The End of an Epic Trip to Gangler’s Lodge Manitoba

by | Sep 9, 2023 | Ganglers North Seal River Lodge

Courage-LakeThe sun was out this morning here at Gangler’s Courage Lake Tundra Outpost.  I had to get my dark Costas on immediately because my eyes weren’t ready for it.  Before we went fishing we needed to tidy up some things and make sure most our stuff was packed.  At 2 PM we had to be ready to be picked up by the Lodges Cessna Caravan Seaplane and flown back to Gangler’s so we can head home tomorrow.


fly-fishingGranny and I fished under sunny skies on a calm Courage Lake from around 8:30 till 12:30.  And the truth is, the fish here prefer a little bad weather in order to be hungry.  Under today’s conditions we had easy access to the entire lake.  We fished hard at a lot of great spots including some areas we slayed pike at yesterday.  But it was a different day.  Although we caught a few nice pike, it was slow.  And funny thing is, we didn’t see one single caribou.  None.  It tells you something because we saw a lot of them every day until today.


northern-pikeAt 1 pm we released our last pike of the trip and pulled up our boat and broke down camp.  By 2 we were taking off in the Caravan Seaplane to return to the main Gangler’s North Seal River Lodge.  Tomorrow we’ll begin the journey home with the early charter from Gangler’s runway to Winnipeg.  There our Ruby Van awaits and we should be able to drive all the way home by early evening.


Ganglers-LodgeDespite a few weather challenges and bush plane flight delays, this has been an epic trip.  “Epic” is an overused word but it has its place.  This was an amazing trip.  I you’ve been putting off a big pike trip to Canada then quit wasting time.  This was my second trip to Gangler’s and I promise you once we get home we’ll be planning our next.

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I started fly fishing at age 7 in the lakes and ponds of New England cutting my teeth on various sunfish, bass, crappie and stocked trout. I went to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where I graduated with a Naturalist Degree while I discovered new fishing opportunities for pike, muskellunge, walleyes and various salmonids found in Lake Superior and its tributaries.

From there I headed west to work a few years in the Yellowstone region to simply work as much as most people fish and fish as much as most people work. I did just that, only it lasted over 20 years working at the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson, WY where I departed in 2009. Now it’s time to work for "The Man", working for myself that is.

I pursue my love to paint fish, lecture on every aspect of fly fishing you can imagine and host a few trips to some of the most exotic places you can think of. My ultimate goal is to catch as many species of fish on fly possible from freshwater to saltwater, throughout the world. I presently have taken over 440 species from over 60 countries!