Location of the Lodge, the Lake, the River and the Many Fishing Opportunities
THE LOCATION OF THE LODGE
The strategic location of Gods River Lodge makes this the perfect location for the trip of a lifetime. It is recognized as one of the last virgin habitats for wildlife such as bald eagles, black bears, moose, caribou, mink, martin, fox, and timber wolves. This region is world renowned for its trophy fishing in 5 species. Gods River Lodge is the perfect destination for fun, relaxation and world class fishing.
The Lodge is ideally located at the mouth of Gods River and Gods Lake making it convenient for fishing either the river or the lake. This is particularly important on bad weather days. Our docks are on the river….just jump in your boat and head downriver….fish for Brookies or in the River Bays for Northern…. you might even catch some walleye!
Aerial photo of Gods River Lodge
MOUTH OF THE RIVER
Mouth of Gods River
Just Past Mouth of the River – Lake to the Left and Boat Dock and River to the Right through the White Water.
Gods Lake is over 65 miles long and 20 miles wide, covering over 1300 square miles of pristine wilderness. It is fed by over 40 rivers and streams, but has only one outlet; God’s River. The strategic location of God’s River Lodge, at the mouth of the lake and river, makes this the perfect location for the fishing trip of a lifetime.
Aerial photo of Gods Lake
This beautiful lake with its many islands, shoals, bays and reefs make it the perfect structure for the following species of fish. Many Master Angler Awards are issued every year by the Manitoba Government for qualifying fish. You will be asked to fill out a card indicating your catch, size, etc. and the Lodge forwards it to travel Manitoba who will issue various awards.
THREE MAIN SPECIES OF FISH ARE AVAILABLE IN THE LAKE
Northern, Lake Trout and Walleye can be found in quantities and great quality that will impress the most astute fisherman.
OUR GREAT NORTHERN PIKE
Northern Pike - The Monster of the North, the Northern Pike, is found lurking in most bays. These giants can range up to 48 inches with larger ones; I am sure, waiting to be discovered. When you hook into one of these creatures prepare for a battle. Northern Pike in the 6 to 24 lb. range are found in plentiful numbers, it is not uncommon to have caught and released 50 or more by noon. Keep some for shore lunch, our cold waters produce a fierce nature in these Northerns that make any lunch break a welcome treat. Guides remove the backbones so you will experience no bones when consuming these fish. They are also found in bays down river.
Master Angler Qualifying Size: - 41 inches
Fishing Season: June – Excellent, July - Excellent, August – Good, September - Excellent
OUR MONSTER LAKE TROUT
Lake Trout - The diverse structure of Gods Lake, with its many reefs and sharp drop offs and holes of several hundred feet, provides the ideal habitat for Lunker Lake Trout. Trolling in June and Mid-September has produced some 40+lbs. to depths of 8-15 ft. down. Later on in the summer (July & August), as the lake trout follow the cooler waters down to anywhere from 80-200 ft., jigging from the bottom with 1 1/2 oz jig heads has produced tremendous results.
Master Angler Qualifying Size – 35 inches
Fishing Season: June – Excellent, July 1st – 15th – Good, July 15th – 31st – Deep/Good, August – Troll/Down Riggers/Jigging, September - Excellent
OUR BEAUTIFUL WALLEYE
Walleye - It all starts in late May or early June. Once the ice has melted on Gods Lake, Walleye is the word. You can catch trophy Walleye in numbers so plentiful you will wonder where they come from! Averaging in size from 3-7 lbs (23"-30") with larger ones waiting to be discovered. As the water warms up in the summer months, the Walleye venture throughout the main lake and can be found in plentiful bounty. If mind blowing Walleye fishing is your mark, the Gods River Lodge will deliver.
Master Angler Qualifying Size – 28 inches
Fishing Season: June – Excellent, July – Good, August – Jig/Good, September – Jig/Good
Gods River carries the water from Gods Lake over 250 rugged, untamed miles north to Hudson’s Bay. This is the same untouched route through the wilderness that the Hudson’s Bay Fur Traders traveled hundreds of years ago. There are many white water areas to the river which the guides have learned to skillfully navigate.
Three main species of fish also can be found in this beautiful river, the main by far and the most sought after is the magnificent Brook Trout. Catch one of these beauties in the fast white water areas and you will indeed have your hands full. Many Master Angler Brookies are caught here every year. Approximately 92% of all Brook Trout caught in Manitoba are from this mighty river.
OUR MANIFICIENT BROOK TROUT
World Famous Brook Trout - Gods Lake has over 40 cold water streams feeding it, and yet has only one outlet. The Gods River Lodge is strategically situated at the source of the Gods River allowing us to offer you the best of both worlds. As a guest of Gods River Lodge you are located at the start of one of the best Natural Brook Trout Fisheries in the World! Many of the finest Brook Trout caught in North America are caught right in front of the lodge either on boat or off the rocks in the rapids. Most evenings are punctuated by great fishing right in front of the lodge. Our strict catch and release policy on the Brook Trout ensures their protection for generations to come. Fishing Gods River with our experienced Cree Guides is a experience all must try, the extreme beauty of the Brook Trout's colorful marking and the incredible fight of these prize beauties make this a Dream come true giving you a memory to last a lifetime. Averaging in size from 3-8 lbs. (18"-24") our Brook Trout are unmatched in size. One of our record holders, over 11 ½ lbs. was over 30". The angling adventures at Gods River Lodge are superior to any other you have ever experienced.
Master Angler Qualifying Size – 20 inches
Fishing Season: - June – Excellent, July 1st – 15th – Good, July 15th – 31st – Dry Fly/ -Excellent, August 1st – 15th Dry Fly – Excellent, Aug. 16th – 31st – Good, September 1st – 15th – Good, September 15th – 30th – Spin Cast – Good
“God’s River is the top Natural Brook Trout Fishery in the World and is suited for both fly fishermen and spin-casting!”
Steve McInnis – Host of “Adventures North”