Crane Lake Connection | Fly In Fishing

Crane Lake Connection | Fly In Fishing


This is the perfect trip for fishermen on a tight schedule where time constraints are a major consideration or for those looking to shorten their travel time. The "Crane Lake Trip" is likely the closest departure point to a great Ontario Fly-In Fishing Trip anywhere in the lower 48 states. Crane Lake, MN is a hidden gem nestled between Minnesota's famed Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Voyageurs National Park.

Crane Lake, MN is only six miles from Sand Point Lake, Ontario where there is a Canadian Port of Entry which is accessible only via water. Guests choosing our "Crane Lake Trip" will leave Crane Lake, MN on a privately chartered commercial boat and arrive at the Canadian Border in less than 10 minutes. After clearing customs fishermen can simply step on the airplane and head for Smoothrock Camp. Anglers simply need to bring their clothes and fishing rods.

Note: We also have fishing equipment at the lodge for those who do not have fishing equipment or would prefer not to bring their own.

Get To Fishing Faster!

Get To Fishing Faster!

The Crane Lake Connection package comes with a minimum group size of 6 needed to book a flight. We will provide all the meals, lodging, snacks and beverages while enjoying your stay at Smoothrock Camp. For the fishing, you will get your bait and one guide per group.

Our flights have a 80lbs maximum weight limit of luggage or goods to be brough on our flights. Alcoholic beverages are not included in the package, but are available at request.

Crane Lake Connection

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  • Length of Stay
  • Cost
  • 4 Days

  • $1995/ea
  • 5 Days

  • $2195/ea
  • 6 Days

  • $2395/ea
  • 7 Days

  • $2595/ea
  • * Minimum group of 6. - Max equipment weight of 80lbs per person.

Drive to Crane Lake - Fly To Smooth Rock

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  • Location & Aprox Mileage
  • Aprox Drive Time
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN - 273 mi.

  • 4.5 hrs
  • Green Bay, WI - 473 mi.

  • 8 hrs
  • Des Moines, IA - 514 mi.

  • 8.5 hrs
  • Milwaukee, WI - 538 mi.

  • 9 hrs
  • Chicago, IL - 610 mi.

  • 9.5 hrs
  • Kansas City, MO - 707 mi.

  • 11 hrs
  • Indianapolis, IN - 792 mi.

  • 13 hrs
  • Denver, CO - 1185 mi.

  • 18 hrs

Note: Rental Cars and Shuttle Service may be arranged for transportation to Crane Lake, MN. The closest airports with commercial air service are Hibbing, MN (HIB) and Duluth, MN (DLH)

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