Spectacular Fishing and Fine Accommodations

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Our American Plan Lodge is located on large island on Dogskin Lake, about a 45 minute flight from our floatplane base in Silver Falls, Manitoba. In addition to the spectacular walleye and northern pike fishing that this part of Manitoba is known for, we have some of the finest accommodations you'll find in the wilderness. Combine that with a great chef, a friendly and helpful staff, high quality boats and motors and you'll find that Dogskin Lake Lodge is one of the ultimate fly-in fishing destinations.

Dogskin Lake Lodge has been designed to handle any size of group, from father/daughter trips to corporate incentive trips of well over 40. Each and every group will have their own accommodations complete with a bathroom and three-season porch. If you are looking to bring a large group, keep in mind that groups of 24 and above have the option to reserve the entire lodge for themselves.

Lakes and fishing at the Lodge

Fishing at Dogskin Lake LodgeAt Dogskin Lake Lodge, you'll have access to over 7,000 acres of prime walleye and northern pike fishing right from boats at the lodge. One of the main benefits of fishing at the lodge is that you'll be able to fish a wide variety of terrain including rapids, river systems, shallow bays, deep structure and cover. Whether you like to jig, toss crankbaits or troll, Dogskin has the type of fishing you're after.

In addition to the various lakes accessible from the boats at the lodge, Dogskin guests can venture out to portage lakes, where the boats and motors are all ready to go. Great fisheries such as Bear, South Clayton and Hutch allow you to spend a day on water that few others ever drop a line in.

Dogskin Catch and ReleaseOver 10 years ago we instituted a "Catch and Consume" fishing policy that allows us to protect this fantastic fishery by keeping all of the larger fish in the lakes. We allow our guests to keep fish in the range of 14" to 17" for our daily shore lunches. Everything else goes back to be caught again another day. You have a great chance at a Master Angler walleye or northern pike at Dogskin Lake Lodge

Your Cabin

Fantastic AccommodationsGuest accommodations at the Lodge consist individual cabins located on a scenic boardwalk overlooking the lake. Each cabin has been designed to allow our guests to relax in comfort after a long day out on the water. All are equipped with a private bathroom complete with a shower and toilet, thermostat controlled heaters, fans and a three season porch. Some of the cabins are also equipped with a living room complete with couches and chairs. Our cabins are designed to hold from two guests to sixteen in comfort. Daily maid service is provided as is all linens, comforters and pillows.


Quality EquipmentAt Dogskin Lake Lodge, we value our guest comfort, safety, and the ability to go after fish day after day. That is why you'll find top quality 16' Lund boats equipped with Mercury 15Hp 4-stroke motors. All boats are equipped with high-back swivel seats, floatation cushions, life jackets, anchors, landing nets and measuring tapes. They are checked, cleaned and fueled daily by our dedicated staff. If you are going to be utilizing a guide during your stay, you'll be taken out in our Alaskan guide boats equipped with 40Hp Mercurys.

The Dogskin Dining Experience

made to Order Breakfast

Next to fishing, food is one of the things that we most enjoy at Dogskin. It starts off with your made to order breakfast, along with Red River cereal, juices, Canadian jams and fresh coffee that you'll smell on your way up the boardwalk. Cookies and fruits are set out to bring with you during your morning of fishing.

Daily Staff-Prepared Shorelunch

Fresh Shore LunchEveryday around 11:00 our staff goes out to pick up your stringer of fish. We then prepare one of the tastiest shore lunches you'll find anywhere. You just show up and enjoy. If you would prefer to have some sandwiches made up instead, we can do that too.


Chef-Prepared Dinner

Mouth Watering DinnerFor Dinner, our chef prepares a delicious entree to be served in the lodge dining room. The meal is complete with homemade soup, fresh bread and one of our signature desserts. A variety of wines are available for your dining pleasure. Two of our many treats that guests love are our walleye chowder and the bumbleberry pie topped with our homemade Hog-n-Dogskin ice cream!

What is Provided and What to Bring

Our all-inclusive American Plan Package has been designed to make your stay as stress-free and relaxing as possible. The following are all included in your Lodge trip:

Dogskin provides the following:

  • Roundtrip floatplane transportation from Silver Falls, MB to Dogskin Lake
  • Homemade meals
  • Lodging in your private cabin
  • Daily maid service
  • Boats, motors, fuel, life jackets, floatation cushions, nets, stringers
  • 24 hour electrical service
  • Manitoba Conservation fishing license
  • Phone service is available


You will need to provide the following:

  • Clothing and personal items
  • Fishing gear (we have several sets available if needed)
  • Special snacks
  • Guests are allowed 80 lbs per person for trips to the lodge


See our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for more detailed lists for your equipment, clothing, travel documents, etc.

Optional, but highly recommended:

  • Depth finder (a cheap portable works great)
  • Camera


We have a small store located inside the lodge. It contains a good selection of tackle, snacks, beverages and miscellaneous items that we find our guests might need. Depending on the season and availability, we have salted minnows, leeches and crawlers.

Lodge Rates

Lodge Rates (US$ PER PERSON)

3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights 6 Nights 7 Nights
$2000 $2200 $2400 $2550 $2700

Children 17 & under are 1/2 price at the Lodge when each discounted child is accompanied by an adult.

Rates do not include applicable provincial and federal taxes. Charges for weights above the allowed 80 lbs per guest are $1 per pound.

If you are interested in flying your own floatplane directly to Dogskin, please see our pilot's package information. The rates are shown below:

Lodge Rates For people flying their own floatplane (US$ PER PERSON)

1 Night 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights 6 Nights 7 Nights
$450 $700 $950 $1200 $1450 $1700 $1950


Optional Items:

  • Guide: $200/day
  • Round Trip shuttle from Winnipeg International Airport.


Shuttle Service (round trip from Winnipeg INTL to Silver Falls)

Shuttle service is available for group sizes ranging from 1 to 48 guests. Contact us for the current rates. Please note that we may utilize one of several different shuttle services depending on the group size. Their rates are subject to change.


Dogskin lake Info

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Lake Facts

Primary Species:
Walleye and Pike
7000 Acres
Portage Lakes Area:
3000 Acres
74 Miles
Maximum Depth:
65 Ft

Dogskin and the surrounding lakes provide the adventurous fisherman with a large amount of water to explore during their trip. With numerous islands, rapids, river sections and lake structure, you'll be able to enjoy many different styles of fishing. The Lodge also offers fantastic portage lakes, where you simply park your boat and walk a short distance to another lake. The boats and motors are already there waiting for you.

A Day at the Lodge

Your day starts with a relaxing hot shower in your private cabin. The smell of fresh coffee guides your senses up the boardwalk to the beautiful Lodge dining room where our chef is preparing a hearty breakfast. Later, as you grab a cooler with some snacks and beverages from our store, you pick up some tips about the current hotspots from our friendly and knowledgeable staff. With your 16’ Lund clean and full of gas, you head out for a great day of fishing.
Late in the morning a staff member pulls alongside your boat to pick up your fresh catch of walleye to be prepared at our daily shore lunch. Or, if you would rather, we can provide you with a kit, complete with everything needed for a great-tasting meal at one of our private areas. As you enjoy the unforgettable taste of fresh walleye you trade stories about the big one that got away and the ones that didn't.
After another full afternoon of fishing you come back to the lodge and relax before your evening meal. But don’t fill up on the homemade soup, salads and excellent main dish - save some room for a desert topped with our famous freshly made Hog 'n Dogskin ice cream!
With dinner a fond memory, you might head out on the lake for some evening fishing, relax on your private porch overlooking Dogskin Lake, or play a hand of cards by the magnificent stone fireplace. Its your choice. At Dogskin Lake Lodge we want our guests to feel at home and enjoy their trip the way they want to. We will do everything we can to make your stay as personalized and enjoyable as possible.

Just a note to say, again, what a wonderful stay the 10 Morehead clan had at Dogskin Lake Lodge recently. Everything was first class - including your personal attention to our fishing and travel needs. Incidentally, we caught over 1,000 fish in 3 1/2 days!

D. Morehead, NM