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Marten River Lodge, in keeping with its long tradition of providing sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts with The Ultimate Outdoor Adventure, now offers fly-in fishing day trips to remote lakes in northern Ontario and aerial sight-seeing charters over Temagami.
In partnership with Lakeland Airways of Temagami, Ontario, Marten River Lodge introduced this new service in 2015 to the delight of many of our guests. Flights depart from Lakeland Airway’s base in Temagami and return to MRL docks. Guests are flown to one of four different lakes for a chance at catching trophy bass and pike. Boats, motors, fuel, bait, lunch, ground and air transportation as well as a guide are included in our fly-in adventure service.
Many anglers long for the chance at experiencing a fly-in fishing trip, but don’t necessarily want to spend thousands of dollars to rough it for a full week at an isolated, remote camp way up north somewhere. Our new fly-in fishing day trip packages allow guests to fulfill their bucket list at far less cost and return to a comfortable cabin and home-cooked meal in a single day. Fly-in Fishing Day trips are offered as part of our Ultimate Deluxe Fishing & Adventure Package and can be added to any of our other adventure package plans.
Marten River Lodge has been in business for over 80 years, founded in 1933 as the first licensed fishing resort in the Temagami region. Owners Ray & Donna Sapiano purchased the business in 2012 and have worked diligently to continue to build on MRL’s success as a premier fishing, hunting, cottage and corporate retreat destination. “Our guided remote back lake trips are extremely popular with our guests,” says Ray Sapiano. “We have several remote lakes we access by truck, UTV or by Argo. Adding a fly-in remote fishing component to our business is a natural step for us.”
Lakeland Airways has been in business for over 60 years, flying sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts for fly-in fishing, hunting and canoe trips to outposts and remote lakes in northern Ontario. Pilot Darren Gareh insists on flying his guests personally in his de Havilland Beaver, C-FJKT and on providing a professional, safe and memorable experience. “MRL guests can expect the same quality experience we offer to all our customers combined with the extended services provided by their hosts,” says Darren.
Fishing guests are encouraged to book well in advance. Flights will depart from Lakeland Airway’s base in Temagami and guests will return by air to the lodge. Non-fishing guests and photography enthusiasts who would like to experience Temagami’s spectacular vistas by air can also book in advance for a 35-minute scenic flight subject to availability.
We have several options for back lake fishing, some of which depend on how adventurous you feel as some lakes can be difficult to get to. Others will depend on weather, group size, and accessibility given the time of year. All our excursions are unique and provide a true Northern adventure. Those who prefer easy access and a shore lunch need to look no further than Wicksteed Lake - our most popular. We will be happy to help you choose your adventure - give us a call! 1.800.561.2067
Rates for Wicksteed Lake:
A small and very remote lake and an adventure to get to.
Travel by truck and then about an hour by Argo into the bush. Leaves you
limited time on the water but offers a quality fishing experience.
Rates for Largo Lake:
A small remote lake with shallow water surrounded by rocks,
underwater structure, coves and plentiful bass.. Expect lots of action with
sizes ranging from 1 lb to 6 lbs.
Rates for Chico Lake:
A large, remote lake reached by truck or UTV and our
second-most popular remote lake destination. Combine back-lake fishing with a
guided UTV trip and you get twice the adventure!
Rates for Hangstone Lake:
*Rates based on shared UTV transportation plus one UTV for
towing second boat if required.
Walleye and Northern Pike fishing or the smallmouth bass enthusiast
A small, remote lake, a unique experience and a sure bet for exciting bass fishing. Fish are plentiful and range from 2 - 6 pounds!
Rates for Smart Lake:
A beautiful picturesque lake - some say the prettiest. Lots
of Walleye and Northern Pike fishing-they can get big! Unlike Wicksteed, the
use of artificial bait here requires different fishing techniques, but the
rewards can be substantial.
Rates for Bear Lake:
A small, remote and easily accessed lake chock full of “Smallies”!! A short trip by truck and you’re on the water in no time.
Rates for Christian
1. We do limit the number of trips we can operate per week to the very remote lakes (Bear, Chico, Largo, Hangstone, Smart) so if you’re interested, please try to book well in advance so we can slot you in. All trips and transportation options are subject to availability. MRL reserves the right to combine parties into single trips.
2. All scheduled back lake trips are booked rain or shine and are cancelable only at the discretion of MRL management. If trips are cut short due to weather, full charges will apply.
3. Small children or seniors who may not be used to the rugged terrain or the long day in a boat may not enjoy Bear, Chico, Largo, Hangstone or Smart lakes.
4. We are a proponent of catch and release, preserving our
fisheries for generations to come.
Adam is returning to our guide team for the 2016 season and we are proud and grateful to have him back with us. His ability to put our customers on fish, cook a great shore lunch and take care of each guests needs is why he's a great asset to the team. He truly cares about customer service and providing the best experience possible for all levels of experience.
Both new and returning guests will enjoy Adam’s congeniality, genuine passion for the outdoors and commitment to helping build memorable experiences both on and off the water.
Welcome back Adam!
Sam grew up in Gananoque, Ontario and was introduced to the outdoors at a very young age. He spent many years fishing local waters chasing large and smallmouth bass, pike and walleye becoming a proficient and avid angler. His intrigue and passion for the outdoors led him to also take up hunting in his youth, pursuing both large and small game including waterfowl and upland birds, deer and moose. Today he is a knowledgeable outdoorsman, equally comfortable in the bush and on the water and eager to share his experience helping others enjoy, learn and succeed in their wilderness pursuits.
More recently, Sam guided successful whitetail deer and black bear hunts in northern Saskatchewan. There he attended to all aspects of hunt operations including clearing and brushing, sighting reports, baiting, transportation, tracking and retrieval and processing of game. He worked closely with hunter guests ensuring their safety, providing guidance and advice and ultimately meeting their needs for optimizing their experience and success.
Sam has also trained and worked in the resort hospitality industry in various roles including maintenance, grounds keeping and food preparation. He possesses a strong work ethic, positive demeanor and commitment to customer service.
We are pleased to welcome Sam to the MRL team for 2016. We are confident his skill set, passion and enthusiasm will add value to our operations and complement our long tradition of providing quality outdoor adventures and attentive service to our guests.
Fishing in Ontario is what Marten River is famous for and that's still what we're known for today. It should be fun, productive and exciting. We've planned our packages with this in mind and are proud to offer you comfortable, fully-equipped, quality boats and motors, all bait, gas, fish finders, live wells, landing nets, maps to where the fish are, life jackets, and safety kits.
After all, you'll most likely spend more time on the water than anywhere else. All you need to bring is your camera, your fishing gear and some enthusiasm.
The Lake system is big and is encompassed in the Nipissing Crown Game preserve. There are a series of four lakes on about 24 km of waterway full of structure and plenty of fish. Little Marten Lake, Big Marten Lake, Bruce Lake and Mcfee Lake are all excellent choices. We’ll put you on to fish, show you the hot spots and share with you the seasonal locations where the fish are.
Our lakes have Pickerel (Walleye), Northern Pike, Lake Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Perch or pan fish. With live minnows or worms included in your boat rental, you’ll find the fishing exciting and rewarding. While we encourage catch-and-release, you can also choose to catch your limit. With the equipment included above in your package, we make it easy!
Designed for the serious fisherman, our new 16 ft Starcraft boats were ordered with you in mind. They offer room, flexibility, dependability and convenience for you and your group.