BAPTISTE LAKE LODGE, LTD.
1. This is a catch and release camp. By Provincial Regulations this is a CR-1 Lake, which means you can keep one fish / fisherman / day. Barbless hooks are required. You are welcome to keep one of the smaller fish / fisherman / day, that you can eat, but our policy is not to take any fish out of the system. We request that you not keep any of the larger fish, “let’em go and let’em grow.” Be careful when handling the fish. Do not pick them up by the eyes or keep them out of the water too long before releasing. If you wish to have a trophy mounted please measure and weigh the trophy and have your taxidermist order a replica.
2. Do not clean any fish in the camp. Please do not discard cigarette butts, gum or candy wrappers, or any types of trash in the camp area. Please take the fillet boards in your boat and clean your fish in the lake, dispose of the entrails either on one of the offshore islands or in the lake far from camp. There are bears in the area and fish entrails will attract bears. Please do not put entrails in the outhouse.
3. Keep a clean camp. If you read the log book you will note that many guests have encountered bears over the years. The easiest way to avoid the bear problem is to keep the camp clean. PLEASE DO NOT DUMP ANY COOKING GREASE down the sink, please burn it in the fire ring. We request that at the end of your stay you clean the cabin and remove all of your food items that you brought in. Please do not leave partial bottles of salad dressing, mayonnaise, that sort of thing, because by the end of the season it accumulates.
4. Use of the boats. Please return your boat to the dock at the end of the day, facing out to the lake. At the end of your stay clean your boats thoroughly.
5. Fuel. All of the motors are 4-stroke motors using straight gas only – Do Not Mix any Gas.
6. Jean Lake. In Jean Lake you will find two 12 foot boats with 6 hp motors. To get to Jean Lake go to the dock on the back side of the peninsula. Opposite from the main dock you will find a boat tied up there, take the boat up the river; stay to your right on your way in and to the left on your way out. Proceed slowly and raise the motor to the first click. Just prior to entering into the narrow part of the river you will see off to your right a small dock and a sign; please dock your boat there. Be sure to take with you nets, life jackets, a gas line, gas tank, and if you intend to bring back some Lake Trout or Northerns, take a fish tub from the boat house. Please return all nets, life jackets, gas lines, and plastic gas tanks to the boat house. Please do not clean any fish near the boats as we do not want to attract bears.
7. Warning About Rock Hazards. Please heed the map, the Lake is small, take your time; please be careful with our expensive equipment.
8. Water pump. If it becomes necessary to fill the water tank, you will find a Honda water pump down near the boat dock area. It takes straight gas; do not mix any oil in the gas for the water pump. There is a switch around on the back side of the motor that must be turned on prior to starting the motor. In the event that you lose the prime on the pump, turn off the ball valve going to the tank, then remove the little black plastic plug on the top of the pump, and prime it with water from the lake. If you slowly open the small faucet valve you can bleed off the air and it should accept a prime. Please do not overfill the water tank. In the event that the pump will not start after several attempts, you will find a small metal bulb underneath the carburetor in the back on the right hand side. Remove it carefully with a wrench from the boat house and drain the water from the bulb. The water is filtered and is potable. If filling the tank add bleach as per directed on the bleach bottle.
9. Generator. The generator is located around back of the boat shed. The generator accepts only straight gas. Do not put mixed gas in the generator. The Yamaha Generator has a switch on the front panel, switch that to the “on” position; the choke is around on the left side of the motor, choke it once and then it should start. The gas shut-off valve near the choke should be in the vertical position to run. The large John Deere Generator - choke once and turn the key.
10. Propane. The propane is located out in front of the cabin. In the event that either of the propane bottles should become empty, please use the two wheel cart and replace the bottle. Lighting instructions on the hot water heater are located near the pilot. Lighting instructions for the refrigerator are on the bottom kick panel. In the event that the striker does not work, it may be necessary to pull the refrigerator away from the wall and have a partner light the pilot while you maintain the controls in the front.
11. Satellite phone. Please note that there is a satellite phone and it has been activated. In order to use the phone, the generator must be running. Just pick up the telephone receiver and dial it like you would a normal telephone; end by using the # key. At the conclusion of your call, just hang up. If you do not have a dial tone, you will hear a interrupted ring type tone (that is the ABC tone), hang up and wait at least one minute, then try again. If you still don’t have a dial tone, push the hang up button on the phone. If after several attempts you cannot get the dial tone, wait a few minutes and repeat the procedure. Be patient, it will work It would be my suggestion that if you anticipate receiving calls from your family or friends, that you ask them to call in the morning before you are likely to be on the water, or in the evening when the generator would be on. The phone number for the Sat Phone is 254-201-4142. We ask that you use the phone for emergency purposes only as the per-minute rate for use of the phone is expensive.
Some phone numbers that may be of use:
Transwest Air - 306-425-2382 Waterbase Inn– 306-425-5550Alton Smith - 406-263-1568 Jim Rector – 406-263-438
We would request that you report any damaged equipment to either Jim or Alton, and if there was equipment damaged prior to your arrival, please report that as well.
12. The conclusion of your trip. Please clean the cabin carefully, clean out the boats, fill the boat tanks and leave the motors attached to the boats. Please take all empty gas barrels and all empty propane bottles to the dock and fly them back to La Ronge with you; notify the attendant at Transwest Air (call Jim 406-263-4385) and they will refill them for the return trip. Please double bag all of your garbage and take it out with you. Feel free to burn garbage in the fire ring, but be sure it is burned thoroughly, as the bears love to dig in the fire ring. All garbage must be flown out when you leave. Please do not burn any open fires if the fire danger is high and have a shovel and bucket of water available at the fire pit at all times. In the event of a heavy storm and strong winds please pull the boats up on the boat racks out of the water. We would request that you make a small entry in the log book, including days fished, fish caught, and where. If you have some particularly nice photos please feel free to share them with us, we would enjoy seeing them. In the event that there is any broken equipment or deficiencies, please call one of us after you get out. Have a good time and good luck fishing.