I am compelled to write a second review of Manotak Lodge because this year things have changed. Last year it was excellent, but this year it was much, much better.
I am retired and a frequent traveler and an avid angler, I have been to many hotels, motels, lodges, B&B’s, cruises and fishing trips in almost all 50 States and at least a dozen countries. I am an avid reader and rely on Trip Advisor research to make an informed opinion. It always amazes me how 50 reviews may say a place was pure heaven and one or two say it was a nightmare. i realize there a few people who have negativity written into their DNA, are looking for compensation, are mad at the world, or have a problem. When reading reviews, I have learned to ignore and laugh at these types. Negative reviews are important, but you can tell which ones are honest and which aren't.
Manotak Lodge is a place where you can’t help but have a good time, make friends and catch lots of fish. As any angler knows there are always slow days, but this year our numbers were absolutely the best ever and would have been higher if not for time spent watching the Stanley Cup finals.
Forget about quantities, many of these fish were personal bests, the biggest fish I have ever caught in Canada. On one particular day my buddy and I caught 57 northern pike in about 3 hours. After two weeks, I literally had calluses on my fingers from catching and handling so many fish.
All the previous comments about the excellent hospitality, meals, accommodations, amenities, equipment and customer service are 100% true, so there is no need to repeat them. I will make one special comment though, when my back was a little tweeked (probably from catching all those fish) Linda provided me with a brand new memory foam pad for my bed that really allowed me to sleep so much better. Thank you Linda. Aside from that, they are also the best priced and best value lodge for all the plans offered. They also have a license and boats on a drive-to, Musky-only lake. That’s right, a lake where the only game fish are Muskies and it is offered free of charge! Some years we have caught 3 or 4 a piece and sometimes I have heard of guests catching 7 or 8 in an afternoon with 2 to 3 times that many follow ups. Unheard of.
I could just go on and on but I invite anyone to contact me with any questions. I only wish I could visit there more than once a year, it’s so hard to wait 11 months for such an incredibly good time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Manotak Lodge is a four-star fishing lodge with a reputation for fantastic trophy fishing, quality accommodations, excellent meals and friendly service. Nestled on the shores of beautiful Perrault Lake are modern guest cottages, accommodating from two to twelve each. We immaculately maintain our buildings, grounds, and boats, while our proficient staff takes care of your every need. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Manotak Lodge Perrault Falls, Canada - Ontario