White Pine Lodge, Lake of the Woods, Ontario, Canada

We Are Not Taking Any 2018 Reservations

We are sorry for the inconvenience, but White Pine Lodge is not taking any reservations or bookings for the 2018 season. We will be back next season. We are leaving the website and it's "old" information in place for the moment. We will be updating everything before next season. Again, we're sorry for the inconvenience. We'll be back soon!

Jim Palmer head fishing guide at white pine lodge ontario

Jim - Head Guide; Fishing and Hunting

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Jamie - Fishing Guide, Part-time

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Darren -Hunting and Fishing Guide

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Will - Fishing Guide, Part-time

Meet the White Pine Lodge Fishing Guides

We'd like you to meet our fishing guides Jim, Jamie, Darren and Will.

Jim Palmer

Jim Palmer, owner of White Pine Lodge, and head guide is an experienced angler and hunter who grew up appreciating the wilderness and enjoying the outdoors. As head guide, Jim is an accomplished angler of a wide variety of species including, Walleye, Northern Pike, large & small mouth Bass, Crappie, Steel head & Speckled Trout, Lake Trout and Muskie. “I’ve fished with many guides who have told me all kinds of reasons, well excuses, as to why the fish aren’t biting. Jim……he just puts us on the fish!” ( Jerry 2010, WPL guest).

Having guided a wide range of people from first-time fisherman to expert anglers, booking a day with Jim will provide you with insider techniques, improve your success and you will enjoy a “REAL” Canadian shore lunch prepared to perfection! Guests rave that Jim is quite the Chef! Jim is an invaluable resource for practically everything related to fishing and hunting. He insists the hunts and fishing experiences meet his high standards.

Jamie Bruce - WINNER OF THE 2014 KBI !!

Born and raised fishing Lake of the Woods has made Jamie one of the most sought after fishing guides in the area. He lives and breathes the true experiences that this area has to offer. He has been quoted stating "I spend 250 days a year on the water."

Since we met Jamie as a young boy, he has accomplished a remarkable fishing career.  Over the past few year, He has had the pleasure of fishing and filming with 2 of the Top Canadian angles.  Watch Jamie on Season 1 – 3 of the “Fishing with Gussy” and Bob Izumi’s “Real Fishing" show to be aired January 2014.  This young man is also well known for his success during many fishing tournaments.  On July 2013, Jamie and his partner Bryan Gustafson took first place in the “Lake Despair Lodge” tournament, weighing in a grand total of 30.74 pounds.

Jamie spends his spring, summer, fall and winters taking advantage of the outdoors. He uses all his experience toward guiding, fishing tournaments and writing. The pleasure of sharing with others his passion for this sport has come naturally to him, he just enjoys seeing others fall in love with what he believes is the #1 sport in Canada.  We are honored to have such a wonderful guy like Jamie as part of our team at White Pine Lodge.

Darren Ainsworth

Darren and Jim launched their professional guiding careers with Kenora Whitetail Adventures.  They shared their passion for hunting with a growing group of patrons.  This lead to the expansion of White Pine Lodge.  Darren is the go to, trusted, always putting every effort forward to insure everyone has a great vacation guy!  He takes pride in the whole experience. 

Darren is an avid hunter, outdoors enthusiast and true family man.  His life accomplishment are many.  As an archery hunter, holding several moose and deer “Pope and Young” records in Ontario are among his most treasured achievement.  He has an exceptional understanding of the wilderness in the Kenora and Sioux Narrows area because of his countless years of experience. (He made me promise not to put the # of years down as it may reveal his age, but it’s a LOT!)

Although, Darren’s expertise is in hunting and tracking, he is an exceptional fishing guide.  He has spent an equal amount of time fishing Lake of the Woods and surrounding smaller lakes.  This developed him into an accomplished multi-species fisherman.   Walleye, Northern Pike, Bass, Lake Trout or Musky, just tell him the goal for the day and he will find that trophy.    

We are positive that your outdoor memories with be unforgettable after fishing or hunting with “D!”  We couldn’t imagine trusting anyone else with our guests. 


Will Maddigan

Welcome Will, we are so excited to have you as part of our team!

Details to follow....