Testimonials

Jim & Cindy,
When we were looking for a Canada trip we were looking for a nice place to stay and a few fish to catch. What we found was fantastic fishing, thrilling bear hunting and a beautiful camp run by two first class people who we now consider very good friends. The accommodations and service are great. You have provided us with more than we hoped for the last few years and as long as you two remain at the camp we will be there. Thanks for the memories..

Mark, Scott, Ralph and David, The Dimpfl Group

We’ve been coming to Eagle Lake Sportsmen’s Lodge as a family for over 20 years now. Jim and Cindy have become a part of our family, yet they continue to bend over backwards to make sure every part of our trip is perfect. While the fishing and the fellowship is the reason for the trip and might be found at other lodges, you can’t beat the service, attention to detail, and overall experience at Eagle Lake Sportsmen’s Lodge. We spend 11.5 months out of the year telling stories and laughing about past trips and daydreaming about our next trip to Eagle Lake Sportsmen’s Lodge,

McAfee family

Thanks for a great week! Your generous hospitality made our holiday extra special - We appreciated Jim's kindness in showing us all the "hot spot's", lending us his GPS, and taking the boys aboard his boat and letting Garth use his rod, and helping and showing how to fillet fish. Cindy, the cabins are superb and the Wednesday meal was so tasty; it was great visiting with both of you! We truly felt like your guests - you made sure we were well taken care of, going above and beyond what was expected.

The Irvine family - Winnipeg, Manitoba

Thank you for having Nick and myself at your lodge under such short notice this past week. Your lodge is undoubtedly the best we've been to throughout our Canada fishing experiences. We will definitely be revisiting Sportsmen's Lodge the next time we come to NW Ontario. Attached are two pictures of some of the better fish that we caught this year in Eagle Lake. Feel free to post these wherever you please if you want. (You may have to resize the pics) We did fairly well this year considering the weather conditions. We caught a large quantity of Northerns although we did not quite land the big one!! We had two around 40'' follow our lures to the boat. Hopefully we will get them the next time we come to your lodge. You both run an amazing business. This year's trip was truly a vacation.

Thanks again for everything!
Matt

I’ve have the privilege of sharing three consecutive fishing trips to ELSL with my adult daughter. Just Dad and Daughter fishing and spending great time together. What I got was three years of having my daughter “out fish” me by catching the biggest fish each year. Still, a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors, the water, and the fish. What outshines all of that? The hospitality of Jim and Cindy, our hosts. You have to experience it to appreciate it. If you want a worry free trip to a beautiful place, try Eagle Lakes Sportsman Lodge. You won’t regret your choice.

Pat & Bridget - Brussels, Wisconsin

Jim and Cindy do a tremendous job of making sure the guests are taken care of. I have made repeated trips back to Sportsmen's Lodge, and each time I am treated like a family member. From having an organized business to guiding, Jim and Cindy are outstanding. They do a great job of putting you on the fish, making sure the right bait or lures are used, and finally making sure we know how to take proper care of the fish we want to take home. As I talk to others who wish to fish Canada, I always recommend Jim and Cindy at Sportsmen's lodge.

Colin - Omaha, Nebraska

Coming to Eagle Lake Sportsmen's Lodge is something that I've been happy to share with my dad and brother for the last 18 years. Jim and Cindy have become a part of our family and I look forward to seeing them every year. You guys have always spoiled us, whether it is with moose burgers and homemade cake at the camp dinner, or with a four-wheel-drive bushwhacking adventure to find the biggest Walleye. Thanks for the opportunity to enjoy Eagle Lake and the surrounding area. See you next year!

Corey - Denver, CO

We love vacationing with Jim and Cindy! They are ready to make our vacation relaxing and fun. Jim shows you where the fish are biting and will show you how to rig your lines so you try your luck fishing for those trophy fish. I like to fish for Smallies, Walleye and Northern. My husband likes to fish for Lake Trout and will head out to Trout Hole 1 as soon as he can get the truck unloaded and the boat launched. The grounds and cabins are always clean! Cindy made me a blueberry cheesecake for my birthday... oh soooo good! We have seen wildlife on the lake including a lynx swimming from one island to another. I am still waiting for that elusive moose to show up… not too close, of course. The hummingbirds come to the feeders in the camp and are a joy to watch. It’s nice to be away from the telephone and television, unwind from your busy daily schedule, and just enjoy nature. We ALWAYS have a great time when we stay at Sportsmen’s Lodge.

Bill & Kay

Our family has made our annual trip to Eagle Lake Sportsmen’s Lodge for 17 years. We fish for Walleye and have never been disappointed. We have missed only one shore lunch in all those years! Whatever the weather patterns, we can be on beautiful Eagle Lake and enjoy success. The service we receive from Jim and Cindy is remarkable. They treat us like family. Of course the impeccably clean cabins and reasonable prices add to a special fishing vacation.

Gary (for the whole family) - Colorado Springs, Colorado

This coming November will be my 5th year in a row to travel 1600 miles one way from my home in New York State to Eagle Lake Sportsmen’s Lodge. I travel there to hunt whitetail deer. There are certainly some huge bucks in this area and with some hard work and a little luck, you may have an opportunity to harvest a record class animal.
Jim and Cindy have several cabins overlooking the beautiful Eagle Lake. I have stayed in 3 different cabins and each one has been spotlessly clean and comfortable. The cabins are equipped with everything you could possibly need. Jim and Cindy are always there for you also. They go out of their way to make sure that your stay is enjoyable and rewarding. Each year I look forward to going back there because they make you feel like part of the family.

David - New York

We have been vacationing at Eagle Lake Sportsmen’s Lodge for 8 years. Our entire family (children and grandchildren alike) enjoy an affordable vacation with fantastic Walleye fishing, comfortable, clean lodging and helpful, friendly hosts, Jim and Cindy. They have become friends, who we look forward to seeing at least once a year, and sometimes even more often. We recommend Eagle Lake Sportsmen’s Lodge to all of our friends and relatives as a great way to enjoy Canadian fishing on beautiful Eagle Lake in a comfortable rustic cabin equipped with everything you need.

John and Karen - Mosinee, Wisconsin

Sportsmen's Lodge offers everything needed for a memorable and exciting fishing trip! From the clean cabins, well-maintained boats, and excellent service from Jim and Cindy, I wouldn't consider going anywhere else. Fishing of course has always been great. Sportsmen's always supplies excellent live bait and Jim always takes the time to point you to the best places to fish based on the weather, wind direction and time of year. Though I first went to Sportsmen's as a "customer", I truly am treated like family and look forward to my next visit from the moment I leave.

Nick & Shannon

I have been to Eagle Lake Sportsmen’s Lodge 5 times deer hunting and have always had a great trip. The accommodations are outstanding. The cabins are always clean and in good operating condition with all of the modern conveniences to make the stay enjoyable. Jim and Cindy are great hosts and are always there for you if you need something. They are very outgoing and personable people willing to help in any way possible to make your hunting trip and vacation a success. Jim has always gone the extra mile to aid in our hunting success. From watching to scouting before we arrive to ensure our best possible chance of filling our hunting tag. I have always seen deer and bagged a couple of outstanding BUCKS that are currently hanging on my wall. I have passed on a couple of smaller bucks in lieu of waiting for the ultimate trophy. But have always had a great hunt and spotted deer every time. I do plan on doing a fishing trip in the near future. I highly recommend Eagle Lake Sportsmen’s Lodge for a hunting trip or vacation.

Joe from Wisconsin

Over the past 11 years, I have been to ELSL at least 7 times, I think. Once with my wife and daughters, with my brother-in-law and nephews, with 7 guys I teach with, and at least 4 times with my Dad. That week in June is one I look forward to every year. Jim and Cindy are special people who run an average sized lodge with wonderful cabins and terrific equipment, all kept in exceptional condition. The cabins are clean and spotless with the boats and motors kept in top-notch condition. My Dad and I keep coming back for good reason. Easy access to the lodge, to the cabins, to the lake and all of the fishing we need within a 15 minute boat ride from the cabin. Many of the cabins are filled with the same people the same week each year so it is like a bunch of friends getting together to fish, relax and share Wednesday night meal together. I have been to other lodges on Eagle Lake and ELSL is the one I keep going to and recommend to others who are looking for a place to go fishing in Canada. Can't wait to get back there this summer and try out that archery moose hunt in 2010. Give ELSL a try, you won't be disappointed.

Jeff - Omaha, NE

Sandi and I haven't been to the lodge in while, but we are certainly looking forward to going back again soon. I'd been going to Eagle Lake Sportsmen's Lodge for years with my cousin, Jay. I've seen a lot of changes over the years. From new docks to new boats and motors, it seems every year there is something new and improved. The cabins are being renovated, floor plans re-arranged a bit, or new appliances added - it's always something and always an improvement. The one thing that is constant though, is the customer service. Jim and Cindy always are there with a smile and a solution to any issue that may creep up. With a smaller camp, the attention that the customer gets is a big deal. Jim has time to tell you where the fish are, and Cindy has the time to help out with just about everything. You won't find two nicer people anywhere on the planet. I highly recommend Eagle Lake Sportsmen's Lodge to anyone considering a Canadian Vacation. You won't be disappointed - I promise.

Gene & Sandi - Phoenix, AZ

Carol and I are really looking forward to getting back to Sportsmen's Lodge. Due to our Alaska trip in 2008 we were unable to come up. This was the first time we've not gotten to Sportsmen's since Cindy and Jim took over and only the 3rd time since we started to come up in 1983. We really enjoy being at Sportsmen's. The rustic cabins with their modern facilities help make it an enjoyable and relaxing stay. Cindy and Jim have really made a lot of updates over the years they've been there. Eagle Lake is beautiful and the fishing has only improved over the years.

Ed & Carol Pelowsky - Cross Plains, WI