Contact Info

We’d like to be your host regardless if you’re a seasoned bush fisherman or if it’s your first trip. We’ve got a couple ways to get in touch with us. You can write to John at jelinski4@charter.net or call 218-340-0447 during off season to get the dates and trip arrangements worked out. During season, you can try us at 807-584-1202. Don’t be surprised if we don’t answer, we might be steering some guests to one of our walleye kitchens (We drop a line now and then too!).

One other thing- due to the high volume of repeat customers, sometimes we get pretty busy. Therefore, we encourage you to make reservations as early as possible. There’s nothing we hate more than having to turn down a client because we’re booked…

Address:

Barney Or Johnny Jelinski
807-584-1202

901 W Skyline Parkway
Duluth, MN 55806
jelinski4@charter.net

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Allanwater Bridge LodgeAWB has been in the Jelinski family since 1977. It has been a lifelong passion of ours to live in the great Ontario wilderness, and we are thankful that AWB has provided us with that opportunity. As one of Canada’s first and most famous fishing camps, the responsibility of being providers to our guests and stewards of our resources are ones we take seriously. We are proud of the reputation we have earned, and we guarantee that you will receive service that is worthy of your trust and future vacations.

A remote fishery with some of the best Walleye and Northern Pike Fishing in the world

Allanwater Bridge LodgeTucked away in the confines of Northwestern Ontario along the border of Wabakimi Provincial Wilderness Park, AWB is truly one of Canada’s best kept secrets. An economical alternative to high-priced, over-fished fly-in camps, AWB is a destination that fulfills every fisherman’s dream – a remote fishery that provides some of the best Walleye and Northern Pike fishing in the world – without costing you a bundle.

Personal service with world class fishing is our hallmark. Why don’t you troll around a bit and check out the other reasons we’re different. We’re confident you’ll like what we have to offer.

AWB has been in the Jelinski family since 1977. It has been a lifelong passion of ours to live in the great Ontario wilderness, and we are thankful that AWB has provided us with that opportunity. As one of Canada’s first and most famous fishing camps, the responsibility of being providers to our guests and stewards of our resources are ones we take seriously. We are proud of the reputation we have earned, and we guarantee that you will receive service that is worthy of your trust and future vacations.

Fishing at Allanwater Bridge

Fishing at Allanwater Bridge LodgeLets face it. Most Canadian fly-in camps offer pretty good fishing – but sometimes it’s hit and miss. Sometimes you score big and really have an exceptional fishing experience. Sometimes you’re not so lucky. AWB takes the guess work out of picking a destination. We are different.

We’re different because we’re located at the confluence of two incredible rivers – the Brightsands and Allanwater. These two rivers herd the fish into predictable staging locations and offer unlimited food for our hungry walleyes, which makes for a very enjoyable day of fishing- even if the barometer has bottomed out and the bite is light. If you decide to explore the numerous lake fishing opportunities, you will find countless reefs and eskers that commonly hold 30+ inch hogs. The myriad of streams and eddies hold Northern Pike that have an angry demeanor with little patience for your offerings. 50″ Northerns are a reality, not a fancy lie. Be prepared though, you’ll pretty much be alone in your battle because there’s lots of water, but not a lot of people.

We could go on and on about how superb our unique fishery is, but by now you probably get the point. Just in case, we have one last illustration for our hard-core walleye fishing enthusiasts. Recently there were some biologists who came to study the number of fish found in the Allanwater system. Realizing that the fishery was unusually productive, they surveyed the waters for the purpose of creating bottom profiles to study the structures and learn the walleye fisheries secret. As the study progressed, at one point a structure appeared on the recorders that seemed to be an anomaly. What was seen on the recorders looked like a shoal that was not connected to any other structure. Upon further examination it was determined that it was not structure at all. This “shoal” turned out to be a school of walleye one half mile long and one quarter mile wide. The fish were so closely packed together the recorders could not determine if the structure was in fact biological, not geological!

Hopefully this example begins to explain that the walleye fishery at AWB is very unique and highly productive. Here’s one other important point; when you’re here, you won’t be competing with dozens of other fisherman who occupy the same waters week in and week out. Our fishery doesn’t have that type of competition- you could fish all summer and you wouldn’t exhaust the limitless hot spots this type of fishery has to offer. After all, we’re the only camp in this giant fishery and the possibilities are endless. Exploring our waters is the destination…

Moose Hunting at Allanwater Bridge

Moose Hunting at Allanwater Bridge LodgeMoose are plentiful in our neck of the woods. Each year AWB offers a limited amount of trophy moose hunts. Our hunt locations on the Albany and Misehakow rivers are legendary, and are considered one of Ontario’s best. Both areas have consistently turned in high success rates for trophy quality Moose including an amazing record book 62” Bull taken by bow.

Each location boasts nearly 10 miles of untouched pristine wilderness river Moose Habitat with the added bonus of fabulous fishing.

Features include:

  • Pole frame tent camp
  • Fully stocked cooking kits
  • Lanterns, cook stove , woodstove, firewood
  • Carpeted floor, cots and sleeping pads
  • Boats motors and fuel

AWB Main Camp Cabins

Guests describe our six cabins as clean, comfortable and accommodating. They aren’t five-star fancy, but they’re nice enough to please a discriminating traveler on their first Canadian fishing trip. They don’t have televisions, but they do have a million dollar view with the look and feel of traditional Canadian fishing lodges reminiscent of the early 40’s. Knotty pine or log interiors with comfortable beds, filtered running water that is about as pure a drink as you’ll ever have in your life, propane cooking stoves, refrigerators, tables, chairs and all cooking utensils, pots, pans and dinnerware. Pillows and cases are provided. (If you need blankets and sheets, we’ve got those too!)

The main camp has conveniently located hot showers and flush toilets. Again, extremely clean and well maintained. We even have an ice maker to keep your coolers stocked and ready for action. Your home away from home will provide you with all the comfort and amenities you expect during your Canadian vacation.

AWB Outpost Adventure Cabins

THE SESEGANAGA OUTPOST – “MANY ROOMS”

In the Ojibwa language, Seseganaga means “many rooms.” Visitors here will find this to be true as they round each new point and discover yet another bay. The outpost on Seseganaga Lake, south of Allanwater Bridge Lodge, is a newer log cabin, ready to accommodate 8 people and equipped for housekeeping. Features Include:

  • Propane refrigerator and freezer
  • Propane cooktop
  • Fully stocked kitchen
  • Solar powered lighting
  • Hot and cold running water plus shower room addition
  • Crystal clear cold pure well water
  • Picture window with a million dollar view
  • Toasty woodstove
  • Comfy beds
  • Walkway all the way to the beach
  • 16 and 14 foot Lunds with 15 hp Hondas

THE BURNTROCK OUTPOST – “WALLEYE HEAVEN!”

Allanwater Bridge Lodge great family fishing
This outpost is located 40 miles due north of AWB in Wabakimi Park’s interior and is the only outpost on this 4200 acre lake. There are actually two cabins, and each can accommodate up to 5 guests and is equipped for housekeeping. Located deep within the Wabakimi Provincial Park (one of Canada’s largest) Burntrock Lake Outpost offers superb Walleye and Northern Pike fishing, with “personal best” marks being caught regularly. Features Include:

  • Propane refrigerator and freezer
  • Propane cooktop
  • Fully stocked kitchen
  • Solar powered lighting
  • Hot and cold running water plus shower room addition
  • Crystal clear cold pure well water
  • Picture window with a million dollar view
  • Toasty woodstove
  • Comfy beds
  • 100 feet of walkway to the dock
  • 16 and 14 foot Lunds with 15 hp Hondas

REDMAN LAKE OUTPOST – “FISH IN A BARREL”

Our Redman Lake outpost is a Walleye and Northern Pike machine! Just a few miles downstream from our Burntrock outpost on the beautiful Palisades River chain, Redman lake is relatively a small lake, only 2.5 miles long and 3/4 of a mile wide. Don’t let its small size fool you though- there is very healthy current running through this little gem with plenty of variety to offer you for an exciting 5- 7 day wilderness fishing trip. End to end everything that makes for a great walleye northern pike fishery can be found here along with the added bonus of adventure and exploration of untouched river trekking close at hand. Features Include:

  • Accommodations for 4-6 people
  • Newly remodeled, fully stocked kitchen
  • Log built
  • Propane refrigerator and freezer
  • Propane cooktop
  • Solar powered lighting
  • Hot and cold running water plus shower room addition
  • Crystal clear cold pure well water
  • Picture window with a million dollar view
  • Toasty woodstove
  • Comfy beds
  • Walkway all the way to the beach
  • Dependable 14 foot boats with 8 hp Mercury motors

Maps/Directions

Where is Allanwater Bridge Lodge?

AWB is located about 25 miles east of Savant Lake, in Northwestern Ontario. We’re on the western borders of two of Ontario’s premiere provincial parks- surrounded by old growth forests, structure filled lakes and exceptional scenery. The Allanwater fishery is made up of many lakes and rivers and is about seventeen miles long and four miles wide.

Two rivers, the Brightsands and the Allanwater River supply the Allanwater fishery and flow into our two lakes, Lake Kawaweogama and McKewan Lake. AWB is located at the confluence of these 2 fabulous river systems. The Allanwater River starts about 15 miles south of the camp and has its headwaters in Lake Seseganaga, which is about 15 miles wide and 20 miles long. The Brightsand river is an Ontario treasure and preserved as a provincial waterway Park.

Rail-in to Allanwater Bridge LodgeIf you’ve ever had a fly-in experience, you know it offers you quick access to remote locations — but it does have its limitations. Weight restrictions and cash are two big ones. The reality is that flying isn’t as expensive as a lot of people think, but in tough economic times, it might be expensive enough to put that dream trip on hold for another year. You shouldn’t have to wait. We have a solution.

Our lodge is located at the historic site of the former Hudson Bay outpost of Allanwater Bridge. Easy, inexpensive access from Via Rail puts a different twist on traditional fly-in transportation. Load your coolers and fishing gear onto the baggage car from any number of centrally located pick-up points, and you’ll be delivered literally, right to our front door.

Below is a list of items we suggest you bring with you for your trip to AWB:

  • Sleeping bag [or $10 linen charge]
  • Rainwear and good foot wear
  • Coast guard approved life vest
  • Bath towels, scrubbies and soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Fish locator
  • Bug dope
  • Sunscreen
  • Billed cap
  • Appropriate clothing. Winter weather clothing for spring & fall
  • Swim suit and sun block
  • Fly-in – limit gear to 100 LB per person!
  • Flashlight and/or lantern
  • Your favorite fishing gear including back-up rod and reel (Call Johnny and he’ll give you some tips!)
  • Camera
  • A sense of adventure
  • Appropriate menu of food/drink items

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