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Slippery Winds Wilderness Lodge

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Slippery Winds Wilderness Lodge
  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $1,500 to $2,000 Per Person
    4 - 5 Days: $1,000 to $1,500 Per Person
    2 - 3 Days: $1,000 to $1,500 Per Person
  • Access: Fly In Camp

The Slippery Winds Wilderness Lodge sits just 40 miles from the U.S. and Canadian border and along the shores of Yoke Lake. In fact, you are just a short plane ride to the lodge from Fort Frances. This is an outstanding fishing area because it offers Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Lake Trout, Northern Pike, Walleye, and Muskie fishing. In addition to the long list of fish, you can opt to fish on any of the six available lakes.

Guests of Slippery Winds Wilderness Lodge stay in one of their five modern cabins. Cabins feature premium linens and blankets, twin and double beds, three piece bathrooms, electricity and lights, propane heat, and plenty of opportunities to fish.

Fishing with Slippery Winds Wilderness Lodge

This is a catch and release fishing lodge and they have been for the past 20 years. That means that today, guests have access to more trophy size fish like big Bass, Walleye, and Northern Pike. Guests fish from 14-foot or 16-foot boats with 15 hp motors. On the portage lakes, guests fish from 12-foot boats with 9.9 hp motors. There are three boats per portage lake.

Yoke Lake is big and as such it offers good fishing for trophy fish. You can expect to find pockets of Largemouth Bass here, along the rocky points you will likely find big Smallmouth Bass, too. The Walleye are all over the lake, and the big ones tend to hang out near the weedy beds in late summer and in the shallows in the cooler parts of the season. For big Northern Pike and Muskie, you will need to find the thickest weed beds which offer shelter from big birds of prey, and plenty of food in small and medium sized fish.

Overall, you cannot go wrong where. There is plenty of fish and plenty of big fish.

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Remarkable fishing and accomodations
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on February 9, 2019
  • This was our second trip to Slippery Winds. Very friendly staff and from the moment of arrival to the moment of departure the service was fantastic. Comfortable lodging and wholesome food. Our trip...
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Manager outstanding
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on July 10, 2018
  • We started our fishing trip on June 30 . The weather for the week was mostly cloudy with us having to put on our rain gear only a couple times during the week and that was only short showers. The...
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Great time!
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on June 22, 2018
  • Our trip was the first week in June and we had a terrific trip. This year we caught a lot of walleye and landed several good-sized pike and largemouth bass. The food and hospitality is top-notch...
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Remarkable fishing and accomodations
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on February 9, 2019
  • This was our second trip to Slippery Winds. Very friendly staff and from the moment of arrival to the moment of departure the service was fantastic. Comfortable lodging and wholesome food. Our trip...
  • Read Full Review
Manager outstanding
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on July 10, 2018
  • We started our fishing trip on June 30 . The weather for the week was mostly cloudy with us having to put on our rain gear only a couple times during the week and that was only short showers. The...
  • Read Full Review
Great time!
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on June 22, 2018
  • Our trip was the first week in June and we had a terrific trip. This year we caught a lot of walleye and landed several good-sized pike and largemouth bass. The food and hospitality is top-notch...
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