Travel & Tips
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For flight information and arrangements, please contact us at 1-306-276-7841. You can fly from your point of departure via Minneapolis, Denver, Chicago, or Saskatoon to the lodge in one day with no overnight stay required. You will require an overnight stay in Saskatoon on your return flight. You can also fly your own aircraft to Stony Rapids, which has an all season runway. Ask us to help with your flight arrangements.
For newcomers to our area, Stony Rapids is not a very big place. When you arrive in Stony Rapids, you will board a float plane that will take you directly to the lodge.
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Off The Beaten Track
Cree River Lodge is located in northern Saskatchewan, 75 miles from the North West Territories border, just a few hours by air from Minneapolis. The lodge itself is a short 10 minute flight from Stony Rapids.
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Keep baggage under 50 lbs. if possible. The regional airlines charge extra for anything over this. This could also result in delayed or lost luggage if the plane is full and luggage has to be bumped to a later flight.
Bring fishing equipment you are familiar and comfortable with. Tighten screws and lubricate reels. Replace last year's line with a new brand of your choice. Protect rods and reels in transit. Use a plastic rod case which will fit various lengths rods. Pack reels carefully as bails and handles can get bent or broken if not protected. Don't forget your fly rod if you're a fly-fishing enthusiast. More and more people are enjoying the experience of catching northerns on fly equipment.
A waterproof dufflebag is an excellent way to store extra clothing and gear in the boat. It keeps the boat free of loose articles and allows you to put on and take off clothing as weather conditions change. It also keeps cameras and film dry.
Make sure to bring along a good camera! Always use the flash even on bright days. This will eliminate shadows and make your fish come to life with the extra light. Please photograph and release the fish within 60 seconds or less to ensure the fish has a much better chance of recovering.
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