at.

If a place catches your eye, it's a good idea to get some feed back from the people here before you actually pull the trigger and give a deposit.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 01:15 PM

Beieve it or not to rent a boat in Ontario at least no boaters card required. A few minute tutorial is all that's required.

There just too many great places to stay in Ontario to even start making suggestions. Before anyone can start to list places the most important thing one would need to know is your budget. No sence suggesting a 5 Star resort with an American plan when your budget is less than 200 bucks a night. Heck cheap motel room is over $100.00 a night now 4 hours from Toronto.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 01:24 PM

Only Lodge I've been to was Loons Landing up on the French River, They have a 1 Bedroom Cottage for 2 People at a cost of $125/Day, $565/Week Including Dock Space & Launching Fee or $860/Week with a Boat (14 or 16' Aluminum) & 9.9 hp Engine, if just going for a day a single Day Boat & Engine Rental would be $65 with a 9.9hp Engine or $75 for the 20hp Engine, a Half Day Boat Rental would be $20 less, You'd also have to Buy Gas for the Engine. 10% Spring/Fall & Seniors Discount on Weekly Bookingshttp://loonslanding.ca/pricing.shtml

 

On Canada Day I'll be going to Rainbow Camp for a Week with Family, a 1 Bedroom 2 Person Cottage there is $116 a Day or $580 for a Week, a 1 Day Boat (14' or 16') & 15hp Engine Rental is $80 or $350 for a Week, you'd need to Buy Gas & Oil for it also, 20% discount on Cottages and Boats before June 25 and after Labor Day. (Weekly rates only): http://www.rainbowcamp.com/rates.html


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 07:07 PM

What about a Niagara Falls with the wife vacation and a few trips with this guy, I hear he is very good

 

http://castadventures.ca/

 

edit: or this guy

 

http://www.fishinniagara.com/

 

Thanks - good niagara info!



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 07:08 PM

Have a look here.

 

http://getnorth.com/...ory/near-north/

 

This is TJ's site; the man that started this forum.

90% of the different lodges, that I've been to were found through this great resource.

 

Dan.

 

 

Thanks Dan. Looks like some good options there. I'm going to have to look at all the links.



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 07:02 PM

http://www.lineonfis...ry?view=catalog

 

one or two listed here



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 11:19 PM

Beieve it or not to rent a boat in Ontario at least no boaters card required. A few minute tutorial is all that's required.

There just too many great places to stay in Ontario to even start making suggestions. Before anyone can start to list places the most important thing one would need to know is your budget. No sence suggesting a 5 Star resort with an American plan when your budget is less than 200 bucks a night. Heck cheap motel room is over $100.00 a night now 4 hours from Toronto.

 

Just wondered about that Old, every camp I stayed at up there rented boats and motors. Budget is important to know too, like you say, a lot of great places up there, just depends on how much you are willing or able to spend.

 

You can hire a guide on Lake Erie for walleyes or smallmouth, but unless you have a boat or friend with one how much will what you learn out there help you with waters you may fish more often?



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 05:26 PM

Have a look here.

 

http://getnorth.com/...ory/near-north/

 

This is TJ's site; the man that started this forum.

90% of the different lodges, that I've been to were found through this great resource.

 

Dan.

 

 

Good list Dan - I've already checked out few and need to go through a bunch more.



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 05:28 PM

http://www.lineonfis...ry?view=catalog

 

one or two listed here

 

Thanks spincast



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 07:24 PM

 

Not to seem rude, but what are  your expectations? Questions for me usually pose questions of my own. If you are not a boat owner? Do you need a boater operators card to rent one? Be prepared?

 

End result you are looking for? A vacation? Catch tons of fish? Or a learning experience?

 

To learn more and get experience on the overall methods and waters? A bass club membership could be useful to a non boater? Something like this?

 

http://www.mississau....com/index.html

 

It can also lead to other fishing opportunities?

 

Hey Ohio,

 

I live in Burlington, On - so there's not a ton of good fishing spots close to me where I could eat the fish. Plus, I'd like a little get away with some buddies (3-4 of us) - I guess it's kind of a short vacation. But I do want to fish a lot...on a fishing boat...On a river/lake where I have a good chance at catching fish :) I don't need to catch a lot. 1 or 2 good ones and I'm happy. I would like to fish for some bass (because that's pretty much what I know and have lures for). I wouldn't mind learning to fish for Walleye. I definitely would like a guide for a half day or a full day. I think we'd be looking at paying $500 - 800 total for three nights x 4 guys.

 

Appreciate the help,

Kevin



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 08:38 PM

You should be able to find something within your budget. As mentioned above there are Many good places in the French River/ Nipissing area. There are some pretty good places in the kawartha lakes area too that are worth a look. 



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:34 PM

http://www.lungelodge.net/welcome.htm

 

No idea if that is any help to you, there may be better choices available?







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