Don’t just take our word for it.

Great musky hunting! 15 in the boat ranging from 35 inches to 47 inches. 28 moved. 60+ other species, including smallmouth, largemouth, and pike. Loved this place!

Tom, Jim, and Jeff McGlade

My dad and I had an absolute blast year. Truly is a once in a lifetime trip. The staff was like Family by the end of the week. And there was plenty of fish to go around. Best family trip ever!

The Kettlewell’s 2023

First time here. Staff is fantastic. Can’t do enough for you. Comfortable cabins and wonderful atmosphere. Great to relax and enjoyed looking for the fishing. “hot “spots. Boats are so spacious and well equipped. Thanks to all. Glad we found it.

Joe and Marilyn2023

We absolutely loved our four-day stay at Duck Bay Lodge. The cabin was perfect – we felt like we were at adult camp! Fishing was the best beef ever experienced before – a true treat – 22” walleye, 26” northern were our biggest, but the quantity was amazing over our three days of fishing. Food was fantastic– they had to roll me out of the cabin! We will recommend and return for sure!

Roger and Michelle2022

This was our first fishing trip to Duck Bay Lodge. It was fantastic! The meals were amazing – kudos to chef, Ziggy and Vera for taking such good care of us. We enjoyed the fishing and our first encounter with a musky. We hope to return again, thanks.

The Strebs2023

 This is our first trip to Duck Bay Lodge, but one of many fishing trips to Canada. Great accommodations, we hope to be back soon! Weather was in the 60s and 70s, windy and the lake was at a toric level. Two of us caught an enormous musky (46” and 43’”), one caught at 33” pike, another caught over 25 bass and almost everyone had a frustrating “almost” encounter with a monster musky! Beautiful scenery, awesome staff and great food. Thanks for a memorable, relaxing trip.

The Nash Family2022

Greetings from New Jersey! As promised, I’ve attached a few photos of the fish we got during our stay. I wanted to let you know again, that in nine years of traveling north, our trip to Lake of the Wood and your lodge this year was by far the best trip to Canada we’ve had yet. You run an awesome camp and you can be sure that I will spread the word about Duck Bay Lodge. I look forward to seeing you guys again next year…possibly more than once!

Shawn Paladini Sparta, NJ

Our walleye and perch have arrived home safely and we look forward to reliving the wonderful time we had every time we enjoy a fish dinner. I thought I would share this photo of Tom and his 39-inch northern. What a moment it was when Bryan had to pull out his tape measure since the boat chart was too short! So far, that is the largest fish Tom has ever caught.

I can’t thank you enough for helping make this a dream vacation for us, with all the extra care taken to get us around safely. Now that Tom has out-fished me, I definitely must return to look for a bigger fish. Wishing you a great year until we can meet again.

Marlene and Tom Moran Indian Head Park, IL

What a wonderful time we had! I didn’t think it could be better than the previous times we have been here, but it just keeps getting better; how you can improve on excellent is beyond me! Your staff is so helpful and kind. It seems like one big family. We always feel so comfortable when we are here. And such good food, too. We need to go on diets when we get home!

Catching the 54-inch muskie was certainly a bonus and a SURPRISE! I have great stories to tell and memories to keep. May God bless and keep you!

Colleen and Brad ParkNowata, OK

Thanks to all of you for making our 10th straight year at Duck Bay Lodge better than ever. I cannot say enough about your efforts in accommodating our group and all our unique requests. I’m sure you often hear about what a great place you have and the impressive operation you run. But I want to know how much we enjoy all of your staff, guides and guests we have met over the years. You are great people and have become good friends that I look forward to seeing each fall. I wish you the best in closing out the year and relaxing in the off-season ahead.

Dan Polachek Vice President & Design PrincipalHGA Architects and Engineers Minneapolis, MN

Thank you for a great vacation experience. The level of professionalism was unprecedented. George and I gave your lodge an A+ in the following areas: 1. food 2. fishing 3. guide service and 4. camp staff. I look forward to recommending your lodge to my friends and family. We look forward to another stay at your lodge in the near future. Thanks again.

Alex GlannRunnells, IA

This was our first time at Duck Bay Lodge - definitely not the last. GREAT fishing, food, staff and weather. Learned a lot from Sam, our guide. Caught HUGE crappies, tons of walleye and northern, had fun shore lunches and time at the lodge. So impressed with the service and the way we all felt welcomed.

Mike & Renae Renstrom (here with a group of 6 lifelong friends) Minneapolis, MN

Here is the story about three women who are lifelong friends. One day the conversation surfaced about fishing and "wanting to catch fish like the guys". After a little research, reading reviews and multiple emails and calls to Duck Bay Lodge, we booked our trip. And invited our husbands to join us.

Our stay at Duck Bay Lodge exceeded our expectations! Clean, friendly accommodations; beautiful and a total memory-maker. Oh - and we caught fish BETTER than the guys!! Walleye limits, crappies galore, and northern pike. All of the staff are exceptional. We are grateful for this opportunity and hope to return! We are "hooked".

Steve & Cheryl RantaNew Hope, MN

This is my first time to Canada. I came with my husband & father-in-law. They have been to Duck Bay Lodge many, many times (since 1990) and it was everything they said it would be. The staff was amazing, the guides were great, the scenery is beautiful. We will be back no doubt. Oh, and the food was fantastic too!

Rita & George Tesch, George Tesch SrChandler, AZ & Olivia MN

Hi Duck Bay, I wanted to express how very much I enjoyed myself these past few days. First. the resort itself is so beautifully situated and well maintained. The cabins are very nice and neat as a pin with the maid service cleaning every day. But, I must say your greatest resource is your staff. Ziggy is a marvelous cook with a fun personality. Vera and Cheyenne are genuinely nice people and were ready to accommodate your every request. And, Nick was a great guide. I rate this a 5 star stay. Thanks for making this so enjoyable!!

Tom M (Mokena, IL)Summer 2023

We've just returned from another wonderful fishing trip to Duck Bay Lodge. The fishing was great, the guides were friendly and skilled, the meals were exceptional and the cabins were clean, spacious and comfortable. We've been returning to Lake of the Woods for almost twenty years now. Once you've stayed at Duck Bay Lodge you'll not want to stay anywhere else.

Tom and Marlene Moran (Indian Head Park, Illinois)Summer 2022

Thank you for the best fishing experience ever, we have never caught so many fish! The lodge and scenery were just beautiful, the food was great and the staff was so friendly and accommodating. Can’t say enough good things about our guides, they were so personable and knowledgeable, every day was another adventure we’ll never forget, thanks again for just a super great time.

Jim and Brian Thompson (Pipersville, PA)Summer 2022

Hey Dan....Congratulations on your acquisition of Duck Bay Lodge. It was great to meet you on our late September trip this fall. Fishing was great! Your service, food, accommodations, hospitality and personal extra efforts were terrific also....all within the fine tradition and reputation of Duck Bay Lodge. You are off to a great new start. Duck Bay is a special and favorite spot for us. We have had some great Canadian Walleye and Pike fishing there over the past several years. Looking forward to the date we have booked for next year.

Dale Thompson Family and Friends

We are a grandson, father & grandfather on a trip to Canada to fish. We couldn't have ended up at a better place! I was here 13 years ago and it is even better. The staff are the best, the food is wonderful and Bill, our guide, is the "salt of the earth" type of guy. Best place ever!

Erik, Ethan & Ken OrsteadIndianapolis, IN & Des Plaines, IL

Wonderful first time here! Our group is celebrating our 26th trip together as a band of brothers taking a Canadian fishing trip. Duck Bay Lodge is an outstanding place, made even more so by great guides, great staff, great food! Many thanks.

Joe, John, Rich, Walter, Leo, & AlRhode Island & Massachusetts

WOW!! John's 3rd or more visit, my 1st, totally knocked it out of the park! The fishing was great - the guides, John & Wild Bill both did an outstanding job! The hospitality is 2nd to none!! Everyone is so kind and helpful! This lodge runs like a "well oiled machine". The food "omg" is excellent. The kitchen staff - boy you don't get that kind of attention at a restaurant! Everyone made us feel so special! Look forward to coming back again!

John & Jackie McLeanPayola, KS

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