ICE FISHING FAQ’s
Snowmobile or Quads?
(Snowmobile only until usually late March and April. Stay tuned to our social media for snow and ice updates)
Can we get on the lake with a vehicle.
(NO, You will definitely need a snowmobile or atv or we have a snowcat that transports people on and off the ice)
Do we need an auger extension?
(Never hurts to have one just in case but generally no)
Do you sell bait?
(Yes, we have sucker belly, dead baits and minnows for sale at the lodge)
Do you offer meals?
(Yes, please let us know ahead of time. We offer breakfast, packed lunch and dinners at the lodge)
Do the log cottages have kitchens?
(Yes, our log cottages all have a kitchenette with a burner top stove and microwave plus a bbq grill on the porch)
Do we need to bring our own bedding?
(No, all linens and towels are supplied in each log cottage)
What do you use for catching Lake Trout
(Our preference is the 45” HAAT Rod Medium/Heavy with 30lb braided line and 20lb mono or fluorocarbon with a swivel for a leader.
Do you sell tackle?
(yes, we have a selection of tackle at the lodge including our famous Lake Trout Jig Kits with ultimate glow technology custom made by Big Sky Jigs)
How far of a ride is it from the lodge to the Lake Trout fishing?
(Anywhere between 5 to 15 miles will get you the Laker fishing on Athapapuskow)
Can we fish for other species?
(Yes, we have several lakes to fish and offer multi species fishing for Walleye, Northern Pike, Lake Trout, Burbot, Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, Small Mouth Bass, Perch and Whitefish.
How deep is Lake Athapapuskow?
(The deepest spot on Athapap is 233 feet deep)
What is the size of Lake Athapapuskow?
(Lake Athapapuskow is approximately 20 miles x 20 miles and has over 575 islands)
Is there gas available at the lodge?
(Yes, we sell gas at the lodge)