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Stanley's Resort

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Stanley's Resort
  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $1,000 to $1,500 Per Person
    4 - 5 Days: $750 to $1,000 Per Person
    2 - 3 Days: $500 to $750 Per Person
  • Access: Drive In Camp

Stanley's Resort sits along the West arm of Eagle Lake along a narrow 16-mile channel that offers amazing fishing in a sheltered environment. The lodge is about a three-hour drive from International Falls and sits just Southeast of Vermilion Bay and Northwest of Dryden. For fishermen, you can practically fish from the cabin for Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Muskie, Lake Trout, and Whitefish. You can also venture onto Eagle Lake and enjoy over 68,000 acres of prime fishing.

Lodging and Accommodations

Guests have a choice between one, two, three, and four bedroom cottages or you can enjoy the remoteness of the Island Outpost. The Island Outpost, AKA Buzzard Cabin and sits just steps from Buzzard Falls. The cabin sleeps 2-6 people and comes with a 16 foot Lund boat and motor.

The cabins include kitchens, multiple bedrooms, TV DVD, a living and dining area, and Wireless Internet. The Buzzard cabin is a little more rugged and features an outhouse, wood stove, and rustic accommodations.

Fishing with Stanley's Resort

One of the spectacular reasons to choose Stanley's Resort is because of the large fish in the lake. You can fish for trophy fish right from the shore, or take one of the boats out and within minutes from the dock, you have access to prime underwater structures that are perfect lurking places for Northern Pike and big Smallmouth Bass. The narrows are just that, they are about 1/2 mile wide at their widest, but they offer good habitat for big fish. If you venture out into Eagle Lake, you will find a rugged shoreline with bays, points, and weed beds. There are plenty of big predator fish in the lake, the question for you is where to find them.

For the big Northern Pike and the Muskie, those weed beds are a good bet. For big Smallmouth Bass, the leeward side of a rocky point makes a good spot. The Walleye are all over the place. They will lurk in the weeds just like the Muskie or they will patrol the underwater structures. To find your target fish, follow the feeder fish. Islands, rock shelves, and weed patches all offer shelter for small fish.

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Great location, Great Fishing and they take GREAT care of you as guests!
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on May 23, 2019
  • We will be making our 3rd trip to Stanley's in 3 years. We switched because the resort we were staying at was getting rundown and the service was getting bad. Coming to Canada fishing for a week is...
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Longtime Visitor!
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on February 15, 2019
  • We have been going to Stanley's for about 14 years now, and to Eagle Lake for about 45 years. This is by far the best resort in this area of the lake, and they treat their guests like family. The...
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Annual trip
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on September 5, 2016
  • I've been going to Eagle Lake since i was young. We used to go to another camp, and while it has memories, Stanleys is comfortable, accommodating, relaxing, wonderful! Rob with family&staff take...
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