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Pine Island Lodge

Pine_IslandOne of the many advantages of Pine Island Lodge (PIL) is its accessibility. Anglers fly to Winnipeg, Manitoba, are met at the airport and driven by van to Pointe du Bois: From there, it’s one-half hour by boat to camp (a most scenic and enjoyable by the way). No overnights. Quick and easy.

PIL is located at the remote boundary of Manitoba’s Whiteshell Forest on the famous Winnipeg River system. The lodge is 22 miles from the nearest road, and can only be reached by boat or float plane.

Pine Island Lodge is nestled on 17-acre private island, among the spruce, birch and pines. The Winnipeg River is not what most anglers imagine when they think of a “river.” The Winnipeg has huge lake-like areas with large bays studded with spruce and birch covered islands, rocky reefs that border immense weed beds, submerged gravel bars that stair-step from 8 to 100 feet of water. The coves and inlets are fringed with lily pads and wild rice.

Chimehuin Safaris

Chimehuin Safaris

fish the best trout streams of Patagonia with one of the most savvy outfitters

Chimehuin SafarisIt was Joe Brooks, Fishing Editor of Outdoor Life, who popularized Argentina’s trout fishing for North American anglers with tales of giant brown trout taken from the mouth of the Chimehuin River.

Since those early days many anglers have journeyed to Patagonian rivers, and returned addicted to the many charms of Argentina. For it’s not just the fishing that is so satisfying, it’s every aspect of the experience, from the beauty of the countryside to the superb meals.

Blackwater company fishing

The Blackwater Company

BRITISH COLUMBIA

wild rainbows amidst spectacular scenery

Blackwater companyLocated in the central interior of British Columbia, the Blackwater River drains a vast hinterland from the Coast Range Mountains eastward through the Fraser Plateau to the Fraser River. Expansive grasslands and muskeg swamps with countless trout-filled lakes in the headwaters provide a slow release effect which maintains optimum river fishing conditions.

The Blackwater ranges in width from 75 to 150 feet with a number of rocky canyons that narrow to less than ten feet as it cuts deeper through the plateau to the Fraser River. You often see bald eagles, osprey and kingfishers feeding along the bank, black bear, moose or mule deer on a sunny gravel bar.