First Class Operation
Gale & Bob: First of all – thanks for the great hospitality and for running such a great camp. It is indeed a first class operation!
Attached is a picture of a Walleye Nick caught this morning. It was caught off of Hatfield Island. We were trolling in about 20-25 feet of water using a Lindy rig with a quarter once weight and a leech. This is by far the largest Walleye we have ever seen – much less have the opportunity to catch. A real quality fish at a real quality camp!
Ron and Nick Squires
The Meyer Family
The tagline for Rainbow Point Lodge, “We always remember you have a choice” is perfect because Bob, Gale, and the rest of the staff treat guests with this in mind at all times. We have stayed at RPL on four separate occasions. The fishing is always great (we have caught pike over 40″, walleye over 30″ and smallmouth bass over 20″) and the scenery and wildlife stunning, but it’s the people that keep us coming back! While there are lots of good fishing lakes in Canada, you don’t find hosts everywhere who are willing to do everything they can to make sure your trip is memorable. They will help you identify “hot spots” on the lake, host a legendary Tuesday night fish fry, and ensure cabins are clean and in good working order. They are friendly, available, and experienced. They know what they are doing so that even if you are new at this, you will leave camp hoping that next year rolls around quickly so that you can return to the splendor of Rainbow Point Lodge. My wife, boys, and I are already looking forward to next year!
The Kremer Family
Wonderful experience. Great clean cabins, excellent fishing and advice. Bob, Gale and staff are very nice and tell you how it is. It’s very refreshing way of doing business and after 31 yrs. It’s proven successful. Great place for kids!!!
John and Nola
Hi folks, we had a very enjoyable, relaxing week. We read all the testimonies from previous visitors and they are true! We loved our cabin (6) and the location. Not many people get a view like that AND an airplane in the front yard. The lake is beautiful-just the right size, plenty of places to fish, and easily accessible in a short time. Your staff is exemplary, very helpful and attentive. The girls in the store (Louise and Shannon) are very friendly and helpful (I even got a few walleye tips from Louise), George is a real asset and we enjoyed meeting him and his wife. Shorty gave us all the “ins and outs” on the boat. An organization is only as good as it’s people, and you have very good people working with you. We hope to return next June or July possibly. We want to see Bob in action with those huge skillets! Again, thanks for the hospitality. You have a first class lodge and first class people.
I have a group that goes to Perrault Lake every other year. We had the best fishing we have ever had. My son caught two 6.5-pound walleyes and as a group we were averaging 16 to 17 inch walleyes. The hospitality that Bob And Gale showed us was outstanding. We like the convenience of the docks and some of the best fishing is right in the bay next to the lodge. We plan on going to Rainbow Point Lodge for many years to come. Once I am able to retire I will probably make it a yearly event.
Carrie, Josh, Judy & Grant
We were at the lodge the third week in August, and as always, we had a blast. Long days on the lake with the family was great. Love our time at Rainbow Point! PS we went out for one last quick fishing run & caught and released over 70 fish. What a way to wrap up the week, thanks Bob, Gale & their staff.
Todd & Julie
Thanks for an incredible week! The kids have informed us that this was the best vacation we’ve ever taken, we agree wholeheartedly. They loved the recreation room with all those awesome games and the big comfy couches for their occasional down-time. The swimming (yes, that was our bunch swimming in the rain) was great, as was the play area. This is a great place to take the family for fishing and fun. We caught plenty of fish. I was impressed with the bait house crew. They know the lake and were very helpful when it came to letting us know where to find the fish. The camp fish fry was a blast. In fact, I’m still dreaming about those fantastic fries! (Thanks Bob!) I know you can’t take credit for the scenery and wildlife, but they sure added to the experience. We definitely would recommend your resort for not only the fishing enthusiast, but for a great family vacation as well. Your resort is on the top of our list for next year’s family vacation.
I’ve been going here for opening day (3rd Sat. in May) since the early 90’s. The first week the weather can be iffy; I’ve fished in snow squalls and 80 degree temps. If you’re not the hardy type, wait until June. The cabins are modern with all the conveniences of home and I always find the staff friendly and helpful. Bob & Gale take great pride in their lodge and it shows – every year there’s something new, new docks, new boats, new motors, new bait house, new fish cleaning shack (hardly a shack), new, new, new…. Then there are the never-ending upgrades to cabins – new decks, new bathrooms, new doors and windows. It’s nice to see the money you spend re-invested in camp.
The Tuesday fish fry is a great way to meet other guests and swap fishing stories. The fishing’s great, it’s a good sized lake with a lot of bays and islands. If you’re up for it, there are a number of good spots for a shore lunch. There is access to other lakes but with all the fish in Perrault Lake, there’s just no reason to go. Over the years we’ve had our share of 28″ walleyes and northern pike in the 40″ range. The bass are plentiful; it’s not uncommon to catch ’em in the 16″ – 18″ range. See you the 3rd Sat. in May.
Bob & Deana
I so enjoyed reading the latest edition of the Gazette this week. The inspiring story of how you got started with the lodge was so neat to read. My two sons and I enjoyed our days at on the lake and we often talk about it when we are together. Pictures hang on our “fishing bedroom” that capture the moments. You are great hosts and the facilities are so relaxing. Everyone did so much to make us feel at home and help us have a great experience. I remember the great fish fry on the night we arrived, catching Walleyes and a northern or two and the day we say two eagles fly out of a tree as we rounded a bend in the lake. We feel you are more than good business people you are memory makers for so many of us. Thank you!
It’s not every day in a guys life that he gets to experience Canada the way I did. There are a lot of things this past week moose hunting that I really enjoyed from start to end; the great meals and accommodations, the golden eagles flying 15 feet over head, the big dump bear which finally revealed himself, the beaver dams and beavers which still intrigue me, remembering and reliving my last two moose I shot by hunting the same area and especially walking up the road where I shot last year’s trophy, finding a new moose area to hunt by the twin lakes, standing on a rock while Bob puts another trophy in my lap, finding and smelling a rut hole, finding a huge shed, overlooking the big ravine to Lac Seul and the colors of Fall, setting trail cameras and enjoying the excitement of checking pictures, and I will mention again the great meals. All of this and 13 moose encounters with 8 sightings. The other thing that really stands out is the companionship and great relationship/team work you two have going on, I really enjoy the time spent with you guys, Moose week is a busy week and I appreciate all you do! Thanks again for everything!
Just wanted to let you know Patty and I enjoyed our stay with you in Sept. We’ve stayed at a lot of places in Canada and your hospitality was the best we’ve ever had. The cabins were nice and clean as well as the entire resort. Bear hunting was excellent. Fishing was good too. This is the first time we booked a place for a second time. I would recommend your resort and bear hunting to anyone. We were treated very well.
I just wanted to say thanks again for such a great week moose hunting we had up there. This was my first “guided” hunt that I’d ever been on and I really didn’t know what to expect For as many hours as we put in each day (even more hours for you two), it never felt that long. I really enjoyed the style of hunting and the fact that we could work an area for couple hours and if nothing was happening, we could move on to another spot. Always felt like we were in the game! I really appreciated your honesty up front when we were booking the trip about odds of success and just setting a realistic expectation level. Under promise over deliver! What a great way to end the week…roller coaster of emotions! Gale….your hospitality was 2nd to none! Thank you so much for all your work you put into that week as well. If anyone ever wants a reference to talk with prior to booking a hunt with you, feel free to send them my way.
I have known Bob & Gale since the 70’s. I have been to their lodge numerous times with family, employees and friends and have also spent time at a number of other lodges including fly-in locations. I have never found a location that has provides better customer service and friendliness toward their guests than Rainbow Point Lodge provides. The fishing has improved since the 70’s and will allow you to have a chance to land that trophy you are looking for. Yes there are some other lakes where you may catch more numbers but none will match the experience of staying a week at Rainbow Point. You will not regret going to Rainbow and will make friends for life.
We have been coming up to Rainbow Point Lodge for six or seven years now and the place never changes it’s always great, Gale, Bob & there Staff are always there with a smile if you need anything from bait to fishing & hunting tips or just to talk they are never to busy, The boats and motors are all up to date, I really like the electric start on the motors saves your arm for jigging for walleyes, Big roomy fish cleaning houses, The cabins are clean, warm and up to date with everything, hot showers, microwave, stove, refrigerator and cooking gear. They do say what they mean when they say; They remember that you have a choice as to where you stay for your fishing and hunting vacation. My choice will always be Rainbow Point Lodge. Thanks again for running a great resort.
Just wanted to say thanks for letting us share your little piece of heaven once again. We had a great trip, definitely the best ever for large fish. Service was excellent, the weather cooperated and the fishing was great. There were 6 of us and together for the trip and we caught 15 pike over 30 inches. I caught 5 over 30 inches myself with 2 of them being 35 inches. We actually lost count of how many Walleye we caught over 20 inches, but it was a bunch, with the largest being 31 inches. During the trip, my son hooked a 40 plus inch pike, got it to the top, we saw it, it saw the boat, the fish went straight down, the rod bent over double followed by a loud pop, the “bass pro” rod broke right at the reel mount. So if you ever see a trophy size pike pulling a rod and reel around in the lake… it’s ours. The only thing that ran through my mind when I saw this “wall hanger” was we are going to need a bigger boat.
The last morning that we fished it was cool and overcast with a little chop on the water, I caught 20, 24, 25 and 27.5 inch Walleyes, not to mention all of the 16 and 17-inch fish. All 6 of us were catching and releasing Walleye over 20 inches, just one after another. It was literally like they were jumping in the boat! My son said he caught more fish in one day than he had caught in his life and this was his second trip to Canada. I started fishing on Lake of the Woods and the Rainy River some 35 years ago and started fishing the Canadian side over 20 years ago and I have never had a trip where we caught the number of large fish as we caught this trip. This year was really something special!
Bruce & Peter
A big thank you to Bob and Gale for making me and my son feel so welcome and comfortable at your lodge. The cabin was immaculate; boat was very clean and comfortable. The fishing was fantastic, never went out without catching fish on every trip. My son caught his first Musky here and is now hooked on Musky fishing! Thanks Rainbow Point for making wonderful memories that my son and I will cherish forever. We will see you next year. Would recommend this lodge to anyone seeking a great fishing experience combined with all the comforts of home.
Howdy Gale and Bob: I would like to thank your staff and yourselves for the courtesy and professionalism extended to our group. We had an amazing week of fishing at Rainbow Point Lodge. Our goal for the week was to catch 100 fish per boat; we released 121 pickerel, northern, smallmouth, perch, silver pike and even a sucker. Such a diverse selection of fish. We also kept 3 pickerel to eat. We had such an awesome time and will definitely be back to try our luck again.
We all were very impressed by the amount of hard work that the staff puts in each and every day. There was always someone around to get bait, gas or anything else that we needed. Also, everyone was willing to answer questions, give tips, or just shoot the breeze for a few minutes. We really felt like lifelong guests even though it was our 1st visit. Many camps just check you in and then you are on your own. Not at Rainbow. We also loved the wood flooring in the boats. Very stable and comfortable. The cabins were very comfortable and clean. A pleasure to come home to after a day on the lake. I’ve been to many fishing camps over the years but have found my favorite in Rainbow Point Lodge. I definitely will be back and have even talked my wife into a trip! She loved the pictures and was impressed with my enthusiasm for your lodge. Keep in touch and I look forward to seeing all of you again soon.
We have been coming up to Rainbow Point Lodge for six or seven years now and the place never changes it’s always great, Gale, Bob & their Staff are always there with a smile if you need anything from bait to fishing & hunting tips or just to talk they are never to busy, The boats and motors are all up to date, I really like the electric start on the motors saves your arm for jigging for walleyes, Big roomy fish cleaning houses, The cabins are clean, warm and up to date with everything, hot showers, microwave, stove, refrigerator and cooking gear. They do say what they mean when they say, They remember that you have a choice as to where you stay for your fishing and hunting vacation. My choice will always be Rainbow Point Lodge.
Mike & Al
We wanted to drop a quick note to thank you all again for the great time we had at Rainbow Point last week. We have been to other camps and have had various problems, from substandard accommodations, to poor equipment, to surly staff to name just a few. We were extremely happy with our stay at Rainbow Point. Accommodations were neat, clean and comfortable, the equipment was in excellent working condition and the assistance from the staff was at all times absolutely fantastic. You guys absolutely ran the table, which is truly impressive work over the course of a week. We did also notice how hard everyone there worked to make this happen and wanted to reiterate our appreciation of that effort and the end result, which was an absolutely perfect trip. Thanks again. The whole group had a great time and we will hope to see all of you again next year.
My group & I have been coming to Rainbow Point every May (3rd weekend for opener) for 25 years and it NEVER gets old. Every year we get to camp, it is like seeing family and every year we leave, it is like leaving an old friend. Bob & Gale & George are thee MOST wonderful people on this Earth!!! They make your stay enjoyable & make you want to come back year after year (hence 25 years of returning). My group has not been back to Rainbow for 5 years, but I asked my brother if he would be interested in returning and before I could get the whole question out he said “Yes & when”!!! The fishing on Perrault is beyond awesome and it keeps getting better every year! I look so forward every year to going back and it has killed me not being there these last 5 years, but I will be back this year, so watch out walleyes!!! Bob & Gale, keep up the excellent service and I know that my son, myself, my brother & his son will be at your doorstep every May the 3rd weekend for another great week of fishing & laughs. See you guys the 3rd weekend in May!