Planning Your Trip
Here is a checklist to assist you in booking your next fishing vacation with Pipestone Fly-In Outposts.
- Determine availability of dates and make a reservation by contacting us at 218-395-0103 or by filling out our Contact Form. Reservations should be made as soon as possible to ensure dates and outpost of your choice.
- Pay your deposit within 10 days from booking your reservation. A $500 deposit per person is required ($250 for Slender Lake). These deposits are non-refundable but transferable to available dates in the same calendar year. Deposits are not transferable to the next year.
- Decide your mode of Transportation to our airbase.
- Make Motel Accommodations.
- Contact us for a suggested packing list. Guide and food packages available upon request.
- ADVISE US OF SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS.
- CHECK YOUR PASSPORT EXPIRATION DATE! All travelers to Canada by land must have a valid Passport or Passport Card to re-enter the U.S. from Canada. All travelers to Canada by air must have a valid Passport to re-enter the U.S. from Canada.
For more information about the USA Passport, Click Here.
To view travel requirements to enter Canada, Click Here. It is important that all visitors to Canada check the rules and regulations for crossing the border before leaving home. Understand what you can legally bring across into Canada for tobacco, liquor and food items, etc.
- Pack your bags, you’re going fishing!
STOP WISHIN’ & COME FISHIN’!
2022 Canadian Entry Requirements
AS OF APRIL 1, 2022
To cross the border from the US into Canada you MUST BE FULL VACCINATED. You no longer need a pre-arrival test. You must still use the ArriveCan App and fill out the required information.
– You can upload multiple traveller’s on one device if traveling in the same vehicle.
– If you do not have a smart device, you can do fill out the ArriveCan Application on your home computer and print out the code.
– Be prepared to be randomly selected for a test at the border and have a quarantine plan in the event you test positive. You can either plan on
THESE ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FROM THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT WEBSITE.
To qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller to Canada, you must:
- have received at least 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine accepted for travel, a mix of 2 accepted vaccines
- or at least 1 dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine
- have received your second dose at least 14 calendar days before you enter Canada
- Example: if your second dose was anytime on Thursday, July 1, then Thursday, July 15 would be the first day that you meet the 14 day condition
- have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19
- Upload proof of vaccination in ArriveCAN
- complete your ArriveCAN submission and and have ArriveCAN receipt with letter I, V, or A beside your name
- complete arrival test if selected.
WHAT TO BRING
Here is a handy checklist to assist you in planning your fishing vacation with us.
- Clothing, potentially including rain gear (jacket & pants, and warm clothes such as hats and gloves. Check the weather
- Camera, film and extra batteries (if needed)
- Insect repellent
- Prescription Medication (make sure to carry enough for your whole trip)
- Toiletries, including towel & wash cloth
- Sleeping bag & pillow
- Fishing rods & reels, fishing tackle, and depth finders
- Your Passport!
Each person is allowed 100 pounds, no exceptions. This includes your personal gear, groceries and beverages and carry-on items and baggage. Communication and cooperation with the group helps to keep the weight within the limits. The more items shared by the group like toothpaste, shaving cream, tackle, spare rods and reels, the lower the individual gear weight will be. This does take some planning and it can be done. Groups that consistently come within the weight limit have made the pre-trip planning an integral aspect of their fishing trip.An extra flight may be arranged to haul in overloads for an additional fee. Also available to help with your weight is the opportunity to fly your beverages in ahead of time. Contact us for pricing and a suggested packing list.
In order to comply with safety regulations determined by Transport Canada, Pipestone Fly-In Outposts must carefully plan for weight limits on all flights. Setting weight restrictions also helps us to reduce operating costs, which in turn makes it possible for us to keep our rates reasonable.
IS YOUR LUGGAGE SAFE?
Items that are not permitted on the aircraft:
- Strike Anywhere” matches
- Blue Flame” or “Cigar” lighters
- Lighter fuel and lighter refills
- Camping Stoves and fuel containers containing liquid fuel for a camping stove
- Pepper Spray
- Dry ice
Items that may be permitted on the aircraft but with special restrictions:
- Safety matches or cigarette lighter – must be carried on the person
- Non-flammable gas cylinders for inflatable life jacket containing carbon dioxide or other suitable gas – up to two small cylinders per person and up to two spare cartridges
- Spare lithium or lithium ion batteries (low power, less than 100 Wh for portable devices) – no more than 2 spare batteries, individually protected to prevent short circuits, must be in carry-on baggage
- Spare lithium or lithium ion batteries with more than 100 Wh but not exceeding 160 Wh – no more than 2 spare batteries, individually protected to prevent short circuits, must be in carry-on baggage. Batteries with more than 160 Wh must be reported to operator for special packaging.
- Ammunition – must be securely packaged as cargo in quantities not exceeding 11 lbs per person for that person’s own use. Allowance for more than one person must not be combined into one or more packages.
- Sealed Batteries are preferred over acid filled batteries for your fish locators.
We do not sell fishing licenses at our airbase. Please purchase your fishing licenses with the Ministry of Natural Resources (800-387-7011) or at one of the following places in Emo prior to arrival at our airbase. Please confirm their business hours with your travel plans. If you will be arriving after business hours, please contact us to help you make other arrangements for your fishing licenses.Children under 18 years old may fish without a license if accompanied by a licensed adult. Any fish caught will legally be part of the possession limit of the person who holds the adult license.
- Cloverleaf, 1-807-482-2793
- Sportsman’s Landing, (on Clearwater Lake), 1-807-482-3943, (Monday-Saturday 7-7 p.m., Sunday 11-6 p.m.)
- Village Variety, 1-807-482-1247
Pleasure Craft Operator Card
Non-residents are required to go through a “Boat Rental Safety Checklist” prior to operating a rented boat. We will have this available for our guests using our boats.
Non-resident who operate their own pleasure craft in Canadian waters for less than 45 consecutive days do not need proof of competency. Proof of residence will be required on board at all times.
For more information please click here.
Our species guide not only describes the beautiful fish that you’ll pull from Canada’s finest waters, but also specifically where you can expect these fish to be in Wabakimi Provincial Park and our boat-in lakes. Click the fish for more information.