02-15-2000, 04:49 PM
I'm considering booking a trip to the sawmill lodge on the magnetawan river off of the Georgian bay. Looking for any good trip or bad trip stories on the area.I was just at the eastern spotsmen show in harrisburgh Pa. and I'm looking for a first visit to canada and love them eyes....and Muskies. any info?
02-17-2000, 08:51 PM
we stayed at Sawmill 3 years ago and the fishing stunk! Prices were a lot higher than comparable other lodges, the cabin we had leaked, the furnace would act up all nite,the dock we were given was a dilapidated thing, would not go back! Good luck if you book.
02-18-2000, 04:59 AM
Thanks for the warning.. I'll be looking at other lodges...
03-19-2000, 04:35 PM
I have been fishing the Magnetewan River and Georgian Bay out of that area for 26 years. I have never stayed at Bying inlet, I rent a cabin about 1 mile down river from there. I am there all summer, well from June 6th or 7th until August 17th. The fishing in the river for pike is slow, you have to go out on the bay for the better pike fishing. The walleyes in the river get big, my biggest is 14lb, 35 3/4 inches, but over the years the number of big walleyes has gone down considerably. It used to be that I could catch 2-3 walleyes a day, each being over 8lbs, but those days are few now. There are still a good many walleyes in the river though and they are easiest to catch real early in the morning or after 8:30 pm. My largest Northern last summer there was about 21 lb. but most of the pike range 4-8lb. The best day I had last summer for pike, I caught 17 between 4 and 14 lb. There are monster muskies in that river, so you have a variety of fish to go for. Hope this helps and feel free to contact me if you decide to go ther.