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Northwestern Ontario Regulations & Resources

Helpful information for your trip to Hideaway Lodge

The links and resources below can help make preparation for your trip to Hideaway Lodge frustration-free. In particular, be sure to check out the link regarding Ontario fishing licenses. We recommend that you purchase your fishing license before arriving at Hideaway. Licenses are not easily available on the lake and purchasing yours online is the best way to ensure you won’t have to return to “civilization” in Emo to get squared away. Happy planning!

Frequently Asked Questions

For the questions Google can’t answer

What should I bring to Hideaway Lodge?

You’ve booked a fishing vacation and now you’re ready to head to the lake. So what should you bring? We can’t say we have thought of everything, but here is a good start:

For Everyone

Appropriate clothing

Waterproof footwear

Rain gear

Hat & gloves




Insect repellant

Duct tape


Ziplock bags


Fishing tackle

Rod tip replacement kit



Insurance information

Filet knife



Rods & reels

First aid kit

I.D. for border crossing

For Guests Heading To Our Outposts


All of the above, plus:

Sleeping bag & pillow


Toilet tissue

Dish towel, soap, and sponge

For Guests Bringing Their Own Boat

Landing net

Battery charger

Life jackets

One flashlight per boat

Extra rope

Want to print a copy of this packing list? Click HERE to download a copy of the Hideaway Lodge Suggested Packing List.

Do I have to book online?

Whether you’re experiencing technical difficulties or you just prefer to book the “old-school” way, we know how important it can be to speak to a real person when booking your vacation. Don’t feel like you need to book online- you can feel free to give us a call at any time to inquire about available dates and make a reservation. Once you have called Hideaway Lodge and have the go-ahead that your dates are available, click HERE to download a reservation request form. Print it, fill it out, and send it to Hideaway with your $150 deposit and you’re all set!


Give us a call! 807-482-3474

What are the area fishing regulations?

Northwestern Ontario fishing regulations can be hard to decipher. Here’s a quick breakdown of the limits in the Clearwater/Pipestone/Jackfish (Area 5) area. For more information about Ontario fishing rules and regulations, please visit the MNR website or download the Hideaway Lodge Limit List HERE

Sportsman: 4; not greater than 18.1 inches
Possession limit: 2 per day

Conservation: 2; not more than 1 greater than 18.1 inches

Large & Smallmouth Bass
Sportsman: 4;  must be less than 13.8 inches until June 30; after that, any size

Conservation: 2;  must be less than 13.8 inches until June 30; after that, any size

Northern Pike
Sportsman: 4;  none greater than 29.5
Conservation: 2; none greater than 29.5

Sportsman: 0
Conservation: 0

Sportsman: 50

Conservation: 25

Sportsman: 10

Conservation: 5

Lake Trout
Sportsman: 2; not more than 1 greater than 22 inches from September 1-30 Possession limit: 1 per day
Conservation: 1; no size limit

Can I buy a fishing license at Hideaway Lodge?

Fishing licenses are not readily available on Clearwater Lake. For guests wanting a hassle-free fishing trip, we suggest that anglers come to Hideaway Lodge with their fishing license already purchased. Luckily, purchasing a license is pain-free. Click HERE to purchase your Ontario fishing license online.


If you would rather not purchase your license online, you can go to Devlin’s Corner Store.

Area Maps & Other Print-Outs

Get your bearings on the lake

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