The Great Canadian Happy Hour Podcast

The Great Canadian Happy Hour Podcast

While up at the lodge this month the team discussed keeping in touch with our Scott Lake Lodge family now more than ever in these difficult times. So we started a podcast! Tune in to the first couple episodes as Happy Hour conversations…similar to summer at the lodge…cover a variety of topics.

We hope this is a way to capture the stories, history of the lodge and the people that make it so special. We’ll talk outdoors, fishing, hunting and generally have some laughs.

Let us know what you’d like to hear and be sure to tune in and SUBSCRIBE! Leave us a 5 star rating too if you like it!






March 2020 Update

March 2020 Update

We live in interesting times. Let’s dive right into discussing the elephant in the room. The novel coronavirus COVID-19 has quickly spread worldwide and obviously has everyone anxious about the next few weeks and months. We are concerned about the safety of our customers and staff and will take all advisable steps to ensure a safe season.
So, what does the future hold for the 2020 Scott Lake season?

This is what we know for sure:

  • We are fully aware of the severity of the situation and are taking it very seriously.
  • We are preparing and planning to open our doors on June 9th, still 85 days away. There is a lot of time for the disease to peak and subside as seen in China. We are watching carefully and planning for any contingency.
  • In consultation with medical professionals, we will take all necessary steps to ensure disinfection and safety for guests and staff both on island and in transit.
  • At present our cancellation policy will maintain as per usual. In the unlikely event of travel bans during the season we will make a decision starting June 1, 2020 regarding a special case cancellation policy. We will keep our guests updated and individually contact them should this become necessary.

We want to fish as badly as you do.

But summer is coming, and our preparations will continue. We want to fish as badly as you do.

We are 85 days away from welcoming our first anglers of 2020 on our docks and 86 days from first casts! As the season draws near, we are amassing literally tons of gear, lumber, rods, reels and other details for the long trip north either by ski plane, helicopter or floats. When you arrive this summer, there will be some surprises to greet you. While we can’t give them all away, a number of cabins will have major face lifts and Moose cabin will have migrated from its previous locale to a new location on the hill near Grayling and Ptarmigan. Old Moose will be a storage area. New boats will be awaiting their maiden voyage, part of a continuing increase in power as many new 30hp Yamahas will be ready to move you a bit faster on the fly out lakes.

With all of the new we will of course have a lot of what’s familiar. Almost the entire 2019 staff will be returning this summer: 27 out of 29, including all the guides. There will be three new faces on the island this summer, bringing smiles and a new perspective to continue our goal of providing the absolute finest customer service of any fishing lodge, anywhere.

Thank you for deciding to fish with us. We promise to work our hardest to ensure your fishing trip is all you want it to be. It’s going to be a great year and we can’t wait to see you on the dock!

Resources for Your Trip Planning

We’re A Bunch of Sellouts

This is an official announcement: We are sold out for 2020! The actual moment was around the first of February when the last guest found their fishing adventure with us, but we didn’t want to net the fish before it was hooked so to speak.

Thank you all for your continued support in returning to our island each year. And also thank you to those anglers that have put their trust in fishing with us for the first time in 2020. Your business is appreciated, will not be taken for granted and continually earned.

But we all know life is unpredictable and cancellations do happen. Reach out to our Sales Manager Jon Wimpney if you would like to be put on a wait list for a potential opening this season.

And of course now is also a great time to get in touch with Jon regarding a 2021 trip. Give him a call at 306/209-7150 or send him an email. He loves to talk fishing anytime.

Congrats Jason!

The Scott Lake Lodge family congratulates General Manager Jason Hamilton on his election to board of the Saskatchewan Commission of Professional Outfitters. It’s a tribute to Jason’s leadership and his knowledge of our industry.