The Schindler family at Sportsman’s Lodge invites you, your friends and your family to come and experience an unforgettable, first-class fishing vacation with us in Canada’s North. Excellent fishing, exceptional cuisine, friendly staff and fully modern accommodations are just a few of the reasons why our name has become synonymous with quality and service and why Sportsman’s Lodge is one of Canada’s preferred fishing vacation destinations.The fishing at Sportsman’s Lodge is superb. McIntosh Lake is located about 50 miles north of La Ronge, Saskatchewan and is part of the legendary Churchill River system—a vast series of finger lakes and tributaries in Canada’s pristine North that will provide you with a great deal of diversity in your angling opportunities. Whether it’s the fast-paced action of the scrappy walleye, the challenge of landing a trophy lake trout, or the adrenalin rush of going head to head with a massive northern pike, the waters around Sportsman’s Lodge have it all.”Fabulous” might be the best word to describe the fishing on the historic Churchill River, but it doesn’t do justice to this mighty northern river, which is really a maze of lakes and streams that stretches across a thousand miles of the Canadian Shield and has perhaps the best fishing on the North American Continent. It has long been famous for its northern pike, lake trout and walleye and as a guest at Sportsman’s Lodge you will have the opportunity to fish the lakes and rivers of one of Canada’s most productive waterways.We are excited about the opportunity to serve you and assure you that we will do everything possible to make your fishing trip with us a memorable one.
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Imagine being surrounded by thick, lush forests in seemingly every direction while navigating glassy, tea stained waters, all the while searching and hooking into some of the most prized sport fish in North America. I know that to many this might seem like just a dream, but that dream can come to reality with a visit to Ruffo’s Sportsman’s Lodge in northern Saskatchewan.
You can tell a lot about an operation from the first contact that you make with its owner, especially when that owner is involved in every aspect of the business. Their personality can be seen in all aspects of that operation and the years of blood, sweat and tears show in their commitment to making your stay a memorable one, one that will have you wanting for more! Well, Ruffo Schindler is one of those unique lodge owners and after over 30 years in the business and twenty as the owner of Sportsman’s Lodge, you won’t find a nicer, more accommodating person in the outdoor world. And oh by the way, excellent fishing opportunities, exceptional cuisine, his friendly staff and first class service have all contributed to why his lodge is one of Canada’s premier fishing vacation destinations.
The Sportsman’s Lodge is very unique in that you will have the opportunity to fish completely different bodies of water every day, all from their centrally located lodge. The vast Churchhill River System is well known for its plentiful walleye population, giant northern pike and beautiful lake trout that will have your rod and reel begging for a break in the action. So, whether you are looking for a great corporate destination, a family fishing retreat or a great spot for you and your buddies to experience some of the finest fishing opportunities you can imagine, you just have to give Ruffo’s Sportsman’s Lodge a call to book your next great outdoor adventure.
– written by Kent Danjanovich.