Frequently Asked Questions

What To Bring

American Plan: If you are staying at Bayview Lodge on the American Plan, you will only need to bring your own personal items, suitable clothing, and fishing gear. You may also want to pack your favourite snacks.

Housekeeping Plan: If you are staying at Bayview Lodge on the Housekeeping Plan, you must bring all your own food, suitable clothing, and fishing gear. Cooking utensils, fridge, stove, microwave, pots, pans and BBQs are available at the cabins. 

Remember to also pack bug spray and your medications. The bug situation in the summer depends on the weather in the spring. Some years we experience very few bugs, while other years there are more. To be safe, pack bug repellent and long sleeved clothing just in case. Pack any medication that you will require during your stay with us. If you forget your medication, it may not be easily replaced and may require a trip to the doctor for a new prescription.

Are Fishing Guides Available?

While you do not need a fishing guide to navigate and fish our waters, they are available. A fishing guide will enhance your fishing vacation by taking care of the boat and your lunch. Our professional fishing guide will share as much expertise and tips as you wish. As we specialize in Muskie fishing, our guides can add to your chances of catching a trophy Muskie. 

What Are The Best Lures To Use?

Small Mouth Bass: spinners, top water lures, ounce jigs with twister tails

Walleye: 3/8 ounce jigs with twister tails, crank bait, jig and a minnow

Northern: spoons, bucktails, shad raps, trolling lures

Trout: ultralite lures, ultralite spoons, 3 way swivels

​Muskie: perch coloured ernies, grey eagle tails, black & chartreuse buchertails

What ID Do I Need To Cross The Border Into Canada?

If you are a U.S. citizen, ensure you carry proof of citizenship such as a passport.

Please visit the Canadian Border Services Agency website for full details on identification, and travelling with minors.

Can I Purchase Fuel At The Lodge?

We only carry fuel at the lodge for boat rental packages. You can purchase fuel at the Minaki Marina nearby. 

Regulations, Licences, and Updates

​You can find information on Ontario fishing licences, fishing regulations and hunting notices on the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry website.

Are There Other Activities Nearby?

Yes! Bayview Lodge is located near the small town of Minaki which offers several additional services in the summer. Ask us about canoeing, kayaking, hiking, golfing, and sightseeing!