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Green Wilderness Lodge and Cottages
P.O. Box 308
Gogama Ontario
Canada P0M 1W0

Tel: 1- (888) 466-2531 
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Green Wilderness Lodge on beautiful Lake Mattagami

The remote setting is the ideal place for that special fishing or hunting experience, or a relaxing family vacation.

Enjoy the breathtaking scenery as you travel 40 miles of open waterways, which abound with Northern Pike, Walleye, Whitefish, Perch and Smallmouth Bass.

Plentiful nature trails offer the opportunity to explore the diverse landscape and snap the perfect photograph of grouse, snowshoe rabbit, lynx, black bear, ducks, geese or moose.

A daily fly-in fishing trip or a short sight-seeing tour by air may be arranged with prior notice.

After a successful day of fishing, hunting or wilderness exploration, relax in our comfortable and clean housekeeping cottages.

Ontario Walleye Fishing

Green Wilderness Lodge is lucky to be on beautiful Lake Mattagami, which is just stuffed with hard fighting and delicious Walleyes. We are one of those lucky lodges that can make the claim of catching Walleye right off the dock.

Lake Mattagami has perfect structure for a high Walleye population with many rocky points, drop-offs, islands and shoals. The river that runs into the lake provides the Walleyes with perfect spawning conditions thus; the Walleye population stays high.

The Walleye in our lake average about 15 inches but large trophy Walleye up to the 15 - pound mark have been caught and released. If you love to catch and eat Walleye, then Green Wilderness Lodge is where you want to spend your vacation.

The Walleye in our lake average about 15 inches but large trophy Walleye up to the 15 - pound mark have been caught and released. If you love to catch and eat Walleye, then Green Wilderness Lodge is where you want to spend your vacation.

Regulations:

  • Limit: 4 Walleyes with a sport license. 2 Walleyes with a conservation license.
  • Restrictions: Zero (0) fish between 16.1 & 22 inches and only 1 fish can be greater than 22 inches.
  • Restrictions: Zero (0) fish between 16.1 & 22 inches and only 1 fish can be greater than 22 inches.
  • Open Season: 3rd Sat. in May until Dec. 31

Ontario Black Bear Bow Hunting / Crossbow Hunting

We are lucky to be located in the Gogama Wilderness Region, which is well known for having an extremely high population of big trophy Black Bears. We have over 70 feeding stations, stratigiaclly spread-out over many square miles. The feeding stations are 1.5 to 2 miles apart and are accessible by boat, truck and ATV.

The bears in our hunting management area are among the biggest in Ontario. Our guests enjoy an extremely high harvest rate. Sightings are common and most hunters can pass on smaller bears and wait for a big trophy Black Bear to come into range. Guests also see wolves at our feeding stations so if you purchase an attitional small game license, you can take a wolf if the opportunity arrises. We have tree stands but you are welcome to bring your own.

There are some rules that bow hunters should be aware of:

  • By law, your bow must have a 50-lbs. pull or better for bear. A 60-lbs. pull is highly recommended.
  • When taking a shot, the bear has to be 20 yards or closer.
  • Do not hit the bear in the shoulder as that will only wound the bear and cause suffering.
  • Hunter Orange must be worn at all times while hunting or transporting to-and-from the feeding stations.
  • A 100-grain broadhead is the best size to use and it must be sharp.
  • It is illegal to shoot cubs or a sow with cubs, so examine the situation completely.
  • Residents must be at least 15 years old and non-residents must be 16 years old to hunt in Ontario.
  • Hunters need to bring their old hunting license and proper personal identification.
  • Crossbows can be used

If you want the best bow hunting vacation, Green Wilderness Lodge is your best choice. Please contact us with any questions.

Ontario Black Bear Hunting

We are lucky to be located in the Gogama Wilderness Region, which is well known for having an extremely high population of big trophy Black Bears. We have over 70 feeding stations, stratigiaclly spread out over many square miles. The feeding stations are 1.5 to 2 miles apart and are accessible by boat, truck and ATV.

The bears in our hunting management area are among the biggest in Ontario. Our guests enjoy an extremely high harvest rate. Sightings are common and most hunters can pass on smaller bears and wait for a big trophy Black Bear to come into range. Guests also see wolves at our feeding stations so if you purchase an attitional small game license, you can take a wolf if the opportunity arrises. We have tree stands but you are welcome to bring your own.

There are some rules / tips rifle hunters should be aware of:

  • You can use a 20 gauge with a slug. A 270 or bigger is recommended
  • When taking a shot, the bear has to be 65 yards or closer.
  • Hunter orange must be worn at all times while hunting or transporting to-and-from the feeding stations.
  • It is illegal to shoot cubs or a sow with cubs, so examine the situation completely.
  • Residents must be at least 15 years old and non-residents must be 16 years old to hunt in Ontario.
  • Hunters need to bring their old hunting license and proper personal identification.
  • By law, all guns must have a trigger lock and be locked and in a transportation case within 1/2 hour after sunset and 1/2 hour before sunrise

If you want the best Black Bear hunting vacation, Green Wilderness Lodge is your best choice. Please contact us with any questions.

Ontario Black Bear Hunting Tips

  • Little movement
  • Be scent free
  • Don't smoke
  • Be calm
  • Make sure of your shot

Size: In most cases, big ears means a smaller bear. Small ears is usually a bigger bear. Once a bear reaches three years old (approx. 100 lbs.), the bear starts to grow into it's ears. The ears and eyes don't grow as much as they do in the first three years. Sometimes if a bear has a hard year with food, the ears will look bigger because the bear is thinner.

Cub: When a sow is with cubs, 90% of the time the cubs are in the lead. The cubs will make more noise than a single bear. Most of the time, adult bears make little or no noise.

Sow: You can't shoot a sow with cubs. This is the law. So make 100% sure you know what you are shooting at.

Ontario Northern Pike Fishing

Lake Mattagami is a healthy lake with all the right conditions to grow big trophy Northern Pike. The pike in our lake average around 4 pounds but bigger trophies up to 25 pounds have been caught and released.

Most pike hunters hit the weed beds with DareDevils, Spooks and weedless spoons or surface-lures but, surprisingly, guests who are Walleye fishing with small jigs catch many of the bigger pike. This can be true on many lakes because the big pike are feeding on the Walleyes. With this in mind, guests always have to be prepared to get a big fish on. Pike in our lake are easy to catch and can be taken in good numbers.

Regulations:

  • Limit: 6 pike with a sport license. 2 pike with a conservation license.
  • Restrictions (Sport License): Only 2 fish can be greater than 24 inches & only 1 can be greater than 34 inches.
  • Restrictions (Conservation License): Only 1 fish can be greater than 24 inches & Zero (0) can be greater than 34 inches.
  • Provincial Fish Sanctuary: Parts of the river are closed in the spring.
  • Open Season: Open All Year

Ontario Moose Hunting

The Gogama Wilderness Region, which is south of Timmins, is famous for Moose hunting. There are lots of small lakes, ponds, swamps and clear-cut areas, which is the terrain that Moose love the best. This area is WMU 29.

Our adult Moose tags have been reserved until 2006. If you want more information about our adult moose tags, please contact us. Hunters can still purchase a calf tag and get charged for the regular fishing rates. Non-resident who purchase a calf tag have to pay an extra $100 for all the government paperwork.

With the moose hunt, we can tell you where the best places are to hunt and then you go out on your own. You can also hire a guide, which is extra. Moose hunters can reach the good hunting areas by boat or ATV. If you need help with retrieval and field dressing of your moose, we will be more then happy to assist you. We have a moose hanging area and large freezers in case we get an unusually warm day.

Rifle should be at least a 280 or larger. A 300 WIN MAG is recommended. A gun must have a trigger lock and be in its storage case at dark and can not be unlocked until light. Bow hunters must use a bow with a 50-lbs. pull or better. 60-lbs. pull or better is recommended.

Moose hunters need to bring a sleeping bag and hunter orange (cap and vest)

Ontario Hunter Orange Rules:

Most hunters in Ontario must now wear hunter orange garments during the big game season.

All licensed individuals hunting during the rifle seasons for Deer, Moose or Black Bear, must wear an outer garment of at least 400 square inches of hunter orange above the waist. A hunter orange cap also must be worn.

The regulation applies to upland game hunters and archers during the big game rifle seasons as well. Waterfowlers won't be required to wear hunter orange, nor will archers during archery-only seasons. Upland game hunters escape the regulation outside the rifle seasons for deer and moose. Small game hunters with the exception of Waterfowlers must wear hunter orange during the big game rifle season.

The clothing must be solid hunter orange. Open mesh or camouflage hunter orange does not qualify. The 400 square-inch minimum equates roughly to a solid hunter-orange vest and cap.

Ontario Smallmouth Bass Fishing

Most of our guests come to Lake Mattagami for the great Walleye and Pike fishing. There are Smallmouth Bass in the south-end of the lake but they are by no means a dominant species. You can take a break from Walleye and Pike fishing and hunt down some bass but only expect to catch 3 or 4 in an afternoon.

Some of our guests consider it a challenge and hit the rocky points and shoals for bass. Other customer who have their limit of Walleye and Pike go after Smallmouth Bass to increase the amount of fish they can bring home. We just want to make it clear that Lake Mattagami is not a bass lake. We think of the bass as an added bonus to our other great fishing. The bass that are caught are usually a good size and can reach up to 4 pounds

Regulations:

  • Limit: 6 bass with a sport license. 2 bass with a conservation license.
  • Restrictions: No size restrictions
  • Provincial Fish Sanctuary: Parts of the river are closed in the spring.
  • Open Season: Open all year.

Fly-in Trophy Fishing (day trips)

Our guests have the opportunity to take fly-in day-trips to remote trophy lakes for Walleye, Northern Pike and Smallmouth Bass. Guests need to drive to an air charter service in the town of Gogama. Then get flown out in the morning in a Cessna 172 or Cessna 180 and get picked up late afternoon.

The outpost lakes have steel fishing boats with 3 hp motors. You will have to pack your own lunch or shore-lunch kit and bring your own fishing equipment. There are weight restrictions so you need to pack light. The cost is approximately $100 per person and is subject to change without notice.

Fishing tips and information for Lake Mattagami

Walleye Tips:

  • 10 lbs. test line (due to large pike)
  • light to mid action rod
  • Orange, pink or white 1/4 oz. Jig-head
  • No rubber body. Use half of a worm. Put the worm on like a jig tail with no swivel.
  • Cast out and let your jig go to the bottom. Bounce it off the bottom slowly about 6-8 inches off the bottom once every two turns of your reel.
  • Fish in 17-30 feet of water depending on water temperature.

Northern Pike Tips:

  • Use weedless plugs or lures close to shore or weed beds.
  • Most of the time the size or color of the lure does not matter.
  • Use a leader or you will lose all your lures. Pike do not hit the back of the lure like a bass. They strike the lure at all angles thus easily bight through the line.

Fishing Checklist:

  • Rain gear
  • Camera
  • Warm and cold weather clothing as weather in the north can be unpredictable
  • Net
  • Tackle
  • Knife
  • Stringer
  • Extra fishing line
  • Cooler for beverages

Ontario Jumbo Perch Fishing

In Lake Mattagami, you will catch more Walleye then Perch but there are lots of Perch mixed in. Sometimes guests come across a large school of Perch and can fill a pail. There is no limit for Perch so it's a great way to bring a mess of fish home.

The Perch in our lake are called Jumbo Perch because of their unusual size. In most lakes, Perch average about 9 inches while in Lake Mattagami; the Perch average an impressive 10 to 14 inches. They are like small Walleyes.

The Perch in our lake taste fantastic. The meat is white and firm and due to the cold water, the fish are free of worms and other parasites. In some of the bigger southern lakes, the perch have mushy semi-transparent meat, which makes them hard to clean and no good to eat. You never have that problem with our Perch.

Regulations:

  • Limit: There is no limit.
  • Restrictions: There are no restrictions.
  • Provincial Fish Sanctuary: Parts of the river are closed in the spring.
  • Open Season: Open All Year

2004 Fishing Rates

Canadian Funds Deposit of $50 per person (min. $150 per group)

7 Day Fishing Package Housekeeping cottage (main camp or outpost), boat, 15 hp motor, gas, map of lakes

3 & 4 Day Fishing Package Housekeeping cottage (main camp or outpost), boat, motor, gas, map of lakes. 3 or 4 days - (Weekend Fri. to Mon.) (mid week Mon. to Fri.)

Housekeeping Cottage Only (must be in the same cottage for discount)

American Plan + Housekeeping Cottage

Family Packages (July & August only)

Fall Fishing Special Last 2 weeks of Sept. and the first week of Oct. Based on 4 people - 2 boats & 2 motors

Canoe Rentals

  • Prices for fishing packages are in Canadian Funds
  • Repeat booking earn a discount
  • Extra in all packages: taxes, license, live bait & ice
  • Deposit: $50 per person, Minimum of $150 per group. We accept personal checks for deposit.
  • Refund only within 90 days prior to reservation (fishing packages only)
  • Balance due on arrival - Cash, money order or Travelers Checks

Our Fishing Boats

We have nice boats, which are clean and well maintained. Our regular fishing boats are 14-foot Lund, Starcraft or Legends with 15 hp Honda and Yamaha motors. These boats are all 4 or 5 years old.

You can upgrade to a Sylvan Fishing Boat, which has a 4-stroke electric start motor, swivel seats, sub floor, live-well and fish finder. These boats are all 3 years old and are maintained to the highest level.

We have sturdy docks and the boats are deep hulled so people with bad knees or back can get in and out of the boats with greater ease. The walkway down to the docks is cleared and easy to walk on.

Outpost Cabin

For guests who want a truly isolated wilderness trip and privacy, we built an outpost cabin 3/4 miles down the lake in 2002. The cabin sleeps 12 people and is equipped with most of the amenities of our base-camp cottages. (minimum 4 people)

Outpost includes running water, shower and sink in the bathroom and an outhouse, cooking and eating utensils, refrigerator, counter top stove, 12V solar powered lights and a BBQ. (Please bring your own towels, sleeping bag and pillow).

Guests who stay at the outpost have the same boats and also have the same boat upgrade option as base-camp guests have. The outpost cabin has a screened-in porch and looks out over the lake

The outpost cabin has beautiful tongue-&-groove pine walls. It's also back a little ways off the water to cut down on wind and give guests more privacy. Guests can also sit out at night in front of a fire. We just ask that the fire is kept small, is always attended and is fully doused with water at the end of the night.

Wilderness Cottages

We have nice clean cottages, which are fairly new or have had many new upgrades and renovations over the last couple of years. All cottages overlook the lake. Cottages include 3-piece bath, running water, hot water, bedding, pillows, cooking and eating utensils, electricity, refrigerator, counter top stove, lights, and BBQ. (Please bring your own towels).

There is also a lounge in the main lodge where you can play cards, pool or just relax and meet some of the other guests.

Cottage #1 - Driftwood: new bathroom, kitchen and tongue-&-groove pine in 2000 - sleeps 4

Cottage #2 - Edgewood: new in 1998 - sleeps 2

Cottage #3 - Whitepine: new in 1998 - sleeps 4

Cottage #4 - Birch Hollow: new in 2003 - sleeps 4

Cottage #5 - Northwind: new bathroom, kitchen and tongue-&-groove pine in 2000 - sleeps 8

Cottage #6 - Little Rock: new in 2001 - sleeps 6

Cottage #7 - Lakeview: 3 bedroom - new in 1999 sleeps 10 (max. 13 persons)

Check in time 2:30 p.m. Check out time 10:30 a.m. (Unless previously arranged)

Wilderness ATV Trails

Green Wilderness Lodge is in the Gogama Wilderness Region, which is an ATV adventure paradise. The local terrain changes into many different environments. We have ATV trails, animal paths, old abandoned roads, clear-cut areas, swamps, ponds, rivers and rocky areas. All these conditions make for an awesome ATV trip.

You have the choice of staying high-and-dry or get as muddy as you want. Hunters are also welcome to bring their ATV, which is helpful in animal retrieval. All we ask is your ATV is in good operating condition, does not leak any fluids and has a good muffler. We need your machine to be quiet as to not disturb other guests or the environment.

2005 Hunting Rates

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