Wollaston Lake Trophy Northern Pike Fishing
Minor Bay Lodge - Saskatchewan, Canada
Minor Bay Lodge is located on the southwest corner of Wollaston Lake, Canada’s 13th largest lake, and the spawning ground of monstrous northern pike and lake trout. The lake covers an area of over 1,300 square miles, with over 800 square miles of water within its boundaries. Minor Bay Lodge is only open in June and July, two months for peak fishing.
Minor Bay Lodge Fishing
Minor Bay Lodge is regarded as one of Canada’s top fishing lodges with trophy pike and lake trout fishing. All fishing is catch-and-release.
Minor Bay Lodge The Lodge is located in a sheltered bay in the southwest corner of Wollaston Lake, right in the heart of Monster Pike Country. The lake’s south end is all about structure—marshy spawning bays, peninsulas, sand and rock bars, plus a huge number of weed beds--the ideal habitat for northern pike to spawn, feed and grow to an incredible size.
Minor Bay is located in the best location on Wollaston for access to pike and lake trout. The Lodge has practiced catch-and-release fishing for decades, which is one of the reasons why Wollaston Lake is known as one of the best northern pike fisheries in North America. There are places relatively close to the Lodge for both species. Wollaston Lake is at the northern end of the walleye range, so they tend to catch larger walleye, but not high numbers. The best walleye fishing is at the river inlets and outlets to and from the lake, which is a 45 to 60-minute boat ride from the Lodge. Guests don't usually come to Wollaston to fish for walleye.
Travel time: The Lodge’s prime location means no long boat rides. Great pike fishing averages a 20 to 30-minute boat ride from the Lodge but can vary up to an hour. A lot depends on the direction and strength of the wind as to how far the guides decide to travel. 50-inch Trophy pike have been caught and released in a bay less than a two-minute boat ride from the Lodge.
2021 Season: The Lodge is open from June 10 thru July 31 for peak fishing.
Boats: Custom-made 18’ to 20’ Alumarine and Crestliner boats with Yamaha 50 HP 4-stroke Yamaha outboards, padded swivel seats, floorboards, large casting decks, and fish locators. Two anglers per boat and guide. Boat coolers are stocked with your choice of beverages and are billed to your tab.
Catch-and-Release: Other than small fish kept for shore lunches, all fish must be released.
Guides: They have excellent, professional guides. Each day, the guides prepare a delicious shore lunch for you. The Lodge’s head guide has guided on Wollaston Lake for over 25 years.
Equipment: Fishing gear and tackle is not included. A detailed list of what to bring is provided in our confirmation packet. The Lodge has several open-faced spinning and baitcasting outfits available for rent.
Fishing Licenses: are not included. A non-resident license runs about $100.00 CND.
Minor Bay Lodge
Located in Minor Bay, the Lodge is truly a wilderness adventure, complete with remarkable fishing, wildlife viewing, breathtaking vistas, and exceptional guides and staff.
The Lodge first opened in 1981 and sold to its present owners in 1996. Extensive renovations including connecting to the power grid ten miles away for electricity, a state-of-the-art water system with UV and chlorine water purification, the installation of a large, government-approved septic system to handle grey and black water waste. The list goes on. The Lodge has seven modern guest cabins. Each cabin has electric lights, electric baseboard heat, hotel-grade double beds, and a private bathroom with a large shower. The two-bedroom cabins sleep two guests. The deluxe four-bedroom cabins sleep eight and have a large common area with a mudroom, wet bar, and three bathrooms, each with a jetted tub. Single anglers are not charged more to have his or her own cabin. Based on availability, but the Lodge is usually able to offer this option.
The living room area in a 4-bedroom cabin.
Meals: Appetizers are served each evening before a three-course dinner. Chef-prepared entrees such as baby back ribs, prime rib, and more. Guests often enjoy a quiet drink in the Lodge's screened verandah while watching the sun slowly set over Wollaston Lake.
Communications: Cell service, satellite TV, and satellite Wi-Fi are available in the lounge. A computer is available for guests to use.
Getting to the Lodge:
You’ll fly to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. A lodge representative will greet you at the airport. You'll take a free hotel shuttle to The Park Town Hotel, where you'll stay the night. In the morning, you'll meet the Minor Bay Lodge group in the lobby at 5:30 a.m. for the one hour and 45-minute charter flight to Points North Landing. Then you'll take a 45-minute bus ride to the Lodge. You'll arrive at the Lodge about 10:00 a.m., enjoy a hearty breakfast, followed by a brief orientation. Afterward, you'll head out for a full day of guided fishing. (The round-trip charter flight from Saskatoon to Points North Landing is included in the package. Your hotel night and meals in Saskatoon are not included in the package.)
2021 USD Rates:
Packages do not include 5% GST.
If you are traveling as a single angler, there is no extra charge to have a cabin to yourself. This is very unique.
Upgrade to one angler per boat for an addt'l $300.00 per day.
8-nights at the Lodge
and 8-days guided fishing
Two anglers per boat:
$7,350.00 per person
4-nights at the Lodge
and 4-days guided fishing
Two anglers per boat:
$4,595.00 per person
3-nights at the Lodge
and 3-days guided fishing*
Two anglers per boat:
$4,395.00 per person
(*3-day trips are made by special arrangement, with a 12-person minimum.)
Children: 12-and under
Airport reception and ground transfers between airport and hotel in Saskatoon, roundtrip air transportation between Saskatoon and Points North Landing, bus trip from Points North Landing to the Lodge, lodging, meals, and guided fishing.
Packages Do Not Include:
International airfare to Saskatoon, first night hotel and meals in Saskatoon, alcohol, Provincial and Federal sales taxes (5% GST on the entire trip and the Saskatechewan retail sales tax on 4-day and 6-day packages is $46.20, and on 8-day package, it is $95.70, Saskatchewan conservation fishing licenses, floatplane excursions, fishing tackle, the use of rods or reels, gratuities, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.
Deposit and Cancellation Policies
If you want to fish in the evening, you are not charged for the use of boats, motors, or gas. Due to the nature of the lake, it is a lodge policy that a guide must accompany the guests on any evening fishing excursion. Guides do this on a voluntary basis, as evening fishing is after their regular working hours. An added guide fee/tip of $50.00 to $75.00 per boat is customary.