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What to Consider When Choosing a Fishing Trip Location

What to Consider When Choosing a Fishing Trip Location

While January isn’t the busiest fishing month of the year in most places, it’s never too early to get started on planning fishing trips for the spring, summer, and fall of 2023.

Any angler who’s gone on enough fishing trips – and even those who haven’t – know that it’s a decent investment and not something you can take lightly. You’ll want to have the best trip possible, so you’ll have to choose the exact right location. Here are some things to take under consideration when making that decision:

An Unfamiliar Location

One of the best parts about going on a fishing trip is trying something new. You don’t have to fish in a similar body of water to the one you’re used to at home at the time of year you’d normally fish. If you’re from the Southern United States and have trouble standing the summer heat, head on up north or to Canada. If frozen lakes prevent you from fishing in the winter and early spring, head down south. Normally in a medium-sized lake? Try a different body of water or at least one of a different size.

Good Lodging

The best fishing trips don’t just feature going to a new location and occasionally fishing – they’re about immersing yourself in the experience. The only way to do that is to stay in a lodge near the body of water you’re fishing in. This will allow you to fish the entire day and not worry about when to get back, traffic, or anything else.

Seclusion

When you’re looking for a lodge or camp for your trip, consider how important seclusion is to you. Fishing provides more solitude than most other activities, but your regular fishing spot is likely accessible to many people. If you stay in the right lodge, you and your party will be secluded, surrounded by nature and the wilderness.

If you’re looking for a secluded spot to take a fishing trip in 2023, Mattice Lake Outfitters has three fly-in fishing camps and more than a dozen remote lakes. We’re located in Armstrong Station, Ontario, far from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Call us toll free at 1-800-411-0334 or email us at mattice@walleye.ca

Take Care of Your Fishing Equipment This Offseason

Take Care of Your Fishing Equipment This Offseason

We’re rapidly approaching the start of winter and the holiday season. This is the time of year many across the United States and Canada would consider their fishing offseason. It can be a tough time for those anglers who love getting out on the water with their friends and families to catch fish. If you’re… Continue Reading

How To Become a Better Hunter in the Offseason

How To Become a Better Hunter in the Offseason

There’s no worse time of year for a hunter than the offseason. You’d much rather be out on some land, tracking prey with friends or family. But there’s no point in sulking or staring wistfully into the woods. Instead, you can spend this down time preparing to become a better hunter for the upcoming season.… Continue Reading

How to Prepare for a Fall Canoe Trip

How to Prepare for a Fall Canoe Trip

Now that fall is in full swing and the temperatures have started to dip, many people have put their canoes away for the season. They don’t want to deal with the chilly temperatures, even colder water, and the shorter days. This is good news for those who don’t mind those things. You’ll rarely have a… Continue Reading

How To Prepare for Your First Moose Hunt

How To Prepare for Your First Moose Hunt

Here is Ontario, Canada, we’re nearing a time hunters look forward to all year long: moose season. If you’re planning on hunting moose for the first time this year or any time in the future, there are some things you should know about going on a moose hunt. Here is how you can prepare for… Continue Reading

Benefits of Choosing a Hunting Outfitter

Benefits of Choosing a Hunting Outfitter

A hunting trip is a fun way to get away for a little while and enjoy the beauty and quiet of nature. Those who take these trips often look forward to them months ahead of time for good reason: they tend to be an excellent time. But there’s a way to make these trips even… Continue Reading

Why a Canoe Trip is an Ideal Summer Getaway

Why a Canoe Trip is an Ideal Summer Getaway

With summer now almost underway, many people are beginning to plan their outdoor vacations for the coming months. If you want to spend some time out in nature, but aren’t sure exactly what to do, a canoe trip might be just the thing for you. Here’s why: It’s Not Difficult Learning how to paddle and… Continue Reading