Vermilion Bay Northern Pike Fishing


Vermilion Bay Lodge: Vermilion Bay Lodge on Eagle Lake in Northwestern Ontario is a fabulous Canadian destination for Northern Pike. Northern Pike are common between 20 and 35 inches and can be caught in great numbers. The reason the lodge is hear is because of the availability of giant trophy Northern Pike up to 45 inches and on occasion Northern Pike close to 50 inches are caught and released. With 8 comfortable housekeeping cabins and a main lodge overlooking beautiful Eagle Lake we offer personal service with over 30 years of experience serving fishermen and families.


McIntosh Lodge - is a beautiful little family run lodge on famous Canyon Lake, which is north of Vermilion Bay and west of Dryden. There are no Northern Pike in Canyon Lake as the Muskie did away with them but it's a short drive to the boat launch on the Wabigoon River and the lodge has boat caches on Long Lake, Square Lake and Bowden Lake where you can catch vast numbers as well as trophy Northern Pike in the 20-pound range. McIntosh Lodge has super nice lakefront housekeeping pine cabins with a beautiful main lodge for card playing or watching the big game on satellite TV. Their rates are very reasonable. You can always take a break from Lake Trout fishing and hit the fantastic Muskie, Walleye and bass fishing on Canyon Lake.


Anishinabi Lodge is a fly-in fishing lodge north of Vermilion Bay and west of Ear Falls. The main lodge is on an island at the south end of Anishinabi Lake and they have two remote outpost camps at the north end of the lake. Both Anishinabi Lake and their nine remote backcountry fly-in and portage lakes have excellent Northern Pike fishing including high numbers of Northern Pike in the 2 to 8 pound range and a really good number of 20 pound Northern Pike over 40 inches. The lake is also accessible in the winter for some awesome ice fishing. Ice fishing for Northern Pike starts January 1st in their region. They also have great fishing for Lake Trout, Walleye& Smallmouth. They have beautiful lakefront log cabin cottages, which are fully equipped for housekeeping. They have a main lodge and can offer American Plan with prior notice. They offer Lund fishing boats with electric start motors.


Rugby Lake Lodge is located 35 miles north of Dryden and 45 miles northeast of Vermilion Bay. This is a small family owned fishing camp and the only resort on the lake. This is one of the first fishing camps in Ontario to adapt a culture of conservation and for many years they have had a policy that all Northern Pike over 27 inches must be released. This has paid off big time. Northern Pike do not dominate the lake in high numbers like their unbelievable Walleye fishing but the lake has many Trophy Northern Pike in the 15 to 25 pound range. All these fish get released to get bigger every year. If you target Northern Pike you should catch 20 to 40 per day and over the course of a week you have a fantastic chance at catching a pike over 40 inches. They have comfortable lakefront housekeeping accommodations and the surrounding highlands are breathtaking. They also have great fishing for Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Perch & Crappie as well boat caches on Lake Trout lakes.


North Country Lodge: Canyon Lake is one of the best kept Northern Pike secrets in Northwestern Ontario. Canyon Lake produces large numbers as well as big trophy Northern Pike. Fishing is excellent for all species but our claim-to-fame is the Northern Pike. 20-pound Northern Pike are caught and release throughout the summer as well as great numbers of good eating sizes. Fisherpersons come from all over North America to enjoy the fantastic Northern Pike fishing in crystal-clear Canyon Lake. Clean and comfortable lakeside housekeeping cabins will make this your best Pike fishing vacation ever.


Ontario North Outpost has remote fly-in fishing outpost camps on Vaughan Lake and Lynx Lake. These lakes are inundated with Northern Pike. Guests can expect to catch 50 pike per day if targeting them with many of them being over 8 pounds. Every week a few guests will catch Northern Pike over 40 inches. During the summer guests catch a few that are close to 50 inches, which is a 30 pound pike so this is your very best chance at catching the trophy Northern Pike you always dreamed of. You will be flown out of Vermilion Bay, Ontario to a very big and modern outpost camp that is well maintained and fully equipped for housekeeping. Monster Walleyes and giant Smallmouth Bass are also available.


Birch Dale Lodge is located on Eagle Lake and between Dryden & Vermilion Bay and just south of Waldhof, Ontario. The lake is famous for monster size Northern Pike. There are tons of Pike over 20 pounds caught with a few over 25 pounds each year. Their accommodations and rental boats are among the best in Northwestern Ontario. The lodge offers housekeeping cabins but they have a BBQ pit restaurant where you can order what you want and even cook your own steak. Professional guides are available.


Eagle Eye Guiding is located on Eagle Lake in Northwestern Ontario. Greg grew up on Eagle Lake and knows every inch and his professional pike guiding skills are available for travelers or guests of any lodge on the lake. Eagle Lake is famous for giant trophy Northern Pike. Greg with show you a day of the best Northern Pike fishing you can imagine. Spending a day with Greg is very educational as well. He will show you all the best Northern Pike tips and tricks to maximize your pike fishing skills and produce outstanding results.

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