Club Beauchêne club

Club Beauchêne

possibly the world’s largest smallmouth bass

Club Beauchêne fishingPound for pound, the smallmouth bass is the gamest freshwater species–so claimed Dr. Henshall. Despite its many attractive qualities, the world of the smallmouth is dwindling, and locating quality Canadian bass water is getting to be a difficult proposition.

Situated just across the Ontario border in western Quebec, the Beauchêne Reserve has been a premier smallmouth fishery for many decades, and today stands as one of the most productive spots anywhere in Canada. Although it began as an exclusive sportsman’s club for executives, Beauchêne has been available to the public for many years. Though the facilities have been upgraded consistently, the many charms of the original Beauchêne have not been lost.

Little Churchill Lodge bigfish

Little Churchill Lodge

Waters of giant pike and golden walleyes

Little Churchill Lodge fishingLight tackle fishing for northern pike is gaining popularity rapidly among freshwater anglers. The pike has a lot going for it. It can grow to over 20 pounds, it’s aggressive, will hit surface lures and in the cool waters of northern Canada it’s an excellent fighter and leaper.

One of the best places for trophy pike are the camps under the Little Churchill Lodge umbrella.Little Churchill Lodge is located on Waskiawaka Lake, really a severe widening of the Churchill River. Within minutes of the lodge anglers will find dozens of protected bays, each of which could harbor plenty of large pike. In the spring, pike prowl the shallowest of these coves, cruising the knee deep water like bonefish on a flat.