Ontario Moose Hunting Blog, News & Photos from Thunderhook Fly-In's, Ontario Canada
Meet us in Stevens Point, WI -- January 19th, 2015 -- 5PM
January 13, 2015 by Drake Dill
It's that time of year again! On Monday, January 19th, 2015 at 5PM we will be holding our 3rd Annual Sportsmen Social @ Michele's Restaurant in Steven's Point, Wisconsin. During the social we will provide a light meal, drinks and cocktails, door prizes, and the grand prize which is a fly-in fishing trip for 2 to our Smoothrock Camp. RSVP to email@example.com Come on out and visit with us, talk fishing, and enjoy great food and drinks. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in attendance!Read More
May 15, 2013 by Drake Dill
I spent today driving to Armstrong (our airbase) to bring up the second load of supplies and office equipment. As of right now Mattice Lake is partially ice-free. The turbo otter, beaver, and 180 are sitting at the hangar ready to be brought North. I will be returning to the U.S. to get another load of supplies ready and start bringing the airplanes North on Monday. We are going to be flying the crew into Smoothrock Camp, Almos Bay and Funger Outposts on Monday afternoon. As of right now we believe (finger crossed and watching the forecast) that all parties will be able to get into these destinations. However, Shabuskwia Lake will be at least another 7-10 days. I will be updating Facebook, Twitter, and this blog from now throughout the fishing, hunting, and canoeing season.Read More
Meet us in Stevens Point, Wisconsin!
March 04, 2013 by Drake Dill
Get out and visit us at Michele’s Restaurant in Stevens Point, Wisconsin – Monday, March 18th at 5PM. We will be hosting a sportsmen’s social complete with cocktails and hours d’ oeuvres. There will also be a raffle for a trip for 2 fishermen to the Smoothrock Camp as well as other prizes. This is a great way to bring out family, friends, and those looking for a great fly-in fishing trip to Canada. David, Drake, Al, Debbie, and others will all be present to socialize and answer any questions regarding a trip. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!Read More
All Canada Highlights and Lund Boats!
January 11, 2013 by Drake Dill
It's been a busy last few days at Thunderhook! Deb has been featured twice on the All Canada Show Facebook Page. First, Deb was featured on the front of the All Canada Adventures Show Program and then as she stood in front of the new Thunderhook booth the next night. Over the past couple of years we have updated our sportshow booths to pop-up stands which are much easier to travel with when on the road. We are also ultra-excited to have gained the endorsement of Lund Boats. We have upgraded all of the boats at our outpost camps and lodge to 16ft Lund SS-V Boats. They are fantastic and a pleasure to fish out of it. Til' Next Time.... DrakeRead More
This Weeks Show Schedule...
January 08, 2013 by Drake Dill
It's been awhile since our last blog update. We will try and keep it a bit more up to date with pictures and announcements throughout the 2013 show season. For those of you looking to come out and visit us at a show, you can find us at these locations this week: St. Paul Sportsmens Show Jan 10-13 Kansas City Boat Sport and Travel Show Jan 10-13 Pheasant Run (Chicago) All Canada Show Jan 10-13 If you need show passes (free of charge) please be sure to use our form here: http://www.thunderhook.com/sportshow-schedule/ Every year we anxiously look forward to seeing everyone at the shows and getting a chance to visit guests and friends... many have become like family over the years.Read More
Coming Soon: Direct Air Service from Thunder Bay to Chicago, Illinois
September 07, 2012 by Drake Dill
We have some exciting news for those of you using air service to Thunder Bay, Ontario on your way north on your fly-in fishing trip to Thunderhook Fly-Ins. This July United Airlines announced that they would add a non-stop route with a 50 seat CRJ-200 Jet that departs Chicago at 6PM and arrives in Thunder Bay at 8:40PM. The return flight from Thunder Bay to Chicago departs Thunder Bay at 6AM and arrives in Chicago at 6:35AM. This is great news as many fishermen and women have had to make painful connections through the Toronto air service after Delta Airlines stopped serving the Thunder Bay Airport a few years ago. We will be working with a travel agent soon to create a package fishing trip complete with airfare and limousine transportation right to Thunderhook in Armstrong Station, Ontario. Stay Tuned for More Good News from Thunderhook!Read More
The Moose Hunt is Nearing....
September 04, 2012 by Drake Dill
Well folks, it has been a great summer in Armstrong Station, Ontario at Thunderhook Fly-Ins. We are still extremely busy flying in fishermen and women. One thing that has become extremely popular is the fall fishing and hospitality at the Smoothrock Camp, currently Debbie has around 30 fishermen in camp plus a large group of women. All reports as of today are that the women are outfishing the men and having more fun! On the Thunderhook side, the Dan Larson Party from the MPLS/Twin Cities area just returned from Shab Island a few days ago along with The Swift Party that was staying at Shab South. The fall fishing there was fantastic and many walleyes in the 23"-26" were caught and put back for future generations.Read More
Fishing Season is Near!!!
April 30, 2012 by Drake Dill
Well folks we are only 20 days away from the 2012 Ontario Fly-In Fishing Opener, the date we are anxiously all awaiting! Things have been busy at Thunderhook recently with new boats and motors arriving daily. Rudy has been at the airbase for the past several days finishing up the remainder of improvements started in the fall.Read More
37th Annual World Hunting Expo
January 31, 2012 by Drake Dill
Be sure to come and visit us at the SCI (Safari Club International) 37th Annual World Hunting Expo in Bloomington, MN. The expo is the 24th and 25th of February at the Doubletree Hotel. We will be selling moose hunts for the years of 2014 and 2015, as we are already booked up for the next couple of years. There will be lots of great outfitters offering hunts at the expo. Come on out and give the show a look.Read More
It's Sportshow Season!
January 17, 2012 by Drake Dill
The 2012 Sportshow Season is well underway already and so far has been a success. As usual Debbie has been touring the All Canada Show Circuit for the past 10 days already. There are seven shows total which start in St. Louis, MO and end in Minneapolis, MN. David and Al have also been doing the other shows such as the St. Paul Show and others.Read More
Happy New Year
January 02, 2012 by Drake Dill
Happy New Year Everyone! We are hoping that 2012 is a prosperous year for everyone. There are certainly things to be optimistic about. The New Year is already full of activity for the Thunderhook Crew. Debbie, David, Al, and myself are busy getting brochures, DVD's, sportshow booths, and travel arrangements ready for the sportshow season. For those of you who aren't aware the 2012 Sportshow Season begins this Friday January 6th in St. Charles, MO. It is an All Canada event ( a show for those of you looking specifically to go to Canada next summer for your fishing vacation). They do a great job putting on the show every year and it is a great time even if you are just looking around.Read More
New Listing in the Canadian Fishing Book!
December 15, 2011 by Drake Dill
Our new listing went up today on Doug Lampi's Canadianfishingbook website. This is a great resource for those of you looking for information on Fly in fishing trips in Ontario, Canada. Our sportshow schedule and blog posts from social media will appear here as well. This is a great resource!Read More
December 14, 2011 by Drake Dill
It seems as though winter will never arrive here in the northland. Although there is upwards of a foot of ice on many nearby lakes, ponds, and streams it has not been all that cold as of recent. However, spirits remain high that we will get a bit of snow to make a "White Christmas."Read More
Trophy Northern Pike @ Smoothrock Camp
November 23, 2011 by Drake Dill
This is quite the Thanksgiving gift: Ron Amann while fishing at the Smoothrock Camp was featured in Outdoor Life... check it out! Read here for more. Remember the best fly in fishing trips in Ontario, Canada starts at Thunderhook!Read More
Fall @ Thunderhook
November 15, 2011 by Drake Dill
Fall is upon us here at Thunderhook/Smoothrock. The Moose Hunt is over and was again very successful. Hunting was slower during the first week due to temperatures being well above average, hovever hunters during the second week experienced fantastic fall ontario moose hunting. Below are some pictures of the moose hunt.Read More
Summer is Gone - Fall is Near
September 10, 2011 by Drake Dill
Well... It has been another great summer at Thunderhook Fly-Ins and The Smoothrock Camp. We are so happy to have such great customers who allow us to deliver them quality fishing trips! This summer brought more improvements to the Thunderhook/Smoothrock Base and Outpost camps.Read More
Ontario Moose Hunts
April 30, 2011 by Drake Dill
Although those of you anxiously awaiting your Ontario Fishing trip still have 22 days until the big event begins... we have several months until September when our Ontario Moose Hunt begins. This year is already sold out and those of you looking for a 2012 Ontario Moose Hunt should not waste time in booking dates. We are filling up quickly for next year already. For many a moose hunt is the ultimate get-a-way in the fall. The fishing is phenomenal, the weather cool, and the moose abundant. Could there be a better way to experience the Wabakimi Wilderness? Till next time...Read More
April 29, 2011 by Drake Dill
Rudy is headed North in a few days to put the finishing touches on some improvements we have made at base last fall. Those improvements include: New Docks and Scale House Addition to the Office w/ Big Screen TV, Satellite, Internet, Couches, and more. New Driveway We are going to keep making improvements throughout the summer at all of our facilities and at the base. We want you to feel comfortable and know you are in good hands. That's our job! 23 Days until the 2011 Ontario Fishing Opener!Read More