Fishing in Ear Falls and Red Lake, Ontario

We look forward to seeing you this Fishing Season At Pakwash Lake Camp.

We live to Fish and Hunt. We love living here on Pakwash Lake with our family and friends. Hope to see you soon!

Escape...Experience...& Explore Canada's Unique Wilderness.

A Fishing & Hunting Vacation in Northern Ontario for Trophy Northern, Walleye, Perch & Smallmouth Bass on Pakwash Lake, in the heart of Ear Falls and Red Lake Resorts, Ontario, Canada.

Welcome to Pakwash Lake. Let's Go Fishing!

Thank you for making Pakwash Lake a great place to live! Kimby

Pakwash Lake Camp Box 128 Ear Falls, On P0V 1T0
807-222-3353 home 807-727-0941 cell
1-888-PAKWASH toll free


Friday, February 28, 2020

Back from Corey and Jamie’s wedding in Mexico. ... congratulations to them!  Denis even got in a few hours of fishing!

Monday, February 3, 2020

Winter Trophy Fish on Pakwash Lake, Ear Falls, Red Lake, On

Congratulations to Gianna and Casey!  30.5 inch walleye on Pakwash Lake and what a beauty!!  Released.  Way to go!

2020 Ontario Fishing Regulations

The new 2020 Ontario fishing regulations.

Possession and size limits for a Sport Fishing License
Conservation Licenses are half the limits stated

Walleye                        4 in possession and
                                      NONE greater than 18”

Northern                      4 in possessions and
                                      NONE greater than 27.5”

Smallmouth Bass      Dec 1 to June 30 ~ 2 in possession less than 13.8”
July 1 to Nov 30 ~ 4 in possession (no size limit)

Perch                           50 in possession
                                      (No size limit)

Possession means all fish in your boat, in your cabin/camper and in the freezer.  Fish consumed for shore lunch ARE also considered part of their possession limit.

When freezing fish, the fillets must be wrapped in clear plastic and frozen flat with only 2 fillets (one fish) per package.  The fillets must have a patch of the skin left on the fillet for easy identification.  Cabin number must be marked on it and guests must know how many fish are in possession at all times.

The Law states Beer and Alcohol are NOT permitted in the boats in Ontario.  You can fish with only ONE rod in Ontario and everyone must carry their own license and outdoor card with them while fishing.

We ask everyone to take a picture of ALL their oversize trophy fish and join us with “Catch and Release of all large fish so they are there to catch tomorrow.  Please take a picture and let all walleye over 18” and all Northern over 27.5” go to breed again.   Please have a safe and enjoyable holiday!    Thank you for choosing Pakwash Lake Camp.

2020 Fishing Licensing available at Pakwash Lake Camp

2020 fishing licence fees for non-Canadian residents

All products with a fee are subject to HST.
Outdoors Card$8.57
3-year sport fishing licence$240.57
3-year conservation fishing licence$152.13
1-year sport fishing licence$80.19
1-year conservation fishing licence$50.71
1-day sport fishing licence (you do not need an Outdoors Card)
Valid for 1 calendar day starting at 12:00 midnight
8-day sport fishing licence$52.38
8-day conservation fishing licence$30.52

Let's go Fishing! Pakwash Lake Camp

Great Catch!

Congratulations, thank you for sharing your catch.  See you soon!

I think i need to go fishing! Last Spring!

Thank you for sharing the catch!

Congratulations everyone, see you soon.  Let's Go Fishing!

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Fishing and Hunting Licenses

MNR Ontario Fishing Licenses are available at 
Pakwash Lake Camp ....2020...

Reminder to bring your Ontario outdoor card even if it has expired. I makes it easy to find you on the system. 

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Some new clothing this year.  Things are starting to get in place!  
New Arrivals!

Friday, February 1, 2019

July and Aug. Family Fishing Special. Ear Falls, Red Lake, affordable fishing rates!

Family July/Aug/September Special all inclusive $1350 plus tax, two adult, kids 17 years and under free, Outfitter boat and 50 hp package, with 25 gals of gas, 12 dozen minnows

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Call us today to book
1-807-222-3353 or 1-888-725-9275

Monday, January 28, 2019

2020 Family Fishing Fun!

Pakwash Lake Camp
Lets go fishing

Pakwash Lake has long been known for its excellent fishing, beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife. It is also a place to relax and enjoy all that the northern wilderness has to offer.

The Pakwash Lake System is situated at the junction of three mighty Northern Ontario rivers, the Chukuni, the Trout and the English. These three rivers drain much of the region and are responsible for the high productivity of these lakes.

Fish for walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, muskellunge, lake whitefish and yellow perch. Fish and explore over 31,000 acres of water and 100 miles of shoreline on four different lakes.

Our resort provides light housekeeping cottages and RV facilities amidst the spruce forest on the eastern shore of beautiful Pakwash Lake. Our housekeeping cottages are fully equipped for your convenience and include full bathrooms and kitchens, and comfortable bedrooms compete with linens. Other camp features include RV sites with water and electrical hookups, docking and boat launch facilities, fish cleaning facilities and a camp store for your convenience.

Pakwash Lake Camp
90 Pakwash Lake Road
Box 128, Ear Falls, Ontario Canada 
P0V 1T0
Ph: 807-222-3353
Toll Free: 1-888-PAKWASH

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Summer Family Special

$1350 plus tax


2 adult, kids 17 yrs & under free, Outfitter boat & 50 hp package, with 25 gal gas, 12 doz minnows

Affordable Family Vacations

Monday, December 17, 2018

December Snow is at Pakwash Lake.

Baby it's cold outside, but still no snow.  The boys are wanting to snowmobile and catch some fish ice fishing.

Thursday, May 31, 2018


As Deposit arrive and final plans are adding up for the 

2018 Fishing Season

The following dates have openings

July- October has openings every week.

Give us a call 807-222-3353 or cell 807-727-0941
Pakwash Lake Camp
Box 128
Ear Falls, Ontario
P0V 1T0

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Lake Trout in Red Lake

Small lake trout caught again in Red Lake

Seventeen-inch laker caught and released by Jerime Williams
Anglers are catching little lake trout in Red Lake and that is spectacular news!
That statement might seem confusing to people who are not familiar with the lake trout situation in Red Lake. After all, don't you want to always catch big lake trout?
No. No you don't. During the 1980s and '90s Red Lake gained the reputation of having some of the largest lake trout anywhere. They were plentiful and easy to catch and as a result there was a colossal over-harvest. The curious thing was no one caught little lakers. Around the year 2000 studies showed there just weren't any. It was also found that the few remaining mature trout, almost all located in Pipestone Bay, were not successfully reproducing although they were found to be perfectly healthy.
This began a 17-year long program by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry to renew the trout population and bring back the fishery. Hundreds of volunteers as well as camps and businesses have joined in. About a million fingerlings reared from Red Lake's own wild trout have been released in the lake. The planted fish can be identified by a missing fin. The MNRF clips a different fin each year.
Meanwhile naturally-spawned fish are showing up in anglers' catches as well. Bow Narrows angler Jerime Williams holds one in the photo up top. It has all its fins.
All lake trout must be released on Red Lake while this species rebuilds. Regulations also require anglers to only use lures with single barbless hooks and not to use any bait, alive or dead.
Information Taken from Bow Narrows Camp Blog

Looking for worms or leeches. Here are your options

We carry minnows , but we recommend you bring up some gulp for the crazy feeding days.

Here's a list of some of the live bait dealers that sell worms or nightcrawlers by the flat (500 worms) and leeches by the pound.
Many of these dealers also carry frozen ciscoes and sucker minnows used for early spring and fall northern pike fishing.
Of course all of them carry minnows as do many other stores in the Northwest.
You can place bait orders in advance and have the bait waiting for you when you either arrive in Red Lake or pass through the towns where the bait dealers are located. All it takes to keep the bait alive are some frozen water bottles or freezer packs to keep them cool.

Red Lake

Red Lake Marine Products
phone 807-727-2747
worms by flat, leeches by pound, minnows 

TJ's Kwik Stop
(Esso service station)
Hwy. 105
phone 807-727-2752
worms by flat, leeches by pound, minnow

Ear Falls

Four Seasons Sports Shop
4 Gold Pines Rd
Ear Falls
807 222-2200
worms by flat, pre order leeches by pound, minnow

Coulson's Corner

Hwy 105 40 minutes south of Red Lake
phone 807 222-3738  
worms by flat, pre order leeches by pound, minnow
Vermilion Bay 

Bobby's Sport Shop
(Hwy 17 west of Hwy 105 corner) phone 807-227-2099 or 807-227-2695


K A Sports and Tackle
(Hughway 17 E., Petro Canada service station)

Fort Frances

The Great Bear
(On Hwy 11 between Fort Frances and Hwy 502)
phone: 807-274-2221

Rainy Lake Sports and Tackle
(Hwy 11 East, 715 Colonization Road E.
phone: 807-274-6429

2018 Rates for Pakwash Lake Camp, Ear Falls, Ontario

Pakwash Lake Camp 2018/19 US Rates
Subject to change dependent on exchange rate

Cabins Rates : $275 / person/ week (Kids 15 years and under FREE) Check in Saturday 2:00pm, Check out Friday night/ Saturday 8:00am.

Family July/Aug Special all inclusive $1260 plus tax, two adult, kids 17 years and under free, Outfitter boat and 50 hp package, with 15 gals of gas, 12 minnows

Campsites: $38.00 per night. Season rate $900 plus taxes =$1017.00 plus dumping fees
Includes water hook up, electricity and showers in basement of house. Dumping stations located in Ear Falls and at Pakwash Provincial Park

Boat and Motor Rental:  Weekly rates includes gas up to 17 gal and oil, minnow buckets, nets, safety kit, life jackets available in adult sizes, docking fee included.
16' skiff with 20hp (max two adults recommended) $550.00
LUND Outfitter with 50hp
(max 3 adults recommended or family of 4-5) $750.00
Daily rates:    16’ Skiff: $110
includes gas.  Outfitter: $150 includes gas
Powered dockage for private boats, weekly rate $180, day rate $32

Fish Cleaning weekly $40.00 / person cleaned and wrapped

Bear Archery & Black Powder Hunting Rates
Hunters portion of cabin $1200.00 plus taxes, Pre baited sites, set up assistance, Non resident Lic. approx $245.00 extra, successful hunters will require to purchase and export permit approx $45.00

Resident Moose and Deer Hunting Rates.  We do not have any non resident tags.
$350.00 per week plus taxes
. Running water is not guaranteed. Hunting License not included. We ask that you bring sleeping bags and towels. Hunting Weeks Run Friday to Friday. Full weekly rates charged.

Available at Store: licenses, outdoor cards, essential groceries, gas, oil, bait, ice, maps & souvenirs.  In town pick ups are also available on request with charge

Non refundable Deposits required per adult are $200.00
Deposits are non-refundable but can be transferred up to one year from the original reservation date. We ask for immediate notice for Spring fishing cancellation. We do NOT accept Debit Cards. We accept Visa or Mastercard

Prices subject to change. Applicable taxes will be added.  
Special note for all guests traveling with children: please note that if both parents are not accompanying the children on the trip across the border then they should have some sort of note from the parent(s) remaining at home stating that they have their permission to be traveling with them. While this might not always be necessary to cross the border it may help speed you through at customs. As always if you have any questions about crossing into Canada Canada Customs at: (705) 941-3058   Fax:(705) 941-3060   Or visit Canada Customs online at: US Government Requires 2009 Passport for re-entry. For Border Crossing & Passport information go to or

Pakwash Lake Camp
Kim Budweg, Denis Grenier
Box 128, Ear Falls, Ontario Canada P0V 1T0 
Ph: 807-222-3353 Toll Free: 1-888-PAKWASH (725-9274)
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