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Shadd Lake Cabins, La Ronge, Saskatchewan

I have been fishing all my life but have never traveled as far as I did in June strictly for the purpose of catching fish. Along with my uncle and two of my cousins, I traveled by plane, car, plane (again), and boat to Shadd Lake Cabins, a fly-in fishing camp near La Ronge, SK.

It was a hike, but the payoff was well worth it. We caught multiple trophy pike on the first day and throughout the trip, with three 40″+ fish by the third day, including a 42″ monster which is definitely the largest fish I have ever caught. Every day included pre-lunch walleye fishing, a great, extended shore lunch with our talented Cree Indian fishing guides Trevor, Eric, and Miles, and some of the most remote and beautiful scenery and wildlife I have ever experienced.

Being cutoff from the world for 5 days with no roads, cars, phone, internet, or computers at your immediate disposal is a scary proposition, but I learned to appreciate it just in time to be slammed right back into the grind as our trip ended. It was a great experience, and I look forward to returning in the future. Thanks to our fishing guides, as well as Sam, Marcela, and all the other fisherman who made this such a great escape. Until next time.

The pictures don’t do it justice, but they’re as close as I’ll get for the next couple of years.

Full set of images available on Flickr here.