Fishing Maynard Lake

The fishing for walleye, Northern Pike, Small Mouth Bass and Musky is renowned on the English River System, but nowhere is it better than on Maynard Lake.

Transportation and Scheduling

Most guests staying at Maynard Lake Outpost arrive in Kenora the day before their floatplane departure. You can arrive with your own vehicles or fly into either Winnipeg International airport or International Falls Airport and we can help to arrange transportation from there. We will also be happy to make hotel reservations for the night of your arrival.

Our planes typically depart the float plane base in down town Kenora at 7:00 am and arrive at Maynard Lake at 7:30 am. We will be there to greet the plane and give an orientation of the cabin, equipment and the lake. Normal departure time is at 7:30 am of the day after your trip is over. An extra day is possible if arranged with Josh or Kayla at no additional charge.

Accommodation and Equipment

Our satellite cabin is located in the narrows between the river and the fingers part of Maynard Lake. It is situated on a beautiful beach that is always sheltered and is no more than a couple of minutes from excellent fishing. The cabin has a large kitchen, dining and living room with two bedrooms that will accommodate 2, 4,or 6 guests. There is a large screened in deck overlooking the lake for dining or just enjoying the spectacular view and sunset without a single mosquito. You will have hot and cold running water, a shower, as well as solar power and back up generator to run lights and equipment.

The kitchen is fully outfitted with propane stove and oven, pots, pans, dishes, glasses, cups, utensils, coffee pot and filters, toaster and two propane fridges. On the attached deck there is a propane grill as well as a propane burner with pot and basket for frying fish or fries.

For your fishing comfort we provide 16 foot boats with 30 hp four stroke Yamaha outboards. The boats are equipped with live wells, bait wells, bilge pumps, cushion back swivel seats, platform floors, landing nets, paddles, anchors, fish locators and personal floatation devices.


The cabin is located about three miles east of the main lodge. The GPS coordinates are N 50 deg 21.264 min by W 93 deg 50.681 min. Guests wishing to fly in with their own aircraft should contact Josh for adjusted rates.

Catch and Release

Maynard Lake Outpost is a catch and release facility. You eat as much fish as you like, within the slot limit, while you stay with us, but take no limits home. This management stategy has made for fantastic trophy fishing and will ensure large strong fish populations for years to come.

Come, relax and enjoy a true wilderness experience.



Package 1

  • Return air transportation from Kenora to Maynard Lake with 125lb/person of gear
  • Fully outfitted cabin
  • 16 foot boat with 30hp 4 stroke outboard for every 2 guests
  • All fuel
4 Day / $1400
5 Day / $1575
6 Day / $1700
7 Day / $1850

Package 2

Includes Package 1, plus:
All groceries and bottled water for your trip, including everything necessary for preparing a shore lunch at the cabin. If you are interested in this package, we will provide a list of proteins, fresh vegetables, canned and dry goods to customize your individual food orders depending on tastes and requirements.
4 Day / $1690
5 Day / $1825
6 Day / $2040
7 Day / $2200

Package 3

Includes Package 1, plus:
  • You will join us for shore lunch each day at a predetermined location
  • Dinner in the Lodge dinning room each evening with all you can eat fantastic meals
  • All rods and reels and tackle
  • Unlimited ice
  • Beds made with clean sheets, pillow cases and blankets
  • Conservation fishing licences provided at Lodge upon arrival
  • All fuel
4 Day / $2200
5 Day / $2500
6 Day / $2800
7 Day / $3000

We Supply

  • Return float plane transportation from Kenora to Maynard Lake
  • Fully outfitted cabin with contact to main Lodge
  • 16 ft boats with 30hp 4 stroke Yamaha outboards
  • Propane grill
  • Propane fish cooker with pot and basket
  • Woodstove with split wood
  • Solar power with back up gas generator

Free Services

  • Telephone service at Main Lodge for important calls.
  • Wireless Internet at Main Lodge.
  • Use of Bass Lake(prior scheduling is required)
  • Crushed ice for coolers and cubed ice for drinks(one bag each/day)
  • Use of battery chargers

Other Services Available

  • Resident and Non Resident fishing licenses
  • Guide: $225/day
  • Rod, reel and tackle: $20/day/person
  • Sodas, bottled water, beer, liquor, red and white wine (These can be arranged in advance and waiting for you when you arrive or just to supplement what you bring)
  • Ice: $4.00/bag if extra is required.
  • Bait/Minnows: $6.25/dozen (we supply buckets)
  • Night Crawlers: $4.00/dozen
  • Linen Service $30 per person. Made up beds with clean sheets, pillow cases and blankets. (eliminates bringing sleeping bags)
  • Mid week maid service: $20/person
  • Shore Lunch: $20/person

    A unforgettable professional shorelunch prepared by Josh and his staff. You supply the fish and we will clean, cook, serve it to you along with choice of two salads, beans, home made tartar sauce, corn, an ice cold beverage of your choice and our famous Maynard Lake spuds cooked over the fire.
  • Breakfast at the Lodge: $10/person

  • Dinner at the Lodge: $60/person

  • Join us for breakfast or dinner at the lodge. Prior arrangements must be made with Josh. We know our dinner menu well in advance so you can choose your favorite.


A deposit of $1000 per person is required to confirm your reservation. We would be happy to credit 50 % of a forfeited deposit to a trip in the next year if notice of cancellation is received 60 days prior to arrival date. Final payment is due on completion of your trip by cash, travelers checks or personal check. Guests are responsible for any damage to equipment or facilities.

All cabins have 24 hour electricity, a beverage fridge, running water, a wood stove and are fully carpeted. The cabins are stocked with linens, towels, warm blankets and ice buckets. We provide daily maid service.

Comfortable cabins surrounded by the great outdoors.

Experience the fishing of a lifetime at Maynard Lake.

World-class moose & black bear hunt adventures.

Maynard is perfect for your next corporate retreat.