"Thanks for your great hospitality and world class fishing. I have had the opportunity to experience a few lodges in the past few years, and Island Lake ranks at the very top. The fishing is world class. We were catching and releasing sometimes over 150 walleye a day between the 4 of us. We also landed some giant Northerns, including a number in the 10-20 lb. range, and one that was 25 lbs. The cabins are always spotless, the appliances work, and the boats and motors are always ready to go. Coupled with the fact that Jim is always there to give a helping hand; it makes for a memorable experience. We had 2 guys with us who had never fished before, and they are now hooked. We will be booking again soon for our 4th time up."
"Bob and I had a great time at Island Lake. I caught 120 fish, and Bob caught 90. Wow! The weather was beautiful and, of course, your hospitality and gracious service are tops in the world! I have enclosed some fish-pix and three enhanced maps of the lake I created on my computer. Thank you for the best week of fishing I ever had, and we'll be in touch about next year's plan early after the holidays."
Brian M. and Bob K.
Fair Oaks, California (Brian M. submitted the maps used on this site.)
"Thank you for the experience of a lifetime. This being my first fishing trip, I cannot imagine catching more fish, larger fish, or finding kinder, more generous hosts. Tim and I were not even gone yet when we started making plans to come back; as far as we are concerned, there is no other place in Canada to fish.
I was just looking at my pictures from my fishing trip with my brother-in-law and can't believe it's been 1 year. I just wanted to e-mail you to let you know that even after a year I still get goose bumps looking at the fish and thinking about how comfortable you made us. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THE MEMORY OF A LIFETIME."
Thank you for everything.
"Folks, here are the pictures from an extremely memorable and excellent trip."
Andrew C., Jerry B., Ernie T., and Brian L.
"Thanks again for having us out at your lodge. We had such a great time. We wanted to share with you some of our pictures for your album and for your website, and, of course, for your enjoyment. Hope you like them!"
Mindy and Ty V.
"Your fishing camp was great! Fishing was great! I like your dog Snow. He is awesome! I wish I could have a dog like him. Your fishing camp is one I'll recommend to everyone."
"For everything you've done and for being the special people that you are, thank you very much."
Robert and Bettye
"Thank you for the exciting trip to your beautiful lodge. The fishing was excellent. I would recommend Island Lake Lodge to anyone who enjoys the Great Outdoors of Northern Alberta."
Ty and Barb M.
"Thank you for the best fishing trip of my life. Thrilled to catch my biggest northern ever. I'll be back in 2001!"
"Didn't get back until 2002 but the wait was worth it. Even caught a bigger northern than in 1998 - called him "super pike." Brought my brother and 2 nephews this time, we made memories to last a lifetime!"
"So pristine, anybody can catch fish here. What makes it more wonderful are Jim and Gen. A place that you almost hope nobody finds."
"Your hospitality was great. The fishing was great, and you definitely run a FIRST CLASS operation."
We had a super time! We caught more large pike and walleye than any other year. Thanks again!! We’ll send pictures soon.
Beyond Our Expectations
Just wanted to thank you and Jim and David for making our trip a very memorable trip again this year. You guys go beyond our wildest expectations. It was such a pleasure to spend the week with you. Mark is still talking about the big one that got away, looking forward to next year, not sure who will be available. Can you give me what’s open in June and early July. Take care and enjoy the rest of your summer, don’t let Jim work too hard, say hi to him and David for me.
Here's some photos for your website. Fishing was great. Food was unbelievable & so was the hospitality! We will be back!!
Please read the news article by Barry Thornton of the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association about his and his companions' trip to Island Lake Lodge.