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 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 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, 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.
2023 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 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 annual license runs about $78.00 USD. A 3-day license runs about $45.00.
Minor Bay Lodge
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 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 their own cabin. Based on availability, the Lodge is usually able to offer this option.
The living room area in a 4-bedroom cabin.
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.