Gene Chamberlain goes on an annual fishing trip to a lake system in western Ontario, about 250 miles north of the Minnesota border.  This is a "fly in" (pontoon planes) trip, but the accomodations include nice cabins with good bunk beds, hot showers , indoor plumbing, etc. Gene has been "outfitting" a group of his friends to go on the trip for the past 25 years.  He is offering to reserve a week in June of 2012 for our TJ reunion group in 2012 if anyone has an interest in going.  Gene will help you coordinate all gear, packing, travel, food, and Gene will be your personal guide and cook for the trip. 


The fishing lodge has been family owned for 32 years by a family who lives in Kansas during the winter, and who lives on site in the camp all summer.  The closest town is Red Lake Ontario, 65 miles away. There are no roads into the lodge, it can only be accessed from the air.  The camp accomodates both "stag" groups as well as couples.  It is very neat and clean.  Please go to for pictures and descriptions of the camp, services and the fishing. The lake and river system includes three major lakes, two of which are over 10 miles long and there is only one fishing lodge on each lake with no other commercial or residential development. 


Gene needs a minimum of 3 people - - - up to a maximum of 9 to accompany him (ie, a group of at least 4, and no more than 10 total).  If you have an interest or have questions, you may contact Gene directly as noted by phone or email below, or you may speak with him at the reunion. (Again, the trip would be for June 2012).  One picture is attached which shows the float plane arriving at the dock of the lodge, while the second includes Gene and a friend with a 42.5 inch northern pike caught by Gene.  


This trip would be a real thrill for those of you who like to fish but have never been on a Canadian trip before.


Gene Chamberlain



Richard Wilcox took Gene up on the offer. Below are the results.



Makes you want to go next year, doesn't it?