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Pakuni Lodge
  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $250 to $500 Per Person
  • Access: Drive In Camp

Pakuni Lodge is located five hours by car from International Falls in Ear Falls, Ontario. The 220-mile journey is pleasant, and the lodge is fairly easy to find. They are located about nine miles off of Highway 804 to the north of Vermilion Bay. Guests are housed in a series of cabins that sleep from four to ten guests. Guests are expected to bring their own drinking water, towels, paper towels, dish towels, sleeping towels and fishing license.

Fishing with Pakuni Lodge

Pakuni Lake offers lake fishing with easy access to two lakes, bay, and river fishing. The lodge encourages a more aggressive catch and release policy than the one that is already in place.

The Standard Catch and Release Policy is to release all:

Walleye over 21 inches long
Northern Pike over 27.6 inches long
Smallmouth Bass over 15 inches long
The Lodge asks that you release all:

Walleye over 18 inches long
This conservation effort allows the lake to remain a sustainable fishing paradise.
The fishing opportunities revolve around big lake fishing. As such, expect to have opportunities to fish in a variety of habitats suitable for your target species. When fishing for Walleye it is good to know how they behave during different times of the year. For example, in the spring it is good to head to where rivers empty into or out of the lake. They feed on the newly emerging aquatic insects and breed along the sandy shores near moving water. The fishing here at Pakuni Lake allows you to embrace a variety of fishing habitats. There is the big lake, Pakuni and a smaller lake too. You have access to two rivers, and the lodge will arrange for a day trip to another lake or river if you let them know in advance. The key to fishing here is targeting your favorite species of fish and then heading to the habitat that best suites that fish. If you are hunting trophy fish, the big lake offers the best choice. This is true simply because there are more resources available in a big lake than in a small lake. It also means that in a bigger environment you have to know your fish. During different parts of the year, the rivers prove better than either lake. Sometimes, just to keep you out of balance, you can drop a random line into a small lake and pull out a lunker.

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