During Your Stay
Payment of Trip
Payments for your stay will be collected mid week (weather permitting). Any additional charges such as beer, soda pop, overweight, and 13% HST tax will also be collected.
In 2011 Revenue Canada is allowing Big Hook to rebate 50% of the 13% HST tax on accomodations for non-residents of Canada. NOTE: you must have a pre-paid 20% deposit fourteen days prior and traceable to a foreign bank account in order to qualify.
Payments are to be made in cash or travelers checks.
Deposits are $300.00 per person - non refundable.
You cabin must be cleaned and ready for the next incoming Big Hook guests. This is an absolute requirement. If not, your group will be delayed and charged accordingly.
At the request of the Ministry of Natural Resources, Big Hook Wilderness Camps must recycle. The following provisions must be followed at each outpost camp, otherwise, there will be a fine involved.
No beer bottles will be flown into Big Hook Wilderness Camps. Every effort will be made to reduce glass products.
All Aluminum cans must be sorted. Canadian beer cans must be crushed and placed in a separate clear garbage bag provided. Soda pop cans & US beer cans must be crushed and placed in the clear plastic bags with your other garbage.
All paper products must be burnt in the burn barrels. This includes your cardboard boxes and left over Styrofoam coolers. Burn your leftover cooking oil along with the paper. Do not try to burn metal cans, tin foil, batteries or glass in barrel. The burn barrels are specifically for paper products and NOT for camp fires!
Leftover table scraps such as bread, steak bones, pork chop bones, fried potatoes, vegetables, fruit peelings etc. should get tossed onto fish gut island, not in your fly-out garbage.
Clean your fish at the appropriate place and dispose the remains on a far shore or island. Do not throw into lake; bury remains at your camp, or toss in you fly-out garbage.
Please limit your garbage output. It is very costly to fly garbage.
Housekeeping cabins require that you clean the cabin, boats, gas grill, and shorelunch spots. Please leave things as you would like to find them. Your cabing must be clean and ready for the next incoming guests. On your return flight the pilot will check the cabin to see if all rules have been met by your fishing group. If not, your group will be delayed and charged accordingly.
Big Hook Wilderness Camps makes every reasonable effort to serve our guests; however, assumes no responsibility or liability for any hazard of any kind associated with these trips. Neither is any obligation or responsibility assumed for any political, meteorological, climatic, other events; or for the services of transportation companies, contractors or other principals for which Big Hook act's as agent.
GUESTS: are responsible to pay for the period of time reserved and for any physical damage to cabins, boats, motors and equipment.
Suggested Supplies & Gear
- Camera & Film
- Chap stick
- Clothing recommended. Warm, Cold, and Wet (Possibly in the same day).
- Dish Clothes/Towels
- Flashlight Batteries
- Hat/Ball cap
- Ice Cooler(Not Super size)
- Knives(Fillet & Pocket)
- Matches & Lighter
- Mosquito Coils
- Pillow case & Twin sheet
- Playing Cards
- Rain Gear(Good quality)
- Sleeping Bag
- Small first aid kit
- Hand Soap
- Sunburn Cream
- Sunscreen Lotion
- After bite lotion
- Bug Repellent
- Clear plastic wrap, Aluminium foil, Ziploc bags, Masking Tape, and Marker
- Cheese & Crackers
- Egg-Beaters(Easier for transportation)
- Fresh fruit & vegetables
- Hamburgers & Hot Dogs
- Lunch Meats, Beef Sticks, or Beef Jerky
- Mayo & Salad Dressings/Tartar Sauce
- Pork Chops/Tenderloins/Ham
- Powdered Drinks
- Snack Foods, Peanut Butter, and Trail Mix
- Shore Lunch Mix for Fish
- WE DO NOT SUPPLY Paper plates or paper towels
Beer & Soda Pop are available at our camp. If you wish to place an order, please call or email our office well in advance (at least three weeks ) before your arrival at camp. Your order will be delivered to your outpost camp. The cost is: $3.50 a US/Can of beer or $1.75 US/Can of soda pop. NOTE: If you are flying in with a commercial airline and you need your perishable foods ordered from Red Lake, please call or email our Big Hook office, three weeks prior. There is a $85.00additional charge ($50.00 S/C + Sobeys grocery $35.00 delivery) for this service, plus freight weight.
With a little planning you will not need to bring more than necessary. Duffels or gym bags are definitely the way to go when scrunching baggage in and out of float planes. Hard sided luggage or large plastic containers are obsolete because they do not bend around corners or conform to contours. The only hard-sided container should be your cooler. Be sure that it is not too large, so it can fit into a small float plane. In addition please share rod cases (rod cases should be 6 ½ ft max) and have a group plan to combine equipment.
Rods must be reel-less and hook-less. Additional supplies should be packed in sturdy, taped, smaller size cardboard boxes. Toss a roll of duct tape into the box for easy access. The empty cardboard boxes can be burnt at camp, making it easier on your return flight. No large tackle boxes use smaller plastic boxes for easy transporting. Anytime you fly-in, weight and bulk are at a premium.
The smarter you pack for a fly-in the faster the carrier can load the float plane properly and get you on the lake fishing!
Mark all your baggage with your name and lake destination.