Do you have a fishing or hunting trip to Sunset Country, Ontario planned and want to do some research on the region? Or maybe you’re just an outdoors enthusiast looking for entertaining fishing & hunting videos to check out.
This article is going to point you towards some well respected anglers and hunters who regularly fish and hunt in Sunset Country, Ontario and put together some awesome, entertaining YouTube content.
Where is Sunset Country, Ontario?
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With over 70,000 fishable lakes and rivers Sunset Country is an outdoor lover’s dream.
Sunset Country is located in Northwestern Ontario, Canada. It is bordered to the south by Minnesota and to the west by Manitoba. The eastern border is Thunder Bay.
The area is less than a day’s drive from many major centres in the U.S. and Canada. International air flights are available through Minneapolis, Thunder Bay and Winnipeg, where you can connect with regional flights to Sunset Country.
Birch Bark Lodge is located on the eastern side of Sunset Country on Wigwascence Lake, 70 miles north of Pickle Lake, Ontario and far beyond where the paved road ends. In fact, the nearest town is a native village some 50 air miles away.
Trophy Angling in Sunset Country
Are you dreaming of catching the big one? Whether you’re a seasoned angler pursuing your next big trophy or a beginner hoping to land your first lunker, Sunset Country, Ontario is your best bet destination.
What kind of species does the area offer? Let’s just say a boatload! From trout and muskie to walleye and hard-fighting bass, the fish species and opportunities to land them are endless.
Wigwascence lake where Birch Bark Lodge is located is known for its walleye and large northern pike. Wig (as we call it) receives vast amounts of cold, oxygenated water from the Pinemuta river that flows through year-round, which ensures hungry hard fighting fish. The lake has had virtually no fishing pressure and a healthy population of fish await our guests.
Troutfly Lake where our only outpost is located, is a crystal clear, deep lake that feeds into the world famous Albany river which is known for world-class trophy Brook Trout fishing.
Great Hunting in Sunset Country
Ontario’s Sunset Country offers hunters fantastic opportunities for big game hunting including black bear, deer, and moose. The hunts you’ll experience in this area of Canada will challenge your skills and leave you with lifelong memories.
Sunset Country is a hugely popular destination for both amateur hunters and seasoned hunters alike.
Birch Bark Lodge is located in WMU 1C, the remote location of our camp ensures that you are not competing with the pressure of other lodges and other hunters.
Our area is very isolated with no roads, no hunting pressure and has a proven history of success. Adult bull moose are common between 900-1300 pounds.
Youtube Anglers & Hunters Who Fish & Hunt Sunset Country
Because of the above noted reasons, Sunset Country is a popular area for outdoor television shows to film with many episodes being based out of lodges in the area. Below is a short summary of anglers and hunters with YouTube channels that produce fishing & hunting episodes based in Sunset Country:
Jeff Gustafson – Fishing with Gussy
Jeff Gustafson is a professional angler living in Kenora, Ontario on the shores of Lake of the Woods. His outgoing, genuine, friendly attitude makes him a natural outdoor writer, fishing and hunting promoter and host of “Fishing with Gussy.” You’ll see him fishing the Bass Masters Elite Series as well as many bass tournaments in Ontario’s Sunset Country.
Babe Winkleman – Babe Winkleman
If you spend 30+ years on television, you can’t fake enthusiasm. That’s why, through all these years, a natural bond has developed between Babe Winkelman and the people who watch him fish and hunt on TV. As the host of “Good Fishing” and “Outdoor Secrets,” Babe has succeeded in fulfilling his dream of being self-employed in the outdoors industry through a combination of hard work, good business instincts, and a gift for communicating his love of hunting and fishing.
Ty Sjodin can’t remember when he wasn’t outside fishing or hunting, but does remember it was about the same time he started to walk. He has a strong passion for the outdoors that was instilled in him by his father.
Jeremy Smith has been fishing since he was old enough to hold a rod and reel. From an early age his passion for fishing as never stopped growing. Jeremy loves to catch anything that swims and tries to take full advantage of the best bite going. Given the time he is going searching for new water off the beaten path. Whether it is for largemouth, smallmouth, muskies, cats, sturgeon, lake trout, whitefish or carp, anything is fair game.
Bob Izumi – Bobs Real Fishing Show
Bob Izumi is Canada’s most popular fishing personality and one of the foremost spokespersons on the sport. For nearly 30-years his weekly Real Fishing Show has educated and entertained legions of anglers, both young and old, on the finer points of fishing. Bob’s infectious enthusiasm and approachable demeanour have made him a “TV-buddy” to millions of Canadians and, as anyone who has ever met him will agree, he’s exactly the same down-to earth guy in person.
Karl Kalonka – ExtremeAnglerTV
It’s possible Karl’s love for fishing began as early as the age of five. His parents took the kids on weekend trips across Ontario fishing for panfish, catfish, and bass. “I started with a bobber and worm from the time I was five years old,” says Karl. These days, he has the enviable task of doing what he loves for a living, travelling across Ontario fishing, filming and producing two outdoor series, Extreme Angler and Crappie Angler TV.
Pete Maina – Pete Maina Professional Muskie Angler
Pete Maina is an author, professional muskellunge (muskie) angler, professional photographer, TV show host, professional speaker and former magazine owner. Maina’s specialty is muskie fishing, and has advocated for conservation of the muskie species. Maina is one of the hosts of The Next Bite TV on NBC Sports Network.
Sunset Country Fishing & Hunting YouTube Videos that May Be of Interest to You:
Fishing & Hunting Lodges in Sunset Country
When it comes to accommodations in Sunset Country there are many options for guests to the area. You can stay at a remote fly-in lodge like ours, an outpost camp like our Troutfly outpost, or one of the many boat-in or road access lodges in the area. Whatever your preference, there is sure to be a lodge that will suit your needs.
The next thing to consider if you’re planning a visit is what type of meal plan you would like. With an American plan, you’ll enjoy hot, delicious home cooked meals prepared by a talented chef.
Our main lodge offers homey, clean and comfortable cottages that feel like a home away from home. You’ll be able to have a hot shower and we also have a sauna and meat cooler facilities!
Although more rustic than the main camp, our Troutfly outpost still boasts full amenities including lights, running water and power.
Wherever you stay we hope you have a great visit to Sunset Country, it is an outdoor lover’s dream and we’re happy to call it home.
Birch Bark Lodge