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Cobham River Lodge - Fathers DayCobham River Lodge is the pinnacle of Northern Pike fishing, set in the remote wilderness of Manitoba, Canada this vast area of water is a Pike anglers dream come true. The remote fly in lodge is the perfect blend of modern equipment meeting ancient lakes and rivers making the Pike fishing out of this world, Northern Pike fishing is obviously renowned as some of the best in Canada but as far as numbers of big fish on topwater tactics go this lodge must be in a league of its own. The lodge staff run the place in an organized but relaxed fashion and are always happy to help with any fishing or lodge related questions. The boats that are well equipped and a week’s fishing at this lodge will see anglers never needing to fish the same bays twice.

Where is the Lodge?

You will find the lodge in Manitoba Canada’s remote wilderness 333 KM (207 miles) by air from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Where do they fish?

The fishing on Cobham River takes place pretty much all over, but as is the norm with Northern Pike fishing the best sport is found in the shallows and weed beds where explosive takes will take your breath away.

How long does it take to reach the fishing grounds?

The boats are only a stone’s throw away from the lodge so you can be fishing within 10 minutes, but if you want to venture to the outer edges of the system it will take approx. 45 minutes.

What fish will I catch?

Big angry Northern Pike are the main focus of a trip to Cobham River Lodge, but good quality Walleye, Perch and White Fish can also be caught.

How many fish will I catch?

On an average week, a good angler should be able to catch 50 to 70 fish on a daily basis but obviously bad weather conditions can make this number change from time to time. Northern Pike fishing is generally so consistent that good numbers of fish are expected.

How do they fish?

For lure fishing: Spoons (Large Doctor, Johnson Weedless, Red Eye, Dare Devil, etc.), Jerk Baits (Suick, Poe’s), Spinner Baits and Crank Baits (Cisco, Rattle Trap) work best for Northern Pike fishing.

For fly fishing: 9/10# rods are used with either floating or intermediate lines, large streamer patterns or surface flies can really help make each and every take one to remember.

Do the staff speak English?

All the staff speak English

Who is best suited to this destination?

Anyone who wants to experience a truly wild environment with Northern Pike fishing that is in a league of its own.

What skill level is required?

As long as you can cast a half decent line say 10 yards with either fly or lure you will put yourself in with a good chance of catching fish.

How physically demanding is this trip?

Generally, the walking is over short distances and of an easier nature, but if you want to push yourself then some parts of the lakes and rivers can be more challenging

When to go?

Any time between June and August is good, as long as the weather has been warm. With all Northern Pike fishing you need the water temperature to be warm to activate the fish into chasing a lure or fly.

How to get there?

Winnipeg International Airport is accessible from any major airport in North America.  A flight from Chicago to Winnipeg takes approx. 2 hours and 30 minutes and then a flight from Winnipeg to Cobham River is approx. 1 hour.

What is the accommodation like?

The accommodation is basic but comfortable, the Lodge is well organized and you will struggle to find more helpful staff than these guys anywhere.

 What is the food like?

The food is exquisite enough to satisfy the most discerning palate, yet fulfilling enough to be considered good old-fashioned comfort food.  The dishes are often based on Canadian/American cuisine.

Does the lodge provide fishing tackle?

Cobham River Lodge does not provide tackle. The Lodge does have St. Croix rods and Daiwa reels available for rent.

Is Internet and phone signal available?

The lodge and outpost have Internet throughout the property.  Cell phone will work via internet connection.  No cell towers are within 128 KM (80 miles) of the lodge.

Are there other activities available?

Walking and nature watching would be the only other activities that could be catered for whilst at the lodge

How much does it cost?

Cobham River Lodge offers you the complete package including lodge flights from Winnipeg or Bissett.  To view rates: click HERE

Alternatively, if you wish to customize our own Cobham River fishing experience or have ANY questions please feel free to call them Toll Free 1-833-BIG-PIKE (1-833-244-7453).

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