A FAMILY-RUN BUSINESS
As your hosts, Erin and I bring over 30 combined years of fishing lodge operations to Laurie River Lodge. The addition of our son, Chase and daughter Madison to the team adds a youthful enthusiasm that is seldom found at established lodges. Combine this with tremendous fishing and a customer service attitude ensures Laurie River Lodge is as good as it gets.
Centuries ago glaciers filled thousands of lakes in northern Manitoba with runoff water as they receded to the North. As the lakes overflowed a river began to cut a path between them and the Laurie River was born. Today this slow flowing tributary to the mighty Churchill River provides sport fishermen from around the world with some of the finest Northern Pike, Walleye and Lake Trout found anywhere on earth.
Strategically located in the heart of the finest Pike and Walleye habitat Manitoba (perhaps the entire world) has to offer McGavock Lake and Laurie River Lodge provide sport fishermen a perfect place to base their quest for the prized Trophy Northern Pike. Each year our guests catch hundreds and hundreds of Pike 40″ or better and literally thousands of Pike between 30 and 40 inches. Over the years many fish in excess of 50 inches have been caught in the productive waters of the Laurie River and surrounding lakes. In 2019 Laurie River Lodge anglers caught well over 250 trophy Pike! The fact that the number of trophy fish caught at Laurie River Lodge increases every successive year attests to the fact that our catch and release policies along with proper handling techniques are really paying off.
Walleye also abound in the Laurie River. The same slow flowing system that created hundreds of shallow water bays for the Pike also provides a perfect habitat for spawning Walleye. The rocky points and numerous reefs provide optimum summer cover making them great places to catch Walleye in July and August. Fun to catch, great to eat, fresh Walleye is the key ingredient to the daily shore lunches cooked up by our professional guides. While they are great to eat our Walleye regularly attain trophy size of 28 inches with some fish over 30″ available making them almost as sought after as the Northern Pike by trophy fishermen.
Not to be outdone by the Pike and Walleye, the Laurie River system also produces some huge Lake Trout. In 2019 we had many Lakers over 40″ caught, we estimate a 40″ Trout to be in excess of 35 pounds! The availability of great Trout fishing makes this fishery one of the few that has outstanding representation from all three of northern Manitoba’s most sought after game fish.