We are surrounded by some of the best fishing in Northwestern Ontario. We are located a few miles north of the Rainy River and within an hour drive of Lake of the Woods and Rainy Lake.

We are a perfect destination of a "home base" if you wish to choose one or all three.

Border Country Outfitters is also the home to an outpost camp on the Clearwater/Pipestone chain of lakes.

pipestone lake outpost

August 15 to October 15: World class smallmouth bass fishing, a 100 bass a day with big fish weighing between 4-6 pounds is not common. May 1 to May 30: Ice out lake trout action. Lake trout will average 5-10 pounds with 10-20 pounders taken occasionally.

May 15: Walleye season opens, the walleye can be a challenge on this system. Ther are thirty-inch plus fish to be had, but an angler needs good skills to catch them, these are excellent eating fish and a person should take the time to catch a meal. Walleyes are often caught when you are bass fishing or even when casting spoons for northern pike, and trout.

June 19: This is the season opener for muskies.Babe says that the biggest muskie that he ever saw was on Pipestone. They say these are the fish of 10,000 casts, and that may be so, but there are fifty plus inchers taken every year from this chain of lakes. Northern Pike can be caught year round and there are 20 pounders in the bays. Most of the pike are 5-10 pounds and when you fillet them boneless they provide excellent eating.

Fall trips can be combined with several different hunting opportunities. Gear lists are available at the time of booking.

Fishing trips can be booked starting in May.
Call 807-482-3877 or 807-275-8525 Ask for Steve Toriseva.

Either camp is available from May through October each year and during the winter for ice fishing by arrangement. Price is $65 per person per night. Discounts are available for children under 12 years.

fishing the rainy river

The Rainy River is a very unique river in the amount and size of walleyes that it can produce for the thousands of fisherman that come to it every spring. Most of the fishermen are on the United States side of the river. Border Country offers you a chance to fish on the Canadian side to get out of the crowds of people. We take away the hast le of crossing the border for your entire vacation just to get away from the crowds. Our boat landings do not have the waiting line like the US side does.

The Rainy River produces many trophy sized walleyes. During the spring fishing season that runs from Mar. 1 to Apr. 14, there is a slot limit that allows you to keep 2 walleyes from -zero (0) greater than 46 cm. (18.1 inches). All fish that are above 18.1 inches be released immediately. These laws are effective for both the Sportsman and Conservation Non-Resident fishing license.

Don't think that the Rainy River only produces walleyes in the spring, it is a fantastic summer and an outstanding fall walleye fishery too. Just as there is in every river and lake, the fall walleye run allows you to hook onto some trophies as they are putting on the feed bags that they will need to survive the winter. From January 1 to the last day in February and the 3rd Saturday of May of December 31st, your daily limit is 2 fish with one being allowed over 18.1 inches and your possession limit is 4 with only one over 18.1 inches. This pertains to the Sportsman fishing license. With the Conservation license, your daily and possession limit is 2 fish with one greater than 18.1 inches (46 cm.)

Also during the spring while fishing the Rainy River, you also have the chance of hooking into an ancient giant. Not only are the walleyes up for the spawn, but lake sturgeon that can be 100+ pounds are also caught daily during the spring fishing season.

If you are looking for a place to stay while you are fishing Rainy Lake, Lake of the Woods, Clearwater Lake or Pipestone, we are the ones for you. Our lodge is located 45 minutes from each lake and gives you the opportunity of fishing any one of these lakes on any given day of your trip.

Trip Packages

6-day rifle deer hunt Contact for current prices
6-day bear hunt  
6-day archery deer hunt  
3-day ruffed grouse hunt  
5-day ruffed grouse hunt  
7-day moose hunt archery only  
Fishing Outpost packages $65 U.S. per person per night. Discount available under 12 years.

Contact Us
To request a brochure or book your hunting and fishing trip to Border Country Outfitters, you can call us at 807-482-2568 or email us at cecilogden1940@gmail.com