Dave Ross Fishing Trip

Thanks again for the hospitality last week, we had a great time! I tagged the camp on Google and left a review with pictures. Michael also added some pics. Hopefully, this helps people when they want to find the camp on Google Maps. Looking forward to coming back again soon!

Thanks for a wonderful time!

Shane, It is clear that you and your team are focused on the common goal of providing an “exceptional guest experience”. It is clearly the foundation of your efforts as you work to build out and improve the physical plant at the resort toward that same goal. Thanks again to you and your team. Looking forward to next year.

Also Andrew and Ryan were two standout guides. We would love to have them next year if available.

Thanks for a wonderful time!

Hi Shane,

On behalf of our entire crew, let me express our appreciation for the outstanding experience we enjoyed at Athabasca Fishing Lodges.  Under your extraordinary leadership, the Athabasca Lodge team anticipated our every need and exceeded our expectations.  The cabin accommodations were exactly what we had hoped for: spacious and well appointed; a very nice view of the lake; and of course, the roomy screened-in porch allowed us to relax in the evening and enjoy a few of our favorite cigars and after dinner refreshments J.

Marylyn certainly brought her “A” game, presenting us with a fantastic array of delicious culinary delights and her genuine, warm approach to hospitality.  She made each of us feel we were the “favorite guest” at each meal.

Seamless TEAM WORK was always on display with Rob, Mike, Marilyn, and other crew members making sure that we always felt at home whether in the cabin, at the lodge, on the dock, or on beautiful Lake Athabasca.

Oh yes .  .  . the fishing was superb!!  Catching walleye on every cast right in front of the lodge – and hooking-up on a countless number of trophy Northern and Lakers was a dream come true!  We stopped counting the number of 40”+ pike we landed, and yes, that 49” monster.  What a fishery!!  The comfort of the custom boats and 70 hp motors allowed us to get to our spots on Lake Athabasca safely and comfortably.

Again, it doesn’t happen without an extraordinary, passionate leader anticipating and addressing each and every detail.  THANK YOU!!

Life’s an adventure

The lodge and its crew will not disappoint. It was our 2nd year with our same guide Alvin. He did not hesitate to go the extra mile with helping me navigate what baits to use and where to cast. His true love of fishing showed, and camaraderie made us feel welcomed. It’s not often in a lifetime you feel you can take a day off because of cold rain because the number of fish you already caught. Shane, Rob, and Marilyn are always on their game to meet your needs. Once you go, it’s never goodbye but see you next year!

Best Fishing lodge in all of Canada

My name is Bob Behrendt President of the Northrop Grumman Fishing Club. We have been fishing Canada for the past 15 years in all provinces of Canada to many lodges. For the last 5 years we have Fishing Blackmurs Athabasca fishing lodge in Saskatchewan. It has been the best all around lodge we have fished. We have never caught as many big pike lake trout and walleye. All My club members have broke there personal records at there camp. Beside the GREAT Fishing the guides staff and accommodations and food were excellent. Clill the owner and his wife Stella do an outstanding job to assure every guests have a excellent trip. This year will be our 16th club trip. We finally found a permanent club destination.

Treated us like family – 2022

Treated us like family – 2022

Shane,  I know you have some guests in camp after a week off. I just want to thank you for the great week we spent with you and the team. You treated us like family which is high praise. I hope to be back next year. The awesome fishing helped too. I’m not sure that I will ever have a better week of fishing 🎣 but I can hope cheers 🍻.


We had a great time – 2022

We had a great time – 2022

I want to thank you for all your help with our trip last week to Athabasca!  We had a great time and Shane and his team did a super job for us!  I would like to book for next year.

Bravo for the great work – 2022

Hard to say anything other than bravo for the great work you’re doing to improve the camp, and for the fantastic team you’ve assembled onsite led by Shane. Still the same great fishing we’ve come to expect, but the hospitality was 10x better than prior years. Can’t wait until next year!!

Every aspect of the trip was great – 2022

Every aspect of the trip was great – 2022

Dear Shane, Christine, and Camp Staff:

I speak for all the guys when I say thank you very much for making our visit extraordinary!

Every aspect of the trip was great – the fishing, the hospitality, the meals, boats, and guides.  I personally thank Christine for her kindness, responsiveness, knowledge, and can-do attitude in making my job as coordinator as efficient and easy as it could be.

We are all looking forward to July 8th to July 15th next year.  I believe you have deposits for each of this years’ fishermen.  If not, please let me know.

Here are some thoughts on non-essential, but helpful additions – small coffeemaker in each cabin; an inexpensive fish finder for each boat showing depth, water temperature, GPS, and Fish Finder; “pee” can for each boat; and a measuring tape on the gunwale or floor of each boat (helps get the fish back in the water faster).

As I said, thank you! I don’t know how the experience could be better, but I am certain if it can be, you all will find a way to make it happen.


Chris Melson

By far the best fishing – 2022

By far the best fishing – 2022

By far the best fishing trip we’ve been on. Shane and his crew were absolutely welcoming and knowledgeable to enhance our stay. The fishing was amazing! So much so, we booked for next year for our son, before his deployment. A treat for my son before he heads back out to sea. Once again, Your place is heaven on earth.

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