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Just winding up a week at Air Ivanhoe on Ivanhoe Lake and i had a fantastic time and I'm 100% impressed! The owner/pilot Joel is always happy to give you some great Walleye locations and tips on the lake, and a fly-out with him is an awesome adventure! He's a great pilot and just a very nice man. My wife and I did a one day fly-out to Paul Lake with him and did some great Pike fishing (the Walleye were plentiful but challenging due to very bright sun and high heat - it's the middle of July and its HOT). We were the only people on the lake and it was stunningly beautiful! Back on Ivanhoe Lake our cabin was VERY comfortable with a full kitchen, bedroom with a very comfortable double bed (plus upper bunk), living room with another bunk bed, plus a full bath with great water pressure and LOTS of hot water. I loved the adjacent fish cleaning hut for the Walleye we caught because it has lights, power, a freezer, a sink, plus a very large stainless steel table. The fish fries we had were absolutely delicious!!! Joel was very keen to ensure we got as many Walleye as possible, so he gave us some great advice on jigging techniques and water depths which worked like a charm! SPEAK TO JOEL... hes been catching walleye here for pretty much his whole life. The provided fishing boats are in good condition, and come with 15hp outboard motors that are very reliable and well maintained. I used the boat every day, multiple times during the day, drift fished, repositioned constantly to locate specific drop-offs, and the motor was reliable on every pull. All boat safety equipment is included, plus your gas, so all you need to do is fish! I brought along a portable Humminbird Fishin' Buddy Max for the side of the boat and it worked amazingly. The lake has a wide variety of depths and contours from 35+ feet in depth up to 2 feet, which means LOTS of drop-offs and ledges to fish. The river at the opposite end of the lake is also a popular spot it seems, although we spent most of our fishing time between the two main islands. The main lodge itself is beautiful with a very well stocked tackle and bait shop (with very reasonable prices), plus a great cafe with an EXCELLENT breakfast for the hungry fisherman! The staff are SUPER friendly and go out of their way to make sure you have a great trip, and they are VERY dog friendly (say hi to Hunter, the resident Airedale Terrier - shes very friendly and LOVES fish... and ducks... she got along very well with our dwarf Husky/Sheppard "All Canadian" dog ). In case you forgot something the tackle shop doesn't carry, theres a General Store 10 minutes down the road in Foloyet with gas and an LCBO. There is also a fantastic sand beach swimming and picnic area in the provincial park next door. To sum it up, we will definitely be back! The trip offered great fishing opportunities for (mostly) me, but also warmth, comfort, cleanliness, and amenities to keep my wife very happy. It's the perfect balance between the two and in my opinion very reasonably priced for what you get. Five stars! We already booked for next year! Thank you! Sean and Pam
A fantastic fishing and hunting outfitter. Fly in, drive in and boat in spots available for fishing. Me and my group do their fly in fishing trips every year and have been for 16 years straight. We flew in to Pebonshewi Lake and caught 1,367 fish as a group of 6 to give an example of the superior fishing. Not to mention the top of the notch lodge and staff who go beyond means to make your trip the best outdoors experience ever!
George, Jeanne and Joel do an outstanding job. It's obvious they are not just interested in a buck. They care for their clients and do everything possible to make your trip a great one. I've been with them for 4 fly in trips and can't wait for my 5th this summer! If you are looking for good accommodations, great fishing and a good price, think Air Ivanhoe!
Trip of a lifetime!!! This year will be the third in a row visiting Ivanhoe, with each year trying out a new lake. Their fly-in packages are absolutely world class!! There is no better way to get away than to have an entire lake to yourself! George, Jeanne and Joel Theriault run an awesome outfit and they are a pleasure themselves!!! If you have ever considered a fly-in trip, look no further! Air Ivanhoe has over 25 fly-in outposts, 3 boat-in outposts, fly-in lodge and drive-in lodge!!! Can't wait to visit again in July!!!
All fishing equipment needs and souvenirs are in the great store. The hosts George, Jeannie, and Joel Theriault really took care of us. The fly in fishing service that originates from the Inn is great too. Stay there, eat there, or fly out from there--it's nice.