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East Bull Lake Wilderness Lodge
Take Hwy 17 (Trans Canada Hwy) either east from Sault Ste Marie or west from Sudbury and drive about 120 miles to the town of Massey. At the stop-light, head north about 20 miles. You'll see us and the sign.
Summer Housekeeping Cottage Rentals
Baby Bear 1 bedroom cottage rental accommodations are for - 4 person
Guest House 1 bedroom cottage rental accommodations are for - 4 person
Hidden Birch 2 bedroom cottage rental accommodations are for - 6 person
Lakeview 2 bedroom cottage rental accommodations are for - 6 person
Pine Lodge 3 bedroom cottage rental accommodations are for - 5 to 8 people
Iron Kettle 3 bedroom cottage rental accommodations are for - 10 person
Daily Year Round Rates
Boat & Motor Rentals - Boat & Motor Rental - Gas & Oil not included
Winter Cottage Rentals - This is mainly for Ice Fishing & Snowmobiling
Black Bear Hunting - 7 day Black Bear Hunting Package
Adult Tag Moose Hunting Package - 7 day hunt - 3 hunters per group - 1 adult tag and 2 calf tags per group.
Calf Tag Moose Hunting Package - 7 day hunt - Regular cottage rental rates
The legal limit for drinking in Ontario is (.08) ml per 100 ml of blood. That is only a couple of beers for a full-grown man and nowhere near impairment. It's best not to drink at all before operating a boat or your vehicle. Being over the limit while operating a boat is the same charge as a car in Ontario. First offence is $600 fine, 15 month driving suspension and a 10 year criminal record.
All boats require the following in Ontario. You need a minimum 35 foot rope with a flotation devise attached, a whistle, a waterproof flashlight, a fire extinguisher for internal gas tanks, an anchor, a paddle, coast guard approved life jackets, a bailing tin and lights for night fishing. Seat cushions can not be used as a substitute for a life jacket. Children under 16 have to wear their life jacket at all times.
Ontario Moose Hunting
Moose hunting in Espanola and moose hunting in Massy Ontario
HUNTER ORANGE: 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 ware 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.Non Resident Fire-Arms Declaration Form
Ontario Brook Trout Fishing
Brook Trout Fishing in Ontario / Speckled Trout Fishing
Brook Trout If you want / Brook Trout (Speckled Trout) then you have come to the right place. We have some good Brook Trout fishing in our area. You can drift down the Aux Sauble and leisurely snag on to some nice pan size Brook Trout. . On the other hand you must expect days of disappointment when the fish just arent taking the bait. The scenery will take your breath away.
If you own a snowmobile or ATV, then consider coming to the lodge in March for spring ice fishing. The river is open but not flooding so the Brook Trout will be feeding . Don't forget that we have hundreds of miles of Snowmobile and ATV trails which cross over some local trout streams.
Brook Trout Fishing Tips
Migration: Brook Trout need lots of oxygen and a water temperature of 53 degrees or colder. Because of this, Brook Trout actively migrate up and down the rivers all year looking for the right conditions. In the spring, the Brook Trout are easy to find. Any river section with a rapids or strong current will hold the trout. As the season changes into summer, the Brook Trout get ready to migrate. Warm surface water flows out of the lakes and into the rivers. At the mouth of the river, the water is too warm for trout so they migrate down stream. As the water runs through rocks it cools down. Also, subterranean water and natural springs run into the river thus cooling the water. So in the summer months, odds are you will have to travel down stream until the water is cool. The exact opposite can be true. If the head-water for a creek is a cold spring-fed lake, then the Brook Trout will travel farther up stream to the cooler temperatures. You have to look at the water source to determine where they will be.
Baits and Lures: Fishing for Brook Trout is similar to river fishing for Rainbow Trout. Small spinners like #0 Mepps or #0 Blue Foxes work best. They will also hit worms and natural bugs like Grasshoppers or May Flies. Fly fishing with artificial flies is an excellent method. The most convenient bait for river fishing is the Berkley Trout Bait. It's a smelly doe that molds like Silly Putty. If you purchase a bottle, make sure it's the floating. A small jar will last all day and it fits into your pocket. Just roll up a small bit into a round ball the size of a salmon egg and put it on your hook. When Brook Trout fishing you should use 6 or 4 pound test line with really small hooks. The most popular hooks for trout are the gold plated Eagle Claw trout hooks. If you are an experienced river fisher-person, then you would just use what you like best.
Trout Floats: A great way to fish the slow moving pools or deep rapids is with a Saugeen River Trout Float Rig. You still use light line with a trout bait but the setup is a little different. You have to estimate the depth of the water. Let say it's three feet deep. Put a trout float on your line about 2.75 feet up from your hook. Every 6 inches you would want to put a very tiny sinker on the line. Use the smallest you can find. The purpose of the sinkers is to control the way your bait floats down stream. With this method, your bait will be almost straight down from your float as it moves down stream. So what's the purpose? When a fish hits your line your float reacts at once. It also keep your bait just off bottom and it prevents your line from floating sideways which causes snags.
Suckers: If you go to a river mouth in the spring, you may see millions of suckers spawning. The suckers come out of the lakes and travel down or up stream. They usually only go a couple hundred yards. The problem is all the Brook Trout in the area will gorge themselves on the sucker eggs. So if the Suckers are spawning, you may have to go 1000 yards up or down stream before you find hungry Brook Trout
In a larger river, the Brook Trout will stay at the base of a rapids or waterfalls. You may find them in deep pools but generally they like bubbles in the water. The most important aspect of Brook Trout fishing is how to approach the area you want to fish. Brook Trout spook very easily. If you see a part of the river that looks like a good spot, walk through the bush until you are below the spot and approach it from down-stream. Cast up stream of the area you want to fish and let your bait float over the selected area.
Be Nice: Please always wet your hands before touching a Brook Trout. They have very sensitive skin and if you hold one with dry hands you will rub the protective layer of slim off their skin and the trout will die of infection. Please only keep what you eat
Lake Trout fishing
Lake Trout East Bull Lake is spring fed and has deep holes where populations of Lake Trout can be found. Lake Trout are the true environmental indicators as they can only live in sparkling clean water. To hold large populations means the lake has a lot of feeder fish. Lake Trout come in every size from 1 pounders to fish exceeding 20 pounds. There are several lakes within 15 minutes driving which are good trout lakes. Go To Lake Trout Fishing Tips
The Art of Lake Trout Fishing
Change Your Thinking: It takes a bit more skill to catch Lake Trout, especially in the summer-time. For years people have been using trolling rods with thick line and lots of weight to fish deep. It's the exact opposite ideology if you want to catch them. Thick heavy line causes more friction with the water, thus it is harder to go deep. Plus heavy trolling rods are not sensitive enough to feel a small fish hit your lure when you are fishing 60 feet deep.
You need a light action rod with six pound test line. You also need three-way swivels and a 3oz weight.
Below is a diagram showing the setup: By using light line, the line has less friction with the water and slices through so that your line goes down to the bottom without having lots of line out. Tie two 4 foot pieces of line to your three-way swivel. Use a 3 oz. weight on one line and a light lure on the other. Lake Trout like small lures. Use #1 or #0 Mepps or Blue Foxes. The absolute best lure for Lake Trout is the Sutton Silver Spoon. Try to find a 2 inch weightless. Your local bait store will have to order them for you. It's very rare to see them on the shelf.
Trolling Slow: You only want to move just fast enough for your lure to work and no faster. If your boat is moving too fast, it will be very hard to find the bottom of the lake. If you are using a boat with a bigger motor and it's hard to keep slow, try back trolling.
Finding the bottom: The most important aspect of Lake Trout fishing is letting out line to get to the bottom. DO NOT JUST LET YOUR LINE OUT UNTIL IT HITS BOTTOM. Hold the rod in one hand with the bail open. Let the line run through the palm of your other hand and grip the line. Once the boat starts moving and you have a good straight troll going, open your hand with the line then close it again. This way you can let out a foot or two of line at a time. Get a rhythm going. Open, close, open, close. Your rod tip will bounce up and down as you release little bits of line at a time. The rhythm of your rod tip bouncing will be disrupted when your weight hits the bottom of the lake. When this happens, reel up a foot or two. The purpose of this procedure is to keep your three way swivel setup from getting tangled.
Trout are funny when it comes to hitting your lure. Small ones will hit and then take off so you know you have a fish on. The really big trout will hit the lure and slowly swim away. They are so big they don't know they're hooked. So if you get a snag, make sure it's not a fish before you start toughing on your line. If it's a big trout, loosen the drag on your reel because they will go nuts and strip a 100 yards of line off your reel before you can turn them.
Weather: In the summer time, Lake Trout hit best in the morning between first light and 10:30 AM. They will hit better if the surface of the water is dead calm and it's a clear sky with high pressure. Any other conditions will cause them to slow down. If it's early spring, the trout seem to feed in other parts of the day, thus they are easier to catch. In some lakes the trout feed before dark.
Structure and wind: Take a close look at the structure of the shoreline and try to extend the elevation patterns into the lake. If you see a cliff, odds are the water is deep at it's face. If you see a string of islands, odds are there is a shallow shoal that runs between them. Trout like drop-offs so you would want to troll parallel to the string of shoals and not over them.
When you drop your line to the bottom, count how many times you let out line. You can get a good estimate of the depth. Try to stay in 40 to 60 feet of water. If you come across a spot and catch a trout, odds are there are more of them there. The wind is very important when trout fishing. Traditionally for warm water fish like Walleye or Musky, you would fish on the side of the lake were the wind is blowing. The logic being that the fish follow the surface food that is being blown in. With trout it is the exact opposite. The wind also blows the warm surface water which does not hold enough oxygen for the trout. Thus fish the side of the lake where the wind is coming from.
Depth: In the Spring, the Lake Trout will be right up to the surface. As the water starts to warm up with the changing weather, the trout start to go deeper. Here is the approximate depth for different times of year. This is not true for all lakes. Some smaller spring fed lakes will have Lake Trout shallow all year.
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Depth Finder: It's good to have a depth finder so you can map the schools of bait fish that are suspended. When you do come across a school, troll around the outside of the school. The Lake Trout sit right underneath the school waiting for weak or injured fish to venture outside the school. Out in the middle of the lake, you will find these schools of bait fish in the 40 to 60 foot range. It's different on most lakes but this is a good place to start.
Walleye Walleye are thought by many to be the best tasting fish in the world. East Bull Lake has a good natural and stocked population of Walleyes with trophies over the eight pound range being caught. We ask our guests to let the big ones go and only keep the smaller 2 pounders to eat. This conservation attitude has enabled East Bull Lake to sustain such a good population of fish. It also gives our guests a fantastic fishing trip.
Walleye Baits and Lures
1/4 oz. and 1/8 oz. jig heads: The color of the jig heads is not that important. The color of the rubber or bait you attach makes the difference. In the spring or at night, the walleyes are in shallow water so you would want to use a lighter jig like a 1/8 oz or even smaller. During the day or in the Summer when it's warm and sunny, the Walleyes go deeper so you may want to use a heavier jig like a 1/4 oz.
Twister Tails: Scented or un-scented - 2 inch to 4 inch single and double tail
In the spring, the hot colors are white, bright yellow, bright red and black. As Spring turns into Summer, you will find that white and bright yellow slow down as the best colors. Black always works but you should try a dark smoky yellow or a transparent green as the water warms up.
Many people believe that bright colors work in the Spring because the Walleye are still in protection mode over their spawning grounds and that they hit your jig on the act of defending and not eating.
Worm Harness In the Summer when it gets hot out, many of the big trophy Walleyes go deep. In this case, you should try drifting really slowly in the deep water with a worm harness. To keep your worm harness off the bottom, many people use a three-way-swivel set-up which is used with Lake Trout techniques. Below is a diagram
Rapalas or Thunder Sticks: In the Spring, the best way to catch a big Walleye is to troll along the shoreline just before dark or at day-break with a Rapala or Thunder Stick. A 3 or 4 inch Original Floating Rapala or a Junior Thunder Stick with a little touch of liquid fish scent will bring in the big ones.
Rapalas and Thunder Sticks are also good in the summer. You can fish for those suspended deep water Walleyes or troll shallow along weed beds and drop-offs
In the Spring the best colors are red, chartreuse, blue and most of all "Fire Tiger". As Spring turns into Summer, silver and brown pick up as the other colors die off. The one color combination that works all year is "Fire Tiger". It's probably the best color combination every created.
Smallmouth Bass Fishing
Smallmouth Bass The reason Ontario has so many lakes is because of the Canadian Shield Rock, which is a non-porous rock that holds water. As a result, Ontario's rocky lakes are the perfect habitat for the best Smallmouth Bass fishing in the world. Rocky points and shoals hold great numbers of Smallmouth in East Bull Lake. It's not uncommon to catch your limit right off the dock while taking 20 or 30 casts. East Bull Lake is cool and clean thus the bass do not have the parasites that fish down south have. Thus Smallmouth Bass in Northern Ontario are great to eat.
Canadian Shield Smallmouth Bass By Mike Eerikainen
Smallmouth Bass: Micropterus dolomieui Lacepede a.k.a.--> brown bass, browny, bronzeback, smallie
The smallmouth bass is a slender, streamlined-shaped fish which pound for pound puts up a fight that rivals any of the popular freshwater gamefish.
Smallmouth bass are omnivorous in the food they consume. The Smallmouth bass is a predator, feeding mostly on fish, crustaceans and aquatic and terrestrial insects. Where crayfish are abundant, they frequently comprise over two-thirds of the food.
Now that we know what they feed on, here are some tips when fishing for old Bronzeback in Canadian waters:
The most obvious spots to fish are rock shoals and drop off points. They also can be found in deeper water where the concentration of feeder fish are more abundant. A depth finder is invaluable in finding the best structure.
To cover large areas of water, diving crankbaits like Cotton Cordells Rattlin Spot and the Rapala Shad Rap in silver or crawfish patterns are quite effective. When fishing shallow rock shoals, white and yellow spinnerbaits as well as shallow diving crankbaits have proven deadly. In deeper waters, a ¼ to ½oz jig head tipped with chartreuese, yellow or white Mister Twister grubs are also effective. Slowly bouncing these jigs off rocky bottoms will surely entice the most wary Bronzeback.
We are open on weekends all winter long. We have many people coming up to snowmobile but they end up ice fishing because they never realized the size of the fish you can catch. Some of the biggest Walleyes and Lake Trout are caught through the ice and each year, our ice fishing gets more and more popular. You do not need a snowmobile if you want to come ice fishing. If you do have your own snowmobile, then you are free to explore the many other lakes in the area which are only accessible by trails. The picture is a frozen 10 pound Walleye.
East Bull lake is located approximately 20 miles in the bush from Hwy 17 and North of Lake Huron. The lodge is sitting facing the lake ,surrounded by birch and pine trees. East Bull Lake Wilderness Lodge is truly what you would expect from a wilderness lodge. Our lodge was the original northern ranger outpost station and since 1962, our family has transformed the location into a remote get away for wilderness lovers.
Our cabins look out over the lake and are far apart to give our guest privacy. Our cabins are rustic but clean, warm and comfortable. Our cabins have no running water but each cabin is supplied with fresh spring drinking water. We have hot and cold running water in our central washroom and shower facility, which is kept very clean.
The main lodge, which was the old ranger station, houses our kitchen and lounge area. We give our customers the choice of housekeeping accommodation where you cook your own food or you can upgrade to American Plan and have wonderful home cooked meals. We operate our kitchen like a restaurant so if you do choose housekeeping but do not feel like cooking, then you can join us for dinner.
Canoe Trips in Ontario
Canoeing trips down Ontario rivers / canoe trip outfitter"
Canoe trips ATV & Snowmobile trailsCanoe trips - The Aux Sable River is one of the most beautiful rivers in Ontario, in our opinion. Our river canoe trips consist of many insertion and extraction points along a 62 mile stretch of the river. The part of river that runs just above our lodge has two beautiful waterfalls and nine sets of rapids that canoeists can run in six to nine hours depending if you like to fish or not. We do provide a pick-up and drop-off service for a small fee, and will help you plan your trip. We recommend that you bring your own life jackets and paddles, if you bring your own canoe it should be a Coleman Canoe or better.
There are some beautiful, natural, campsites along the river if you want to stay in the bush for a few days. Starting in the spring and leading into late June, you will experience some great Brook Trout (Speckled Trout) fishing. There is the odd Walleye but mostly trout.
This is not a provincial park or a high-traffic tourist-area. This is a deep wilderness canoe expedition. Do you think you can handle it?
There are at least ten different lakes within a fifteen minute drive from our lodge. These lakes make for an excellent secluded canoe or fishing outing for the day. Some canoeists camp out for the week. You can catch Lake Trout, Walleye, Brook Trout, Northern Pike and Smallmouth Bass in these lakes. Tell us what you want to catch is fishing is an important part of your trip.
Snowmobiling Ice fishing in the winter is great and there are many lakes for sledders to ride for miles and miles. You can even join up to the main snowmobile trail and travel from one end of Ontario to the other. There are stores down south in Massey where you can by parts for emergency repairs
ATV Trails There are hundreds of miles of trails and old abandoned logging roads where you can take your ATV's. With an ATV, you could fish lakes and trout streams that are never fished. There are stores down south n Massey where you can by parts for emergency repairs.
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