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Enjoy the Canadian Wildlife at Rough Rock Lodge

One of the perks of visiting an Ontario fishing lodge is the seemingly limitless exposure to Canadian wildlife. With summer in full swing, many native animal species are fully active, moving about in search of mates and food. From roaming black bears to playful otters, Rough Rock Lodge & Outpost is home to a diverse assortment of fauna to enjoy on your Ontario vacation. While most of us have observed animals in their natural habitat, watching the squirrels and chipmunks forage at the bird feeder isn't exactly what you'll witness at resorts in Ontario. We've put together a few guidelines to help you make the most of your exciting retreat and maximize your wildlife viewing experience.

Hire a Canadian Fishing Guide from Rough Rock Lodge

Embarking on a guided Canadian fishing trip is something every angler should experience at least once in their lifetime. Whether you are a novice or avid fisherman, Roughrock Lake is the perfect place to take your angling acumen to the next level. This glacial remnant offers over 50 miles of fishable shoreline and a dynamic array of highly coveted sportfish, including smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike, and the elusive muskellunge. As much as we share and appreciate the can-do spirit exhibited by fishermen and women far and wide, even those who grew up around Roughrock Lake will highly recommend enlisting a Canadian fishing guide.

The Best Pike Fishing in Ontario

Over the years, many anglers have come to associate trophy northern pike with the great province of Ontario. The elegant beauty showcased by the pristine wilderness surrounding it is part of what makes Rough Rock Lake some of the best pike fishing in Ontario. Coupled with the thoughtful conservation practices of our local anglers and wildlife management services, and you’ll find yourself in an environment teeming with northern pike.

Walleye Fishing in Ontario with Rough Rock Lodge

Walleye fishing in Ontario is arguably the most quintessential Canadian fishing adventure every angler should experience. Imagine walking up to the dock before sunrise, gear, and tackle in tow as mist emanates from the lake. Whether you are targeting a personal best, aiming to limit out on eaters, our outpost on Rough Rock Lake grants you access to over 50 miles of Canadian shoreline. At Rough Rock Lodge, we give you the option to fish on your own or with one of our knowledgeable guides. Before we start getting the cabins ready, we want to share some standard guidelines to maximize your Canadian fishing adventure.

Tips for Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Ontario

Understandably, a lot of people will think of walleye when they contemplate fishing in Ontario. We’ve all heard stories about people limiting out on “wallies” from the bountiful lakes of Ontario, but some anglers may not realize that there are also some amazing smallmouth bass fishing opportunities as well.

Corporate Fishing Trips (with Team Building)

Rough Rock Lodge is simply the best place to book your next corporate getaway because, apart from the beautiful cabins in the woods, you’ll be welcomed with dining options just for you, as well as access to Rough Rock’s signature fishing boats. Here, you’ll be able to experience fishing in Ontario on pristine lakes and be able to practice team building while having fun exploring the woods surrounding Canada’s Rough Rock Lodge.

Get the Health Benefits of Freshwater Fish at Rough Rock

Rough Rock Lodge & Outpost provides access to some of the best freshwater fish to eat, and it turns out that most people need to add more to their diets. The American Heart Association recommends at least two servings of fish each week. So how can you reap the health benefits of freshwater fish? By taking a trip to our Canada fishing lodges and catching some yourself!

Tips and Tricks for Walleye Fishing in Canada

Few fish have as many fans as walleye. The ever-popular freshwater fish is highly sought after by novice and expert anglers alike, and here at Rough Rock Lodge, they’re abundant. With seemingly endless shoreline and perfect water temperatures, Rough Rock Lake is the ideal lake for walleye fishing in Canada.

Enjoy Traditional Canadian Food in Minaki, Ontario

A hot fire, cast-iron skillet, fresh fish, and refreshing lakeside breeze are essential parts of traditional Canadian food. At Rough Rock Lodge, we have all of those things and more. Our fishing lodges in Ontario, Canada, offer access to the best Canadian fish, and with so much fresh fish, you’ll never be hungry during your stay.

Explore Canada: Travelling to Rough Rock Lodge

There are a couple of options for travelling to our secluded lakeside destination; if you elect to drive between the Winnipeg airport and our landing, you’ll have the opportunity to explore Canada in both urban and rural settings. It’s truly one of the most beautiful three hours you’ll experience. Here are the must-stop places between Winnipeg and Rough Rock Lodge.