FLY FISHING SUP Adventure Packages

Step into nature, find the awe

Time: AM (7am- 11am) or PM (5pm – 9pm) your choice of morning or evening fishing

Price: $150.00 – half day, AM or PM choice/ $300.00 for full day

Experience Level: beginner to intermediate

 

This package consists of your choice of targeted fish species: Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike or Redhorse. Light, easier paddling can be expected as we will stay close to home and out of the more open waters, there will be strong focus on board balancing, paddling technique, fly casting, line handling; fly choice, positioning and characterization. This package is intended for a beginner of both SUP and fly-fishing experience. 

Time: AM (7am- 11am) or PM (5pm – 9pm) your choice of morning or evening
fishing

Price: $150.00 – half day, AM or PM choice/ $300.00 for full day
Experience level: advanced beginner to intermediate

 

Roam The Home Waters package will get the paddlers on to more open waters as we explore more distant areas, such as: Big and Little Arrowhead Island, Bowstring River, Birds Eye Lake, and the boot of Sand Lake. We will paddle far but not super hard and fast, a comfortable pace will be set. Ecological study will be ramped up a bit in this package, as we be able to study more diversity of the lake. Roam The Home Waters is perfect for people that love to explore and want to get a little bit of a work out, but not too much. This package opens up your choices of targeted fish species to all that the lake offers: Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Walleye, Bowfin and Redhorse. The paddling can be expected to be a bit more physical demanding  but still not too ambitious with athletic ability. There will be strong focus on board balancing, sock anchoring systems for when utilizing wind currents, paddling technique for distances, fly casting, line handling (sinking and floating); fly choice, positioning and characterization. This package is intended for a advancing beginner – intermediate level of SUP. All levels of fly fisher are appropriate. 

 

Time: AM (7am- 11am) or PM (5pm – 9pm) your choice of morning or evening
fishing
Price: $150.00 – half day, AM or PM choice/ $300.00 for full day                                                                            Experience Level: Intermediate – Advanced, Heavy Cardio Ability

If you are ready to paddle hard and get a excellent full body work out then this, Tear Up The Home Waters, package is perfect for you. This package is designed to get you to sweat while you cruise through the beauty of a north country lake. We will be going long and hard but also take the time to soak it all in. As with the “Roam The Home Waters”, this package opens up your choices of targeted fish species to all that the lake offers: Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Walleye, Bowfin and Redhorse. The paddling can be expected to be a bit more physical demanding  but still not too ambitious with athletic ability. There will be strong focus on board balancing, sock anchoring systems for when utilizing wind currents, paddling technique for distances, fly casting, line handling (sinking and floating); fly choice, positioning and characterization. This package is intended for intermediate to advanced level of SUP rider, you must have previous SUP experience and working knowledge of different paddling strokes. All levels of fly fisher are appropriate.

Time: Full Days                                                                                                                                    
Price: $400.00                                                                                                                                                                    Experience Level: Intermediate – Advanced, Medium to Heavy Cardio Ability             

This is the real deal explorer package. This is a rise early in the morning, travel to undeveloped, wild lakes, and discover what most never will. The lakes we travel to can be very remote and have none to very little traffic on them, it is just you and nature. The fishing hunt is turned up as the waters are a bit more wild than our home waters and less understood. These adventures are intended to be focused on intensive exercise, wildlife, sightseeing and hard fishing equally, but if the customer is more in the moderate cardio ability the exercise level can definitely be turned down.

Guide Policy

Sand Lake Lodge is proud to offer our adventure based stand up paddle boarding guide service focusing on fly-fishing. We fish for all species of fish that the lake(s) ecosystem holds: Bluegill, Large and Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Crappie, Walleye, Yellow Perch, and the mysterious Redhorse and Bowfin. We like to think that our adventures are built with three different parts (1) Ecologic study – we believe in the health of the ecosystem that we are surrounded and blessed by, it is our goal to learn and grow from it, to protect it, and savor it. We are excited to share this study with you. (2) Exercise – stand up paddle boarding supplies you with an extremely great full body work out. While on an adventure you will be encouraged to reach your full athletic ability. (3) Fly-Fishing – we like the challenge that comes with each individual species and the environments they each reside in, we aim to not over fish any one species, they are all equally legitimate to go after. While we do like to keep certain species for dinner, our cooler will only be going back home with one or two decent fish, the rest say in the water to live another day. It is our duty to show respect to the beauty and health of the waters we a blessed to fish in.

Each adventure will be supplied with a paddle board/w paddle that will be outfitted to create ease in the experience. You must have own rod(s) (weight recommendations available) and fly’s, we will give you a list of recommended fly’s for each individual species and will have fly’s available at the lodge. It is highly encouraged to have your own life jacket (PFD) designed for paddling but if you do not have one we can supply you with one, though we cannot guarantee perfect fit. We recommend you have the necessary warm weather clothing that can cover and protect you from the sun and rain (we bring long pants, long sleeve shirts, neck gaiters, SUN GLASSES, big brim hats (straw), shoes that can get wet, heavier socks (to protect against insects at certain times of the day, rain jacket and pants). Being prepared is critical to the overall experience, we try to be prepared for all weather. Thunderstorms and lightening will be the only inclement weather that will get us off the waters.

More important information:

  •  For all guide trips, we require a 50% deposit at the time of booking and the balance due thirty days prior to the trip.
  • All and any cancellations must be made within thirty days. If you need to cancel for any reason, we will make ever effort to re-book your spot on that particular day. However, if we are unable to find another client to fill your spot, we will not be able to return your deposit/payment and full payment will be required.
  • In case of weather/poor fishing cancellations, we will try to re-book you for another day or another time. If we cannot do that to your approval, you are entitled to a full refund of your deposit/payment.
  • We cannot be held responsible for lost or broken equipment while on a guide trip. You use your gear at your own risk.
  • Stand up paddle board, paddle, crate to hold rod and other equipment, anchors, and sock anchors will be supplied. If you have your own board you can definitely bring and use your own SUP.
  • For safety precautions all clients are required to wear a life jacket (PFD), and ankle leash at all times while on the paddle board during the adventures.
  • All clients must sign a liability waiver before participating in a Sand Lake Lodge adventure. 

For more information please feel free to email us directly at bgerlitz605@gmail.com

*all prices are subject to change