And the magnificence of the fishery is matched only by the beauty and comfort of its premier destination Wollaston Lake Lodge. Situated at the mouth of the Umpherville River, the Lodge is a spectacular retreat that is fully staffed to meet your highest expectationsand then some. Whatever your needs, you will be treated to an experience that you'd expect from any exceptional destination resort.
Wollaston Lake, located in far northeastern Saskatchewan, Canada, is one of the world's natural treasures. This 800-square mile lake is home to some of the largest Northern Pike and Lake Trout found in the world. Walleye and Grayling, in impressive numbers and size, are also found here. It is a wilderness fishing dream. In the world of fishing, only the beauty of the surrounding forests and the warm and friendly atmosphere of Wollaston Lake Lodge can come close to complimenting the quality of the fishing found here. The management and staff have a single goal: to make your Wollaston Experience the most pleasurable and memorable of your life.
Wollaston Lake's 800-square miles of cool, clear water plunges to depths down to 400 feet. Numerous rivers pour highly oxygenated water into the bays. These factors, along with a tremendous forage base, which helps our fish grow to such legendary size, provide the perfect habitat for our northern pike, lake trout, walleye and arctic grayling. These four species make up the Grand Slam of freshwater fishing. It is incredibly rare to find all four of these highly sought after species in the same lake anywhere in the world, much less Saskatchewan. With twenty additional fly-out lakes and rivers, the possibilities are countless.
June brings the spring thaw as we watch the ice leave the big lake. Average temps range from high 70's during the day to low 40's in the evening. July has daytime averages of 75F to evening low at 55F average with extremes only at 85F!. The August fishing temps are mid 70's to high 40's in the evening.
Our schedule is based on four days of fishing. Beginning with our first charter flight into the lodge on June 10th thru last trip in on August 17th, our plane arrives every 4 days.
Optional Extras: Liquor, tackle, gratuities, confectionery items, rental of fishing equipment, daily fly-outs or fly-backs and therapeutic massage.
On your arrival day you will be met at the Winnipeg airport by our Wollaston Lake Lodge expeditor. He will collect your bags and take you to the hotel for the night (room included in package). Early the next morning, you will meet the group in the hotel lobby, enjoy a continental breakfast, and will be taken to the charter flight. The charter flight is approximately 2 hours, followed by a short bus ride to the lodge.
Once you arrive at Wollaston Lake Lodge there will be a hot breakfast available in the dining room while your bags are delivered to your cabin doorstep. You will meet your guide afterwards and discuss your fishing plans for the next four days – Don’t forget to ask about fly-out opportunities. Gear up and head out for a full day of fishing.
Days Two, Three and Four
Breakfast is available each morning at your leisure. Fresh blue berry pancakes, pastries, eggs anyway you want them and our daily specials are made to order. After a hearty breakfast meet your guide for a day of adventure into the wilds of Wollaston Lake and it’s surrounding waters. Fly-outs are scheduled nightly for the next day so planning your day around a massage is possible! Upon your return to the lodge after fishing, enjoy a beverage at our full service bar and enjoy the daily catch photographs on our display in the lounge. Dinner is served every evening in the main lodge at your reserved table. There are no set dining times, so come in when you’re hungry! Schedule a massage and browse our tackle shop at your leisure.
On departure day, breakfast will be available in the dining room before you leave for your charter flight back to Winnipeg.
Guided fishing for northern pike, lake trout, walleye and arctic grayling for 4 full days. When traveling for that group getaway, or on a corporate retreat, our private conference room is perfect for those exclusive meetings or as a hospitality suite. Our workout room will help keep you in the fish-fighting shape while our licensed massage therapist will knead those tired muscles back into that feeling of “ahhh”. Now, imagine finishing it all off with a relaxing Sauna. A perfect way to close a perfect day a Wollaston Lake Lodge.
Visit the Lodge during the late July and August time frame and enjoy and photograph the natural wonder of the aurora borealis. Wildlife photography opportunities for bald eagles, moose, black bear and wolves are season long as well.
Northern pike, lake trout, walleye and arctic grayling are available throughout the season.
We suggest that you plan your clothing for all weather conditions, layers that can be added or subtracted are best. Quality wind shirts, polar fleece, rain suits and other sportswear items are available at our tackle shop in the main lodge. Quality polarized sunglasses are highly recommended to enjoy the sight fishing opportunities and a dry bag for storing your rain suit and camera while fishing.
When is the best time to come?
Our highest number of fish per boat normally occurs in the first half of our season. The ‘nicest’ weather seems to occur during July with August seeing us catch our heaviest northern pike of the season.
I’d like to learn how to fly fish, Can you teach me?
Absolutely! Our guides are very well versed in teaching guests the basics of fly-casting and fishing. These pike are voracious feeders and readily attack the fly. For advanced anglers, specific techniques can be worked on and improved.
Are gratuities customary?
Like most lodges, our guides are normally tipped by those guests they guide directly. We recommend 10-12%. Our shore-staff personnel pool their tips and divide them evenly. We recommend 4% of cost of the package.