God's Lake and God's River

Elk Island Lodge is a remote, fly-in-only, family-run fishing lodge located on God's Lake in Northern Manitoba. The cold, deep water of God’s Lake is a spectacular fishery. Here, you’ll find world-class fishing for northern pike, lake trout, walleye, and brook trout.

Fishing God's Lake

Elk Island Lodge

God’s Lake has over 400 square miles of surface area and a known depth of up to 400 feet. Large areas of water are 150 feet deep. The lake maintains a surface temperature that usually does not exceed 60ºF. This is the perfect environment for lake trout and contains a large population of them. The cold water allows catching of this species near the surface during the entire season. God's Lake provides incredible species diversity for both fly and conventional anglers.
Their fishing season is the end of May through mid-August.
God’s Lake holds the following local records:
Lake Trout – 53 lbs and 4ozs.
Walleye – 14 lbs. 3ozs.
Northern Pike – 36 lbs. 2ozs.
Brook Trout – 9 lbs. 8ozs.
Year after year, it produces trophies for anglers.

Fishing God's River

Elk Island Lodge

Near the outlet of God's Lake is the fabled God's River which has some of the best brook trout fishing on the North American continent. Let them know in advance if you are interested in catching brookies, as this involves a 60-mile fly-out, downriver from the main lodge, and an additional cost per person of $350.00.
Their expert guides work hard and assist in landing, measuring and photographing your catch. All fish are catch-and-release other than selected sizes of walleye, northern pike and lake trout that are cleaned and cooked for shore lunch. Many of the guides have spent their entire lives exploring the islands, bays, and fishing the hot spots of God’s Lake.
The lodge has 24 new 18 foot boats equipped with swivel seats, rod holders, locators and 40 h.p. Yamaha outboards. Their new dock system makes it easy to get in-and-out of the boat. Golf carts will transport anyone with medical or physical difficulties to and from your boat . . . or even weary fishermen who are exhausted from a day of fighting these trophy fish. The lodge does not provide fishing tackle or the use of rods or reels.
If desired after dinner, your guide can take you back out fishing for an additional two hours in the evening for $60.00 ($30.00 for the guide and $30.00 for the lodge).

Mike Sadar's Recap - 2013

Elk Island Lodge

Mike Sadar with northern pike.
In preparation for this trip, I was not sure what to expect, especially when northern pike were not near the top of my list. However, now that I have fished for this species, I was really impressed and surprised at how exciting fishing for pike can be. On several occasions, I saw a 36-40 inch pike take the fly near the boat. The brook trout fishing was equally impressive, and it was common to see these fish take the flies as well.
The lodge was excellent and well-run. It is certainly near the top of the list for Canadian lodges.
I would recommend this to anyone who wishes to catch big pike and have a variety of other species. Although pike is the key species of interest at this lodge, the other species are also commonly available.   The brook trout do require a fly-out as we traveled about 50 miles downstream from the outlet of God's Lake. Lake trout are close to the lodge and make an excellent after dinner opportunity. Most guests take the 4-day fishing option, and this is an economical trip for excellent fishing. The trip went by fast which is a sure sign that it was good!

Getting Here:

They recommend staying overnight in Winnipeg because the check-in for the charter flight to the lodge is at 10:00 in the morning. The CalmAir charter flight takes 90 minutes and is incredibly scenic. You’ll be served a deluxe lunch on this flight. When you arrive at the lodge, you’ll settle in, and then fish the rest of the day.

Elk Island Lodge and Outposts:

Elk Island Lodge is a historic log building with a bar, tackle shop, a pool table, a dining room which overlooks the islands and bays of God’s Lake and a fireside lounge area. They have ten modern cabins to accommodate up to as many as 40 guests. Each cabin has indoor bathrooms and showers, electricity, oil stoves, and a great view of the lake.
They're known for their famous Elk Island breakfasts, guide prepared lunches and gourmet dinners which include homemade soups, bread, steaks and top-notch desserts.
They also have two outpost camps: Edmund Lake Outpost and Kistigun Lake Outpost. The outpost camps are unguided, and you need to bring your food and do your own cooking.

2018 Rates:

Packages do not include 9% sales tax.

8-nights and 8-days guided fishing $3,675.00
4-nights and 4-days guided fishing
$2,875.00 p.p.
8-nights and 8-days guided fishing
$3,875.00 p.p.
Fly-out to God’s River for Brook trout
$350.00 p.p. per day (extra)
Edmund Lake Outpost – Unguided.
Bring your own food – do your own cooking.
4-nights and 4-days
$2,000.00 p.p.
8-nights and 8-days
$2,600.00 p.p.
Kistigun Lake Outpost – Unguided.
Bring your own food – do your own cooking.
8-nights and 8-days
$2,600.00 p.p.

Packages include:

Roundtrip airfare from Winnipeg to their private airstrip on Elk Island, lodging, meals, guided fishing, and daily maid service.

Packages do not include:

Airfare to Winnipeg, liquor, canned drinks, and store purchases, hotel in Winnipeg (if required), excess baggage charge, Provincial Sales Tax (PST), Goods and Services Tax (GST), conservation fishing license, use of fishing tackle and rods or reels, a fuel surcharge of approx. $100.00, and gratuities. PST/GST on fishing packages is 9%. For purchases made while at the lodge, PST/GST is 13%.

Call 1-800-205-3474 for more Information:

Request Elk Island Lodge info packet.  

Elk Island Lodge photos

Mike Sadar with brook trout

Elk Island Lodge

Elk Island brook trout

Elk Island Lodge

Elk Island northern pike

Elk Island northern pike

Ray Snyder with brook trout

Elk Island Lodge

Elk Island Lodge lounge area

Elk Island Lodge

Elk Island at sunset

Elk Island Lodge

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