Ballard's Black Island

Come visit Ballard’s Black Island, one of Ontario’s finest Lake of the Woods fishing resorts. Here, you will be in the heart of North America’s premier freshwater fishery. Located on its own private island near Morson, Ontario, the lodge welcomes you to start your very own wilderness adventure.

During your stay, you will be treated to accommodation in modern waterfront cabins, situated on a remote thirty-five-acre private island that can only be accessed by guests of the resort. Tuck into restaurant-quality food and get ready for some top-level guided multi-specie fishing.

Start as you mean to go on – the resort is only accessible by boat. Get ready to experience world-class fishing on Ontario’s Lake of the Woods. Your days will be spent jigging for Walleye, throwing the big stuff for Muskie, chasing giant Smallmouth Bass, and battling ferocious Pike, all in the presence of an expert guide. Ballard’s Black Island has what you need to earn the bragging rights of a century.

Packages include lodging in modern waterfront cabins, guided trophy multi-specie fishing, deluxe meal plan, and all non-alcoholic beverages: the works! Also included are rods, reels, bait, tackle, gas, ice, and fish processing. 

Ballard’s Black Island offers free round-trip ground transportation from International Falls, MN, and Bemidji, MN, based on group size and reservations.  Both airports are serviced by Delta Airlines. Rates are based on double occupancy.  The minimum group size is two people.  The maximum occupancy at the fishing camp is 24.

What are you waiting for? Book a trip today, show up, bring your clothes and a toothbrush, catch fish, and have fun!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    3 Nights Lodging – 3 Days Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Day Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 15
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Package includes lodging in waterfront cabins, all meals, and non-alcoholic beverages, and guided fishing for a variety of species such as Musky, Pike, Walleye and Smallmouth Bass to name but a few. Appropriate boats and fishing gear is supplied at no additional fee. Your fish will even be cleaned and processed for no additional fee - bring home a souvenir of your Lake of the Woods fishing experience!
  • Shared trip
    4 Nights Lodging – 4 Days Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 15
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Rates are per person based on double occupancy. This package includes 4 nights of lodging in a waterfront cabin, as well as 3 meals per day and all non-alcoholic drinks. You will also have four days of guided fishing on a fully-equipped boat that can reach all the best fishing areas. Your target species include Walleye, Pike, Musky, Smallmouth Bass, and more.
  • Shared trip
    5 Nights Lodging – 5 Days Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 15
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    This package is great for those who want to spend more time in this remote paradise. As with all the other packages, all lodging and meals are included, as well as five days of guided fishing for Muskie, Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and more. These rates are based on double occupancy.
  • Shared trip
    6 Nights Lodging – 6 Days Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 15
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Enjoy six days in paradise on this all-inclusive package with 3 meals per day and all the non-alcoholic drinks covered. The total price is $2100 per person, which includes 6 nights of accommodation, 6 full days of fishing in the Lake of the Woods, all rods, reels, tackle, and bait, and fish cleaning and processing.
  • Shared trip
    7 Nights Lodging – 7 Days Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 15
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    If you want to spend a week in a wilderness paradise, this is the package for you. Combine fishing for a Grand Slam with excellent meals and catering. Get very familiar with the local fishery and give yourself the best shot at a trophy catch. Just bring your toothbrush and some clean clothes and enjoy your adventure!
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About the Captain

Nick Anthony
Morson, Ontario, Canada
I have enjoyed fishing since I was a kid, and now as a father teaching my kids to fish and camp owner it is truly a dream come true. For me, it is very rewarding to take people out on the water and share my passion with them on a daily basis. Fishing is a great way to relax and Lake of the Woods is an amazing, productive body of water.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Smallmouth) Bass (Smallmouth)
Crappie Crappie
Muskellunge (Musky) Muskellunge (Musky)
Perch (Yellow) Perch (Yellow)

Pike (Northern) Pike (Northern)
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Lund (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha Four-Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
24 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Checks

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