Lodge is a World Class fishing - hunting lodge conveniently
located in the French River Delta with access to the remote, scenic unspoiled
French River, Pickerel River, Wahnapitae River, and Northeast Georgian Bay. Fishing
for trophy muskie, walleye, northern pike, largemouth bass, smallmouth
bass, crappies, and salmon. Muskie fishing is our specialty.
Bear's Den Lodge offers modern accommodations with American Plan meals and Housekeeping
motor rentals, Canada fishing trips, and experienced guides. French River
area offers excellent canoeing,
kayaking, bird watching, wildlife viewing, black
bear hunting, adventures
and ecotours. French River area provides one of the highest quality wilderness
experiences in all of Ontario. Photos dot
walls and capture history of Ontario fishing.
70 Pound Line Class World Record
Muskellunge Holder - Catch & Release, Kevin Penner of Virgil, Ontario
caught and released this beauty of a muskie at Bear's Den Lodge,
French River Delta, Ontario, Canada on September 9, 2006.
Kevin was fishing Ontario with friends, Dave and Mark on an annual
Canada fishing trip to Bear's Den Lodge. This fresh water angler
released the 56.5 inch fish after Mark and Dave assisted him in measuring
the 28 inch girth and weighing the fish. The monster muskellunge
fish weighed 41.13 pounds. A quick photo session occurred
prior to the live release of the muskie. It should also be
mentioned that Kevin had an amazing trip by having just released
a 48 inch muskie 2 days prior to this Line Class Muskie with
his buddies. Breaking News from the National Fresh Water Fishing
Hall of Fame arrived Oct.16, 2006. Kevin's photo and record now
appears in "The Splash", the official publication of the
National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame, November 2006,
Go Ontario fishing! Muskie fish French River.
Bear's Den Lodge has now produced World
Record Muskies in 2 Line Classes in the National Fresh Water
Fishing Hall of Fame!
Record holder, Kevin Penner released another monster 54.5 incher
in September 2007 on a brown bucktail. Ken reports a 36 inch
release along with 2 other monster strikes during a memorable
"awesome" stay at Bear's Den Lodge, French River.
Canada fishing trip, French River
muskie, Bear's Den Lodge muskie.
Canada fishing trip, family vacations, corporate retreats, holidays can be enjoyed with excellent
prepared family style meals served in the main lodge with a cozy family
inviting atmosphere. Superb accommodations, excellent service, international
reputation for muskie angling experiences, hosts for TV fishing shows and outdoor
writers – Fishing Facts, Muskie Hunter Magazine, Ontario Out of Doors,
Chicago Tribune, Outdoor Life, Field and Stream, Outdoors Canada, In-Fisherman,
Muskie Inc., and many more.
Bear’s Den Lodge is located 4 hours north of Toronto, an hour north of
Parry Sound and south of Sudbury and Killarney. Access is limited by boat
or float plane , Canada fly in fishing, only with a quick 5 minute boat ride from
parking at Hartley Bay Marina.
Easy access to Alban and surrounding golf courses, Science North, gifts
and shopping. Bear's Den Lodge is an expert outdoor adventure wilderness
outfitter with over 27 years of experience.