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Slate Falls Outposts
  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $1,500 to $2,000 Per Person
    4 - 5 Days: $1,000 to $1,500 Per Person
  • Access: Fly In Camp

The Slate Falls Outposts is based out of Sioux Lookout and provide guests with well-appointed cabins that are within a 30-45 minute flight from the base. Guests of Slate Falls Outposts target Walleye and Northern Pike. This is a conservation lodge and that means big fish. Their conservation policy has been in effect for the past two decades so when you fish here, you feel the improvements. For Anglers that means big fish and lots of them.

Lodging with Slate Falls Outposts

The cabins are spread out on Eagle Island on Lake St. Joe, Root Bay on Lake St. Joe, Minniss Lake, Maskara Lake, and Hooker Lake. Lake St. Joe offers four cabins that feature boardwalks, a fish cleaning station, floating docks, propane BBQ with deep fryer, a woodshed full of cut firewood, and lawns. Inside find full sized kitchens with gas stove and oven, solar lighting, bedrooms that hold two anglers, solar power fridge and freezers, and a wood burning stove. There is running water and a three piece bathroom too.


Minniss Lake offers two cabins that are both three bedroom floor plans and similarly equipped to those at Lake St. Joe.

Maskara Lake is a single two bedroom cabin with covered porch, comfortable seating and many of the amenities found in Lake St. Joe units.

The details about Hooker Lake are apparently well guarded as the lodge did not provide any information about the outpost.

Fishing with Slate Falls Outposts

Hooker Lake is huge. It offers outstanding fishing and water connectors to many other lakes. Expect a lot of islands, hidden bays, coves, and deep sections.


Maskara Lake is a dark water lake where the fishing for Walleye and Northern Pike is easy. This is a great place for families as the kids have no problem hooking fish.

Minniss Lake is a big lake with many different fishing habitats. There are a lot of islands and ranges in depth to 120 feet. This is a place to fish for Northern Pike as the shallows offer plenty of weedy beds where the big Pike like to lurk.

Lake St. Joe is over 80 miles long and offers some of the best fishing around. If you want big Walleye, this is the spot. Even big Northern Pike are plentiful here.

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5 out of 5(5/5)
Reviewed 11 months ago on Google
  • We flew out of Slate Falls Outpost to go to Ragged Wood. They were so helpful and efficient. The flight was better than expected. I had never flown on a float plane, and it was smoother than expected. The staff were friendly, and also Cargo was a great help and distraction while we were waiting on the plane to pick us up. Thanks for all your help!
5 out of 5(5/5)
Reviewed 5 years ago on Google
  • Slate Falls offers float plane rides during the annual Blueberry Festival for reasonable prices. They just started a baloon drop for the kids with prizes in the balloons at the MNR Beach in 2018. There are sightseeing tour flights that end with dinner at Anderson's Lodge during tourist season. So many things to do in Sioux Lookout.
5 out of 5(5/5)
Reviewed a year ago on Google
  • Had a fantastic trip into Arc Lake last Fall 9/4-9/13 and could not have been a better overall experience. Flights in and out ahead of schedule, fishing was lights out (700+ Walleye for 2 guys and not fishing hard at all) and the accommodations are excellent! Ryan communicates early and often to ensure you have a tremendous week in the bush. Have been to many many outfitters in Ontario and Manitoba over the past 30+ years and Slate Falls is the best we have experienced to date. Can?t wait to fish the Root Bay Outpost in 2022!!!!!
5 out of 5(5/5)
Reviewed 2 years ago on Google
  • Great group of staff that Ryan has with him. Ryan makes it a priority to put a great product and experience forth. Knowledgeable in their craft, decades of experience. Providing high end service in this industry from my experience. I have done a number of fly-in fishing trips and nothing has come close to matching Ryan's level of service, and product,. What I mean by product the camps are just awesome well set up and the boat slips with paths to the cabins are great after a long day on the Lake. Oh not to mention the lakes have some of the best fishing. I was in Root Bay in 2020 and making another trip back in 2022. So looking forward to it!
5 out of 5(5/5)
Reviewed 4 years ago on Google
  • Out standing facilities. Great owner and right hand man Ryan. I and my son Craig and for many years my other son Doug have been with Verne since 1993. A fly in that you can count on for safety, convenience, and outstanding fishing. First class all the way. Hope to have a few more years. Would recommend Slate Falls to any one.

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