Unbelievable Ice Fishing Package Offered at Horwood Lake Lodge

For those of you that haven’t read the Timmins Today lately, you have missed out on a great article called “Ice Fishermen Wanted… or Ones Who Always Wanted To” , by Mike Young.

After reading the article, I was thinking to myself that this is a great idea to offer anglers that either sold off their ice fishing equipment over the years but still missed going out every once in a while, or for someone that would like to try it for the first before committing to the sport of ice fishing.  I also thought it would be a great way to spend the day or weekend with family, friends or with another couple or two.

While I was thinking about this I noticed an email from Mike Young. It was an invitation to spend the day ice fishing with him courtesy of Horwood Lake Lodge and of course I was in for a day on the ice!After a restless Saturday night, I was ready to hit the road Sunday morning. After loading my rods and tackle into Mike’s truck we were finally on our way to Horwood Lake Lodge. During our drive out to the lodge, Mike and I talked about how nice it is to have an ice hut rental offered for everyone to enjoy and help break up those long winter days waiting for summer. The leisure ride took only 80 minutes from Timmins with the road plowed all the way in. To get to Horwood Lake Lodge just head west of Timmins on hwy 101 towards Folyet 35 km turn left on Kenogaming road, follow the signs for 34 km to the lodge.Once at the lodge I started getting ready to put on my clothes for the day when the owner Mike Brazeau came out to greet us. He mentioned that anyone who comes up for a day of ice fishing can get dressed inside the main lodge. This is a great offer for the guests as there is nothing worse than getting all dressed up for the day of ice fishing only to start sweating on the ride out to the lake.Mike  offered us a coffee before heading out. Coffee sounded like a great idea and gave us an opportunity to talk. I learned that Mike  took over the business last spring and has great plans for Horwood Lake Lodge. A couple of events they are considering is an ice fishing tournament and for all you walleye tournament anglers,  all I can say is you might want to spend some time on Horwood Lake this year – You can launch right from the lodge. Be sure to read the Timmins Today article for more updates.After our coffee and getting dressed for the day we headed outside to go down to the huts. When we turned the corner of the lodge Mike’s son, Zach was waiting to bring us down to the huts in a Kubota RTV 1140 which has tracks on it. The Kubota RTV can transport 6 people at a time including the driver. They have a couple of them so no one needs to wait to get out to their hut for the day.On the ride out Zach informed us that the hut already had the heat on. What a nice touch, seeing the temperature was -40C. As we pulled up,  I noticed that there were Rapala 6 man Sherpa pop-up shelters on a plywood deck. Once inside, there was a nice long table with a MarCurm Showdown fish finder on it. Zach told me that all the huts came with propane heaters, one fish finder (Showdowns already set up), chairs, a fire pit and grill that will be ready this weekend and an ice auger for you to drill your outside holes. The table had a top shelf for mitts, hats, and gear, freeing up the table for drinks and lunch.Horwood Lake Lodge ice hut heaterYou can’t ask for a better set up unless you were fishing in your livingroom!The rates for the ice shelters are $150/day for 2 people and $25/day for each additional person. Just think, a group of 4 will only cost $50.00 each! If you want, the lodge can supply all your hot dogs, hamburger patties, coffee, water, etc. There are also cabins set up year-round if you’d like to spend a weekend.After missing a couple of fish and a break off, Mike had shown up with our lunch and drinks. During lunch Mike told me that if someone rented a cabin during the winter, the hut was theirs to use during their stay at no extra charge, likewise, when you rent a cabin in the summer you get your boat, motor, and fish finder at no extra charge. Mike also said that if the people didn’t have any rods or tackle they could rent them from the lodge. People can also buy their bait from the lodge so there is no need to stop for bait beforehand or if you run out. They also have two other huts for anglers who want to fish somewhere other than where the stationary huts are.For the hard core anglers with their own snowmobiles, Horwood Lake Lodge offers parking for $20.00 a day, bait is available in the tackle shop and meals are available in their restaurant.During our conversation over the day I learned that Horwood Lake Lodge is going to start taking reservations for Christmas Parties, New Year’s Parties, or any other event that people would like to hold there. Why not hold your next business meeting at the lodge?With Valentine’s Day coming, what a great place to take your Valentine for an overnight date or for the weekend.For more information about Horwood Lake Lodge you can contact them at horwoodlakelodge@gmail.com or visit them on their Facebook page.After spending the day in a warm hut with dry feet and a full belly all I can say is, “Stop letting winter get on your nerves and go enjoy a day or weekend ice fishing at Horwood Lake Lodge“.  You’ll be glad you did!If you are ever up in Timmins make sure you book your trip.

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