Wollaston Lake Fishing

Minor Bay Lodge

Saskatchewan, Canada

Fly or Lures. 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 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 Fishing

Minor Bay Lodge is 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 in a sheltered bay in the southwest corner of Wollaston Lake, 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 Lodge has the best location on the Lake 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, a 45 to 60-minute boat ride from the Lodge. Guests don't usually come to Wollaston to fish for walleye.

The Fishing Program

Minor Bay pike fishing

2024 Season:  The Lodge is open from June 10 thru July 31 for peak fishing.
Boats:  Custom 18 and 20 ft. Alumarine and Crestliner boats with 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. Orvis fly rods are available to rent for $10.00 per person per day. It's best to bring your own fly reels.
Fishing Licenses:  are not included. A non-resident annual license runs about $78.00 USD. A 3-day license runs about $45.00.
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.

Minor Bay Lodge

Minor Bay Fishing

Minor Bay Lodge first opened in 1981 and was sold to its present owners in 1996. Extensive renovations include connecting to the power grid ten miles away for electricity, a state-of-the-art water system with UV and chlorine water purification, and the installation of a large, government-approved septic system. The list goes on.
Meals:  Appetizers are served each evening. Three-course dinners with chef-prepared entrees such as baby back ribs, prime rib, and more. Guests enjoy a quiet drink in the Lodge's screened verandah while watching the sun slowly set over Wollaston Lake.
Communications:  Cell service is available. Satellite TV and high-speed Wi-Fi are available in the lounge. A computer is available for guests to use.

Seven Guest Cabins

living room inside cabin

(The living room area in a four-bedroom cabin.)

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 their own cabin, while based on availability, the Lodge is usually able to offer this option.

Aerial of Minor Bay Lodge

Getting to the Lodge:

You’ll fly to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. A lodge representative will greet you at the airport. You'll take a free 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 two-hour private chartered flight to Points North Landing. You'll then take a 45-minute bus ride to the Lodge, arriving at the Lodge about 10:00 a.m. You'll enjoy a hearty breakfast, followed by a brief orientation. Afterward, you'll head out for a full day of guided fishing. (The roundtrip charter flight from Saskatoon to Points North Landing is included in the package. Your hotel night and meals in Saskatoon are not included.)

Typical Fishing Day:

Each cabin has a coffee maker, but if you prefer, a guide will deliver hot tea, hot chocolate, or juice to your room by 6:30 a.m. Breakfast is served each morning at 7:00 a.m. in the main lodge. At 8:00 a.m., you’ll leave for a full day’s fishing. Mid-day, a shore lunch is prepared by the guides. Around 5:30 p.m., you’ll arrive back at the Lodge. Enjoy appetizers in the lounge at 6:00 p.m. Dinner is served at 7:00 p.m. The lounge closes at 10:00 p.m.
Evening Fishing:  If you want to fish for two hours 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 $75.00 to $100.00 per boat is customary.

2024 USD Rates:

Packages do not include 11% HST.
Rates are for two anglers per boat and guide.
To fish one angler per guide, add $300.00 per day.
8-nights and 8-days guided fishing
$8,395.00 per person
4-nights and 4-days guided fishing
$5,295.00 per person
3-nights and 3-days guided fishing*
$4,995.00 per person
(*3-day trips are made by special arrangement,
with a 12-person minimum.)
4th of July Special - June 30 - July 6
6-nights and 6-days guided fishing
$5,295.00 per person

Discounts Available:

Youth - 13-15-years-old:  20% discount
Children - Under 13:  30% discount

The Packages Include:

• Airport reception
• Ground transfers between the airport and hotel in Saskatoon
• Roundtrip charter flight between Saskatoon and Points North Landing
• Bus trip from Points North Landing to the Lodge
• Lodging at Minor Bay
• Meals at the Lodge
• Guided fishing.

The Packages Do Not Include:

• International airfare to/from Saskatoon
• First night hotel and meals in Saskatoon
• Alcoholic beverages
• 11% harmonized sales tax (HST) on total package
• Fishing license
• Floatplane fly-outs to remote lakes
• Fishing tackle and the use of rods or reels
• Gratuities to guides and staff
• Global Rescue
• Travel insurance
• Anything not mentioned under inclusions.

Deposit and Cancellation:

Request an Information packet.  

Wollaston Lake Fishing

Monstrous northern pike

Wollaston Lake Pike

Excellent guides and staff

Northern Pike Fishing

Northern pike to 50-inches

Minor Bay Pike Fishing

Wollaston Lake pike

Wollaston Lake Fishing

Plus walleye, lake trout, & Arctic grayling

Angler with Walleye

Guides fix a delicious daily shore lunch.

Guide-Prepared Shore Lunch

Minor Bay Lodge dining room

Minor Bay Lodge Dining

Kayaks are available to use (unguided).

Kayak Fishing

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