Trip Overview 

In the remote reaches of Canada’s serene northern wilderness lies one of the best freshwater fisheries in the entire world – the incomparable Wollaston Lake. More than 100 miles long and 400 feet deep, Wollaston and its surrounding lakes attract seasoned anglers with vast populations of trophy fish of four distinct species: northern pike, lake trout, arctic grayling and walleye. And the magnificence of the fishery is matched only by the beauty and comfort of its premier destination — Wollaston Lake Lodge. Situated at the mouth of the Umpherville River, the Lodge is a spectacular retreat that is fully staffed to meet your highest expectations.

Destination Quick Facts 

Wollaston Lake - Yellow Dog Flyfishing AdventuresLOCATION:  Saskatchewan, Canada

SEASON:  June 10th - August 22nd

CAPACITY:  20 cabins that sleep up to 6 guests each

CLOSEST MAJOR AIR HUB:  Winnipeg, Manitoba (YWG)

TARGET SPECIES:  Northern pike, lake trout, walleye and Arctic grayling.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:  Valid passport. No visa required for citizens of most countries. A Saskatchewan fishing license is required.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Lodging Details
Wollaston Lake Lodge’s private and modern cabins are spacious enough to easily accommodate one to eight people in each. All of the creature comforts taken into account: private bathrooms, hot showers, thick towels, flannel sheets, card tables, and all the room you need to stretch out and relax after a full day on the water. For post-fishing relaxation, there’s no better place than the Main Lodge, with its impressive timber-frame construction, 32-foot vaulted ceilings and 270-degree view of the lake. The Lodge features a well-stocked tackle and gear shop, big-screen satellite TV, full lounge, screened-in porches, phones and high speed internet. Groups can access the private conference room for an informal business meeting, or use it as a more casual hospitality suite. In addition, the lodge has a full-service bar, a great line-up of fine wines, and even a humidor filled with Cuban cigars. There is also a workout room, relaxing sauna, hot stone massage and laundry service.

Food and Beverages
In the Lodge dining room, you’ll find amazing “North Woods” cuisine and exceptionally responsive service that you’ll warm up to immediately. A five-star internationally trained chef staff creates memorable dishes that include certified Angus Beef, baby back ribs, rack of lamb, Caesar salad and unforgettable desserts for dinner. For breakfast, there’s Canadian bacon (of course), blueberry pancakes, French toast, eggs, fresh fruit, pastries and much more, all made-to-order. The Lodge is happy to accommodate any dietary needs or restrictions. There are no set dining times, which means that meals can be structured around fishing.

Typical Length of Stay
The standard packages at Wollaston Lake Lodge are a five (5) nights / four (4) fishing days and nine (9) nights / eight (8) fishing days.

Non-Angling Activities and Options
This is primarily a fishing destination, however, the Lodge itself is a non-angling experience worth noting. This is a luxury North-woods lodge, and the amenities are designed for comfort. Therapeutic massage is available at an additional cost. There is also a sauna and workout room.

Internet / Communications
Wi-Fi is available at the Lodge free of charge. Cell phones DO work at the Lodge. 

FISHING

General Information
The waters of Wollaston Lake Lodge lure anglers from far and wide for the ultimate “Grand Slam of Freshwater Fishing” – northern pike, lake trout, walleye and Arctic grayling. These world-class fish are found in only a handful of Saskatchewan’s 98,000 lakes, which is something that makes Wollaston even more unique. The lake itself is 110 miles long and 45 miles wide, with 2,700 miles of shoreline and nearly 400 islands. Wollaston Lake Lodge's catch-and-release tradition (begun in the 1980s) helps assure great fishing year after year, and all anglers are required to fish with barbless hooks. Wollaston Lake Lodge makes every effort to conserve the fish population for future generations.

Few things stir the blood of a born angler like a powerful northern pike in hot pursuit of a fly. Or an Arctic grayling fighting hard on a five-weight rod after eating a dry fly in fast moving water. In the spring or fall, you can match wits with lake trout that are numerous and ravenous. The guides at the Lodge (many of whom were originally trained by Larry Dahlberg and Barry Reynolds) are experienced at guiding fly fishermen, and the boats have huge casting decks with plenty of room to maneuver. If you’ve ever dreamt of tangling with a huge pike or lake trout on the fly, the guides at Wollaston Lake Lodge have the expertise to accomplish that goal.

Boats and Equipment
You ride with comfort and security in a custom-crafted, 18-foot Wollaston Lake Lodge Edition Lund Pro-V boat, powered by an 80HP Yamaha four-stroke engine for smooth travel over big water. You’ll appreciate the spring-ride pedestal seating, raised casting deck, wide gunnels, Lowrance depth finder and MinnKota trolling motor. The lodge does have a fully-outfitted tackle shop, a complete rod rental program, and a complimentary fly-tying desk is at your disposal if you’d like to create a fly of your own design.

TRAVEL DETAILS

How To Get There
Guests fishing at Wollaston Lake lodge must travel to Winnipeg International Airpot (YWG) in the province of Manitoba, Canada. Manitoba can be accessed via a number of daily commercial flights.

Arrival and Departure Details / Times
You may arrive in Winnipeg anytime and overnight at the Hilton Suites Winnipeg near the airport. A Lodge representative will meet you when you arrive and transportation to the hotel is provided. The next morning guest will meet in the hotel lobby by 5:15 am for a 5:30 am departure to meet the charter flight to Saskatchewan. Continental breakfast is available in the hotel lobby prior to departure. The charter flight is approximately two- hours long, followed by a short bus ride to the lodge. This northbound hotel stay and charter flight is included in the price of your package.

Documents Required
A passport is required for U.S. citizens to enter Canada and a valid photo ID is required for all air travel. A Saskatchewan fishing license is required and may be purchased upon arrival.

Travel Arrangements
Yellow Dog offers a full in-house travel and reservations system, and can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers, and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact us at 888-777-5060 or travel [at] yellowdogflyfishing [dot] com for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services and trip insurance.

RATES

Package Rates
Remember that Yellow Dog's services are completely free! When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter. All prices listed below are per person and quoted in US dollars. Please contact Yellow Dog for additional details and open dates.

5 Nights/ 4 Fishing Days = $5,400.00 per person
9 Nights/ 8 Fishing Days = $9,800.00 per person

What's Included

  • Round-trip charter flight from Winnipeg to Wollaston Lake Lodge
  • One night of hotel accommodations in Winnipeg on northbound journey
  • Shuttle service between hotel and airport in Winnipeg
  • Hearty breakfast, shore lunch with beverages, hor d’oeuvers and dinner with house wine
  • Comfortable modern cabins with hot showers
  • Daily housekeeping/laundry service
  • Full use of main lodge with lounge and meeting facilities
  • Professional guide for every two anglers
  • Fully quipped Lund Pro-V boats with depth finders, trolling motors, spring-ride pedestal seating and raised casting decks
  • Use of rods and reels (if needed)

What's Not Included

  • Transportation from home town to Winnipeg - Manitoba, Canada
  • Alcoholic beverages at lodge
  • Fishing tackle or fishing licenses
  • Gratuities for guides and staff
  • Daily fly-outs or fly-backs (can be added on once at the lodge)
  • Therapeutic massages
OTHER INFO

The Main Lodge features a fully-stocked tackle shop and has fishing equipment available that you can rent, including spinning rods, fly rods, and complete tackle boxes. (You only need to replace items that may be lost.) The Lodge also offers a wide range of top quality clothing, rain gear, gifts and more for sale.

Client Testimonials

"Our guide was great! He worked very hard to make us great shore lunches, keep us safe, and catch big fish. The staff at the lodge, as always, was very accommodating and friendly."
- Jane and Rob

"The level of service and professionalism was exceptional! Waitress, bartender, guides, dock staff - all top shelf! I am always proud to recommend Wollaston Lake Lodge. I know it will reflect well."
- Don