Fishing for Trout, Walleye and Northern:
Caribou Lake is approximately 25 miles long with depths up to 250 feet. It has
over 23,000 acres of prime fishing waters. There are numerous islands and bays,
a diversely structured bottom for the ever-popular Walleye; Shallow reedy bays
for fighting Northerns; deep cool pockets for the elusive Lake Trout.
For the extra challenge, try fly fishing for
Northerns. Our 16 foot Lund boats are equipped with 30 HP Yamaha® motors, 2
swivel-back seats, nets, 2-5 gal tanks of gas, bait buckets and coolers with
ice. We highly promote Catch & Release for the preservation of Caribou Lake
are Map E, Division 33 - Ministry of Natural Resources Fishing Regulations
Availability Open from May to the end of
Caribou Lake in Ontario
Ontario Moose Hunting
The "Canada Moose" defines big game hunting
in North America. The season for bow and gun hunters starts in mid-September.
Non-resident hunters must have a valid hunting license and be a registered
guest at a tourist establishment. There are many ways to hunt Ontario Moose,
calling, paddling up creeks, small rivers or along the lakeshore and stalking
in the bush. Being patient, watching and waiting in feeding areas, edges of
marsh meadows, 2-5 year old burn areas and forest cutovers can be very
rewarding, especially if it's also a browsing or travel corridor. When moose
begin to bed down, they crisis - cross the wind and then hook back to watch
their downwind trail.
A bull moose can weigh as much as 1400 pounds
with antlers close to 5 feet across. A cow can weigh in as much as 800 pounds
and a calf can weigh more than 400 pounds. Moose can live to be 20 years old or
more, but are in their prime between 6-9 years of age.
Hunters should chose calibers , such as
.270,.308,.30-06 and .300 Winchester magnum. A bullet weight of at least 150
grains that can penetrate thick hide, bone and muscle. Recurve and compound
bows must have a draw weight of 49 pounds or more with draw length 28" or less.
Crossbow, draw weight of 119 pounds or more with a draw length of 12 " or more.
Muzzleloaders can be used during any regular gun season. Calibers of .50 and
.54 are most popular. Heavy bullet and as large of charge, as always, with
safety and accuracy.
Fishing Caribou Lake in Ontario
Caribou Lake is the gateway to the Wabakimi
Provincial Park -- one of the World's largest Boreal Forest reserves and
wilderness canoeing areas. (A Boreal Forest is a broad belt of coniferous
forest that stretches between the mostly treeless arctic/subarctic region to
the north and the mixed hardwood and coniferous transition forest of the Great
Lakes-St. Lawrence Forest region to the south.)
The park is almost 2.3 million acres in size
and the 2nd largest park in the Ontario Parks System.
Armstrong is 9 miles south on Caribou Lake
Road. It's a small town but has the staples you may need, food, fuel, phones,
laundromat, health clinic, police station, 2 restaurants and a post office. It
also has a unmanned airpstrip in case you want to fly in.
We are easy to get to! Just 3 hours North
of Thunder Bay on 11/17 to Hwy. 527 N to Armstrong. Forrest Lodge is 6 miles NW
of Armstrong on Caribou Lake Road
Check in: After 3 p.m. (Please no early
arrivals) *Upon check-in lodging portion of bill will be due Check out: Before
10 a.m. (Eastern Time Zone) *Early departures will be required to pay for ALL
days booked and reserved
All Modern Non-Smoking Light-House Keeping
Cabins include: Fully Equipped Kitchens with Pots & Pans, Dishes, Utensils,
Indoor Facilities, Pillows, Sheets, Blankets and Gas Grills. We suggest you get
most of your supplies in Thunder Bay to avoid any delays at the border. Due to
our remote location, please plan accordingly. We regret that our facility can
not accommodate pets.
More Information What to bring: Groceries,
Towels (Kitchen & Bath), Fishing Equipment, Locators, Electric Trolling
Motors, Approved Personal Life Jackets, Personal Hygiene items, and Rain Gear.
For your convenience, we sell: Minnows, Ice (free to guest), Fuel, Fishing and
Hunting Licenses, t-shirts and hats.
During your stay , come and
join us for
FISH FRY NIGHT - "you supply, we do the cooking" and
CAMP FIRE NIGHT -"get to know your neighbors".
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