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Mattice Lake Outfitters | Planning for Your Trip:

Arriving By Car: You can drive directly to our seaplane base where we have plenty of secure parking.

Arriving By Air: Commercial flights are available to Thunder Bay on Porter Airlines, Air Canada and West Jet . Once in Thunder Bay, all major car rental agencies are located at the airport.

Arriving By Private Aircraft: Armstrong Station has a large airfield suitable for most private and charter aircraft.

What You Should Bring:

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Pillow
  • Soap & Towel
  • Landing Net
  • Rain suit
  • Camera, film & batteries
  • Groceries
  • Fishing rods & reels
  • Well equipped tackle box
  • Life jackets (mandatory)
  • Clothing & personal items
  • Small first aid kit
  • Coolers (one per 2 fishermen)
Party members are restricted to 150 lbs. of baggage each (including groceries & refreshments) for fishing and 175 lbs. each for moose hunting.


Note - Those driving generally bring all needed items from home, however for those flying with a commercial air carrier or flying on private aircraft we have a large supply of most items such as freshly laundered sleeping bags, pillows, towels, coolers, life jackets, landing nets, minnow buckets, etc. There is no charge for the use of these items.


Groceries & Refreshments: If you wish, we will purchase and package your groceries and refreshments prior to your arrival. We ask that grocery orders be made at least 2 weeks prior to your trip. We have a 20% handling charge for this service.

Live Bait: We have minnows, leeches and night crawlers available at the seaplane base.

Ice: All camps have refrigerators and separate freezers. We also keep all camps well supplied with cube ice flown in from ice machines at the seaplane base.

Overnight Cabins: We have 5 fully modern guest cabins overlooking Mattice Lake or McKenzie Lake. Many groups stay in these cabins if they arrive the day or evening before flying into a camp.

Check Flights: We stop at your camp at least once during a 5 to 7 day trip and often twice.

Two-way Radios: All camps are equipped with 2 way radios for your safety and your convenience in the event you forgot something that we can deliver on a check flight.

Licences: Get your fishing licence online before your trip and save time!

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If you are hunting be sure to bring proof of past hunting experience in the form of a hunting licence from any State regardless of year.

Park Permits: We issue park permits for those paddling in Wabakimi Wilderness Park.

Reservations: A request for a reservation should contain your preference of dates plus an alternative if possible, the number in your party and the length of stay. Reservations should be made as soon as possible to ensure dates and camps of your choice. Tentative reservations will be held for 14 days.

Cancellations: If unforeseen circumstances should arise and a cancellation is necessary, immediate notification is requested as we have a waiting list. Deposits are non-refundable.

Payment: To be made prior to flight in; by money order, travelers checks, certified check, cash, VISA or MasterCard. Absolutely no personal checks accepted for final payment. Rates are subject to sales tax.

Baggage Limits: Party members are restricted to 150 lbs. of baggage each (Including groceries & refreshments) for fishing and 175 lbs. each for moosse hunting.

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Also be sure to visit:  Whitewater Lake Fly-in Fishing Lodge , Ogoki Reservoir Deluxe Wilderness Lodge and also Our New Lakes (Formerly operated as Armstrong Outposts )