So I have made the decision to go fishing WAY MANY MORE times this summer. We don’t live too far from the border and so I have been doing some massive research on fishing in Ontario. I hear the fishing is pretty good there, and although the lakes are more frequented by fisherpeople, I think it will be a good time. Surely, there is enough fish to go around.
Because great fishing trips are usually pretty pricey, most of my research has been centered on finding the best fishing at the lowest cost. The first place I looked was to a site that is great for fishing places in Ontario (http://www.ontariossunsetcountry.ca/
). This site lists most, if not all, of the camps, lodges, and sites that are available for those looking for a great place to fish. I started out thinking that maybe a drive-in lodge would be the place because most of them offer somewhat secluded fishing at half the cost of a fly-in lodge. However, the costs of these are still somewhat large for what I was looking to do (which was a 3 day/2 night trip). I just wanted a long weekend getaway.
Upon researching, I came across some camp grounds that offer tent sites with boat rentals. BINGO!!! These camps cost around $30-40 dollars per day plus the cost of the boat and motor rental which runs usually around $75-90 dollars a day, but split between two or three people that isn’t all that much. Camping is always fun, and you really never know who you will meet or what you will find. There is nothing better than sitting around a campfire in the evenings and sharing or listening to the big story of the day.
Another interesting option I found was in the form of a cabin/hotel type of accomodation which runs around $80 dollars per day for a cabin. This might be interesting to look into. One site that I found is located at North Star Lodge
. It looks interesting, but this summer, I think I am gonna be all about the camp sites.
A couple of sites I found are JR’s Portage Bay Camp
and Jerry & Ellie’s Cedar Lake Camp
. I am very interested in these two camps as the site looks nice and well kept. Another camp site that looks really nice and fun is Country Camping and Cabins
. I am going to contact them to see if I can get any info about the place they have. It looks really cool and super fun, and at $50 bucks a day for a cottage,the price is pretty good.
So far I have about 3-4 pages in my fishing notebook filled. Yes…I have a fishing notebook where I keep interesting websites and locations that I might want to visit. The fishing notebook is a great place to keep all those ideas in one, manageable place that you can come back to at any time…BUT the fishing notebook is another post.
If anyone has heard about any of the camps mentioned in this post or has any ideas about another that I might have missed…leave me a comment and let me know. I am super excited about these mini-trips. SO MUCH FUN to be had this summer~!!!
Happy Fishing…and Camping
LIZZY aka The Fisherbabe