A true outdoorsman, Scott spends his summers fishing Rainy Lake, hunting deer and other wildlife in the fall and ice fishing in the winter. He’s been fishing Rainy for many years, and loves it. His goal is to get you on a ton of fish and provide a great experience for your group. He’s also been known to tell a good story or two. Check out this article by Ted Takasaki about fishing with Scott.
Full Day Rates
$400 for 1-2 people,
+ fuel & bait.
The boat can accommodate up to four people. For rates on follow boats, please call Scott. A typical day begins at 7am.
What’s for lunch? Battered and fried fish and other fixings.
$12.00 per person (lunch kit supplied by Thunderbird Lodge).
If you’d like to spend more time fishing,
a bag lunch is the way to go.
Custom Tackle Package
So you won’t have to worry about it, Scott will put together a package and have it ready when you arrive. Discuss what kind of rod and reel you’re looking for and he’ll pick it up, put it together, and throw in the tackle.
Rainy Lake is located just north of International Falls, Minnesota and extends into Ontario, Canada. Rainy Lake serves as the northern gateway to Minnesota’s only national park – Voyageurs National Park, a 218,000-acre island and water park. At Rainy you’ll find Walleye, Northern, Smallmouth Bass and Black Crappie.
Directions to Thunderbird Lodge on Rainy Lake
From the twin cities: (300 miles, or about 5.5 hours)
Take I35 North to Duluth, then follow 53 North into International Falls. To get to Thunderbird, turn right at the 4th stoplight and follow Hwy 11 East for about 10 miles. You will see the Thunderbird Lodge sign on the left.
For directions coming from west or from the airport, go to the
Thunderbird Lodge website
For more photos & video, check out Scott's Facebook page.
Click the play button above to view the photo slideshow or see the photos on Flickr.com.
- Fishing licenses
- Canada Remote Area Border Crossing permit: Download Permit (PDF)
Note: the cost per application is $30. Mail in the application at least 3-4 weeks prior to your trip to allow time for the office to receive, process, and then mail the permit to you.
- Bag lunch (if you’re not doing a shore lunch), snacks, drinks.
Remember to bring a lot of water, it’s easy to get dehydrated in the heat.
- Rod, reel, tackle
Some extra tackle will also be available.
- Warm clothing
- Rain gear
- Hat, sun glasses, and sunscreen
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