Hard-fighting, Fast-action, Aggressive Fishing Experience
Nick-named “water wolf,” the aggressive northern pike is an exhilarating catch for the fisherman who enjoys hard fights and fast action.
Our lake produces an abundance of pike over 34", which we consider trophy-sized fish, as well as numerous fish over 40" caught and released each season.
Big Sandy Lake has also produced a line-class world record northern pike measuring 53 ¾ inches.
START PLANNING YOUR TRIP
Whether you’re a lifelong angler or a beginner fisherman,
looking to catch an abundance of fish or the trophy of a lifetime,
Pine Cliff Lodge is the place for your next fishing adventure.
CAN I BRING MY OWN BOAT?The short answer is, it depends. Our boat launch wasn't created for guests to bring their own boats, so it's a bit short and shallow. But we certainly the desire to fish with your own equipment. Let us know the size of your boat/motor and we'll do our best to accommodate. Rates are the same regardless of whether you use our boats or yours and, either way, 5 gallons of gas/day is included in your package.
AVERAGE TEMPERATURESLate May High 67° F Low 44° F Early June High 70° F Low 48° F
LURESDue to the shallow fishing this time of year, bring lures that will not hang-up on the bottom. Make sure to bring some top-water lures with white or silver bottoms to imitate the smelt. Our favorite lure color is white, but fire tiger, fluorescent orange, chartreuse, blue, silver and gold all work well. Bunny leech flies Rabbit strip flies Mepps in-line spinner baits Johnson Silver Minnow weedless spoons Floating stick baits (like Rapala #18) Square Bill Crankbaits Texas-rigged soft plastics (3" to 5" flukes or grubs) Wire Leaders (6” to 12” length. 20# to 30# test) If you forget something, we’ve got you covered with our on-site tackle shop!
I hunt and fish all over the world and this is by far the best trip for the money. Ten-pound pike are extremely common (daily) and we have caught several over 40" (20-pound plus). They have absolutely the best boats I have ever seen at a Canadian fishing lodge. Very clean and comfortable cabins. My highest recommendations for them. You will not find anything even close to Pine Cliff Lodge for the money and I am a tightwad!"
– Roy Steele, Denver CO
[Pictured: Sarah Steele, Roy's daughter]