Province/Territory: Saskatchewan

Fly-in Fishing in Northern Saskatchewan's Pristine Wilderness

  • 05 days and nights in all-inclusive package
  • 12 guests at the lodge at a time
  • 05 species of freshwater fish

Whether you fly or spin, fishing at remote Foster Lake in northern Saskatchewan is both exhausting and exhilarating. Exhausting because you’re brawling: the whitefish fight you to the finish, arctic grayling demand all the fly-fishing finesse you possess and fly-out excursions have you wrestling for monster northern pike and trophy walleye. Don’t say you weren’t warned!

Exhilarating because your base for all this tussling is Foster Lake Lodge, where the tale is not only about the fish that got away (the owners Trent and Noel Brunansky encourage catch-and-release), but the food: hearty breakfasts, lavish dinners and vast shore lunches (think fish chowder, grilled pike, traditional deep-fry and sweet treats). After all, you need energy for all those battles. At the end day, tired from all that reeling but sated in mind and body, it's time to retire to the rustic charm of your lodge room, home to a cozy living area, expansive deck and private bathroom. You float off to sleep thinking about tomorrow—it’s sure to be a good day for fishing.

Why you should visit
  • In the pristine wilderness of northern Saskatchewan, test your abilities against worthy opponents: northern pike, lake trout, walleye, arctic grayling and whitefish.
  • Brawl with a 20- or 30-pound monster waterwolf (northern pike) at season’s end, as the pike fatten up for winter.
  • Tempt lake trout with a woolly bugger or other tied treats.
  • Test your fly-fishing finesse in the fast-moving waters of the historic Geikie River.
  • Bed down at night in total comfort in charming, rustic rooms that feature private bathrooms, expansive decks and a living area.
  • Come for the fishing, come back for the food: hearty breakfasts, lavish dinners and vast shore lunches.
  • Discover the real reason that almost all of Foster Lake Lodge’s guests are repeat visitors: the personal touch courtesy of lodge owners Trent and Noel Brunansky, and their dedication to preserving the primal wilderness of northern Saskatchewan.

Weather

Northern Saskatchewan summers are usually warm and dry with temperatures from June to September running between 15°C and 24°C. Nights can be cool. No matter the prevailing conditions, pack a high-quality rain suit and waterproof boots. Discover more local weather information. Research local weather patterns at Environment Canada's Canadian Climate Normals Website.

Visitor information
  • Foster Lake Lodge is open early June to late September.
  • All-inclusive packages are for five days and five nights, from Wednesday to Monday and include: round-trip airfare from La Ronge; complete fishing outfit with experienced guide, boat, motor and fuel (2 anglers per boat); deluxe accommodations within the new lodge, daily maid service, gourmet meals and shore lunches.
  • When booking with a travel agent, please give the following information: flights depart La Ronge for Foster Lake Lodge on Wednesday afternoon and return to La Ronge on Monday afternoon.
  • For travel-planning assistance, please contact Foster Lake Lodge.
  • Maximum allowable weight of luggage per guest: 40 lbs. (18 kilos)
When to go

Spin Fishing:

  • Northern Pike: June, late August to September.
  • Lake Trout: June to early July.
  • Walleye: June to early July.
  • Arctic Grayling: June, mid August to end of September.

Fly Fishing:

  • Northern Pike: June, late August, early September for trophies.
  • Lake Trout: June, late August to September.
  • Walleye: June, September for trophies.
  • Arctic Grayling: all season.
  • Whitefish: June, mid August to September.
Need to know
  • All five-day/five-night packages start on a Wednesday and end on a Monday.
  • Catch and release is encouraged.
  • Remember to protect your rods and reels while in transit.
  • Bring all your Bass Spinner Baits (they work brilliantly on northern pike).
  • The lodge stocks the correct fly pattern for northern pike, lake trout, whitefish and grayling.
  • Pack clothes for layering, as well as a high-quality rain suit and waterproof boots.
Getting Here
  • Foster Lake Lodge is located in northern Saskatchewan, 400 km north of Saskatoon.
  • By Car: Drive 400 km north of Saskatoon to La Ronge on SK Hwy 11.
  • By Air: Saskatoon is the gateway city, serviced by Air Canada, West Jet and Northwestern Air. There is regularly scheduled service to La Ronge (YVC).
  • A Foster Lake Lodge representative will meet incoming guests at La Ronge Airport and shuttle you to floatplane base for flight to Foster Lake. Owners Trent and Noel Brunansky will personally greet you at the lodge.
  • When booking with a travel agent, please give the following information: flights depart La Ronge for Foster Lake Lodge on Wednesday afternoon and return to La Ronge on Monday afternoon.
  • For travel planning assistance, please contact Foster Lake Lodge