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Whitewashed Wood
Fishing

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I get to camp?​​​​​​​

    • When you arrive in Red Lake (either by road or plane), call the camp at 807-727-2384 and we will pick you up at the river landing 34 miles (55km) north on Nungesser Rd. We will transport you up the river, over the portage, and then to camp. The river ride is a beautiful start to the trip where you have the opportunity to see wildlife such as bears, beavers, eagles, moose, otters, waterfowl, and more.

  • What do I need to cross the US-CAN border by land?

    • Valid Passport or US passport card

    • For ages 15 and younger, a passport is not required, but need a copy of their birth certificate

    • If traveling with a minor and only with one parent, it is suggested to write a consent letter.

  • What goods can I bring over the border?

    • Please check for updated information on the government website.

    • How much alcohol/liquor can I bring over the boarder?​​

      • Do not bring glass bottles of beer. Glass is very difficult to haul out of camp and requires more trips to town. Please help us out by bringing minimal glass to camp. Thank you!

      • Beer: up to 287 oz which is 24 beers (12oz cans)

      • Wine: up to 1.5 Liters which is two 750 mL bottles of wine

      • Liquor: up to 1.14 Liters 

  • What are the fishing regulations?

    • Nungesser Lake is in Fisheries Management Zone 4 in Ontario, CA

    • Fishing regulations for Zone 4 can be found here.

    • Walleye​​

      • Sport License - Possession 4 - not more than 1 greater than 46cm (18 inches)

      • Conservation License - Possession 2 - not more than 1 greater than 46cm (18 inches)

    • Northern Pike

      • Sport License - Possession 4 - none between 70 - 90cm (27.5 - 35.4 inches); not more than one greater than 90cm (35.4 inches)

      • Conservation License - Possession 2 - none between 70 - 90cm (27.5 - 35.4 inches); not more than one greater than 90cm (35.4 inches)

    • Whitefish

      • Sport License - Possession 12

      • Conservation License - Possession 6

    • Perch

      • Sport License - Possession 50

      • Conservation License - Possession 25

    • Possession includes fish in cooler, fridge, freezer, on your stringer, or on your plate.

    • Non-Canadian residents under 18 years of age may fish without an Outdoors Card and license if accompanied by a person who has a valid Ontario Recreational Fishing License. Any fish kept are part of the catch and possession limit of the person who holds the license. Alternatively, non-Canadian residents under 18 years of age may purchase an Outdoors Card and Recreational Fishing License to have their own limits.

    • Birch Point Camp encourages the release of all Walleye over 18 inches and Northern Pike over 27.5 inches for a healthy reproductive population.

  • What License do I need? Where can I get a fishing license?

    • All Non-Canadian Residents 18 years of age need an Outdoors card and valid Ontario Recreational fishing license.

    • For general information and fishing license options, go to the government website. ​

      • You can choose between a Sport License and Conservation License depending on how much you want to spend and how many fish you want to keep.

    • Please purchase your license online before you leave home. Print several copies to keep with you, in your boat, or in your tackle box. There is not a fine for having too many fishing licenses printed off, but could be fined if you are not able to find the single copy you printed.

    • The 8-day non-Canadian resident license is the most popular option among guests.​​

  • How many fish can I bring back to the US?​​

    • You are allowed to bring back one possession limit of fish per species according to the license you purchased.

    • Fish must be packaged so they can be easily counted and identified.

      • Arrange filets flat in a clear freezer bag with an attached tag of skin.​

  • If I have the Modified American Plan already booked for 2024, what time are meals served?

    • Breakfast is served at 7am and dinner at 6pm. Although lunch is not included, a pack lunch or shore lunch can be arranged for an additional cost.​

  • Does Birch Point Camp provide fish cleaning services?

    • Enjoy the fish cleaning facilities for cleaning and processing your own fish. Place fish waste in the buckets provided. Please clean the cutting boards and work area after you are done.

    • Bring a filet knife (basic or electric) to clean your fish.

    • Birch Point Camp no longer processes fish for guests. With Brock's limited time and resources, the decision was made that cleaning guest's fish is not possible at this time.

  • Do we have to buy prop insurance?

    • ​We do offer Prop Insurance to all guests as an option.  This covers all props, on the group's boats, for the duration of their stay, but does not cover any other damages ie: lower unit or boat damage.  To save on the costs of a few props at bill time, we would suggest it is a worthwhile extra to purchase.  ($100/boat)

  • What about COVID rules crossing the border?  For all travelers entering Canada by air, land or marine mode:

    • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is not required

    • Pre-board testing is not required

    • COVID-19 pre-entry and arrival tests are not required

    • Quarantine after entering Canada is not required

    • Using ArriveCAN is not required, but to save time at the border, you can use the ArriveCAN customs and immigration feature to complete your declaration in advance if you’re flying into a participating international airport

    • Pre-boarding tests for cruise passengers are not required

    • As always, travel documents are required

    • Health checks to board planes and trains are not required

    • Wearing masks on planes and trains is not required

    • It's strongly recommended that you wear a well-constructed and well-fitted mask or respirator while you travel

    • If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you shouldn't travel to Canada.

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