Manotak Lodge is a four star lodge having a fine reputation for fantastic fishing, quality accommodations, excellent meals and friendly service. We offer all-inclusive packages in American Plan, Evening Meal or Houskeeping Plan.  Nestled on the shore of beautiful Perrault Lake are sixteen moden guest cottages that accommodate from 2-12 guests each.  Our buildings, grounds, boats and motors are immaculately maintained and our competent staff will see to your every need.

Our spacious 2100 square foot log lodge was built in 1945 by  an American Oil Company as a fishing retreat for its executives. The lodge was constructed of all hand-hewn logs from the area, and it is one of the most impressive log lodges in Northwestern Ontario. The lodge is where meals are served, and is open 24 hours a day so you can relax, meet new friends, shoot a game of pool or watch satellite TV, on large 50″ screen television whenever it is convenient.

Fishing at Manotak Lodge

For Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Whitefish, Perch and Muskie. Perrault Lake has over 50 miles of shoreline and is directly connected to Cedar Lake that has an additional 67 miles of shoreline. Both lakes provide excellent fishing. We provide contour maps of both Perrault Lake and Cedar Lake that illustrate water depths, underwater structure and other helpful information. Steve will advise you of the current hot spots and will assist you with your choice of lures and rigging.

For those wanting more adventure, we offer day trips to our remote lake locations; we have an outstanding Muskie only lake where the average day is to catch 3 to 5 Muskies and have 10-15 follows. If you prefer we can also arrange for a daily fly-out to a remote wilderness lake where the Walleye, Northern Pike, and Smallmouth Bass fishing is some of the best in the world.

The fishing season begins in mid May. When the ice melts, the shallows are the warmest and the fishing action is fast and furious for all species. Most fish seek cooler water in mid July; you will have to adjust down for them. As fall approaches in late August, the surface water starts to cool down. Bass and Walleye concentrate and when you find them, it will provide some of the best fishing ever. Remember too that late August and September are trophy Muskie time. Fall is also when the Whitefish move into shallow water.

Quality Boats and Motors

Our package plan boats are the best in the industry and are 18 ft. Lund & Alumarine Boats, equipped with 50h.p. Yamaha Four Stroke engines, depth finders, aerated live wells, padded swivel seats and flat floors. Boat cushions, floating minnow buckets, anchors, paddles and landing nets are furnished at no cost. We also include 28 gallons of gas for all the rental boats.

Our dock hand fills your boat with gas each morning and are there to provide you with live bait and assist in getting your fishing day off to a good start.

Contact Info

Christine & Steve Swafford


Perrault Falls, ON, P0V 2K0  Canada

Toll Free: 800-541-3431

Phone: (807) 529-3231


P.O. Box 7406

Bloomington, IN 47407

Toll Free:  800-541-3431

e-mail: manotak@drytel.net

Website:  www.manotak.com


Manotak Lodge is located 175 miles north of International Falls, Minnesota (via Highway 502) on Highway 105 at Perrault Falls, Ontario.

By Car…

You may enter Canada through International Falls/Fort Frances, and travel east on Highway 11, then north on Highway 502 to Dryden, follow Highway 17 west to Highway 105. Take Highway 105 north 38 miles to Manotak Lodge.

By Commercial Airline…

We suggest that you fly commercial airline to Winnipeg. MB or International Falls, MN. You can then fly to Dryden ON. if you choose. You can rent a car at Winnipeg, International Falls or Dryden airports and drive to Manotak Lodge, or we will be glad to assist you with travel arrangements from any of these airports to the lodge via local van service.

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