What You'll Get
Fishing is like raising children: both require patience, physical and emotional endurance, and a pocket full of worms to entice cooperation. Catch your next meal with today's Groupon to Rough Rock Lodge in Minaki. Choose between two options:
- For $375, you get a four-day, five-night fishing trip for one person (a $750 value).
- For $2,000, you get a four-day, five night fishing trip for six people (a $4,500 value).
Lodging must be booked within 30 days of this feature, and must begin by October 1.
Rough Rock Lodge transports anglers from civilization to a secluded, wind-protected bay in the heart of Ontario's Sunset Country, where fishermen pursue the "grand slam" of walleye, northern pike, muskie, and smallmouth bass as well as yellow perch and black crappie in the surroundings of the Canadian wilderness. The four-day, five-night fishing trip bunks freshwater Ahabs in cabin accommodations with a housekeeping plan, meaning they are responsible for bringing or catching their own food and finding the resolve to not hit snooze more than three times.
Amenities include wireless Internet access, 24-hour electricity and heat, hot water, bed and bath linens, and cooking equipment, such as dishes, utensils, pots and pans, and a stove. Pole-wielding pilgrims also get use of Rough Rock's new 17-foot Misty River boats, outfitted with 40-horsepower Honda four-stroke engines (20 litres of gas and all oil provided), bow-mounted trolling motors, depth finders, three pedestal swivel seats, live wells and bait wells, life jackets, and landing nets to put on the head of whoever gets the most snags. Prime fishing spots range from bays and weed lines to rock piles and midlake reefs, all within 5–10 minutes by boat. Rough Rock adheres to a catch-and-release policy—fishermen may harvest catches within the legal limit for shoreline lunches or enticing the local wildlife into wrestling matches, but they must photograph and release all trophies.
Rough Rock Lodge is a boat-in lodge located on Rough Rock Lake, 45 miles north of Kenora on the Winnipeg River System. Buyers of this Groupon must arrange personal travel by train, plane, or all-terrain segway to the designated pickup spot, where Rough Rock's lodge will transport travellers the rest of the way by boat. Travellers must bring their own fishing equipment but can acquire fishing licences on-site, as well as supplemental equipment at the tackle shop, including plastic fish that sing upbeat tunes. Meal plans (breakfast $15/day, dinner $40/day) and guide service ($200/day) are also available for purchase.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 12, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 6 per person, may buy 6 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must reserve by 7/19/11. Minimum of 2 people/cabin; maximum of 6 people/cabin. Limit 3 people per boat. Extra fee for meals and additional fuel. Fishing equipment not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Rough Rock Canada Fishing Lodge
Miles of towering evergreens surround the campgrounds of Rough Rock Canada Fishing Lodge, where rustic cabins look out onto the waters of the Winnipeg River System. In the calm, secluded bay, guides help guests track down and pose with trophy-sized northern pike, walleye, and muskie. Both before and after a day of fishing or wildlife watching, chefs at the resort prepare meals in the main lodge, including hearty breakfasts and dinners such as cornish hen or sirloin steak. After dining on house-made specialties, guests can retreat to rustic cabins equipped with modern amenities such as WiFi Internet and laser-guided throw pillows.