I had spent many hours researching lodges all across Ontario looking for a place to go for my first black bear hunt. I wanted to find a place that would have reasonable rates, an honest commitment to the success of my hunt, a good place to stay for my lodging, and above and beyond customer service.
Let me tell you...THIS IS THE PLACE to go in Ontario!!!
The owners Tony and Melissa are the most kind, genuine people you will ever meet that bend over backwards at your every request. They have an overflowing passion to make every person coming through their doors as happy as humanly possible.
My hunt started immediately upon arrival to the camp on Saturday as Tony and Gary (my bear hunting guide) franticly prepared every single important detail before heading out to the woods.
I have to give a HUGE bit of recognition to my awesome guide Gary! I was told that I was his 127th (or there-abouts?) successfull bear hunt kill in his lifetime. Gary is the experienced guide that every hunter hopes they have when going on a big hunt of a lifetime. From start to finish, Gary made my hunt an easy and fun experience. All of his hard work was greatly appreciated! THANKS AGAIN GARY!!!!!
Unfortunately mother nature threw a curve ball on the weather for my first 3 days of the hunt. This resulted in ALL the baits in the area to shut down and produce no bear activity. I was re-assured that things would pick back up and just be patient for the bear to start moving again.
Of course they were "spot on" with the knowledge of the bears movement, and I successfully harvested a nice sow on my 4th night of the hunt.
I couldn't have been more happy with all of the help I received with getting my bear out of the woods and cleaning it after the kill. Gary and Tony pretty much did all of the gutting, skinning, and quartering of my bear (letting me help when I wanted to) making my first experience with this a breeze. The bear was carefully wrapped and stored in their freezer before the transport of it back home. Every detail required for tagging and bringing the bear back over the border was taken care of, making the crossing stress-free.
The fishing I was able to do with my wife during the non-hunting days produced quality fish. My wife took the award for "biggest fish" with a nice 181/2 inch Smally. Wigwam lake to the north gave us our best fishing results. We were able to have a "sample platter" of fish for dinner with our bass, pike, and walleye that we caught. All of the boats were amazingly maintained. I enjoyed the padded swivel seats, and being able to start the motors with the first pull every time.
I would highly suggest Lost Lake Wilderness Lodge to anyone looking for a hunting or fishing lodge. You will not find nicer people than Melissa, Tony, and Gary who are commited to your happiness and success on your trip of a lifetime!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lost Lake Wilderness Lodge is a drive to lodge with remote lakes without the cost of flying in. With nine beautiful and private cottages that are your starting point to fish and explore ten serene and clean lakes, filled with a variety of healthy fish species. Here at LLWL we have 6 species of fish for you to tackle. They are Northern Pike, Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Lake Trout. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lost Lake Wilderness Lodge Elk Lake, Ontario, Canada