We have 6 tidy rental cabins. Each cabin includes 2 bedrooms, 2-piece bath with flushing toilet and running water, kitchenette with running water, refrigerator with freezer,3-burner stove top (no oven), table and 4 chairs.
Each kitchenette is stocked with pots, pans, utensils, plates, cups, bowls, cutting board, coffee pot & toaster...multiple BBQ's with propane are free to use by guests.
Each cabin has a variety of sleeping options:
Cabin 1&2 (typically reserved for All-Inclusive Guests) 2 bedroom with a double bed in each room and a set of bunk beds (sleeps 4-5)
Cabin 3, 4 & 5-2 bedroom with a double bed , 2 sets of bunkbeds and a loft bed (sleeps 6)
Cabin 6-the only cabin we have that is one bedroom with a queen bed, one set of bunkbeds and a loft bed (sleeps up to 5).
Every cabin sleeps 4-5 people comfortably and it is expected that if there are 5 people in a group, you will share ONE cabin. You can request an additional cabin for a group of 5, splitting the group 2/3 but you will be charged an additional $100/night plus a $75 cleaning fee. If there are 6 people in a group, you will automatically be designated 2 cabins, no additional charges. However, if your 6th does not show, their deposit will be retained and additional charges will apply if keeping the second cabin.
**Guests are required to bring their own blanket/sleeping bag. Pillows are new yearly and each mattress has a fresh sheet layer to protect guests and our mattresses. If a bedroll has been forgotten, we will provide a clean, fresh blanket ($30/bed)
We have 2 complete shower rooms all with new fixtures. One room is small and the other room is smaller but is complete with flushing toilet, hot/cold sink, hot running shower, paper towel dispenser, toilet paper, face soap (individually wrapped), and common use shampoo/body wash. Showers are FREE and guests are required to wipe down shower after each use with the provided cleaning solution.
3. BOATS & MOTORS
All boats in our Davin fleet are Lund 16' SSV with the majority of our 16' boats purchased in the last 5 years. The motors we operate are 25hp Yamaha. The 16' boats come with a depth finder, anchor, landing net, rod holder & fish tub. Boats are rented with a daily tank of fuel along with a 5gal can, enough to get home! Typically boats leave the dock at 0800h (after a quick operating inservice on the first morning) and are due back to the dock by 1800h. Prior arrangements can be made to leave or return at alternate times. Guests are financially responsible for any/all damages incurred during their boat rental.
Guests are welcome to bring their own boats for their Adventure and are able to tie-up to our dock at no charge.
4. FLYING IN TO CKW6
The 1800' runway is now operated as a private airstrip versus an aerodrome/airport. In time we may lose our call letters but we will forever refer to it as Charlie, Kilo, Whiskey 6!
The runway is 150 wide with a smooth sand/grass landing base. It runs 210 degrees magnetic at an altitude of 1200 feet above sea level and is located at: 56' 26 '26 North, 103' 35 '20 West
We have many private 172-185 Cessnas land with us. We have hosted an American Bonanza for a few days before they passed on to Jasper AB to finish their Canadian tour. We also have a Twin Baron visit us yearly. We have hosted bush pilots, helicopter crews, & private pilots. If you would like a reference or a professional opinion on our runway, please reach out and I will be happy to forward you an experience pilot to contact.
*We usually have a small supply of AVGAS...please arrange prior to landing.
**We do not have a regularly scheduled flight in to Davin Lake Lodge and only provide assistance with fly-in arrangements.
5. TYPICAL WEATHER AND FISHING CONDITIONS: each year can be entirely different
Our ice is typically off by May 25 (opening day in the North Zone) but that can vary by a week each way. Check current local weather on any weather app by selecting Southend, SK (Division 18, Unorganized).
June- Cool ,spring weather with rainy periods. Rain gear, boots and extra layers are a must! Lake trout are shallow and can readily be caught along with Northern Pike and Walleye. A s the weather warms the lake, the trout will head for deeper water approx the third week of June, making trophy pike, eater pike and walleye more active in where the trout were.
July- Warm weather with less frequent spring rains. The water temp is appropriate for swimming in the shallows around our dock area. Pike and Walleye are most active until the third week of July when our hottest weather warms water temps and slows things down. You can still catch plenty of Northern Pike and Walleye but you may need to travel a bit and change lures and fishing depths to be most successful. Trout are stacked in 40-80' deep water and can be jigged or down rigged from the depths using TC Moto baits, buzz bombs or other weighted lures.
August- Hot and dry weather until the middle of the month when the lake makes the fall change. The water is too cool to swim aside for an occasional day or two. The Northern Pike liven up with the cooler water and walleye fishing is specific to certain areas of the lake...will need to travel for good Walleye. Trout remain in 40-80' until the end of the month.
September- Cool mornings and evenings but the sun is warm during the day. Good eater Northern Pike and Trophy Northern Pike fishing. Walleye are migrating and trout shallow to 20-40' during the first two weeks of the month. Middle of September is cool with daytime temps typically less than 10 degrees Celsius and overnight temps below zero. There may be snow, but the trout are shallow for females to spawn and they are greedily hungry for any bait/lure.
6. CELL SERVICE:
There is sporadic cellular service throughout Northern Saskatchewan. Cell service drops 20 minutes North of LA. You can pick it up again at Missinipe, Brabant and Southend Junction. At Davin camp, there is STARLINK! reliable WIFI that is appropriate for WIFI calls, checking emails or updating social media. Our wifi is not appropriate for downloading or for streaming in any way. Please be mindful of this and download any apps, maps or movies you want prior to arrival.
There are frequently bears and wolves in the vicinity of camp. We are very diligent with our garbage and remove it from camp nightly. Bears are inquisitive and destructive, please store all food coolers, snacks and pop in your cabin nightly.
Other wildlife that may be seen are: fox, moose, caribou, otter, wolverine, weasel, beaver, bat, geese, crane, eagle, chicken, ptarmigan, fisher, and pine martin.
Our dogs, Timber and BARK are in camp for the entire season. Timber and BARK are very social and friendly. You are more than welcome to bring your own dog with prior approval but you are responsible for cleaning up after your pet. Bags on site and can be provided.
Timber is a known BBQ flipper thief and has already taught BARK her methods...If you don't want your flipper licked and laying in the sand while you cook, take it inside with you. We will put our dogs away during mealtimes to prevent this.
Timber and BARK are on-site as a bear deterrent. Please do not feed either dog table food or challenge Timber into play...scratches and playing fetch is of course appreciated!
9. FISHING LIMITS:
Davin Lake & Wathaman Lake fall under general Saskatchewan limits and are as follows:
*generous slot sizes*
All trophy fish are catch and release, which is a long-standing Davin Lodge tradition. This is in effort to help conserve and protect the fish population of the 2 expansive lakes.
10. FISHING LICENCE: All eligible guests are required to purchase a Saskatchewan fishing licence prior to arrival.
Saskatchewan Fishing License INFO & ACCESS
GOVERNMENT OF SASKATCHEWAN HUNTING, ANGLING AND TRAPPING
(2 part process if you have never fished in Saskatchewan before)
1). Sign up for a HAL #: free, one - time online registration, which enables you to purchase an angling license.
2). Once you have your HAL# you can purchase an angling license online. (sign into your account)
Click the button below to create your HAL# and/or purchase a fishing license.
11. DEPOSITS & CANCELLATIONS:
$250 deposit per person is required
Deposits are non-refundable
Ex: I booked for 5 people and paid $1250.00 deposit. The group ended up only being 4 people. The deposit for person #5 will be retained and not applied to the balance owning on departure.
Ex: I booked for 5 people and paid a $1250.00 deposit for the group. One person cancelled out but then I found a last minute replacement.
The total deposit will be applied to the balance owing on departure.
Deposits preferred by e-transfer or cheque in the mail.
~E-Transfer to: DavinLakeLodge@Outlook.com
PO Box 294
Lloydminster, SK S9V 0Y2
-Balance of trip due before departure from DLL. We accept cash, cheque, e-transfer & credit card while in camp.
-All credit card transactions are subject to an additional 4% fee and are processed by the Square App.
Because we are a small-scale seasonal operation, cancellations significantly impact our ability to operate successfully. Most of our reservations are received months in advance, and thus short-notice cancellations drastically limit our ability to re-book vacancies.
A $250/per person NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is now our standard and is due at time of booking to receive trip confirmation.
We highly recommend travel insurance to protect your vacation investment
12. HOW TO BOOK:
Click on the contact form and fill out a booking request. Expect a reply to your inquiry and questions within 7 days. Inquiries get missed or skipped for a variety of reasons, technology is not perfect and neither are we. If you have not received a reply within 7 days, please check your junk mail and/or fill out another contact form.
When dates are confirmed, package details refined and a deposit is processed, the group captain will receive a confirmation and a base quote on the package booked. The group is considered booked once the group captain receives the confirmation. Final payment is due on departure once the adventure has been completed. Please do not send any incremental or final payments from any group members unless prearranged by the group captain. All questions from group members should be directed to the group captain, after reading the FAQ page, to then be forwarded and answered by DLL.
13. LAKE MAPS
click the pdf button to view the Davin Lake map
14. THINGS TO NOTE BEFORE YOUR TRIP:
1. Get your Saskatchewan angling licence prior to arrival. Group captains: please ensure all group members have a valid Saskatchewan fishing licence.
2. All booked guests are required to bring their own blanket or sleeping bag per person. If bedding is forgotten DLL will provide $30/bed. Each bed has a fresh sheet layer and a new pillow.
3. Download AVENZA maps. It is a free offline GPS map that many guests enjoy using in tandem with our laminated lake maps. Download the app. Go to the Avenza store and download the 'Wathaman' free map (includes Davin). We can help you will settings prior to the first day out on the lake.
4. Prepare for final payment: Etransfer preferred, ratty old cheque in your wallet...works for me!, cash: you are still subject to both provincial taxes, credit card: subject to additional 4% charge on total and processed by the square app. Some credit cards do not work at our location because we do not have a cellular signal and your bank's security interferes. If you know you will be using a credit card for final payment, please contact your bank ahead of time, be prepared to deal with your bank requesting confirmation of transaction, or have another form of payment ready to use.
Start planing your trip!! Follow the arrow and click on the directions link!