Fishing at Perch Lake Lodge

Year-round adventures just north of the border.
Gerry Cariou
By Gerry Cariou

Gerry Cariou is the Executive Director of Ontario's Sunset Country.

Last Updated: May 29, 2024

Big Bass and Walleye All Day Long

Everyone knows how good the fishing is in Ontario's Sunset Country, but at Perch Lake Lodge, they take it to another level, especially for giant smallmouth bass. When you combine that with the excellent walleye fishing, and the proximity of the lodge near the US/Canada border, Perch Lake Lodge is a great choice for a fishing vacation.

The lodge also offers hunting opportunities in the fall and winter and is open for ice fishing and snowmobiling. Ask about our special 10% off rate in September. Perch Lake Lodge offers quaint housekeeping cabins including boat and motor rentals. It is located on the shores of Perch Lake, a part of the Seine River Chain of Lakes near the Town of Atikokan in Northwestern Ontario's Sunset Country.

Walleye fishing at Perch Lake Lodge


Some Facts About Perch Lake Lodge

  • Location Located 15 miles west of Atikokan off the Perch Lake Rd.
  • Multi-species Fishing Catch smallmouth bass, crappie, walleye, northern pike, lake trout, and perch.
  • Comfortable Cabins and an RV Park Housekeeping cabins and a seasonal RV Park, on-site restaurant.
  • Lots of Water to Fish Fish 30 miles of adjoining lakes on the Seine River System.
  • Fall Hunting Hunt moose, whitetail deer and small game.
  • Boat and Motor Rentals Rent 16-foot metal boats with 20 and 25 HP motors.
  • Winter Fun Open in winter for ice fishing and snowmobiling.

The Biggest & Thickest Bass in Sunset Country!

Many people who target smallmouth bass say the Seine River Chain and Atikokan area have the biggest smallmouth bass in the Sunset Country Region. Not only length but girth - we have some of the thickest bass in Perch Lake - a testament to the excellent forage base. It's hard to argue that when big smallies range in the 5 to 6-pound range on a good day, and 7 on a great one. There's a lot of bass in the system too, providing a one-two punch for bass anglers. Walleye are also present on many parts of the system and adjacent lakes. There's nothing like catching a few walleye and frying them up for shore lunch!

Karl Kalonka with a Perch Lake smallmouth bass!

Hunt for Moose, Deer and Grouse in Fall!

If hunting is your thing Perch Lake Lodge can accommodate you. Ontario moose hunters who draw a tag in Unit 12B or 11A, Perch Lake Lodge is the ideal location to use as the base for your hunt. Non-resident hunters can go after whitetail deer or grouse. The Fall fish/hunt combo package is a popular one. There is great fall fishing and when you combine that with your hunt, you're on your way to a fun-filled vacation.

Grouse hunting at Perch Lake Lodge

Affordable Accommodations Close to the Border

With its affordable rates and location just north of the Canada/US border, Perch Lake Lodge provides everything you'd expect from a fishing trip to Canada and it won't take long to get there. Cross at Fort Frances or Pigeon River crossings and it is just over an hour to the lodge from there. Here is a map link showing the lodge's exact location. 

Sunset at Perch Lake Lodge

Some Useful Links

Perch Lake Lodge's Rates Page  - rates start at USD $550.00 per person/per week

Make a Reservation at Perch Lake Lodge

Perch Lake Lodge's direct phone line: (807) 597-1233

Perch Lake Lodge's Facebook Page

The Extreme Angler Karl Kalonka visited Perch Lake Lodge. See the episode here.

Al Lindner from Lindner's Angling Edge fished at Perch Lake Lodge. Watch the episode here.

Winter vacations - snowmobiling at Perch Lake Lodge