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A girl shows off her big catch with her fishing guideFrequently Asked Questions

Q: When is the best time to come fishing?

A: In reality – all season long! Although our lodge season is typically May 22 – October 1, one of the truly wonderful attributes about the Canadian north, is that the fishing is actually fabulous year-round. Your Legend begins only in determining exactly where and how to best excel in catching your full limit each day!

Walleye fishing, for example, is exciting from when the lodge opens, right through to mid-September. As well, Kississing Lake is renowned for its monster Pike, which can be found in abundance in low-lying weed beds through mid-season and in somewhat deeper waters in late Spring and early Fall. Our marquee offering in all seasons!

For those who enjoy the thrill of angling for “Lakers” (Lake Trout), they can typically be found in shallow waters until mid-June and can be caught on spinning gear casting, pretty much like fishing for Pike!

We suggest similar techniques beyond the 15th of September, by which time Lake Trout are typically spawning. A beautiful looking fish, Lakers can best be found in deeper waters (70 – 80 ft.) through the warm summer months of July and August.

Q: What are the accommodations like?

A: On the Main lodge at Kississing we have 8 cabins, allowing two to eight people each. The cabins have modern washroom facilities and we, of course, provide daily housekeeping to make sure you have everything you need.

Q: At the Lodge, can we fish in the evening?

A: Definitely! Make arrangements at the office and we will organize it for you with your guide. He will take you fishing somewhere close to the lodge after dinner. There are some really good spots for Lake Trout close to our island and most Lake Trout trophies have been caught in the evenings. Evening fishing costs are $50/per boat.

Q: What identification do I need to cross the border?

A: We recommend everyone to have a passport. The following summarizes information available on the Department of Homeland Security’s website.

AIR TRAVEL:

All U.S. citizens including children must present a passport or secure travel document when entering the United States by air.

LAND AND SEA TRAVEL:

U.S. citizens ages 19 and older must present documentation that proves both identity and citizenship. Identification documents must include a photo, name and date of birth. View the complete list of acceptable documents at CBP.gov for land travel and sea travel.

Children ages 18 and under will only be required to present proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate.

U.S. citizens can also apply for a U.S. Passport Card, which facilitates entry and expedites document processing at U.S. land and sea ports-of-entry when arriving from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda. The card may not be used to travel by air. Otherwise, it carries the rights and privileges of the U.S. passport book and is adjudicated to the exact same standards.

Canadian Citizens. The Government of Canada recommends that Canadian citizens travel with a valid Canadian passport if you travel across borders or are using air transport.

Canadian citizens ages 19 and older must present documentation that proves both identity and citizenship. Identification documents must include a photo, name and date of birth.

Children ages 18 and under will only be required to present proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate.

“… How many Father’s days do a Grandpa, son and grandson catch trophy fish? As usual, we had a great time with your outstanding staff …”— Rob Elliot

Q: How much liquor can I bring into Canada?

A: You are allowed to bring in

  • 24-12 oz. cans or 24 bottles of beer
  • or 40 oz liquor
  • or 1.5 litres of wine free of duties and taxes. You must be 18 years of age to import alcohol into Manitoba. Any amount in excess of 45 litres of liquor will not be allowed entry.

Q: How much tobacco can I bring into Canada?

A: One carton of Cigarettes / 50 cigars / 1-200g can of tobacco / 200 tobacco sticks. Duties and taxes are collected on any excess amounts. You must be 19 years of age to import tobacco products into Ontario (18 everywhere else).

Q: What is prohibited to bring into Canada?

A: The following items are prohibited:

  • Radar Detector
  • Dog Food
  • Fire Wood
  • Large Capacity Cartridge Magazines (exceeding 5 rounds of centre fire rifles)
  • Live minnows, leeches
  • Potatoes
  • Military style attack rifles

Q: What food am I allowed to bring into Canada?

A: Visitors to Canada may bring goods as "personal baggage," duty and tax free, provided all such items are declared to Customs upon arrival, and are not subject to restriction.

A reasonable amount of personal items, supply of food (for personal use) and a full tank of gas. Gifts not exceeding $60 Cdn for a friend/relative in Canada. This does not include tobacco products, alcohol or advertising material. Gifts valued at more that $60 Cdn are subject to duty or applicable taxes on the amount the gift exceeds the $60 value.

Frozen or slated minnows are allowed.

Q: What do we need to bring along? Do we need bedding, towels, or depth finders?

A: At the main lodge the beds are made for you and towels are changed every day.

At all of the outposts we provide pillows, pillowcases, sleeping bags and sleeping bag-liners on the beds. Please bring up your own towels for your outpost trip.

The Guides are the best “Fish finders” but feel free to bring up your own fish finder if you like.

“Our trips have been great; it’s been just what we were looking for. You guys have been wonderful camp hosts!”— Bill Woodworth (Barnett Lake)