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Tang of the north lodge

Premier fly-in Canadian Fishing on Lawrence Lake Near Nestor Falls, Ontario (Northwest Ontario)

Your next Great Fishing Adventure Begins here

Located in Spectacular Northwest Ontario, Canada, Sunset Country, near Nestor Falls. Fantastic Ontario Fly-in Fishing Trip Fly in lodge on Lawrence Lake, a beautiful, 25 minute flight from Nestor Falls, Ontario.

A beautiful sunset as seen from Tang!
Another beautiful Tang walleye!

Covid-19 Update:

November 18, 2021

Contact Tang today to book a 2022 trip!

Below is a summary of requirements as of today for entry to Canada:

  • be fully vaccinated with a Health Canada approved vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, and/or Johnson & Johnson (one-dose));
  • provide COVID-19- related information electronically through ArriveCan (App or web portal) including proof of vaccination prior to departing for Canada;
  • Provide a negative Covid test result taken within 72 hours of arriving at border crossing “window”.
  • be asymptomatic upon arrival; and
  • have a paper or digital copy of their vaccination documentation (card) ready to show a government official on request; and
  • participate in random self-testing if requested by Border Official.

All travellers must also present a suitable quarantine plan, and be prepared to quarantine, should they not meet all of the conditions to be exempt from quarantine.  (Tang is your “quarantine plan”)

This all sounds more complicated than it really is.  Having the ArriveCan app actually speeds up your time spent at the border crossing. Join us!

A simple online search of “Canada border” will get you plenty of general information.
Contact me today to book your Tang 2022 trip!
ALERT: You saw it here first!  Our 20 years of owning Tang will be celebrated with ALL new, beautiful log beds and OHhhhh so comfortable memory foam mattresses!
Yes, those 50 year old beds, box springs and well-broken in mattresses will be gone when you arrive for your Tang 2022 trip.
Thank you for your loyalty and friendships over these 20 years. Greatly appreciated!
Call today to book your 2022 Tang trip. And be sure to consider an August/September Tang trip. Fishing is excellent late summer as our Tang 2021 Fall Guests can verify. Cheers!
(Note: pictures here are actual beds at Tang I brought in this fall to test out. Trust me, you’ll be impressed and sleep like a baby!)

Quick Facts

Plenty of walleye, northern, lake trout, large and smallmouth bass (no muskie). Trophy walleye, up to 31", northern to 40" +/-, Lake Trout up to 38" and large and smallmouth bass up to 23". Our lakes have very little pressure and trophy fish are lurking, waiting to be teased on to your jig or lure.

Tang of the North Lodge is accessed by float plane only. Our guests fly into Tang from Nestor Falls, which is a 1. 25 hour drive northwest of the International Falls, MN/Fort Frances, ON border crossing.  Tang is the only resort on all 13 lakes we fish and there are only 5 other private cabins on all these lakes that get very little use.  No fishing pressure.

Your 20-25 minute flight from the airbase in Nestor Falls is absolutely beautiful. Flying over hundreds of lakes, you better have your camera ready for some fantastic scenery shots.

Tang is located on Lawrence Lake, which is connected to many other lakes, all holding trophy fish. The Canadian fly in is nestled in a sandy, protected bay, surrounded by a forest of beautiful, towering pines.

We have 8 cabins that sleep from 2 to 6 guests each. The cabins are for sleeping and relaxing. All cabins are fully insulated with beautiful knotty pine interiors and metal roofs to keep you comfortable regardless of weather conditions. There are no bathrooms or kitchens in the cabins. Bathroom and cooking facilities are provided throughout camp. A “full camp” is 24 guests. We supply clean linens, blankets, towels and pillows as part of your package at this remote Ontario fly in lodge.

Our beautiful, new lodge kitchen was built for our 2016 season and 15th Anniversary of owning Tang. Enjoy!

A hot, home-cooked breakfast is provided each morning in our 1940’s fishing lodge. Shore lunch kit with all the “fixings” also included with all fly in packages.

Dinner is guests responsibility and can be cooked on gas barbecues, fish fryers and smoker provided or in lodge kitchen.

Tang has 3 outhouses and  (1) clean, private central shower with all the hot water you need to freshen up.

You can fish 8 connected lakes and we also have 5 “cache lakes” (portage lakes) with a boat stored in the woods for your use. A short hike to these lakes with your gear and you will fish where very few people have ever fished in many, many years.

Power generated by diesel generator, propane heaters in cabins and solar lights with battery operated lantern, just in case.  Our water is from the lake and is filtered and chlorinated for drinking with our new filtration system.

Each group will be assigned a full size refrigerator in our lodge to store perishables. Freezers in fish house, boat house and lodge are also provided for freezing and storing fish you might want to take home.

Fishing is Fantastic!

Your Canadian fly in fishing trip takes place on 1000’s of acres lakes with excellent walleye, largemouth bass, northern, and lake trout fishing, some smallmouth also. You can fish right in front of our Canadian vacation lodge or venture out hours and hours from Tang. Tang is the only resort on all the lakes we fish and is located in the “Ontario Living Legacy (OLL), which is the equivalent of our National Parks, with no future development allowed. Lawrence Lake gets as deep as 300′ and the trophy lake trout are always waiting. Walleye are plentiful, northerns are everywhere and the largemouth bass are a thrill. The smallmouth population is increasing with more and more “smallies” caught every year. Variety is the spice of life, and this Ontario Canada fly in fishing trip offers unsurpassed variety to make your fly in fishing trip exciting and adventurous, no matter how long you stay.

Lake Trout fishing is excellent and an exciting bonus! Try it… even you “walleye guys”, hold on, you’ll love the fight.

Experience the remoteness of a fly-in trip

Wildlife abounds in our area and you will truly experience Canadian wilderness. Miles and miles of untouched forests, hundreds of islands and bays of every size and shape. You’re likely to see bald eagles, loons, deer, moose, large turtles, beaver, otters, fox and maybe even an elusive black bear. Feel like a dip in the lake? Tang is located in a beautiful, sandy bay, which allows the water to actually warm up a bit for a great swim. How about a jump from 10 – 50 feet into 50 feet of water? The cliffs await your bravery.

Pictographs can be seen on various rock faces and all carry a specific meaning. A “log flume”, dating back to the 1930’s, is still intact and offers a beautiful spot to take some fabulous pictures with the water rushing over the logs. The flume was built to “spring” the trees that had been logged over the boulders on their way down to the Rainy River. Check this flume out at the SW corner of Lawrence lake. Many rapids and even a couple water falls can be found with some adventure while you are out chasing that trophy catch.

You have all heard and dreamed of a “Canadian Shore Lunch” out on a small island or on the perfect rock point. Well, at Tang, we will mark some of the nicest shore lunch spots you have ever visited on your map. Easy access and protection from the wind of the day. Flat, with good spots to pull up your boat. And, for the water lovers, even some spots with excellent swimming and “cannonballs”.


Beech 18

More than 9000 twin engine Beech 18’s were produced making this one of the most popular and reliable passenger transport aircraft of all time. Northwest Flying operates two Beech 18’s with seating for 8. Gets you to your destination faster and in style!  The Twin Beech has a payload of 2000 lbs.

DeHavilland Beaver

A real work horse of the north, seats 6 people. Payload 1200lbs C-GEBL has been registered to Northwest Flying Inc. of Nestor Falls,ONT since 1980. In 1987, the Canadian Engineering Centennial Board named the DHC-2 one of the top ten Canadian engineering achievements of the 20th century.

Cessna 180

The Cessna 180 is good for smaller loads, seats 3 people. Payload 630lbs. It was produced between 1953 and 1981.


Tang offers 2019 Model year Lund SSV 14′, ( 2-person fishing) and 16′, (3-person fishing) fabulous boats for a comfortable day on the lakes.  Your boat will have a 9.9 (14′) or 15 HP (16′) Yamaha 4-stroke, quiet motor.  All boats have flat floors, swivel padded seats with backrest, life jackets, paddle, minnow buckets, anchor and winch for use on portage lakes.


Call or email any questions and to book your Ontario fly-in fishing trip today!

Thanks for visiting our website and we look forward to meeting you at Tang of the North Lodge.