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Old 02-14-2017, 08:13 AM
Davebramlett Davebramlett is offline
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Hello,

I am looking to take my son on his 1st Canadian fishing trip. We live is Arizona so we will need to fly into ??. Minnesota? Canada? I would like to fish for numbers as opposed to size so he has a lot of fun. Small Mouth, Walleye, Pike. Looking for a 5 day trip. Any good suggestions. Airfare is going to be costly but I have no choice. Probably a boat in would be best?

Thanks for any suggestions. I have done 5 fly-in trips and always had a blast

Dave
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Old 02-14-2017, 08:18 AM
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Dave,

I would guess your best bet is to fly into International Falls. From there, you're an hour or two from a bunch of fantastic fishing options.


A less expensive, but more time consuming option would be to fly into Minneapolis and rent a car. From there you're 6-7 hours from great Ontario fishing.
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:01 AM
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Agreed. International Falls would be your best bet if you're flying commercially. PM me if you'd like some good options for the two of you. But be very specific (length of trip, budget p/p, preferred fish species, etc..)

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Old 02-14-2017, 09:53 AM
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Maybe flying into Winnipeg and getting a Winnipeg based outfitter would be another option? Probably cheaper flights?
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Old 02-14-2017, 02:13 PM
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I live in Southern NV. We are lucky to have a non-stop direct to Winnipeg on West Jet (Canada's version of Southwest) that averages about $200 USD each way. I checked today for my normal May opener flight and it is 170 USD up and and about 230 USD back. From there you can do a fly in direct or drive to Kenora (Lake in the Woods) in about 3 hours / Vermillion is about 4 hrs or Red Lake in about 6 hours. My experience is that border crossing is better by air and small US airports tend to be a lot more money that Winnipeg.

My first thought for a budget fly-in option out of Winnipeg with good pike and good walleyes is Dunlops Lodge but they are out of Thompson which is a 6-7 hr drive from Winnipeg. Im sure Mike B will have a ton of great advice for you.

Just my 2 cents from another SW desert dude.

Brett

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Old 02-14-2017, 02:36 PM
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Thank you, I will look into this option.
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Old 02-15-2017, 11:10 AM
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I'm sure you have your own ideas of how to make the trip fun for your son, but there have been some really interesting threads on here about "what makes a trip fun for kids". If you have some time, search them up .... maybe you'll pick up a few ideas on how to really give him a fantastic first trip.
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Old 02-15-2017, 12:56 PM
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Hello,

I am looking to take my son on his 1st Canadian fishing trip. We live is Arizona so we will need to fly into ??. Minnesota? Canada? I would like to fish for numbers as opposed to size so he has a lot of fun. Small Mouth, Walleye, Pike. Looking for a 5 day trip. Any good suggestions. Airfare is going to be costly but I have no choice. Probably a boat in would be best?

Thanks for any suggestions. I have done 5 fly-in trips and always had a blast

Dave
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Old 02-15-2017, 05:23 PM
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Flights to Alaska don't seem too bad
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Old 02-15-2017, 05:33 PM
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looking for Walleye and Pike. Are there these species in Alaska?
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