Hello Tang Friends,

There are always many questions when trying to plan a Canadian fly-in fishing trip. I planned our trips for many years before becoming a resort owner. Here are some of most often asked questions about Tang:

What are the “Tang Package” prices for the 2024 season? (US Funds)

3-night/3 days – $555
4-night/4 days – $660
5-night/5 days – $755
6-night/6 days – $845
7-night/7 days – $950

Plus airfare on float plane of approximately $300 per person roundtrip from Fort Frances.

Kids under 18 with adult are ½ price

New Discount:  All Tang Packages will be discounted 15% for August and September trips. 


Frequently Asked Questions

No, payment can be made with check or cash.

Cabin with linens, blankets and towels, shower room with hot/cold water, boat for 2 or 3, motor, gas, boat seats, nets, minnow/leech buckets, breakfast, shore lunch fixin’s, barbecues, ice, refrigerators for your food storage, freezers for food and fish, freezer wrap for your fish, picnic tables, captain’s chairs for “fire pit” relaxation, full use of lodge, including all kitchen appliances and utensils, minnow “live wells” to store your minnows, fish cleaning facility and most importantly, a memorable trip.

Rusty Myers Air Service in Fort Frances. Go through the border at International Falls/Fort Frances border crossing. Rusty Myers airbase is 5 minute drive from border crossing.

All flights into Tang on arrival date will be between 6:00 AM and 8:30 AM.  Flights out of Tang on departure date will be between 6:30 AM – 8:30 AM.  All flights will be back-to-back flights.

A Passport is required for all visitors to Canada and to re-enter the US. Children under 16 traveling without both parents should also have a note explaining the trip and guardian for the trip. They are very careful with minors and making sure who they are when coming across the border with adults.

Buying your Canadian fishing license and Outdoor Card can all be done online prior to your trip. See “Helpful Links” to get directed to website for purchasing license and Outdoor Card. Any of the bait shops in Nestor Falls and a lot of the convenience stores in Canada on your way up to Nestor Falls also sell these. Certainly the Angler Pro Shop mentioned above has them.

Yes, just remember to bring in your own supply of minnows, leeches, worms etc. There are none available for sale at Tang.

Walleye, Northern, Lake Trout, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass.

Please ONLY bring in cans. Bottles are heavy (more weight for the plane), difficult to carry out and none of us need broken glass anywhere.

Yes, very nice, big, gas Weber barbecues. These are located in convenient locations for your use near picnic tables.

No, purchase your license online before you fly in.

There are 6 remote lakes that we have boats parked at. There is a short hike through the woods to most of these lakes on a primitive path. “Short hike” meaning a few hundred yards for most of these hikes. Just ask us for another motor and gas before you leave camp.

Tang opens the Friday afternoon before Ontario walleye opener, which is always the 3rd Saturday in May and our primary guest season at Tang operates through approximately July 3 or so.  We also operate Tang during  certain weeks in August and September, as guest bookings require.  Of course, Tang is willing to accomodate groups whenever possible to best fit the guests schedules. throughout the summer months. 

Tang of the North Lodge
C/O Mark Schneider
6736 Bellflower Drive
Minnetrista, MN 55331

Yes, we require a $250.00 deposit per person to confirm your reservation. (Venmo or check only)

There are 8 Guest cabins that accommodate from 2 to 6 guests each.  All  cabins have  beautiful knotty pine interiors, are insulated and have metal roofs to assure a well sealed cabin for all weather conditions.  Tang can accommodate a total of 24 guests with these cabins. We also have a couple rollaway beds available to make any combination of guests work for each cabin.

Live bait, fishing license, dinner, plane ride/ticket, and applicable Canadian taxes.

Note: Depth / fish finders are not included or provided with your Tang Package, but are highly recommended.  Please be sure to bring at least one depth/fish finder for each boat in your group.  “Depth” is more important than “fish” finder.

Our guests fly with Rusty Myers Air Service out of Fort Frances, Ontario.  I schedule all flights as back-to-back flights (BTB), meaning guests share planes going in and out of Tang.  Sharing planes keeps the roundtrip airfare as reasonable as possible for all guests.  Our flights into Tang depart Fort Frances between 6:30 – 8:30 AM and guests flying out of Tang on departure date will depart Tang between 6:30-8:30 AM.

The price per person averages about $300 US dollar, including tax, roundtrip from Fort Frances. A ‘back to back” flight on one or both legs of your trip will keep all our flight costs down and get you into Tang earlier on arrival date and out of Tang earlier on departure date when your Tang trip is over. Gear is limited to 80 pounds per person or a larger plane might be needed which will increase your plane expense.

The office to call at the International Falls/Fort Frances border crossing is the “Port of Entry”. The Port of Entry phone number at Fort Frances is 807-274-9780. There is also a self-assessment number to call for people who are concerned about being inadmissible into Canada for various reasons including DWI. The self-assessment number to call is 807-624-2158. The caller will be prompted through a series of questions to determine if the caller will be allowed into Canada if questioned at the border crossing.

Rainy Lake Sports in Fort Frances…5 minutes from Rusty Myers Airbase.

Order your bait ahead to assure availability.

Phone #: 807-274-6429

Yes, the number is 807-907-1208.  Yes, there is satellite WiFi that works great and is included with your Tang Package at no additional charge.

Yes, or click here and print one. Helpful hint: laminate your own personal map prior to your trip.

No, just fine Lawrence Lake water, and of course, Tang for breakfast.  We added a professionally installed water purification and pressurized system.  Leave all the cases of drinking water at home.  This saves weight for plane and there is no reason not to drink the water from all water taps at Tang.  Simply bring a water bottle to fill from our taps.

Tang will serve a hot breakfast, coffee and juice each morning for everyone and have a shore lunch box for each group with the lunch fixin’s but not the fish. Dinner is your responsibility to supply and cook.

Absolutely. There is an oven, stove, griddle, microwave and dishwasher (machine, not human). Just be fair to everyone in camp, please completely clean up your mess before you leave the kitchen and dining room. The “I’ll clean up when we get back from wherever” probably isn’t a good plan. Let’s all be fair to each other and this will work out great. Feel free to load the dishwasher with your dirty dishes when you’re done and we’ll run it for you.

We have 5 full size refrigerators. Each group in camp will have the use of 1 of these refrigerators where all your perishable food will easily fit. There are also freezers available in the fish-cleaning shack. Each refrigerator also has a small freezer. We installed all of these refrigerators in the lodge kitchen for your convenience.

Yes, a very nice, large ice machine that makes plenty of ice for everyone.  Unlimited ice is included with your Tang Package.

Yes, 1 private shower room for the camp with a nice shower, sink and mirror.

7 lakes, plus 6 other remote lakes (total of 13 lakes) that each has their own character and beauty. Although, many guests never leave our main lake, Lawrence Lake. You will catch all species of fish on Lawrence and some of the best Lake Trout fishing is right out in front of Tang.

Yes, and the Lawrence Lake area is an absolutely beautiful, peaceful and relaxing area. And, the area is now assured of staying this way forever. We’ll explain why around a campfire some night during your trip while we’re watching the Northern Lights.

You’ll just have to answer that one for yourself. But I know the answer will be unanimous, YES! We invite you to visit the “Tang Tour” page for a picture tour of Tang of the North Lodge and Resort. I’m sure I missed something. Feel free to give me a call with any more questions. See you in camp.

Happy Fishing!
Mark and Pete

Tang of the North Lodge
6736 Bellflower Drive

Minnetrista, MN 55331

(612) 868-1070 (Mark Cell)
1(807) 907-1208 (Tang Lodge, May 20 – July 1 only)
mark91752@gmail.com (Mark’s email)

There is a large Safeway Foods in Fort Frances, east of customs about 4 blocks and on the way to Rusty Myers Airbase. Very nice store with large variety. Great meat, deli, bakery and competitively priced etc. Phone number is 807-274-4522. There is also a Walmart in Fort Frances.