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Fishing at Lake Despair Lodge

We have excellent fishing for walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, perch and lake trout.

Walleye Fishing

Walleye Fishing PhotoThere is nothing like the taste of fresh walleye at shore lunch. The Lake Despair, Footprint and Jackfish Lake system has been called one of the best natural walleye producing fisheries in the Rainy River District.

Northern Pike Fishing

Northern Fishing PhotoFor those who like the fight of huge Northerns such as these (40 inches is common), Lake Despair is the place to be.

Northern Fishing PhotoCheck out our special Northern Fishing Package on our Rates page.

Bass Fishing PhotoBass Fishing

Bass Fishing PhotoThere's nothing like the feeling of hooking into one of the many, scrappy small-mouth bass that are abundant in these lakes.

Castin' for Cash Bass Fishing Tournament

Castin' For Cash Bass Tournament Weigh-In PhotoLake Despair Lodge is host to the annual Castin' for Cash live release Bass tournament held the first weekend in July. A field of 55 teams fishes for a total of $12,000 in prize money and prizes.

Bass Tournament WinnersPictured at right, are the 2001 Castin' For Cash tournament winners, Dave Woodgate and Cory Calder, from Fort Frances, Ontario. In the center, is Bill Godin, tournament organizer.
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