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Duck Bay Lodge
  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $2,000 to $3,000 Per Person
    4 - 5 Days: $1,000 to $1,500 Per Person
    2 - 3 Days: $750 to $1,000 Per Person
  • Access: Boat In Camp

Duck Bay Lodge sits just North of the Minnesota border along the banks of Hay Island in Sabaskong Bay and on the shores of Lake of the Woods. The lodge is easy to access by car and then a seven-mile boat ride to the lodge. The docking area is Morson, Ontario. The lodge sits just 70 miles from International Falls making it an easy drive from most of the Mid-Western States. Flying to the lodge requires a flight to International Falls, and then either renting a car or using a van taxi.

Guests are housed in one or two bedroom cottages that sleep four-six people. Cottages are outfitted with linens, blankets, and towels. There is a three-piece bathroom, heat, electricity, a refrigerator and coffee maker. There is also daily maid service.

Fishing with Duck Bay Lodge

Fishing includes guided and unguided fishing. Guided fishing includes fish processing and shore lunch preparation. The ratio is usually 1:2 for guided fishing. Expect top-tier guides with an intimate knowledge of the lake and the fish that reside there.

Expect your fishing options to include:

Northern Pike
Smallmouth Bass
Lake Trout
Fishing is done from 18-foot Lund boats with motor, depth finder, landing net. The boats are set up with flat carpeted floors, padded swivel seats making fishing comfortable and relaxing. There is a live minnow bucket for those who like to use live bait.

If you have never fished for Muskie, you should. They are huge fish. They are not easy to catch so most people give up on them. They are known as the fish of ten thousand casts, and that is a fair appraisal of their tactics. They are lurkers, like Northern Pike. They have a huge mouth, and they gulp their prey whole. They are difficult to catch with a fly, but they do well with spin casting. Tuck a few Red Eye Spoons, Cherry Bombs, Jerk Bait, and Reef Haugs into your tackle box along with a couple of steel leaders. Once you fight a Muskie, you will never be the same.

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4.9 out of 5 31 Google Reviews
Google Reviews
5 out of 5(5/5)
Reviewed 7 months ago on Google
  • We just finished our third trip to Duck Bay Lodge. We had a great time, the cabins were super clean and they serviced them daily. Food was also great, and they were flexible with special requests and quantity. Dan is the owner and he is very hands on to be sure you are well taken care of and happy. I highly recommend staying at Duck Bay for a great Canadian north woods experience.
5 out of 5(5/5)
Reviewed 9 months ago on Google
  • My 14 year old son and I love to fish and DBL gave us a fishing experience we will cherish forever. Beautiful area, accommodations, and all the lodge staff were top notch. We had steady action on the water and were able to catch all the species of fish including both of us getting our first Muskie. Highly recommend.
5 out of 5(5/5)
Reviewed a year ago on Google
  • First trip to DBL and not our last- everything was great. We enjoyed the fishing with our guide, Mason. The food was just amazing at the lodge. Chef really knows her craft. And, the shore lunch is NOT to be missed. The cabins are wonderful, staff is a hard working bunch! Loved the customer service from Ally! Thanks to Dan the owner for your hospitality. We really enjoyed our time and also meeting new friends along the way and sharing our fishing and life stories. Great times- highly recommend. -Ashley and Tim
5 out of 5(5/5)
Reviewed a year ago on Google
  • Absolutely amazing experience at Duck Bay Lodge! Every single person from the cooks, servers, housekeeping and fishing guides were more than fantastic. We couldn't have had a better fishing experience. The food was astounding, even their bagged lunches were great! The shore lunch was fantastic as well. All around a great time!
5 out of 5(5/5)
Reviewed 6 years ago on Google
  • Duck Bay Lodge is a wonderful place to visit. The hospitality shown by everyone on staff was exceptional. Everything -- the cabin, the food, the atmosphere, the location -- was amazing. Jimmy was a great fishing guide. We really enjoyed everything about our stay there. Thanks to everyone at Duck Bay Lodge for making our trip very special.

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