The fishing at Slippery Winds Wilderness lodge can be described by one word – variety. Variety in the species of sport fish and variety in the lakes available to our guests. Slippery Winds Wilderness Lodge is home to six species of sport fish – walleye, muskie, northern pike, largemouth and smallmouth bass, as well as lake trout – and even some good-sized yellow perch on Straw Lake!
The lodge has practiced catch-and-release angling since the early 1990’s. The results are evident in both the quality and quantity of fish caught and released each season by our guests. Other than small fish, which may be kept for shore lunch, all fish are released. We recommend replica mounts if you want a memento of your Canadian fishing adventure to Slippery Winds Wilderness Lodge.
Our six lakes can be accessed from the lodge via boat or a short portage. The lodge is located on Yoke Lake, which is an excellent fishery and produces trophies in all six species of fish native to our locale. Yoke is the largest of our lakes and it produces good numbers of trophy fish of all six species. The boats on Yoke Lake are 16 footers with swivel seats, floorboards and casting decks. They are powered by dependable 15 hp, 4-stroke Yamaha outboards.
The lodge’s back dock is located on Straw Lake which offers anglers the opportunity to catch loads of small to mid-sized pike, numerous of eating-size walleye and trophy quality largemouth and smallmouth bass. The boats on Straw Lake are 14-footers with swivel seats and powered by 15 hp Yamaha outboards.
Sucan Lake is accessed by travelling down Sucan Creek from Straw Lake. Sucan, like Straw Lake, contains largemouth and smallmouth bass, northern pike and walleye. Trophy smallies are regularly caught and released on Sucan.
Our other three lakes – Bluffpoint, Crossroute and Sullivan are all reached by overland portage. All three portage lakes are inhabited by largemouth bass, lake trout and northern pike.
Bluffpoint is a favorite of guests who enjoy largemouth bass fishing. The lake has high numbers of largemouth in the 16 – 18-inch range. It also excellent for lake trout in the 6 – 10 lb range and smaller northern pike.
Crossroute Lake regularly produces trophy quality largemouth, good-sized northern pike and lake trout. This past season a nice 42-inch pike was caught and released on Crossroute.
Sullivan Lake does not produce the same numbers of fish as our other two portage lakes, but the fish on Sullivan Lake tend to be larger. Sullivan produces both trophy quality pike and largemouth.
We have three 12-foot boats powered by 9.9 outboards cached at Bluffpoint and Sullivan Lakes and two 12-foot boats and 9.9 hp outboards on Crossroute Lake. Guests only need to carry their tackle, PFD’s and lunches across the portage as all the other necessary equipment is already there.
With the option to angle for six different fish species on six totally different lakes you will never become bored with the fishery at Slippery Winds. If you enjoy variety in your fishing with the opportunity to catch trophy quality fish in each species Slippery Winds Wilderness Lodge should be a top choice of fishing destinations.
Bluff point Lake: This is a deep, clear water lake that provides excellent habitat for trout, largemouth bass and northern pike.
Crossroute Lake: This is a clear water lake with a variety of structure. The lake is home to a good population of largemouth bass, northern pike and lake trout.
Straw Lake: Home to the Straw Lake gold mine in the 1930’s this lake is a shallow, stained lake with many weed beds. Straw Lake provides good fishing for walleye, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass and northern pike.
Sucan Lake: Accessible from Straw Lake via a wide creek, Sucan Lake is a shallow lake that is home to walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass and perch.
Sullivan Lake: This lake has traditionally been an excellent producer of large northern pike. Largemouth bass and lake trout also inhabit the lake.
Yoke Lake: Slippery Winds Lodge is located in a bay at the east end of Yoke Lake. The lodge is on a peninsula that separates Yoke and Straw Lakes. This is a clear water lake with deep holes, many shallow bays, points and mid-lake reefs providing excellent habitat for largemouth & smallmouth bass, lake trout, northern pike, walleye and also world-class muskie.