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Showalter's Fly-In Outposts
  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $1,000 to $1,500 Per Person
    4 - 5 Days: $1,000 to $1,500 Per Person
  • Access: Fly In Camp

The Showalter's Fly-In Outposts air base sits just 15 miles North of Ear Falls and an easy 375 miles from Duluth, Minnesota. The lodge offers fishing opportunities for Walleye, Lake, Trout, and Northern Pike.

Lodging with Showalter's Fly-In Outposts

Guests of the lodge stay in modern outpost cabins that include amenities such as hot and cold running water for cooking and bathing, solar powered lights, a full kitchen, gas grill, fish cooker, and even a freezer.

There are 14 outpost cabins that sleep between 8-16 maximum, making Showalter's Fly-In Outposts a wonderful getaway for small groups and family outings. Expect clean and comfortable cabins that are rustic in nature, but warm and perfectly located to put you onto water that is fish rich.

Because this is a fly-in destination guests are limited to 100 pounds of luggage and that includes groceries. What that means for everyone is that careful planning is required when booking a stay at Showalter's Fly-In Outposts. Guests are also expected to bring their own fishing gear so it really pays to think about how you want to fish.

Fishing with Showalter's Fly-In Outposts

Guests fish from well-maintained Lund boats with Yamaha motors swivel padded boat seats, and plenty of fuel to keep you fishing. It is a good idea to bring two fishing rods and an extra reel. The reason is that Walleye and Lake Trout are similar, but Northern Pike needs a heavier rod. For Walleye and Lake Trout, a light action rod with 10-12 pound line should be good. For Northern Pike, a medium action rod with 15-pound line should be just fine. Another reason to bring a second rod is that accidents happen. A large Northern Pike can rip the rod out of your hand if you are not paying attention.

For Northern Pike expect fish up to 36 inches with the occasion to battle one that is larger. Spinners and spoons work well and a small selection of Rapalla, crank baits, and jerk baits are a good idea.

For Lake Trout, expect fish in the 15-22 inch range. Sutton spoons, doctor spoons, little George's red eye hofschneiders work well to attract Lake Trout. You may also want to throw in a few Chrome Little Cleos too.

For Walleye, expect fish in the 10-20 inch range with an occasional trophy in the 30 inch range. Walleye like Rapalla, piky minnows, flatfish, mister twister and live bait. Fishing here is under conservation so a slot method of what you can keep is in effect.

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