Adventure Destinations has access to over 30 day fly in lakes. Guests will depart from the docks at Thompson’s Resort early in the moring for a day of fishing and exploring. The float plane will arrive back at the lake to pick guests up at the end of the day. Day flyout excursions can be booked in advance or upon arrival at Thompson’s. Guests can also order a shore lunch kit to take with them and guides services.
Each year for the last three years I’ve booked a remote fly out self-guided fishing trip out of Thompson’s Resort to one of Adventure Destinations International’s 15 remote outpost lakes. These self-guided outpost fishing trips are ideal trips for small groups and large groups of anglers. Each outpost is fully equipped with a beautiful cabin(s), generated power, and all the comforts of home.
Boats and motors await you at the dock and each outpost is less than 100-yards from your cabin door. You will be surrounded by breathtaking scenery at every outpost so it’s easy to quickly forget about the outside world for as long as you book your trip. Depending on which outpost trip you choose, you can fish all day for untouched lake trout, Arctic Grayling, walleye, and monster northern pike.
I’ve never caught and released so many northern pike that stretched the tape past the 40-inch mark, or walleye over seven pounds, and I’ve lost count on how many 20lbs or larger lake trout I’ve held up for a photo before releasing it back into the depths. Aside from the incredible fishing, anglers can enjoy a feed of fresh fish each cooked to their liking every evening as you watch the sunset from the deck of your cabin overlooking the lake of the remote fly-in outpost of your choice.
20 minute flight from Thompson’s Resort
Nistowiak Falls: Photo Credit Tourism Saskatchewan.
The rates for a day fly-out to Whitemoose is $550/per person. Prices are based on a minimum of three people, with a minimum charge of $1,650. Guides are available for $250/day; shore lunches and shore lunch kits are available upon request.
Whitemoose Lake - Named after the rare Albino moose! Walleye and pike lake with three boats. The flight out includes a scenic fly-over Nistowiak falls! Some of the best season long walleye.
Whitemoose lake lies to the southeast from Otter Lake. The lake lies North to South and is about 7KM long by 1KM wide (at its widest point). It is actually two lakes connected by a very narrow shallow connecting channel. Whitemoose flows into the Churchill River and therefore holds an excellent population of Walleye and Pike.
Both species can be caught throughout the body of water, however the most consistent Walleye success is found off the edge of the island cluster, in the main lake - and off the larger island, located in the smaller North end of the lake.
Northern Pike are best fished in small bays, inlets and along the shorelines. Walleye average 1kg = 2lbs, while larger Pike running to 5kg = 11lbs are not uncommon.
There are two aluminum boats stored on a rocky point in the lake. Motors must be taken in with the guests upon arrival. There is a floating dock - able to tie up the plane/boat. The shore is very rocky and shore lunch is best prepared at the boat dock.
At Whitemoose, there is a limit of 4 Walleye (not exceeding 55cm) and 5 Pike (not exceeding 75cm)
The flight time to get to Whitemoose is 20 minutes - 54km.
14 minute flight from Thompson’s Resort
The rates for a day fly-out to Whitefish is $500/per person. Prices are based on a minimum of three people, with a minimum charge of $1,500. Guides are available for $250/day; shore lunches and shore lunch kits are available upon request.
Whitefish falls is located on the Paul River which drains from Paul lake down into the Churchill River. Although it is referred to as Whitefish Falls it is actually a sharp dropping set of rapids. The river flattens out into a small lake about 2km below the rapids.
The river has a small population of Northern Pike, but it is the Walleye population that draws guests in to fish. Walleye migrate from the Churchill River upstream to Paul Lake in early Summer and can be found in huge numbers below the rapids.
Jigs with or without minnows are most productive and the fishing is generally in less than 3 meters of water. Fish finders/depth meters are basically of no value at this location.
There are two aluminum boats stored on the shoreline of this small lake, and motors are brought with guests upon arrival.
The water levels tend to fluctuate on this river and as such there are multiple good shore lunch spots in times of low water, but very few in times of high water. Navigation is very simple as the River is narrow and everything is in close proximity.
Whitefish is a CR3 lake, meaning there is a limit of 1 Walleye (not exceeding 55cm) and 1 Pike (not exceeding 75cm).
The flight time to get to Whitefish Falls is 14 minutes - 38km.
23 minute flight from Thompson’s Resort
The rates for a day fly-out to Blair lake is $630/per person. Prices are based on a minimum of three people, with minimum charge of $1,890. Guides are available for $250/day; shore lunches and shore lunch kits are available upon request.
Blair is an isolated lake that has neither significant inlet water nor a distinct outlet. It is populated with lake trout and no other species have the ability to access the lake. There is a very strong population of small (1 kg = 2ish lb) trout with a more limited population of large (4kg -9kg = 8-19lbs) trout that almost certainly feed primarily on the small trout. During the Spring season (June- Mid July) it ranges from 2 lbs to 20 lbs, averaging about 10lbs. The smaller trout can be caught trolling the surface throughout the entire season, whereas the larger trout will seek deeper water as summer progresses and water surface temperatures rise. In June - Lake trout should be fairly shallow at 15-30 feet. In August - Lake Trout are deep at 50-75 feet, but plentiful and can be found only a 5-minute boat ride from the beach where the plane leaves you. Lake Trout are at their deepest in early August. It has excellent late-season trophy trout fishing!
Tips from our resident fishing expert Wes David: It is recommended to use three-way rigging, bouncing the weight off the bottom. Every 4th to 5th catch is around 8-12 lbs.
The trout in Blair are brilliantly coloured in silver, with orange, yellow and white markings on the jaw and fins. The flesh is a deep orange red colour.
Blair has an elevation of 476 meters. You can fly fish in the centre of the deep circle. Avid Anglers can spend the entire day walking around it at 30-50 ft diameter (waist deep). It can be fly fished at any time of the season.
Blair Lake has no dock, but a beach-like shore which is where the float plane lands/departs.
There are 3 boats available at Blair lake, with a 15HP Boat motor. Blair is a CR1 lake, meaning there is a limit of 2 trout, 1 not exceeding 65cm.
The flight time to get to Blair lake is 23 minutes - 62km.
Blair Lake is the best lake trout day fly-out I’ve ever experienced in my life. A mere 15-minute floatplane flight from Thompson’s Resort, Missinipe Saskatchewan and you’re into nonstop lake trout action ranging from 2-20 ponds. From June to mid-July, anglers will experience an incredible shallow water lake trout bite. Lake trout can be caught on a variety of baits such as Len Thompson Lures, Lucky Bug Lures, Buzzbom Lures, SteelShad Lures as shallow as eight feet but most commonly in 10-15 feet of water. From mid-July into September, anglers will need to jig or three-way rig the deepest parts of the lake for consistent action. However, at this time of the year, anglers can expect to consistently catch lake trout ranging from 10-25 pounds.
Wes David host of Fishing the Wild West TV
Propp Lake (Coming 2021)
15 minute flight from Thompson’s Resort
The rates for a day fly-out to Propp is $700/per person. Prices are based on a minimum of three people, with a minimum charge of $2,100. Guides are available for $250/day; shore lunches and shore lunch kits are available upon request.
Trout and Pike lake with two boats on a CR3 lake. Excellent fishing due to enforced maximum number of angling days per year on the lake.
Propp lake is a small narrow lake lying to the east of Otter Lake. Although only 5km from east to west, and 1km at its widest point, Propp is a deep lake with a good population of lake trout. There are also northern pike to be found in shallow bays and along the rocky edges of the lake and islands.
Trout can be caught throughout the season by either jigging spoons or large leadhead jigs, or trolling spoons. In mid summer the trout tend to be at depths of 10 - 15 meters down - making jigging the best option. Trout tend to range in the 1.5kg to 2kg (3lbs - 4.5lbs) size, with very few larger fish encountered. Northern pike run to about 4 kg (9lbs). A depth/fish finder is valuable at this location in order to locate over fish and sit & jig. Propp lake has an elevation of 425 meters.
There are two boats available at Propp lake. Motors will need to be brought with guests upon arrival.
Propp Lake has a very rocky, steep shoreline. Best locations for shore lunch are on the small islands along the North shore. There is no dock and the island can drop off very deep and very quickly, exercise caution.
Propp is a CR3 lake, meaning there is a limit of 1 Trout (not exceeding 65cm) and 1 Northern Pike (not exceeding 75cm).
The flight time to get to Propp lake is 15 minutes - 40km.