GETTING OUT THE DOOR AND IN THE AIR TO DROPPING YOUR LINE IN OUR SECLUDED WATERS IS NOT NEARLY AS TRICKY AS IT MAY SEEM!
We do all we can to make planning your trip as efficient as possible.
WHAT TO KNOW
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO KNOW IS THAT YOU’RE STEPPING INTO PARADISE FOR A FEW DAYS!
As an overview, your trip will look something like this:
- Arrival. After you land, Derrick will introduce his team to you and your party. You’ll get settled in your cabin, and have an opportunity to explore.
- Set Up. If you require your licence and tackle, off to the Tight Lines Tackle Shop we go.
- Dinner Prep. It’s nearly time for your first unforgettable taste experience!
- Eat and Go Fish. Let’s get on the water before the sun sets.
- Relax. After enjoying your first catch, unwind. You can sit back on your private deck with a drink or two, take in the scenery, and feel the beginnings of the relaxation you came for soaking into your bones.
The rest of the days? Fish, eat, relax, repeat!
We’re here to make your trip as unforgettable as possible and accommodate requests as best as we can.
Find out more about what’s included and further itineraries for your trip.
How to get here
WHEN WE SAY REMOTE,
WE MEAN IT!
Check-in: 2:00 PM at McMurray Aviation (located a short distance from the main terminal)
Departure: 3:00 PM
Lodge arrival: 4:00 PM
Return to McMurray Aviation:
Approximate arrival between 5:00-7:00 PM
We recommend that guests travelling from out of town arrive in Fort McMurray the day before their trip begins. We also strongly recommend that guests book their return flight from Fort McMurray for the day after their trip ends, as unpredictable weather occasionally delays flights from the lodge to Fort McMurray.
What to bring
WITH OUR HANDY LIST.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
2:00 PM at McMurray Aviation (located a short distance from the main terminal)
Return to McMurray Aviation:
Approximately 5:00-7:00 PM
Before and after your flight to Lloyd Lake Lodge:
We recommend that guest travelling from out of town arrive in Fort McMurray the day before their trip begins. We also strongly recommend that guests book their return flight from Fort McMurray for the day after their trip ends as unpredictable weather occasionally delays flights from the lodge to Fort McMurray.
There is a 50 lb per person total maximum luggage allowance. Please limit individual pieces of luggage to 30 lbs. Soft duffle bags are preferable. We encourage you to be sure that your own rods and reels are suitably packed.
Please keep all medication with you when travelling. Do not pack it in your checked luggage.
You will likely fly to the lodge in a Cessna Grand Caravan either on wheels or floats. If we have a group of 3 or fewer coming, you may fly in on a Cessna 206.
Depending on the wind, anywhere between 30 minutes and an hour.
We use McMurray Aviation. They fly out of a hangar next to the Fort McMurray Airport.
Fly in on WestJet or Air Canada. Both have regular daily flights to Fort McMurray. Walk over (or hop in a cab for 2 minutes if you have too much gear), and you’ll be at McMurray Aviation.
Yes. The lake water is cleaner than most of what you drink at home, but we chlorinate it just to make sure.
Yes. We stock a good selection of lures and bait in our tackle shop.
Yes. We have pop, chips, and candy bars for sale in the tackle shop.
We offer 3-day, 4-day, and 7-day trips.
No. Your safety is important to us. Lloyd Lake is large and it is possible to get lost. The river has dangerous rapids. The guides know the best and safest spots. They also know where the fish are. You really are better off fishing with them.
Weather conditions can vary significantly from day to day or even morning to afternoon. It’s far better to be overdressed and able to take off a layer than it is to be cold the entire time.
See our recommended packing list for more details.
No. From the trophy angler to the first-time fisherman, everyone will have a great time. Our guides are also good teachers. Just ask them for the best techniques and you’ll be catching more fish than you thought possible.
No boat leaves the dock without a guide aboard. The guides ensure your safety. They also know the spots where the fish always bite. Catch fish after fish all morning long; then choose a couple and sit back while your guide fires up shore lunch.
The lodge opens in the last week of May. The ice is usually off the lake by then.
Lloyd Lake Lodge is a 45-minute medevac flight from the nearest hospital. Desi and Derrick both have first aid training. There is a satellite phone available.
We hope we never had to deal with an emergency situation, but if we do, we’d rather be prepared.
All boats have life jackets, and we don’t allow boats to leave the dock unguided. Lloyd Lake is large. Our guides know which areas to avoid.