Nestled in the heart of Sunset Country in Northwestern Ontario Canada, Branch's Seine River Lodge is a modern, full service, drive in fishing and hunting lodge. We're only 70 miles east of the Fort Frances, Ontario / International Falls, Minnesota border!
Fishing the Seine Chain: We are located on Banning Lake, the centre of the Seine River Chain of Lakes. Right from the lodge you have water-access to 5 lakes / 30 miles of terrific fishing without ever having to leave your boat. The system boasts an array of different water to suit your angling desires - smaller lakes and larger lakes, dozens of islands, bays, river channels with current, tons of structure and varying depths
The Seine Chain is known for a strong annual walleye spawn, and offers a very high population of "good eaters" with a number of trophy walleye caught each year. The stained water keeps the action going all day long.
We also are home to some of the best smallmouth bass fishing Ontario - and Canada - has to offer. Our world class smallmouth have gained a reputation with high numbers and loads of large trophy "football" smallies, and attract professional and recreational smallmouth anglers from all over North America. The Seine Chain and the Atikokan area as a whole is definitely a go to fishing location for trophy smallmouth bass fishing!
Our countless weedy bays, rocky structure and prolific forage-base produce excellent northern pike fishing. Lots of numbers and action and a chance at that monster pike awaits you!
And if panfish are what you're after, we've recently started seeing some really nice crappie coming in and you may find yourself getting into a bit of yellow perch action (if you can get to them before the walleye & pike do!).
Remote Lakes: For many, there's no need to ever leave the Seine Chain, but for the angler seeking some adventure, we are in the centre of literally dozens of remote lakes to fish and explore. You could easily fish a different lake every day. Access to the remote lakes varies from easy - drive to and launch a boat or a short walk to a boat cache - to some lakes that you may have to work at a bit more to get to.
We have remote lakes that offer all of the fish species that the Seine has, and some have outstanding lake trout fishing as well. Some of the remote lakes are rarely fished (in particular ones with tougher access), and offer some incredible action.
Cabins and Camp: We're a small, family owned and operated lodge and have had the camp in our family since 1967. Our location in the centre of the Seine Chain and central to dozens of off system lakes makes for an ideal base. Our years of experience on these waters and helps ensure that your trip is great.
We've been around for a long time, but you'd never know it from our facilities. Our cabins are all new or newly renovated and offer all the amenities of home including satellite TV, wifi, air conditioning and decks or verandahs overlooking Banning Lake. They're the perfect, clean and comfortable base for your Canadian fishing adventure!
Fishing Packages: We're proud to offer some of the best fishing packages in Sunset Country. Whether you're choosing our Housekeeping fishing packages where you do your own cooking in our fully equipped cabins, or our American Plan fishing packages and enjoying all you can eat delicious, homemade food in our dining room, you can be assured you've chosen well. Our packages include clean, comfortable modern cabins, great equipment (basic boat packages and upgraded boat package), as well as unlimited live bait and fuel for your boat.
Canoe Outfitting: Being located where we are - near Atikokan Ontario - Canada's Canoeing Capital - we also offer both complete and partial canoe trip outfitting for Quetico Provincial Park and the thousands of miles around it - including the White Otter Lake / Turtle River Waterway Park.
We can provide everything you need for your wilderness canoe trip including partial outfitting (aluminum or kevlar canoe rentals and all equipment rentals), complete outfitting with all your gear and food, or transportation to and from all Quetico access points. We can help with your Quetico permits and also issue Crown Land Camping Permits and Ontario fishing licences.
Let us be your headquarters for your canoe trip adventure...we'd love to share our amazing wilderness with you!
Hunting: Our guests also enjoy some of the best big game hunting in Ontario.
The availability of food makes our Black Bears big and husky. On occasion hunting guests harvest Black Bears with rare color variations. Our Black Bear Hunt has a very high success rate.
Our moose population continues to be strong, and we offer cabin rentals to Ontario hunters with their own tags in WMU 11A & 12B.
Ruffed and Spruce Grouse are plentiful on our miles of roads and woods.
Winter: Enjoy winter in the Atikokan / Quetico area and all it has to offer. Plan a sledding weekend on our award winning snowmobile trails, or choose off trail trips into remote lakes for some fantastic ice fishing. For the cross country ski enthusiast, Atikokan offers miles and miles of beautiful groomed ski trails.
Use our warm, comfortable cabins as your base for a winter adventure!
Winter or summer you'll always be treated to some incredibly beautiful wilderness scenery. We hope you'll choose to come and visit us and enjoy everything our wilderness and waters have to offer!
May & September Saver: Enjoy the beautiful weather and great fishing in September or the unbelievable Walleye fishing in May as well as a 10% discount on canoe rentals, housekeeping fishing & cabin rental packages.
We invite you to explore our web site and contact us with any questions.
The Branch Family - Quentin & Lori
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