Canadian Fly In Fishing
Canadian Fly In Fishing

Here we go!!!

The camps are all open and full of fishermen already!  The weather changed last week from hot and dry to warm and showery.  We are still under a fire ban but hopefully we will continue to get some timely rains to green things up and lift the ban on open fires.  A couple of groups of fishermen came out today from Cherrington and Cobham and both reported catching lots of fish but no monsters.  Both lakes caught 24 inch walleyes as the largest and 38 inch pike!


Here are a few pictures from the last few days around the bush!

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Shearstone was so calm the day we opened it.

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Dustee was in heaven as usual and is sooo happy to be in the bush with me opening camps!

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And of course the sunrises never get old.  It is the best time of day by far.


The smoke and fires were getting to be quite large but the recent cooler weather and rain has helped immensely.

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But this is one of the best parts of being in the bush!!


Are you still thinking about booking a trip this summer??  How about taking an adventure on the Cobham River to chase some Monster Pike??  We have only one date available at this Trophy Outpost and it is Aug 27- September 3.  Please click here to book your awesome fly in fishing trip with us to this World Renowned Trophy Lake!!

Half the camps are open!

We have had a nice spring ……

That is until recently!  Mother Nature reminded us as she does every so often that she is in charge.  We had been on a roll opening camps and preparing for the season for the first few days, Knocking off 4 camps in 5 days.  We headed north to start opening the camps further away.


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Dark Water Lake and Blackbirch Lake will each have beautiful new Lund Boats this season!!  Other improvements for 2016 are

Findlay Lake- Solar freezer/fridge, New Grill and Fish cooker as well as New Chairs and Mattresses

Jeanette Lake-New Mattresses and boat ramp

Loree Lake-New Grill

Cobham River-New windows, Grill, Fish Cooker, Back Steps

Vee Lake- New Grill and Fish cooker, New Mattresses

Cherrington Bay- New Fish cooker

Cobham Daniel- New Chairs

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It was very dry, the water levels were a little low and there were a few forest fires burning already west of Red Lake and towards Kenora.  Some windy days and 80 degree temperatures got the fires going wild and were getting to be very large.

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We were ready to begin battling the smoke as the winds began to change.

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After a day and a half of warm beautiful weather up north we had opened up one Cherrington camp and Cobham Daniel and went over to Morleys to begin cleaning it up for the season when the wind got a lot cooler and the mist began to come from the North blowing in something.  I could see the weather closing in on us and we headed back to Cherrington early because we didn’t have our gear to spend the night.  The temperature was dropping fast and the mist was getting thicker…


The next day we awoke to horrible weather and couldn’t fly at all so we opened Cherrington Bay.  We always save some work where we are staying in case we have a bad weather day. But it got colder throughout the day.

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As the temperature dropped the rain began to get heavier and fluffier….

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And it proceeded to snow all night, all day and all night again!  The wind howled from the North and the water froze up tight.  Great.

We stayed busy for most of the day and got some things done we normally would not have, and also playing a few games of cribbage while inside drying off. :)

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After the 2 day weather delay we got right back at it preparing for the busy season ahead!  Here is Julien hauling a big JackPine out of the bush for firewood at Cobham River.

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We are home for a night to get some rest before heading right back north to open the rest of the camps!  Some of our fishermen must be peeing their pants  about now.  The forecast is for very warm temperatures!  THE MONSTER PIKE ARE WAITING!!!!

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We are continuing to fill our remaining holes for this summer.  If you are  interested in going on a trip this summer just click here to enquire about dates to a great fishing vacation!

Planning tips for your trip this season

We take great pride in doing our best to show you an excellent fishing vacation. Here are a few tips for your consideration when planning your trip.

GAS is much more expensive in Canada. Remember to fill up your vehicle in International Falls before you cross the Border where it is cheaper. This should be enough to get you to Red Lake and in some vehicles, back to Dyden where the price is somewhat cheaper than Red Lake. If you are coming from the west and travelling through Manitoba, fill up in Prawda, MB where the price of gas is generally 10 cents less per litre than Ontario.

Weight: Flying an Otter, we try and accommodate every group and the gear they require for a great fishing trip, which should be no more than 100 pounds per person. We do have some flexibility regarding weight but if you and your party show up at our base hundreds of pounds over your allowed weight, you will be asked to get rid of a hundred pounds or more of gear, which is harder than you think. Plan ahead, weigh your personal gear before you buy groceries. You should have no more than 60 pounds of personal gear, including your tackle, depth finder, batteries, sleeping bag, clothes and anything that isn’t food. Have and shop from a menu.  You do not need to buy large quantities of anything and it helps to keep your weight down.  This should allow ample room for the food for your trip. We see a lot of people over pack on clothing, remember that when you are in camp, you will most likely wear the same clothes for most of the week. Another tip is to pack a seperate bag for travelling and leave it in your vehicle in Red Lake with your travelling shoes etc. Leaving anything unneccesary behind. We do our best to utilize our aircraft and your party is entitled to 100 pounds per person of that plane. You need to be close to your allowed weight so that the supplies needed can get to the outpost camp and so we can send a cooler of ice with you.

Travel insurance When ever you are travelling outside of your home country, you should have travel insurance. A visit to the doctor for any reason, could add up to big $ if you are not prepared, even in Canada for a simple fish hook removal. If you are injured at the outpost and need a flight out for medical attention immediately, we will arrange for an aircraft to take you out but YOU are responsible for the cost of that special charter. If you have insurance, it may be worth a call to verify that you are covered in Canada.

Ontario Outdoors Card and your fishing licence If you have a green or blue Ontario Outdoors card, even an expired card, make sure to bring it with you when you come to see us. If you have not fished in Ontario in the past or do not have one, we will issue a temporary Ontario Outdoors card here at our base for you. We can renew your card at our base as well and also issue you your fishing licence here in Red Lake.  If you have renewed your Outdoors card online be sure to bring a copy with you when you come.

Groceries and Bait If you need us to help with getting groceries, bait, or beverages for your trip, please remember to get your orders into us at least 2 weeks prior to your fishing trip.

Water  Being that water is very heavy, we are suggesting to our guests to bring a good quality water filter to cut down on flying in bottled water.  These filters are light weight and can be a gravity feed system or a UV light system.  The water in the North is all natural water on deep moving watersheds.  Please look into this and keep it with your Canada gear to use each year.

Lifejackets We supply lifejackets at our outposts for our fishermen. But we suggest that if you are a large person and require a bigger lifejacket, please bring your own. Also, if you have children coming with you, please bring a lifejacket for them as well.

Your phone and Photos.  We love to get photos from our guests of their trip.  We also worry about our guests dropping their phone in the lake or losing it somewhere on your trip.  We would like to remind everyone who makes the trip north to back up their contacts and empty the photos to provide you with plenty of room for the picturesque vacation you will be on.

Times in and out We do our best to get all of our fishermen in and out of the outposts as quickly and efficiently as possible. We are the only outfitter that will give you a time that you are flying in to the camp and a time that we will be at the dock to pick you up. Barring weather, we are on time 90% of the flights. There are a few things to remember that may affect our time schedule. Here they are starting in the morning.

-We operate on a river and there are times where we have localized fog which backs us up for the day.

Bad weather When flying on floats, we have to be able to maintain visual contact with the ground. Our aircraft are not equipped for flying into or above the clouds like other commercial jets. Rarely, but sometimes we are a day late getting you into camp and someone has to stay an extra day in the bush. We can only do what Nature allows us to do in regards to flying safely.

Problems at a camp. If there is a problem at the camp with anything, John must take the time to repair it. It affects the rest of the day slightly.

Please remember that we offer personal service for your fishing vacation. We have 23 years of experience in the tourist business with Amik Outposts, almost since the companies inception. Rena is excellent at helping you pre-plan every aspect of your trip, right down to the last detail. Her experience is a great asset and she will do her best to ensure you have all your bases covered. John with 22 years of flying in the bush knows the country in which you will be flying like the back of his hand. Thousands of hours logged, all in the same area, showing people great vacations. Around the camp, he has been maintaining the equipment since day one.

In order to offer you this personal service we schedule our trips throughout the day. We cannot fly everyone at 5am but we do not send you out with a pilot who is new to the area and has no clue as to how to fix anything around the camp.

We are looking forward to seeing you this summer. We hope these tips help. Remember, you are on vacation. Enjoy it.

The Fish.

We can talk about our good service and beautiful cabins all day but the real reason you want to fish with us at Amik Outposts is the fish!!  With our long running Conservation Policy we have had in place since most of our lakes were first fished in 1992, you are able to fish untouched gene pools of Trophy Pike and Huge Walleye.  At times you will have trouble to catch walleye small enough(under 18″) to eat!  Most of our guests are return customers and know how fantastic the fishing in our part of NW Ontario is.  Many of our customers have fished all over Canada and all of them say the same thing.  “This is by far the best fishing we have seen anywhere!!!”


Check out the pictures below and tour around our website.  All pictures are from last season and were released back into the water to grow bigger, only to get bigger for the next fishermen to catch!!


Contact us here to inquire about dates for a exciting trip with Amik Outposts this summer!!



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Spring is halfway through the door

It is still wintery in the North but spring is creeping its way slowly from the south.  The geese are back, kind of halted as the reached the edge of winter but spring is here!  Most of the snow is gone but we still have around 2-3 feet of ice.   It is very soft and will go early this year.  This is the time of year that the ice fishing is the best!  We have had tons of sunshine and more calm weather than I can ever remember.  The temperatures have been freezing at night and melting during the day.  Lets hope a nice spring will bring us a great summer!


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The Pike are ready for you.

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Spring is also the time of year for me to help my brother cut his wood for the outdoor stove.  It is always a good way to get used to working hard again.  A couple days on a chainsaw, fighting brush, piling 4 foot logs makes you feel alive!  But after a couple days, I am always happy it is over until next year.

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The fishing yesterday was pretty good.  In a short time we caught 10 pike measuring 30-35 inches and 3 eater sized walleye.  My brother and I spend almost everyday together during fishing season, we don’t need much of an excuse to go fishing

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The 15-17 year olds I coached this year were a great bunch of kids.  This is the first season in my 18 years of coaching that I had no kids on the team but it felt like I did.  Most teams I have coached have ebbs and flows throughout the season as we did again this winter.  In the month of January our record was 0 wins 5 loses and a tie, and then February came and we never lost a game 7 wins and a tie!  When I played we called ourselves The February Falcons because when playoffs came we shined!  That’s what these kids did too!  This year they won the provincial tournament beating out towns much larger than ours with more kids to pick from.  We are a country team which takes 3 towns to get enough players just to ice a team, but heart and believing in the same goal will carry you places.  A real coachable bunch.  We placed 4th of 7 teams in our league and were able to make it through 2 playoff rounds  but ultimately lost in the final series.  Almost a perfect season.  We will be back next year!

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Are you getting excited yet?

It’s the time of year once again when we feel the need to get outside!  The days are long, the snow is melting and the geese have started to come back!  Winter is coming back next week but we are well on our way.  The ice-out should be early this year!

Time to start thinking about your fishing trip to Canada!  We are preparing for the season and getting excited for summer.  The Otter is in the hangar getting it winter maintenance done right now.  Rena and I are going through our lists from last season to make sure all the camps are properly outfitted for the busy season ahead.  Enjoying our last slower month before the madness begins!

Hopefully you are getting excited as well.  Talking with your buddies, making sure you don’t over pack but have all the essentials you will need for a trip to the bush!  Going through your tackle box, buying more of your favorite colored jigs and tails, maybe a few more plugs and spinner baits.  Maybe thinking of your menu plans and making the grocery list…..

Here are a few pictures to whet your appetite for what is in store for you when you come on a fishing trip with us.  All of these fish are still there.  Only bigger!!!

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If you haven’t booked your trip to Amik Outposts yet, get on it!  We are filling holes right now.  Please give us an email by clicking here.

We look forward to seeing you in these pictures this summer!!!!

A must read.

We get many appreciative letters from our guests but this one stands out among the crowd.  Gordon K. is a fairly new guest to us and has really fallen in love with Northwestern Ontario!  Please read the story below and tell me that you do not want to go fishing with us this summer.



“It is now the end of January 2016.  There is snow covering the ground, but all the edges near the road and the driveway are peppered with winter dirt.  Little black clumps are drilling their way through the snow leaving behind a crusty icy grit that defies shoveling.  It is going to be six or eight weeks before winter loses its icy grip and even longer before the pond thaws.  A snowplow rumbles by the house and it reminds me of the deep pounding rumble of John’s plane after he dropped us off at Vee Lake and the joy it brings me when it fades into the distance, because that sound comes only when we are back in the Canadian wilderness with Amik Outposts.  My mind free falls back to Vee Lake this past summer: Instantly I am sitting in a fishing boat by the motor and my brain remembers the chubbing sound of the outboard at 3 rpm above stall.  The sonar is telling me we are in 25 foot of water and it signals higher and lower as we drift over a boulder here and there.  I look to my left and see my blue anti-slip mat littered with various jigs I have used and didn’t like, plus maybe four or five jig bodies destroyed in battle.  Several of them shift or roll halfway as the waves gently rock the boat.  I look up and see Dad half as a silhouette, since he is blocking the sun and half in subdued color.  Beyond him are blue sky, billowing clouds and scrub pine covered hills that reach down to the water’s edge.  I love to see beams of sunlight bursting through the cloud cover.  They are a constant reminder that God is with us, smiling, enjoying the day He has given us.
My left hand is still damp from the last walleye and the breeze cooling my hand reminds me of that 18 inch beauty.  Dad sets his hook and I reflexively reel up my line, then he battles it for a few minutes and I just sit there and watch him.  Then he gets it close enough to the boat and I cast out again.  When he gets it to the boat he messes with the rod and lure for a few moments to see if the walleye can get itself off the hook.  Not this time.  He lands it, tosses it back into the lake, reels up the slack in his line and casts back into the water.  I look up from my line and line us up between the two islands and for the hundredth time check which direction the wind is blowing.  I move the motor handle an inch or two and decide that now we are on a perfect drift.  That feeling of a perfect drift usually lasts two or three minutes before I think I have to adjust or move us, but when you are in it, it does feel like everything is right.  But the wind always messes with you and soon you realize that we are NOT drifting right, so you study the wind for 20-30 seconds, then shift the boat motor this way or that to re-align things and once again you feel that you are on a perfect drift, or at least one that is better than the one you were on.
Nope. We are not catching enough fish.  It is time to move somewhere else.  I announce to Dad that we are going to move.  I broke his trance.  He looks at me for a moment like he doesn’t recognize me, but it is just that his brain was lost in thought and I had interrupted his concentration.  He says ‘OK’ and then begins to reel in his line. I already have a destination in mind; across the lake where the wind is blowing across a rocky point and I can put the drift from the tapering point across the face of an elongated island.  I already have my line out of the water and as I set my rod down I give the motor some gas and begin to spin the boat around and out of the corner of my eye I see that I didn’t give Dad enough time to reel in his line, so I drop the motor rev and straighten the boat back for Dad.  A few seconds later his lure shoots out of the water and springs over his head.  Dad opens his eyes real wide and makes a fake frown on his face and it causes me to chuckle.  The lure spins around and the wind tangles his line around his rod.  Oh well, he can clean that mess up by the time we get to the new spot.
We begin our move by getting the boat up to a plane and start zooming across the water.  The waves begin to pound on the bottom of the boat and I have to grab the top of my head to keep my hat on.  A few sprinkles of water walk up the side of the boat and splay out into the wind and become obliterated as they impact my shirt.  The boat is vibrating up and down a couple of inches several times a second as Dad leans forward slowly to reach for his line clippers.  The boat and his hand are apparently not quite in synch and I stare at him as he carefully tries several times to grab the line clippers.  The reason he can’t quite get them is that as he reaches for them they are vibrating across the seat and never in a straight line and he is bouncing up and down at a frantic pace.  Eventually he does snag them and then he focuses his attention to the jig dangling from his rod tip.  The jig is dancing and spinning in the wind and apparently has a mind of its own and it takes almost another thirty seconds until he has even gotten ahold of the jig.  Then he clips the line and it immediately jumps into the wind and flutters like a very thin flag in the breeze.  Now Dad casually tosses the freed jig back on the seat that held the clippers and approximately ten seconds later the jig vibrates across the aluminum seat and bangs onto the floor of the boat.  The jig body, sensing its new found freedom, immediately begins to grab onto little bits of debris from the floor of the boat to disguise itself and then begins to jump over to the fish stringer where it can cause even more mischief.
Now we have reached the other side of the lake.  I have been watching the sonar depth most of the way over here and settle on a way to position the boat to face the wind and put us on a great drift.  I cast my lure out, countdown to twenty and then flip the bail of my reel and begin to jig on the lake bottom.  Dad however, is just beginning to tie on a new jig head.  This is no easy task and is difficult to do in the wind when you are thirty and is now even more fun as we get older.  By the time he has tied the jig on I am reeling in my first walleye; nice, a seventeen incher that felt like he was nineteen inches.  Dad now begins to rifle through his jig body assortment out of his tackle box. Each bag holds a promise, but it takes maybe six tries to find the exact bag he wanted.  Meanwhile I land another walleye.  He opens the jig body bag and carefully starts to pull out a jig body.  All the other jig bodies in the bag glom onto the one he is pulling and he begins to herky-jerky the one body and only two other jig bodies fall out of the bag as he extricates the twister tail.  As he fishes up the two spilled jig bodies off his pant leg and his left boot I land another walleye.  Dad hunches over the jig and jig body to shield it (ha!) from the wind and then began to run the jig hook through the jig body until the jig is fully assembled.  Success at last, so he releases the jig and it swings over and bangs the side of the boat.  I finish landing my forth walleye.  He reaches down to pick up his rod, then reels up the slack line until the jig is about a foot from the rod tip.  He begins to spin the jig and rod tip so that the line is no longer tangled, then he starts reaching for the bail of his reel: this is the exact moment I have been waiting for the last several minutes. At this point I announce ‘hey Dad, do you want me to move the boat back up to the point?’ Dad’s jaw drops slightly as he stares bewilderingly at the lake around him, frustrated that we have completed the entire drift while he had to tie on a lure.  I love doing that, it just never gets old.
I fire up the motor and begin lining us up again at the point.  As I spin the boat to the face of the wind I reach down for my rod and notice my jig body has been pulled off the jig barb when I took off that last walleye.  I look at it to make sure it is aligned properly and jam it back onto the barb.  I cast it out, count down, take up any excess line and then begin jigging once again.  I think I feel another bite and reflexively drop my rod tip and then jerk it up about a foot to set the hook.  Crap, I missed him.  But something is wrong.  My jig doesn’t feel right, so I reel it back to the boat and the jig body is pulled of the jig barb again.  This makes me feel better because now I know I did get a bite.  I jam the body back over the jig barb and cast out again.  But this time I was successful and caught another walleye.  As I extricate the hook the walleye decides to violently swim in the air and thrash his head side to side.  Luckily my hand snapped back the moment he began to thrash and I avoided being impaled by my own hook, but the jig body took the brunt of the attack.  As I released the walleye back into the lake I see that once again the jig body has pulled off the barb, so I pull the body off the jig and bite off about a half inch and rethread the body back on the jig. This works for a few more fish, but then the body begins to come off the barb again and I keep pushing it back on between casts and finally the brilliant idea smacks me upside the head; you idiot, a jig body costs about fifty cents and you have been struggling with one for the last hour.  PUT A NEW ONE ON!  Generally, I perform this idiotic struggle several times during any week of fishing up in Canada and I always feel sheepish about it as I toss another spent jig body onto the jig carcass pile at my end of the boat.  Personally I blame it on the ‘heat of the battle’.”
Thank you Gordon!  I look forward to showing you around the north and hearing more stories of your adventures with us.

How to cook a Shorelunch.

Shaun Crew and his friends have been fishing with us for quite awhile now fishing a number of our lakes so far but one thing for sure, they love their time alone in the bush!  One unique fact about these guys is that they do not eat any walleyes that are not 13 inches long!  Not 12, Not 14 or 15 inches….. 13 inches.  Last year it took 265 fish to find 5 that were 13 inches on the nose.  The rest were much larger!!


Enjoy the video, they did a great job.

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Last of the May Dates!!

We have been filling dates for 2016 and have filled all of the dates we offered in our  May special we previously published.  There are only a few dates left for this special.  We will also require a group of 6 fishermen to receive this discount.  Please check it out and let us know if you would like to reserve one of these dates!!

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Have you ever wanted to catch multiple 40 inch plus Trophy Pike on a flyin fishing trip?  Have you been dreaming about going on a fly in trip but just couldn’t afford to go?  Enjoy a private lake, all to yourself?

May is an excellent time to visit Amik Outposts for Trophy Fish!  Spring breathes new life into the lakes and rivers as the fresh water from the spring run off flows from one body of water to the next.  Walleyes are very easy to find at this time of year, congregating near the rapids and moving water, feeding like crazy after spawning.  The numbers of walleye you can catch in the spring are astronomical!   There are times when your lure doesn’t even reach the bottom before it has a fish on it and is headed sideways!  The walleye action in the spring is awesome.

The Trophy Pike are the most active at this time of year.  Pike too are spawning in the spring and are the first fish to spawn.  Gathered together in any weedy bay, sunning themselves in the afternoons in the shallows, they then go on a post spawn feeding frenzy!!  More big pike are caught in the spring then any other time of the summer.

Sure the weather can be cooler than other times the of summer, it can be frosty in the morning and sunny, then 80  degrees that same day.  Those are big pike days.   Please remember that you are staying in a very comfortable, warm cabin each night to stay warm, dry out if need be and sleep like a baby on a comfortable bed.  You just need to be prepared for a wider variety of weather then you would if you came fishing later in the summer.

Amik Outposts has never offered this kind of discount before.  50% off our regular price, a party of at least 6 fishermen on the select 5-day trips listed below. Licences and taxes not included.

Shearstone Lake May 21-26

BlackBirch Lake May 20-25

Vee Lake May 20-25

Dark Water Lake May 24-29

This offer is open to anyone.  Old guests, New guests, it doesn’t matter.  Get at least 6 of your buddies together and get ready to have the time of your life.  If you have a friend or colleague who talks about going on a trip but always says “Someday…” Give us a call or email and sign up!  Click here to send us an email to book one of these dates.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Why Choose Amik Outposts?

Tis the season when many people begin to plan their next summer vacation.  We would like to tell you why you should choose a Flyin Fishing Trip with Amik Outposts.

Amik Outposts is located in the most pristine and untouched part of Northwestern Ontario.  Most of our lakes are the head of the watershed that runs into the Severn River that winds its way to Hudson’s Bay.   Clean water, pure air, and a natural experience like no other.  Most of these lakes first had outposts built on them between 1985 and 1992 by my Father, Wayne.  Since then we have had a “No Trophy Policy”  on this untouched gene pool, only eating fish under the slot size to allow room for the larger fish to thrive and spawn as they have since the beginning of time.  We feel fortunate to be able to have access to this great land that not many people get the opportunity to see.

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The Fishing!  Fishing on our lakes is superb.  These bodies of water are best described as widening of the rivers.  Generally long skinny lakes, many bays with good weed beds, adjacent to deep water.  This combined with the untouched gene pool you have the perfect environment for a Trophy Fishery!  The fish in these lakes are on the bite all summer long.  The only thing that changes is the depth you will be fishing them in.  In May and June, walleyes will be in 3-6 feet of water, as the season moves through July they head down to 10-15 feet.  By the time August and September arrive the bulk of your fish may be caught in 20-25 feet generally speaking.  Dealing with nature these depths may not always hold true,  that is why it essential at any time of year to bring along a portable depth finder.  You will catch plenty of fish without one, but you will catch a lot more fish if each boat has one!!


We call our lakes Trophy Lakes because that’s what they are!  Our conservation policy has ensured a deep gene pool and catching a trophy fish is normal at Amik Outposts, not the exception.  Please take a stroll around our website,  you will notice that all of our pictures are dated and recent.  We feel that our fishing is simply the best!



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We have many faithful guests who fished with other outfitters and stayed with them for many years even though the outfitter wasn’t very good.  Stories of having no gas or propane, no screens on the windows, waiting on the dock for 2 days because the outfitter forgot about you, and so on.  Many of our guests have commented on our attitude at Amik Outposts, they say we care.  That is the easiest way to sum it up.  We do care.  We want you to have the best time of your life and we do all the little things the same for each and every camp and each and every guest.  We will go above and beyond to show you the best vacation each and every time.


Rena and I (John) have been with Amik Outposts since 1994.  We were 19 years old and had a 5 day old baby and we needed a job.  My parents were running a lodge and our most of our existing outposts.  We came for the summer…… and never left.  Our time in the north has never felt like a job, it is simply what we do.  When you walk through the door at Amik Outposts, you will feel the difference.


Rena is the hub of our operation, taking care of every detail of your trip prior to arriving in Red Lake, from groceries and beverage orders, fishing licences, flight planning and pretty much anything you need help with planning your trip.  Once arriving in Red Lake she will give you an orientation on the camp and a few pointers on what and what not to do while you are out in the bush.  After your fantastic vacation she will be the first smiling face ready to greet you when you get off the airplane and ask how you made out.  Taking notes on the large fish you caught, any problems you may have encountered and taking any suggestions on how we can improve your experience.

I have flown my entire career working for Amik Outposts.  Logging thousands of hours flying around the Canadian Shield, I know this area like the back of my hand.  Growing  up on a farm, I have always longed for wide open spaces and flying in the bush with nothing but clear sky in front of me has given me great satisfaction.  Of the 21 years of flying in the bush, not one has felt like a job. Of course the flying is just a small portion of what it takes to be a good outfitter.  Having a broad knowledge of everything is key to having a smooth running operation.  From outboard motors, solar power, carpentry, dock building, plumbing, these are just of a few of the hats I get to wear  in this business.  Once you set foot in the Otter, I will safely take you to your outpost, mark you a map, check and explain the operation of the outboard motors, and ensure everything is running properly around the camp.  Once that Otter leaves the dock, the good times begin!!!

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So if you are trying to decide which outfitter will be your first,looking for a new outfitter because you have had enough of the problems or are simply looking for better fishing, please give Amik Outposts some serious consideration.  We have great organization, smooth running camps, our own aircraft with an experienced pilot and lakes with tons of Trophy Fish!  There is no need to look anywhere else.

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