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Sabourin calls anglers from afar, enticing them to its clear waters on the beautiful Bloodvein River and its linked lakes: Sabourin, Simeon, Barclay, Mary's, and Musclow.
We're not just one lake; we're part of an entire lake system. Each day offers a fresh adventure in a different area of the system.
Sabourin presents a top-notch freshwater fishing experience with a mix of Northern Pike, Lake Trout, Walleye, and Small Mouth Bass, a rare combination found in only a few of Ontario's thousands of lakes.
Our skilled guides will lead you to prime fishing spots and cook up a memorable shore lunch from your morning's catch. You'll treasure the experience forever. Afterwards, aim for that prized trophy fish to earn a "Catch and Release" pin, earning admiration from fellow guests. With 250 miles of untouched shoreline and our remote location, exceptional fishing awaits whenever you visit.
Our Lund 1625 fishing boats with flat bottoms and a raised casting deck. We have custom-built cushioned, rotating seats to ensure your comfort. Each boat is equipped with comfortable, easy ride seats.
Our 30 and 40 HP 4-stroke Yamaha motors ensure you can get to the far reaches of the lakes in our system in short order, giving you more time for the important business of fishing.
Complimentary St. Croix Rods are available at the lodge for your use (both Bait and Spin casting available). Bring your favorite reels and tackle for catching walleye, Northern pike, lake trout, small mouth bass, and perch (best to bring in plastic, flat, Plano-type boxes. We have a selection of tackle available for purchase in our Bait Shop, as well as minnows to use as bait.
We've seen a growing interest in fly fishing and encourage you to bring your own rods, reels and flies if you prefer.
Our catch-and-release tradition began in 1976 with the introduction of Sabourin’s 'Trophy Pin' program. Each evening during dinner, our hosts announce the names of anglers who, on that day, caught and released a trophy-sized northern pike, walleye, smallmouth bass, perch, or lake trout. This tradition, coupled with careful fish-handling procedures, helps ensure world-class fishing for future generations.
The Top Ten biggest catches of the season are tracked on the Trophy Board in the lodge. Additionally, guests have the opportunity to achieve the coveted Triple Crown (for catching trophies of any three fish varieties in our lakes in a single season) or the Grand Slam (for catching trophies of any four fish varieties). These accomplished anglers are honored on engraved plaques displayed in the lodge.