Fly fishing


Late May to Mid-June

This time of year, most pike are caught in less than 3 feet of water, feeding on spawning suckers in creek inlets and in the river. Pike feed on smelt, who feed close to the surface in the spring, so they’ll strike anything white or silver.

Mid-june to mid-september

Due to Sandybeach Lake’s clear water, pike can be easily raised to strike at surface flies from their normal habitat of less than 15 feet of water. Color, flash, and movement attract northern pike from submerged weedbeds, so chose flies accordingly and fish within one foot of the surface.

recommended flies

  • Dahlberg Rabbit Strip Diver #1/0

  • Cone Head Articulated Bunny Leech #8

  • Cone Head Bunny Zonker #2

  • Galloup's Articulated Boogie Man #4

  • Bunny Bird Baitfish #1/0

  • Bunny Hillow #1/0

  • Bouface #2

If you forget something, we’ve got you covered with our on-site tackle shop!




Pine Cliff Lodge is the only lodge located on 10,000 acre Big Sandy Lake. With no other commercial access, anglers often feel they have the entire lake to themselves.

A premier Canadian fishing lodge for outdoor enthusiasts, Pine Cliff Lodge offers a remote, world-class fishing experience.


Summer Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 268
Dryden, Ontario Canada
P8N 2Y8

Winter Mailing Address:

Derek and Kara Zimmerman

774 Elmwood Drive

Abilene, TX 79605

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