Timberlane Lodge is open for the 2021 season

Experience Ear Falls Fishing at Timberlane Lodge Ontario

Lac Seul near Ear Falls is a top fishing destination in Northern Ontario. Anglers looking to catch trophy sized walleye, northern pike, and occasional musky need to fish the legendary Lac Seul. Not only size of fish, but numbers of walleye, northern pike, and smallmouth bass await fishermen. Timberlane Lodge’s Ontario fishing packages offer the ultimate getaway. With our 9 fishing cabins near Ear Falls and the vastness of Lac Seul, there is no worry about being on an over-crowded lake and fighting over the best fishing spots.

Lac Seul’s 106,000 acres, hundreds of miles of shoreline, all loaded with reefs, islands and points, with several inflowing rivers and creeks, gives it quite possibly the best natural walleye reproductive habitat in the world. With Lac Seul’s many bays, the northern pike, musky, perch, and smallmouth bass have great natural reproduction also.

Timberlane Lodge’s Ear Falls location on Lac Seul is located on the channel of the English River, making our lodge a prime spot for headquartering your fishing trip. A well maintained public boat launch is close, and to save time on your trip, keep your boat tied at Timberlane’s docks for your stay. No need to go out far if the weather doesn’t permit, the constant current in front of Timberlane Lodge’s dock and the near stationary river levels means a good number of fish can be caught close to camp. If the weather is fair, the entire fertile north end of Lac Seul is at your disposal. Timberlane’s rental boats are 17 feet in length with reliable 40 to 50 hp Yamaha motors and a depth finder. Timberlane Lodge will give a lake map out to each fisherman with some spots and advice for your fishing trip.

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Walleye & Northern Pike

Walleye

Walleye are most active during spring and fall, and best to fish for them at night, on overcast, or windy days since the walleye's eyes are specialized to help the fish feed in low-light conditions. Average Ontario walleye range from 1.5 to 3 lbs, but it isn’t uncommon to catch one over 10 lbs.

Walleye can often be found in deeper water over rocks and in weeds, and often swim in schools. So once you find one it's a good idea to throw out a marker so you can keep casting in that same spot. This will help ensure you catch enough to enjoy a nice shore lunch once back on land! Learn more about Walleye fishing.

Walleye Fishing Info
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Northern Pike

Northern Pike are native to Ontario and average 2 to 9.5 lbs, with the provincial record of 42.1 lbs! While they do tend to bite all day, mornings and evenings are best fishing times to catch these guys.

Northern Pike tend to hang out in deep water in the summer to avoid the heat, and in spring and fall can often be found hiding in vegetation where they can ambush their prey. They are aggressive feeders with sharp teeth so be sure to use strong line and a medium-action rod and reel. Learn more about Northern Pike fishing.

Northern Pike Fishing Info

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth Bass are predators and feisty fighters. If adaptation is the key to survival, this species will flourish. Smallmouth can be found on reefs, points, and rocky shorelines lunching on crayfish and minnows. They can also be found hunting logs, stumps, and weed edges. Smallmouth Bass will even go out deep and forage on pelagic schools of baitfish. They are advantageous to the habitat they live in. Smallmouth Bass will hit all day, but the best times to catch them are when the forage is most active in the morning and late afternoon to evening. The average Smallmouth Bass weight is 1 to 3.5 lbs. The Ontario record is 9.8 lbs. Learn more about Smallmouth Bass Fishing.

Smallmouth Bass Fishing Info
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Our Boats

Timberlane Lodge has 10 total, 17.5 ft, Starcraft, Lund and Eagle rental boats with 40 or 50 Hp Yamaha motors. These motors will get you to the fish quietly and efficiently. The Lund and Eagle boats have casting decks which are excellent for fishing for Pike and Smallmouth Bass.

Canadian residents will need your Pleasure craft operator’s license.

U.S. and other nonresidents to Canada will need to go thru a safety checklist with Timberlane Lodge staff, and keep their boat rental agreement and safety checklist with them on the water. If renters or other boaters have passed a safety boating course in their home state, and have a card or certification of completion, we encourage them to bring it along on their trip.

The Ontario MNR and the OPP will check boaters on Lac Seul.

A well maintained public boat ramp is just down the road should you wish to bring your own boat. Our guests can park their vehicles and boat trailers securely on our camp property at no charge.

Timberlane Lodge staff will assist with fueling boats, minnows, and other personal assistance during your stay.

Need a fishing license?

The nearby town of Ear Falls has retail stores where you can purchase licenses, tackle and outdoor gear. Licenses are also available online.

What we provide

  • Dishes, cutlery, glasses, mugs, etc
  • Dish and hand soap
  • Garbage bags, toilet paper
  • Kitchen towels and cloths, hand towels
  • Pillow, linens
  • Boat rags, Lake Map
  • Wifi
  • Separate fish house for cleaning
  • Extra freezer space

What we suggest

  • Fishing gear
  • Bath towels
  • Toiletries such as shampoo and soap
  • Sunscreen & hat
  • Food
  • Rain gear
  • Camera
  • Ziplocks/containers for catch
Food restrictions can change so please check this website before you come to Canada.
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