Fly Fish the Remote North Seal Watershed for Trophy Northern Pike and Lake Trout
The epitome of remote, Gangler’s North Seal River Lodge is in the heart of a vast, virgin fly-in only area and is hidden 200 miles from Manitoba, Canada’s northernmost road. Discover a Canadian fly-in fishing adventure with Canada’s finest outfitter – Gangler’s North Seal River Lodge and Outposts. This fishery is annually recognized as Canada’s foremost waters for pursuing the Canadian Grand Slam—northern pike, lake trout, walleye, and Arctic grayling. This exclusive watershed stretches over 5 million acres of beautiful northern Manitoba wilderness, a gateway to 100 lakes and 12 river systems. There are no roads here, no people, no commercial fishing, and no other lodges. This is exclusive and pristine wilderness fly fishing!
Guests stay in comfortable cabins that sleep two or four anglers. Each cabin has a screened-in porch with chairs, two-rod holders, and racks for hanging gear. Each cabin has a full bath, 2 full-size beds per room, with dresser and nightstand. There is a TV, VCR and or DVD, table and chairs and or couches in a common area with a coffee table, propane heater, and coffee maker. Each cabin is equipped with extra pillows, linens, and blankets, towels, and soap. Each room has closets and plenty of hooks and hangers for clothing. Each cabin has Wi-Fi access. Laundry facilities are on-site.
Food and Beverages
The food at the main lodge is exceptional with breakfast each morning. Cocktails and complimentary hors d’ouveres are served at 5:00 and dinner is scheduled promptly at 7 p.m. Gangler’s dining is a 5-star experience striking a balance between gourmet cuisine without sacrificing the heartiness great fishing demands. From apricot-glazed cornish hens to steak dinner, encrusted leg of lamb with rosemary potatoes, or the perfectly cooked prime rib with a maki-style cucumber wrapped salad, each dining experience is a delight!
Typical Length of Stay
Please contact Yellow Dog to discuss scheduling and availability as packages of any length can be arranged. Please note that seven (7) night packages are from Sat. – Sat.
Non-Angling Activities and Options
While fishing is certainly the focus here, this remote Canadian destination has great options to satisfy both anglers and non-anglers. Numerous hiking tours and biking trails are available directly from the Lodge. When night falls, this area is known as Manitoba’s finest destination for Northern Lights. Eco-tours and packages can be arranged. Wildlife photography safaris, interpretive and archaeology tours, sub-arctic exploration, and tundra tours provide a complete overview of the unique Canadian Sub-Arctic. A 4-day trip to the lodge in late July or early August can be combined with an incredible trip to Churchill to see the beluga whales and polar bears – the ultimate Manitoba experience.
Internet / Communications
There is a satellite wi-fi connection at the Lodge.
How To Get There
Guests arrive at Gangler’s via a private charter flight from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Because of the early morning flight on arrival day, guests must spend the night prior to arrival at the lodge in Winnipeg. Normal flight time to the lodge is 2.5 hours with a refueling stop. The charter lands on Gangler’s private airstrip right behind the lodge. Main lodge guests are served lunch and will be out fishing before noon.
Arrival and Departure Details / Times
Guests traveling from the U.S. will want to be in Winnipeg, Manitoba the evening before the private charter to Gangler’s. On the departure day, guests traveling to most U.S. destinations can make it home the same day of departure from the lodge. International flights should be booked to and from Winnipeg, Manitoba.
A passport is required for U.S. citizens to enter Canada. Anglers can purchase fishing licenses in advance or on-site.
A Note on Drunk Driving or Other Criminal Record
Anyone with a criminal record (including a drunk driving conviction) may be excluded from Canada. A waiver of exclusion may be issued but several weeks are required and a processing fee must be paid. Contact the Canadian Embassy or a Canadian Consulate in the U.S. for more information.
Yellow Dog works directly with and recommends Kanna Travel. They can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers, and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact them at 855-739-3139 or [email protected] for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services, and trip insurance.
Gangler’s has set the standard for fly fishing for northern pike, lake trout, walleye, and arctic grayling for over 20 years. They were the first Canadian fishing lodge to offer clinics for fly-fishing for pike hosting Lefty Kreh and Flip Pallot on several occasions. Gangler’s manages the fishery with a catch & release policy for anglers and provincial law requires that fishermen only use barbless hooks. These practices have ensured healthy populations of fish and a fishery that a real trophy is a possibility!
As recently as ten years ago northern Canada was not on the radar for most fly anglers. Much of that has changed and many fly fishermen are aware of the excitement of fishing for trophy pike, walleye, and Arctic grayling in the northwestern corner of Manitoba. No other fishery offers more variety and quality than the North Seal River system. Anglers can fish for five different species in a wealth of different habitats and can book fly outs to 30+ lakes and do several portages to others while onsite!
Boats and Equipment Required
Gangler’s North Seal River Lodge guides utilize custom 18’ and 16 1/2’ boats outfitted outboard motors and depth finders. Additionally, a few of the lakes require portages and the guides will use ATVs to access the more remote lakeshores. To access the unique fly-out outposts, guests fly in small, safe floatplanes with highly trained pilots!
Rates and Terms
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. Rates are based on double occupancy cabins and fishing.
Seven (7) night packages are from Sat – Sat. Please contact Yellow Dog for current schedule, availability and additional details!
8 Days: $5,995
7 Days: $5,995. Saturday to Saturday, weeks June 6 through July 18 only.
5 Days: $5,595
4 Days: $5,295
- Group discounts available
- Father and Son discount – 17 years and younger
- Couples Weeks – call for special
- All accommodations at North Seal River Lodge as specified
- All guided fishing as specified in your package
- Round trip air charter to and from Winnipeg, Manitoba
- Expeditor services while in Winnipeg
- Breakfast and gourmet dinner at the lodge
- Daily shore lunch
- All non-alcoholic beverages
- Complimentary fly-tying table
- Maid service
- Use of onsite canoes and kayaks
What’s Not Included:
- International flight to and from Winnipeg, Manitoba
- Hotel nights, meals, taxis, and other activities while in Winnipeg
- Flyouts can be arranged on-site with 30+ lakes to explore!
- Alcoholic beverages and bar tab
- Gratuities for fishing guides and lodge staff
- Manitoba sales taxes and GST’s (Added to final Yellow Dog invoice)
- Fishing license
- Rods, reels, flies, and terminal tackle (rental equipment and some flies and tackle available on site)
Gangler’s North Seal River Lodge (Manitoba)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS – CANCELLATIONS
A deposit of 50% per person is due within 10 days of booking to hold both space and guides on all packages. No space or guides will be held without receipt of deposit. Full pre-payment is due 90 days prior to date of trip. Be aware that for cancellations – regardless of reason – deposits and final payments are non-refundable, which is why Yellow Dog strongly recommends that anglers and guests purchase travel insurance for your trip. Cancellations that can be resold by the outfitter will be credited to the following year as per the amount of resale. Gangler’s will not refund payments in the event of poor weather or for unused portions of any package. Trips cancelled because of late ice out must be rescheduled the same calendar year. North Seal River Lodge, Maria Lake Mini-Lodge, Stevens/Nicklin Lake 5-Star Outpost, Burnie Lake Outpost, Bain Lake, Clifton Lake Outpost and Gangler’s Fly-In Lodges make every effort to serve their guests, but will assume no responsibility or liability for any hazard of any kind associated with these trips. Neither is any obligation nor responsibility assumed for any mechanical, political, meteorological, climactic, or other event, or for the services of transportation companies, contractors or other principals for which North Seal River Lodge, Maria Lake Mini-Lodge, Stevens Lake 5-star Outpost, Burnie Lake Outpost, Bain Lake Outpost, Clifton Lake Outpost or Gangler’s Fly-In Lodges acts as agents. Receipt of deposit and/or final payment is acknowledgment that registrant has read and accepts the deposit, cancellation, refund and responsibility clauses for these packages.
Payment Terms For All Yellow Dog Trip Bookings
In order to lock in your trip reservation, we ask that you please remit payment within 10 days of receipt of invoice. For your convenience, Yellow Dog accepts on-line payments via a direct and secure ACH platform – a quick and easy way to complete your trip reservation. Note that all Yellow Dog invoices include a live link that takes you directly to the Yellow Dog ACH platform for fast and easy payment. For open and existing invoices with a remaining balance, payment reminders also include this easy link to the ACH page.
Other customary forms of payment that are accepted are checks or wire transfers. If you would like to pay in a different way or have any questions about alternate payment methods, please contact Yellow Dog at (888) 777-5060 or (406) 585-8667. We are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Beginning September 1st, 2020, Yellow Dog will apply a 2% convenience fee for all American Express credit card transactions, and a 3% convenience fee for Visa, MasterCard and Discover transactions.
Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures Standard Forms For Payment
- ACH online payments (for US banking institutions only).
- Traditional checks (sent via mail)
- Electronic wire payments (client is responsible for any wiring fees)
*Please contact us if you prefer or require a different payment option. Convenience fees may apply for other payment methods.
**Please be aware that the ACH platform is only available for US financial institutions and bank accounts. International payments can be made via wire or with a credit card.