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  • Welcome to Branch's Seine River Lodge

    Since our establishment in 1932, Seine River Lodge has grown and changed over the years, but the beautiful wilderness scenery and fantastic fishing has been a constant throughout our history.

    Located on a peninsula on the rugged shores of Banning Lake, we're in the center of the Seine Chain of Lakes - one of Northwestern Ontario's premier fishing systems. The Seine Chain offers over 5 lakes spanning 30 miles of terrific arctic watershed fishing opportunities. Diverse waters provide excellent fishing - smaller and larger lakes, "river" channels with currents, numerous weedy bays, reefs and islands - and depths ranging from shallow to over 200 feet! All navigable from our docks without getting out of your boat!

    The walleye on our chain are plentiful and offer up a delicious Canadian shore lunch. Known for a strong annual spawn, the Seine Chain walleye run a good eating size with a number of trophy size caught (and usually released) each year.

    The feisty smallmouth bass has been a popular sportfish on the Seine for decades, but never as much as the last few years. Somewhere along the way, the word got out that our system offers some of the best smallmouth bass fishing anywhere. Amateurs and pros alike visit the camp annually to enjoy some of the best smallmouth action Canada has to offer. The numbers are great and the sizes are often impressive - even to seasoned bassers! If you're a die hard smallmouth fisherman (or woman), you have to check us out.

    To keep things fun, there are pike in great numbers throughout the system. Lots of smaller ones, but we see our fair share of 35" - 40" + every year. Always aggressive and always great to catch.

    Occasionally you can expect to get into some yellow perch and the crappie are just starting to appear on the Seine.

    And that's not to mention literally dozens of off system "daytrip" lakes also featuring all of these species and some fantastic lake trout fishing. Trailer to, or walk or drive to a boat cache. Want to fish a different lake every day? Not a problem. If you like having some variety in fishing along with a little adventure then we have the place for you!

    Drive right into our camp - just over an hour from the International Falls MN border. Choose from our housekeeping fishing packages or our all inclusive American Plan fishing packages.

    We provide the equipment you need to make your Canadian fishing trip a success. 16' boats with 15 hp Honda outboards with trolling motors and depth finders. Or our "boat upgrade" - a 16' Lund Fury with a 40 hp Honda outboard, flat bottom, casting deck, bow mounted / foot controlled trolling motor, live well, depth finder. Nets, bait buckets, ice, maps. And with either choice all the gas and bait you need to get the job done!

    Self guided fishing package guests enjoy the benefits of our years of experience on the Seine with a 2 - 3 hour system orientation. We take you out and show you through various channels and fishing holes and review the operation of the equipment and any other questions you have.

    And when you're done your day of fishing, you can expect to stay in clean, modern lakeside cabins with all the amenities of home. Sure air conditioning, wifi and satellite TV seems like cheating a bit, but hey - why not?

    Branch's Seine River Lodge is a full service camp, but we are still a family run operation. You can be assured of friendly, personal service from the time you first inquire right through every day of your fishing vacation. We've been here a long time - in the half a century range (2nd generation of course - we're not that old!), so we have seen a lot of trends and fads come and go - in fishing and in vacations. We have always operated Seine River Lodge as a fishing camp with roots in knowledgeable, personalized service and working hard to ensure our guests have a great vacation.

    We hope you choose Seine River Lodge for your next fishing trip - we'll work hard to make it a great one!

    Quentin & Lori Branch

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