2. Are you situated right on Lac Seul?
Yes and No.....Moosehorn Lodge is located on Pelican Lake, 10 minutes from Lac Seul's Southeastern corner, 5 minutes from Minnitaki. These waters are all connected and easily navigable through rapids. There are also two Lac Seul Launches, and one Big Vermilion Launch in close proximity. In the case of a low water year, I would use the launches. If you are staying at Moosehorn Lodge, I will navigate right from the base waters in a safe and timely manner. If I am working with you outside the camp, with your own boat, we can depart from any launch you desire.
3. Will you guide me in my own boat?
Yes, but I have to book most of my dates in my own boat, in order to make the heavy payments. Your best bet for a hassle free day of catching is to book my boat and leave all of the work to me.
I will guide in any boat, at any place, at any time, depending on availability. Whether there is just one boat, or several boats fishing together, I will make sure that each one travels safely, and all boats are productive on the water. Two way radios can be handy in this situation. Keep in mind that my base rate is set for two people, and a small charge will be placed for each extra person, even if in a following boat. The more people that you bring, the better deal it is for you. If you need to rent a boat, I can outfit that as well. Be sure to let me know if you will be requiring a shore lunch, and how many people there will be. I can guide at whichever hours on the water will best suit your needs. I am very familiar with all types of boats, and will treat your equipment with extreme care and professionalism. Make sure that you have all the required safety equipment aboard your vessel, as I do not provide that.
4. Can I use my GPS while you are guiding for me?
Yes. Many years ago the answer to this question was no. As technology has advanced, I have realized that my job is much more than just showing people fishing hotspots. Many guests have traveled with me while recording everything on their mapping devices.
All that I ask is that you don't post your plot all over the Internet, or sell the program, unless you want the isolated places I teach you to become Disneyland to fishermen. I have no problem teaching people the safe routes, and showing them how to target every species, at all times of year. Even if you only require my services for your first day, to get an idea of what you are looking for and how to get there safely, that is fine. I will not hold anything back if you are recording our day on GPS. My goal here is to make sure that all fishermen and women I meet are very successful every time they travel here.
Most of the people that I guide for each year, just simply enjoy the fact that they don't have to do anything, but sit back and catch fish. Why run a boat instead of fishing, you are on vacation aren't you? I pride myself in being a great teacher, and even a GPS can't avoid single logs and small reefs, or teach you how to navigate rapids safely. I give 100% effort into each day on the water, regardless of what type of trip I am on.
5. Are children welcome on your trips?
Most definitely YES. I encourage everyone to bring your kids/grandkids to this area. I enjoy teaching young people how to fish. Having an eight year old myself, I may tend to make sure that they are outfishing everyone else in the boat! I have a lot of fun with kids aboard and make sure that I keep them very busy. Taking my guiding services will ensure that your child has fond memories of fishing, and keep your frustrations to a minimum, while simply letting you enjoy your excursion as well. I have the greatest amount of patience, and camaraderie to ensure that your child to have nothing but a positive experience here.
6. How about Senior Citizens?
Yes, If you are worried about age or physical impairments, please don't. Parents, Grandparents, and simply everyone is welcome. I will take special care of elderly people if needed, to make sure that they have a safe and very productive trip. I have helped many guests with physical conditions get in and out of the boat safely, and will take care as need be, throughout the trip. I am here to help make their trip a memorable one as well.
Yes, If your favorite companion has joined your fishing trip, then certainly bring them along. I have two dogs at home, so I am fond of animals. Many of my guests in the past have brought their pets along, and even fed them shore lunch! The only exceptions I have here is no violent tempered or exotic endangered species!!
8. What should I bring along on a trip with you?
Here is a quick list of things that you will want to have with you;
Personal Cooler with adequate beverages of your choice
Clothing in layers for all temperatures
PFD's for everyone aboard, unless I am providing boat with
Fishing equipment/Small tackle box of essentials (I have that as well)
I can provide fishing equipment if you do not wish to travel with it, tackle as well, just let me know. I carry a wide assortment of tackle, and everyone that is with me is welcome to use it on the "lose it, bought it" condition. Contact me with any questions about the fishing gear that you will need for your trip. You may also want to pack your lunch, if we have not made prior arrangments for shore lunch.
9. What hours will we be fishing, and what other perks are there?
A regular fishing day is typically between the hours of 7 AM to 5 PM, however if you are targeting muskies with me I would recommend fishing from 11 AM until dark. I am also available for half days, and pretty much whatever hours you would like to fish. My evening trips run from 6PM until dark.
When you hire my services you will be offered a shore lunch, in which I will clean fish, prepare and cook side dishes as well. I will clean everyone's catch 100% boneless at the end of the day, whether they are taking fish home, or to eat while here.
I provide a care free fishing trip where everyone can just simply relax, catch and let me take care of everything. If desired I will bait and tie hooks, as well.
10. Can you guarantee my success on a trip with you?
Yes. No Fish-No Pay. Although this has never happened before, my confidence each and every day is that I will forfeit my wage if there are no fish caught. In fact I would probably have to retire from guiding. When you hire me I will take you to the best possible places for action and trophies. Many times this happens on the first stop, but if not I always find what I'm looking for.
Musky trips are the exception to this rule, due to the fact that your odds of have multiple fish follow your baits and catches are probable, making this more of a form of hunting, and I would not be brilliant to make guarantees in this area. All I can tell you is that everywhere I take you has a great shot at a monster fish!
Listed here is the lodge that I regularly guide for, and my recommended fishing sites and local shops
Moosehorn Lodge 1-800-682-6123
"For all your accommodations, boats and meals"
Al's Sports Excellence
84 Front St.
807 737 1323
"The Sioux Lookout Area Outdoor Headquarters"
"A great site to keep track of the weather, and peak fishing times"
Thunder Bay Fishing
"For updated fishing news and links in the Thunder Bay Area"
Fishing in Canada Information on Fishing in Canada
"An Ontario based fishing web site that provides information and entertainment to anglers of all ages. We focus on a variety of species including, but not limited to Bass, Walleye, Pike, and Muskie, Other areas of our site include maps, tips, information articles, stories, photo gallery, and much more. Please take some time to check us out". Thanks.
"Directory listings for the United States, and Canada".
2740 Hwy 72
"Supplying the entire Sioux Lookout Area with all sizes and types of minnows, leeches, suckers and specialty baits. Great prices and bulk orders."
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1. Where are you located?
We are located just outside of the town of Sioux Lookout, situated in a quiet bay on Pelican Lake. This is where my repeat clients choose to stay due and my recommendation as well.
If I have a day open, I will guide from any location, in any boat, within close proximity of the town.