Gangler's North Seal River Lodge - Fishing with Larry

Gangler's Lodges and Outposts

Since 1985, Gangler's has been recognized for extraordinary Canadian fishing trips. Gangler’s allocation stretches over 7,200 square miles, a unique area where 12 river systems form over 100 lakes and merge with one of Canada's greatest rivers, the North Seal.


Gangler's - Orvis Endorsed

North Seal River Lodge

For many anglers, a great attraction to the Canadian North is the potential for a Canadian Grand Slam – trophy pike, lake trout, walleye, and Arctic grayling, plus big whitefish. The list of Canadian waters where all four of these species actually swim is extremely limited, and the lakes which have true trophy potential for all four are almost non-existent. It’s here that North Seal River rises to the top as one of Canada’s truly unique fisheries.
From the Boreal Forest to the Tundra, there are over 30 lakes to explore and 20 different lakes via fly-outs, two portages, and two lakes by convenient mechanized portages. This area is exclusively yours to explore - no other lodges, long boat rides, no commercial fishing. Their state-of-the-art DeHavilland Beavers await your beck-and-call.
Gangler's is an Orvis-Endorsed operation which means it caters to every ability from beginner to expert; and, meet high standards of great service, great fishing, and an experienced, professional staff.

Fishing Seasons

North Seal River Lodge

The sprawling Egenolf Lake, home to the main lodge, is at a major junction of the North Seal with four adjacent lakes. There are two portage lakes close to the main lodge, East Lake and Dillabough Lake, and two more mechanized portages to Blackfish and Minihuik Lakes.
East Lake is located just a quick 5-minute boat ride east of the lodge. It is rarely fished and when it’s hot, it’s an excellent pike producer. Dillabough Lake sits at the south end of their airstrip, just off Egenolf. It's a beautiful lake offering some great pike fishing and the occasional monster.
Minihuik Lake is northwest of Egenolf and always seems to demand repeat visits from guests. It might have something to do with the phenomenal fishing for all four species. Minihuik is available as a drive-in portage—a 15-minute Polaris ride away. It is a beautiful breathtaking experience in itself, showing the North Seal country in its full splendor.
Gangler's main lodge has 16½’ 18’ and boats with 25-to 40-horsepower Yamaha four-stroke outboard motors and Hummingbird depth finders.

Gangler's North Seal River Lodge

North Seal River Lodge

North Seal River Lodge is their main lodge, and has access to two portage lakes with Polaris ATVs available (one per lake). It has a classic Northwood's charm with soaring beams, a majestic fireplace, and spectacular views. Over 4,200 square feet, its grand interior combines comfortable lounge areas with recreation--a pool table, card table, ping-pong table, tackle room, computer, free Wi-Fi, a fly tying table, DVD library, and the rustic Timberwolf bar. The lodge accommodates only 24 guests per week in a warm, intimate setting, with personalized attention to every facet of your trip. Delicious meals and hors d’oeuvres and dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Full service, bar/lounge area. (Alcohol is not included.) The staff ratio is 1:1.
Guests sleep in cabins that accommodate two or four anglers. The cabins have electricity, private bath, living area, bedrooms, TV/VCR/DVD players, propane heat, and screened-in porches. Wi-fi is available to many of the cabins, but reception can vary due to the Cloud.
Other activities:  Nature walks, hiking, and wildlife exploration (bear, moose, wolf, otter, eagle, osprey, and much more). For an additional fee, participate in a hunting safari or charter a trip to the barrenlands to see caribou and muskox.

Getting Here

You’ll need to stay overnight in Winnipeg. Guests depart from Winnipeg early Saturday morning in the private charter from Winnipeg, Manitoba, directly to North Seal River Lodge—Gangler's main lodge. Occasionally there is a brief stop in Thompson. Normal flight time is 2 ½ hours. The charter lands on their 5,400-foot airstrip right behind the lodge. Main lodge guests are served lunch and will be out on the lake before noon. Outpost guests are only a short floatplane trip away to their respective camps.


2018 Rates - click here:

North Seal River Lodge:
8-nights and 8-days guided fishing:
 $5,995.00 p.p.
Dates Available:   July 16-24, July 24 - August 1, August 1-9, August 9-17
7-nights and 7-days guided fishing:
$5,595.00 p.p.
Available: June 9-16, and June 23-30
5-nights and 5-days guided fishing:
$5,295.00 p.p.
Available: June 16-21 and June 25-30
4-nights and 4-days guided fishing:
$4,995.00 p.p.
Available: June 8-12, July 7-11 (Fly-Fishing Legend Week with Bob Clouser - evening departure), July 16-20, July 20-24, July 24-28, July 28 - August 1, August 1-5, August 5-9, August 9-13, August 13-17, August 17-21, and August 21-25, 2018.

Packages include:

Transportation to/from Winnipeg, Manitoba to the lodge, guided fishing, two anglers per boat and guide, meals and recreation in the main lodge, and cabin lodging with two or four guests per cabin.

Packages do not include:

airfare to Winnipeg, overnight/meals in Winnipeg, fishing licenses, fishing tackle, the use of rods and reels, alcohol, taxes, and single guided fishing. Canadian residents are charged in Canadian funds. A single guided fisherman in a boat at the main lodge will be charged $175.00 extra per day.

Outpost Lodges

Five-Star outpost opportunities await.
• Maria Lake Mini Lodge
• Stevens/Nicklin Deluxe Outpost
• Burnie Lake Deluxe Outpost
• Bain Lake Deluxe Outpost
• Clifton Lake Classic Outpost
Click here for a PDF of pricing and details.

Gangler's has 20 fly-out options available - for an extra fee.

Custom 16½’ and 18’ boats outfitted with 25 to 40 h.p. Yamaha four-stroke outboard motors and Hummingbird depthfinders.


Gangler's Fishing in June:

Gangler's Northern Pike

June:  Ice-out is generally late May to early June. Fishing is generally very shallow for all species. This is the time many pike fishermen dream of, with pike warming themselves in 8” to 12” of water early on and moving to 2’ to 4’ of water later in the month. Many a pike addict has turned into quivering jelly at the sight of so many big fish so shallow and in clear water. There are no significant weeds at this time. Trout are shallow, ranging from 3’-15’, in current areas, rivers, and off sand points. Depending on the time of ice-out, they will start to move slightly deeper late in the month. At this time of the year, you never quite know where they may turn up and a 30-pound lake trout when you least expect it is quite the surprise. Walleye are very shallow in the river areas and are also concentrated in large numbers in shallow bays that are 2’ to 4’ deep. Grayling are in the rivers and are easily fished with dry flies or small spinners.

Gangler's Fishing in July:

Gangler's northern pike

July:  Pike will move between the weed beds and the shallow bays beginning the second week. Trout are usually fully concentrated by mid-July, offering incredible concentrations of fish. Depths range from 10’ to 25’ early on and 40’ to 60’ after mid-July. Walleye begin strong patterns, forming huge, tight schools in current areas, walleye fishing at its finest with lots of 20” to 26” fish and larger. Most walleye caught by one boat in a day – 400! Grayling are in the rivers, easy to access after water levels stabilize. Bug hatches (the good ones) are tremendous.

Gangler's Fishing in August:

Gangler's grayling

August:  Pike still ranging from bays to weed beds, which by now are in full bloom. 4’ to 8’ of water by casting. Trout concentrated in the holes with large numbers of big fish caught by trolling or vertical jigging. August also hosts an unusual phenomenon they’ve seen only on the North Seal. For one to two time periods this month, usually lasting three to four days each, lake trout flood into the river mouths in big concentrations, almost like a false spawn. Angling is intense. Walleye are in the same patterns as July and are of larger size. Many of the 28” to 32” walleye are caught at this time. Grayling in the rivers, at their peak will smash any dry fly that happens their way.

Churchill Super Combo Adventure:

Gangler's Overnight options

For those looking to further their Northern Manitoba experience, Gangler’s has partnered with Great Canadian Travel. Guests of North Seal River Lodge will be able to combine a side trip to Churchill, Manitoba, the unique seaport and ecosystem on Hudson Bay. Paired with a 4-day excursion to Gangler’s North Seal River Lodge (including 3.5-days of guided fishing), this 8-day trip coincides with the annual migration of the famed Beluga whales as they flood into the harbor. The migration has been estimated at over 57,000 whales. The whales are calving at this time of year, and you may see the females with their new-born calves. Guests will enjoy two land tours and two sea tours, including tours of the historic port along with two Zodiac or boat adventures on the bay with the whales. Space is limited to eight guests per time slot. This trip can be customized to include snorkeling with the whales and a trip to see the Polar bears as they begin their move from their denning areas. This is an ideal trip for both couples and families.

Gangler's North Seal River Lodge:


Interior of North Seal Lodge cabin

North Seal Lodge cabin

Dining at North Seal is a 5-star experience

North Seal dining

The staff ratio is 1:1.

The staff ratio is 1:1.

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

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