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John P
Hepworth, Canada12 contributions
Jun 2020 • Friends
Well it was a trip I will never forget I've been there sudbury aviation 3 times Mc Smith lake once it was a small lake but loaded with bass pike pickerel we caught lots of fish all day long it is well worth having the hole lake to yourself peace full, nice cabin at night time when your in bed you can here the loons on the lake I loved it getting up in the morning early to go fishing the mist on the water breathtaking we caught so many fish in seven days that I caught in a life time the owner of Sudbury aviation was amazing women Marg the plane's are safe the cabin nice the best time ever Marg thanks so much 💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯 worth it
Written 5 June 2020
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Toronto, Canada310 contributions
Sep 2019
We've done a couple of fly-ins with Sudbury Aviation. Marg and her team are great! They're friendly, have great customer service, and make sure to take good care of you.

The cabins we've been in have all been clean and well equipped with propane fridges/stoves and a wood stove. They also had a wood burning sauna. The cabins are no-frills but they have what you need for a great week of fishing.

The two lakes we’ve been on had great fishing. 3-4lb bass, 18-20” pickerel, 30” pike. Most of us caught about 30-40 fish over seven days. More than enough to eat and lots to release.
Written 16 September 2019
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Bill R
Port Colborne, Canada232 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
Flying off Whitewater Lake near Azilda, ON, Sudbury Aviation flies anglers to eleven outpost lakes that offer walleyes, northern pike, smallmouth bass, brook / speckled trout, and lake trout. The flying service was courteous & professional.

MacSmith Lake (W, NP, SMB) is approximately 1.5 miles in length, with numerous islands and weed-rimmed bays. For a smaller lake, it is surprisingly deep, with a large, mid-lake shoal. Many parts of the lake feature stretches of rocky shoreline.

The Macsmith camp accommodates six, but is better suited to parties of two to four. The vertical log cabin is equipped with propane appliances (refrigerator-freezer, lights, stove, BBQ) - all in good working order - bunk beds, a wood stove, kitchen counter & sink, table & chairs for six. However, the kitchen lacked a few important items (milk jug, glasses, spatula). Water must be carried up from the lake.

On site is a second lot building - a sauna. The boats and 8-HP motors at the camp were among the best that the Northern Ontario Fisherman has ever used at outpost camps but there were no oars and not enough paddles for the three boats. Neither were there boat safety kits or enough certified PFDs for guests, so anglers are advised to bring their own.

At Macsmith Lake, the consistency of the smallmouth bass fishing was a pleasant surprise. Mornings and evenings, bass would aggressively jump any topwater bait and go aerial to free themselves (which they very often did). Afternoons, bass were found along the distinct weed lines in the many back bays of Macsmith Lake. More a numbers lake than a trophy fishery, bass in the 1 to 3 pound range are the norm, with the occasional 4 lb. fish hooked (though not always landed).

Walleyes at Macsmith are a little more challenging, but they are there for the catching early and late in the day or under overcast skies. The mid-lake shoal, while a snag-fest, is the best spot on the lake, but we caught several nice fish in the 16 to 18-inch range trolling fast-breaking shorelines and rocky points.

Pike will be pike and invariably show up when fishing for bass or walleyes, shallow or deep, over rocks or near the weedlines, no matter the lure, bait or technique. For the most part, Macsmith northerns range from 2 to 5 pounds, but surely larger fish are there.
Written 30 July 2017
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Andrew E
South Woodham Ferrers, UK53 contributions
May 2017 • Solo
I spent a few days with the flying school side of Sudbury Aviation, I completed a Sea Plane endorsement for my licence, and most of the bush pilots course that they offer.

The standard of instruction is excellent, the aircraft well looked after and the atmosphere is great.

Sudbury Aviation also offer fishing trips and run remote lake side lodges many miles from the roads, I haven't stayed in one but visited as part of a trip out from base. The accommodation is basic as befits the location, log cabins with bunks, a wood stove and kitchen as well as a sauna and a remote lavatory.

The flying school operates year round, on floats in summer and skis when the lakes are frozen, I think the cabins are summer only.

My overall experience was excellent, and I will return to fly the rest of the bush course and build experience in this sort of aircraft, thoroughly recommended.
Written 21 May 2017
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