Spectacular Fishing and Fine Accommodations
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
At 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.
Over 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
Guest 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.
At 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
Everyday 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.
For 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)
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 (US$ PER PERSON)
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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)
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- 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
- Primary Species:
- Walleye and Pike
- 7000 Acres
- Portage Lakes Area:
- 3000 Acres
- 74 Miles
- Maximum Depth:
- 65 Ft
A Day at the Lodge
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