Lecuyer's Tru-Tail Lodge

Dan Lecuyer

Main Address :
P.O. Box 249
Morocco ,  IN
Phone :  (219) 285-6948
Fax :  (219) 285-2447

Summer Address :
P.O. Box
Nestor Falls  , ON
Phone :  (807) 484-2448
Fax :  (219) 285-2447

Toll Free :  800-201-2100

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Lecuyer's Tru-Tail Lodge
Our entire staff, is fully trained team of professionals. From our French chef to our dockman. We are very proud of our very low turnover of staff. Unlike 99% of other camps and guide services. Our Pro-Guides are exactly that. Each one serves an apprenticeship under the direction of Dan Lecuyer.


Full Service, Drive-in, Fly-in, Guides, Other

Fishing Available:
Walleye, Lake Trout, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Muskie, Crappie, Perch

Hunting Available:
Black Bear, Wolf, Moose, White-tailed Deer, Ducks, Geese


Other Information
Dates Open : May through November

Lake or Area Name : Lake of the Woods, Ontario

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Lake of the woods region in particular is with out a doubt one of the most majestic lakes in all of canada. It was complete un-touched, un-spoiled wilderness. Our family resort has a great history in the area. Being one of the very few still operated by original family says a lot for our great love for this wilderness. Come join us for some awesome Canadian Fishing, for the finest in walleye, musky, northern pike, bass, crappie and lake trout. Canadian hunting, for trophy white tail deer, moose, bear. Ontario, Canada's finest water fowling, grouse hunting lodge. Specializing in all inclusive package plans, for sportsmen, families and corporate groups. Outstanding accommodations, meals, equipment and service. Family built, owned and operated since 1946, 3 generations!


The history of Lecuyer's dates back to Europe and the spring of 1945. The end of World War II was near, and A.J. (Jim) Lecuyer was coming home soon. Jim sent what was the first of many overseas wires to the Ministry of Natural Resources. He wanted to build a summer tourist camp on a beautiful piece of land that had a natural sand beach and the largest stand of giant white and red pines found anywhere in the entire area. He had saved his army pay and purchased the land. Jim and his new bride Mary had their first three log cabins built by the fall of 1946. That year they had three groups of guests. By the summer of '47, the secret of their special place was out. Fifteen groups of guests were hosted that summer and the rest, as they say, is history.

Jim and Mary worked hard over the years, and had many visitors. Some were of a wild nature - including deer, timber wolves and pet black bear. Jim had found the orphaned cub, nursed and raised the animal (named Blackie)! One fall day, while Jim and Mary were away, Blackie broke into the root cellar, eating and destroying all of the canned provisions for the long, cold winter ahead. A hard decision and what a sight to see - a 400lb. Plus bear and Jim, putting down the lake in the old wooden boat, followed by a lengthy goodbye.

Mary traditionally planted a small flower bed from seedlings along the lakeshore. Although in great contrast with the wilderness, their brightness and beauty were a welcome sight indeed. She was an active partner in the camp and worked hard right alongside Jim.

Jim and Mary continued living their dream to its fullest. They raised a family of six children and added more cabins and a campground. They ran the camp with their son Dan until the untimely passing of Jim. Mary ran the camp for one more year and then sold it to her son. Dan now runs the camp with his children.

Jim Lecuyer did what few folks can say today - he lived his dream! We believe he is still with us in spirit, watching over us each day, sharing with us his wisdom and strength. We're really not sure what happened to old Blackie. Every time a bear is spotted, we can't help but wonder. Mary still visits her old friends at the camp and stops in frequently throughout the summer. Her dedication and willing smile won the hearts of everyone who met her. Over the years a good many changes have taken place, but the traditions of yesterday still remain.

Several species lake! Lecuyer's Lodge and the Lake Of The Woods can offer you and your fishing group some of the finest top quality fishing trips and packages available today. Come see why Canadian Fishing on the Lake Of The Woods is the greatest! Fish for our walleye, musky, northern pike, bass, crappie and lake trout action. Specializing in all inclusive package plans, for sportsmen, families and corporate groups. Outstanding accommodations, meals, equipment and service. Family built, owned and operated since 1946.

Muskie - Nobody, but NOBODY, can hold a candle to the MUSKIE ACTION on the Lake of the Woods. The guys from far to the north to the guy from the south, east or west. Lake of the Woods hold the largest concentration of both numbers and size. And you'll be glad to know, it's not a fish of 10, 000 casts on our lake. A true northwoods trophy. We have recorded releases to 57½" long. They must be 48" long to be a legal catch. This assures both good numbers and large fish in our lake. Last year alone we saw over 93 legal caught, of which only 3 were kept. The rest were released by fisherman with a modern day attitude and a better understanding of the fish itself. Just so they could fight again another day. MUSKIES, all other fish are just bait!

Northern Pike - Routinely producing both in size and numbers. Great Northern Pike, with the average being in the 5-10 lb. range. True trophies, both taken and released up to 37 lbs. Fish need both the water and forage to become big. They also need the longer growing seasons - a norm on Lake on the Woods. The further north you go, the shorter the growing season. If you are looking for consistent Northern Pike fishing, and a great probability of catching that trophy, come fish with us. We have some real nice fish awaiting you arrival.

Walleye - More and more anglers are discovering that Lake of the Woods is a great place to fish for walleye. So good, in fact, that two of the premier fishing magazines in the country have written special articles naming this area as a "world-class" fishery. "A solid 5 pound 'eye (is) so common on Lake of the Woods these days that even a cooler full wouldn't get a second look." The 1991 edition of "In-Fisherman's Walleye Guide" highlights this all-star lake as being one of the continent's hottest bites. The article focuses on eight lakes that are becoming renowned for fantastic numbers of good fish couple with excellent numbers of trophies. Lake of the Woods is the first lake featured in the article. "In-Fisherman's" magazine explains that the resurgence of the walleye population, credited by some of the ban on commercial fishing, "rockets (Lake of the Woods) to a top spot on our number chart." And the average size of fish in the lake has rocketed also. Since 1984, the average size of walleye taken has risen from one to two pounds. The Ministry of Natural Resources reports that "the number of three to five-pound walleye is on the upswing and that trophies of up to 14 pounds are within reason. An article also appears in the March edition of "Peterson's Fishing" magazine. In that edition, a special section is given to the sport of walleye fishing with a special article on Lake of the Woods fishing. In the article, it is mentioned that Lake of the Woods is perhaps the only "world-class" walleye fishing left in the world! Come and find out for yourself what the pros are talking about!

Crappie - Excellent for sure! In the spring we catch them in very shallow water. Mid-summer they are suspended. Then in the late summer they start moving to deep holes. Average sizes from ¾ lb. to 1¼ lb., with Crappie up to 2¾ lb. taken each year. In the fall, the schools can be graphed - up to 100 yards long and 20 yards wide. They make for fantastic pan fishing and they are the tastiest treat to eat. Because of our fine structure, we can boast the finest Slab Crappie fishing anywhere.

Lake Trout - Deep, cold water is what Lake Trout like. Just a 10 minute ride from the lodge, you'll find one of the finest, most beautiful trout lakes you'll ever want to fish. Though this is the ONLY fish that we can't brag about catching more of and bigger than our friends further north, we do boast action in the 3 - 10 lb. range. Crow Lake is very deep and crystal clear with visibility of 25' or better. It's filled with lots of islands and reefs, although it is not as protected as Lake of the Woods. Best catches are in the early spring and late summer.

Small Mouth Bass and Large Mouth Bass - Islands, shallow rocky shorelines, weedy back bays and hundreds of reefs. These are what make up our lake. They are also the favorite places for big bass to be. Lake of the Woods just doesn't have bass, it has EXCELLENT BASS'N. OUTSTANDING .. With more structure and cover than anyone could ever fish. Small mouth run in the 2-5 lb. range, with bass caught up to 7 lbs. just last year, very close to the lodge. Our large mouth bass fishing just keeps getting better as well, ranging from 2-5 lbs. The largest caught this year was 7.9 lbs. Let's see Florida grow them that big with only the same length of growing season we have!

Duck Hunting - Don’t let others try to fool you on Ontario ducks. We are the MAIN STAGING AREA for northern flights on their way south. No other lake can boast both the numbers and length of time the ducks will stay. We are a full day and nights flight from the far northern breeding and nesting grounds. Here they stop to feed on our lush food source, and preen for their continued flight south. This is not a hit or miss situation! You’ll find no excuse’s here. We attract the northern flights of mallards, ring necks, buffalo heads. Including major rafts of golden eye’s and blue bills. Our family has been in this area for over 75 year’s, and have catered to water fowler’s since our lodge was first established in 1946. We are not new to the hunt, and have catered to hunters from around the world. All our Pro Staff guides are professionally trained. We have ALL the equipment to insure you and your group a most successful hunting experience. Including several trained hunting dogs, over 800 decoy’s, military camo netting, a fleet of canoes, giant bail blinds, duck plucking machines. We use 21 ft. boats with full tops to transport your group to the different hunting areas in the darkness. Powered by 150 h.p. Motors or better. We leave smaller 16 ft. boats with 25 hp. Motors all over the lake to transfer your group up into the shallow back waters.

White Tail Deer Hunts - We are hunting on over one million acres of government land. Over 80 % of our hunts are done on they many islands and peninsulas that are on our lake. To grasp the tremendous mass of area we are hunting, you should first know this. The lake has over one million surface acres of water. Over 14,684 islands, more than 65,000 miles of shore line. Fact is, we need not ever hunt the same island or peninsula more than once. Providing every group that hunts with us, fresh untouched or previously disturbed trophy white tail opportunities. You will not ever see another orange hunting jacket except for your group! Northwestern Ontario has consistently and will continue to produce heavier bodied ( the largest body size in north America ) and large racked deer. They are plentiful here. Racks ranging from 10 to 20 points are not uncommon. Field dressed, these deer are weighing from 225 to 300 lbs. average 255lb. The deer range from 130's to mid 170's typical, 165 to 250 non- typical.

Trophy Moose - Lecuyer's is located in a very unique area, in that besides the excellent white tail hunting areas. We also boast some prime moose hunting opportunities. We have some vast areas that have timber harvesting going on. These are ideal locations. The region boast nice pockets of animals. All areas are pre scouted by our pro hunting staff to help insure your success. We hunt both the "caps" cut over ridges and around the many small lakes and swamp areas. These are some of the largest bodied moose in North America. We take nice racks each year ranging from 38" to 55". The package hunt is truly all inclusive, you need only bring your personal gear, guns and ammo. We provide all transportation to and from hunting areas, using newer 4/4 trucks and 4 wheelers. Nothing is spared to help in both finding and helping to get your trophy out. You are provided One pro staff hunting guide for each 3 hunters in your party. Additional guides are available at your request. A complete information package will be forwarded to you and your group once your booking has been confirmed with the lodge. As we have only a limited number of trophy hunts available each year you should contact the lodge well ahead of your targeted hunting dates to avoid disappointment in not getting to hunt this year or next.

Black Bear Hunting - Lecuyer's Tru-Tail Lodge is located in an area which supports a very healthy bear population. We do our own conservation by limiting the dates of hunts as well as the number of hunters we accept each year. Our Pro Staff hunting guides select a diligently service all bait sets. They ensure your safety by using safe reliable tree stands. Your guide will work with you throughout and after your hunt, including tracking and cleaning, will take proper care of your meat and trophy hide. Because it is indeed a trophy you are wanting, we operate our hunts only during the first two weeks of the season. By doing this, we ensure your highest possible success, while ensuring the best quality of your trophy hide.

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