The 29th anniversary banquet is shaping up to be our best ever. Be sure to check back from now until May 4th, 2017 to watch the list of prizes grow.
LIFETIME OF MEMORIES
Below are some of the Live Auction Prizes for the Banquet. Be sure to check back from now until May 4th, 2017 to see the new list of prizes for the 29th Annual Banquet.
Fish Futures and Lund...
...bring you the best in class in “Glass"
This Year’s Feature Boat is an amazing
2017 LUND 219 PRO V GL
The glass ceiling has just been smashed with the 2017 Lund 219 Pro V GL. This Lund has everything you’ve could possibly dream for in a fiberglass tournament fishing boat.
The 219 Pro V GL is designed to deliver the ultimate in design, quality and beauty. Designed specifically for the serious fishermen who aspire to own the best in a 21’ class fishing boat.
This magnificent Lund is finished in gleaming Arctic White / Gunmetal / and shimmering Gunmetal Poly Flake. On top of Lund’s incredible list of standard features included on the 219, this impressive Pro V GL boasts some of the finest options available including; port and starboard Pilot Chairs for a smoother ride, SmartCraft gauges (the marine industry’s most advanced gauges), 3 Bank Pro Series On-Board charger and a 2 bank Pro Series On-Board charger, vinyl floor with Snap-in carpet, and a complete top to keep you protected from the elements.
This stunning masterpiece has been matched with the ultimate powerhouse.......Mercury’s 300XL Verado Pro Four Stroke w/19 Enertia Prop, the world’s most reliable and advanced propulsion system. The six-cylinder Verado delivers an amazing driving experience, superior reliability, jaw-dropping power & acceleration, and the quietest, smoothest ride ever produced by an outboard.
This incredible fishing machine sits atop of a durable dual axle trailer with steel fenders. Fish Futures is very proud to offer this magnificent Lund Pro V GL as its premier auction item for 2017 to the highest bidder and honoured supporter of freshwater fisheries in Manitoba.
Valued at more that $130,000.00 CAD
Boat, Motor, Trailer Donor: Lund Boats
COMPETITOR 205 TILLER MERCURY 200 HP
VERADO KARAVAN TRAILER
Measuring 8-feet wide and nearly 21-feet long, this fishing machine is for the hardcore angler looking for that massive casting deck, incredible stability on the roughest water, remarkable holeshot and performance plus:
- 60 inch, 32 gallon aft lighted and aerated livewell
- Secondary 22 gallon livewell in the bow
- Center bow rod storage for 8 rods up to 9’4”
- Port and Starboard rod storage for 16 more rods up to 10’
- Insulated cooler and a ton of storage for all your gear.
- plus, plus, plus...
This boat package is powered by a Mercury Verado®: Pro FourStroke 200 hp. This outboard delivers best-in-class fuel economy. Plus, the instant boost of an intercooled supercharged system delivers tremendous hole shot, unrivaled mid-range punch and excellent top speed.This boat package is carried by a custom bunk, tandom axle Karavan trailer, 4800 lb capacity, black textured paint, disc brakes and swing tongue.
FULL PACKAGE MSRP PRICE: $73,419.00 CAD
Donor: Aluma Craft, Guertin Equipment, Mercury and Karavan Trailers
V16 with FLOOR YAMAHA 25 HP KARAVAN TRAILER
The smaller, simpler and uncomplicated V16 boats are tough, sturdy and fun. Great for a weekend getaway fishing or just zipping around the lake. The V16 model has quickly become a favorite for many lodge and resort owners due to the many great features such as:
- Oversized spray rails for a higher, drier and safer ride
- Full non-slip vinyl flooring from bow to stern
- Spacious split seat configuration
- Comfortable tiller operator station
- Aft bench storage compartment
- Side storage compartments under seats
- Plus, plus, plus....
This boat is powered by a Yamaha: 4-Stroke 25 hp and is the perfect combination of: lightweight, compact, reliability and is fuel efficient. This boat package is carried by a custom bunk Karavan trailer, 1250 lb capacity, black textured paint and LED lights.
FULL PACKAGE MSRP PRICE: $14,178.00 CAD
Donor: Aluma Craft, Luke's Town Service, Yamaha and Karavan Trailers
GREAT BEAR LAKE Plummer's Arctic Lodges is pleased to once again be part of the Fish Futures Banquet and Auction.
We are back with a seven day trip for 2 lucky anglers to Plummer's Great Bear Lake Lodge for the summer of 2017.
On the edge of the tree line and hundreds of miles from civilization, Great Bear Lake is the fourth largest lake in North America and Plummer's is the only lodge in operation on this lake. Home of the IGFA World Record Lake Trout and Arctic Grayling with Plummer's
outpost at the Tree River also holding the record for the largest Arctic
Char on the planet. Fished by only a few hundred lucky anglers a year,
this has been a fishing trip of a lifetime for generations. Trip includes return charter flight from Yellowknife to the lodge, accommodations, daily maid service, all meals including daily shore lunch, and one week of fully guided fishing on this world class body of water. Opportunities are available for additional daily fly outs on and around Great Bear, including fishing for Arctic Char on the fabled Tree River.
Trip Dates TBA. Trip must be taken during these dates or forfeited.
Value: OVER $15,000! (incl. taxes)
Donor: Plummer’s Arctic Lodges
LUND WC-14 BOAT AND EZ LOADER TRAILER
Drive away with this great set-up. Be it camping, hunting, or fishing, the WC models provide a smooth ride. Built to perfection, these boats are unparalleled. Ready to take you just about anywhere you want to go. Please note that it is the purchasers’ responsibility to remove this boat and trailer package from the banquet. Buyer is responsible for paying the PST on the trailer at the time of registration.
Value: $4,000.00 CAD
Donor: Lund Boats & EZ Loader Trailers
CHEF CAMERON TAIT'S GOURMET DINNER
Let Chef Cameron Tait take your taste buds on a culinary adventure second to none!
This is a gourmet dinner for Six people, catered in your home by multi-award winning Chef, Cameron Tait of Red River College.
Chef Cameron Tait has travelled the world to bring you the ultimate experience in haut cuisine!
The evening will include amuse buche before dinner, followed by a fantastic seven course work of art!
An evening of extraordinary culinary treats not to be forgotten!
“Wine will also be served with your dinner courtesy of Dale Norman Saunders and Peller Estates”
Value: This truly is Priceless!
Donor: Cameron Tait & Peller Estates
“Anybody can make you enjoy the first bite of a dish, but only a real Chef can make you enjoy the last”
RODGERS FISHING LODGE
Located at Esperanza Inlet on the west coast of Vancouver Island and with a backdrop of tall mountain peaks, sparkling ocean waters, pristine beaches, abundant marine life and great fishing, this is what it is all about! Enjoy a fabulous 5 day 4 night wilderness fishing trip for HUGE Chinook and Coho Salmon. Fish the nearby banks for Halibut, Lingcod and Snapper. They will supply everything you need, from tackle to all-weather gear. This unbelievable trip for 3 includes your stay, 40 hours of guided fishing, all meals and dinner wines and fishing license. The successful bidder will need to supply their own airfare to Campbell River, B.C. as well as rent a car at the Comox airport and drive to the pick up point in Tahsis or fly into the Lodge from Campbell River.
Value: $9,000.00 CAD (incl. taxes)
Donor: Doug Rodgers, Rodgers Fishing Lodge
THE KEG BACKYARD BBQ
A perennial favorite. The Fish Futures Banquet is the only place you will find this incredible prize. Truly a one of a kind experience. This prize is good for you and fifteen of your closest friends. All you have to do is supply the backyard and the Keg will do the rest. The menu consists of Caesar salad followed by Keg steaks and dessert. Definitely a good time to be had by all!
Donor: The Keg Steakhouse and Bar
ULTIMATE CATS FOR 4!
Four lucky anglers will enjoy an ultimate day of Catfishing on the mighty Red River. Hunt for Master Angler Catfish with your host Todd Longley of City Cats. Bait, tackle and fun is included in your trip. All you need to do is bring yourself to the waters edge, and City Cats will take care of the rest.
Also included is a "Do It Yourself Hog Roast" for 25! Danny's Whole Hog will provide a deliciously marinated pig that's all ready to go, complete with proper roasting instructions for you and 24 of you friends/relatives to enjoy! "Todd brings the fun" & "Danny brings the flavor"
Donor: City Cats, Danny’s Whole Hog Barbecue & Smokehouse and Kingfisher Boats
REID'S BIRCH ISLAND RESORT
In support of Fish Futures – Reid’s Birch Island Resort is providing an all inclusive 3 day – 4 night package for 4 people
The package includes
Accommodation, daily maid service, all meals (hearty breakfast, prepared shore lunch and gourmet dinner),professional guide, boat, motor, gas and bait. Also included is lodging and dinner on arrival and breakfast on departure.
Birch island Resort offers 14 bedrooms, each with a private bathroom. There are four rooms in the main lodge, four on the upper level of the boathouse and six rooms off the back deck of the main lodge. We can accommodate from one to 40 guests, providing an excellent atmosphere for fishing vacations, family gatherings and corporate retreats.
The lodge itself is an elegant century-old building that for most of its life served as a private and corporate retreat for the T Eaton Company. Its immense pines, verdant grounds and stately boathouse would serve nicely as a movie set for The Great Gatsby. From the Resort, the Winnipeg River spreads out in all directions like an immense four-leaf clover, with hundreds of miles of shoreline and limitless fishing opportunities. Our intention is to combine the best aspects of both worlds — traditional old-time elegance with the very latest in cuisine, accommodation and service. Nearby airports, all-weather paved road access and wireless communication means you can stay in touch while enjoying a corporate retreat or family vacation. Come in your necktie if you must – we supply everything from the moment you arrive. The fishing is excellent and our guides are serious professionals who might become lifelong friends. The beauty of the area will take your breath away, invigorate your spirit and strengthen bonds with friends, work partners and family.
For your comfort
We have a cozy sitting room in the main lodge that looks onto the lake and a large lounge above the boathouse with wet bar, piano and plenty of seating. There’s also a large deck off the main lodge that overlooks the water and many lakeside decks to enjoy the company of fellow fisherman or take in the colourful sunsets that Northwestern Ontario is famous for.
At Birch Island Resort, you’ll experience dining that rivals the finest restaurants. Coffee is delivered fresh to you each morning as you enjoy sunrise over the lake. Our executive chef will treat you to made-to-order breakfasts every day and a noon lunch will be served on the water at one of our hand picked shore lunch spots, where you will enjoy fresh-caught walleye an many side dishes. Dinners feature generous portions of your choice of steaks, chops and seafood, all artfully prepared. Top it off with desert and your appetite will be thoroughly satisfied.
The Fishing is Fantastic
Guided by experts
Birch Island Resort guides are knowledgeable, enthusiastic and experienced. They’re ready to assist and know where the hot spots are. They’ll take care of your catch and prepare a shore lunch that will be one of many highlights of your trip. Each guide is boat-safety certified and trained in CPR and first aid. As with our guests, our guides return year after year and some have been with us for over 20 years. They are adept at helping children, seniors and avid fisherman alike to ensure that your fishing experience is a memorable one.
Located next to our dock and boathouse is a full-service trading post. Well equipped, the store offers a large selection of tackle, beverages, beer, snacks, tobacco products, toiletries, disposable cameras and a full line of Birch Island Resort clothing.
The shore lunches at Birch Island Resort can only be described as one of the great highlights of your trip. Fresh Walleye done in a wide range of our own unique recipes — from the traditional pan-fried to sweet and sour, stir fried, baked or honey mustard — together with homemade fries and breads, vegetables, fruits and desserts, complete the shore lunch experience.Accommodation includes daily maid service, all meals (hearty breakfast, prepared shore lunch and gourmet dinner), professional guide, boat, motor, gas and bait. Packages include lodging and dinner on arrival and breakfast on departure.
Package does not include: Fishing License, Store and Bar Purchases and Gratuities
Valued at $7,000.00 CAD (incl. taxes)
Donor: Phil Reid, Reid’s Birch Island Resort
THE AIKENS LAKE WILDERNESS LODGE EXPERIENCE
Bid on this incredible trip to the Main Lodge at Aikens Lake.
Aikens Lake Wilderness Lodge sits amongst a beautiful birch stand along a sandy beach on the northeast shore of Aikens Lake, where it has been since 1948. Located in the Atikaki Wilderness Provincial Park in Manitoba, Canada. World-class trophy fishing is only a cast away! The “Aikens Experience” is
well known and quite unique in the industry. While we can’t control the fishing and the weather, our guests know that everything that is within our control will be done with the utmost professionalism. Any fly-in fishing trip should be about more than just catching fish... we have trained all our staff to go the extra mile to ensure your overall experience is something memorable you will share and cherish with friends and family for years. That is the “Aikens Experience.”
This trip is for 3 days, 3 nights for up to FOUR (4) guests. Departure by Float Plane from Bluewater Aviation (approximately 90 minutes NE of Winnipeg on Highway 11), accommodations in our luxurious cabins, three days of guided fishing, Free WiFi in all Cabins, Sumptuous meals, including daily shore lunches on the lake, housekeeping, luggage service, COMPLIMENTARY HAPPY HOUR, fishing licenses, USB stick with all of the pictures your guides have taken during your trip, 8 x 10 group photo and so much more that makes up the “AIKENS EXPERIENCE”.
Not Included: Gratuities for Guides and Staff. Personal purchases made at the lodge. These can be
billed “a la carte” or bundled together in our “Platinum Plan” for $325.00 per person, which takes care of you on and off the water. It includes all snacks, pop, bottled water, beer, liquor, bait, rod rentals, tackle, upgrade evening boats, or the “Platinum Lite Plan” that excludes alcohol for $125 per person.
Trip Dates: Anytime in summer 2017 (May 24 to Sept 15) as long as the dates are mutually agreed upon by Aikens Lake and the auction winners. Trip is non-transferable and must be taken during the 2017 fishing season or forfeited.
Value: $12,000 CAD (incl. taxes)
Donor: Pit & Julie Turenne, Aikens Lake Wilderness Lodge
8 Hour Guided Musky Trip for two Anglers on Lake of the Woods with renowned Musky Guide Darcy Cox of Tank Industries……
You will be treated to a Musky Fishing Experience like no other…
You will be spending 8 hours with one of the most respected and sought after Musky Guides in NW Ontario that has over 20 years Musky fishing experience and knows where the big ones hang out.
All top quality gear will be provided, and you will be fishing from the comfort of a brand new Alumacraft 205 Sport powered by a 250 Mercury Verado that is outfitted with two Humminbird ONIX 10’s and a Minn Kota Ulterra 112lb which aids in tracking down and catching these elusive monsters.
Guests are responsible for transportation to and from LOW and for their bringing their own food/drinks.
Words from Darcy…… Musky fishing on LOW is simply amazing. The amount of boat side strikes, numbers of fish, numbers of BIG fish, and the scenery that surrounds it make this fishery more unique than any other. Musky fishing is by far the most exhilarating freshwater angling experience there is. Muskies love to follow baits and commit on a properly executed figure 8 at boat side. The sight of a 50+” fish ripping around the boat at your feet is incredible… it’s definitely something every angler needs to experience.
During our day I’ll constantly be educating you on multiple aspects of Musky fishing. What happens in my boat, stays in my boat, therefore I don’t hold back with my guests. We’ll be fishing the best location, presentation and times that I’m aware of. I guarantee you’ll be a better Musky angler after spending a day in the boat. My main goal is to make your trip beyond what you expected!
Donor: Darcy Cox, Tank Industries
AMPHIBIAN LAKE DELUXE OUTPOST
or HARROP LAKE OUTPOST
Either of these trips is for 8 people for 3 days!
Want to have the lodge all to yourself with some of the best fishing for walleye and pike in Manitoba? Trip includes return airfare from Lac du Bonnet.
Harrop Lake Outpost is a 4 cabin housekeeping facility that can accommodate groups rangingfrom 4-16 people. The camp was at one time an American Plan resort and as a result is not what you expect when you think of an outpost. Four private fully modern cabins and hospitable camp hosts are just a couple of the many surprises that await guests. Fishing is easy at Harrop Lake. It’s so easy you will be spoiled. The lake has excellent flow, three tributaries coming in and two leaving. It is not difficult to find a spot within minutes of the camp where the moving water seems to be funneling the Walleye towards your boat, or where several big Pike are jockeying for the cover of a weed bed. On Harrop Lake you can fish trophy Northern Pikeand Walleye without wasting valuable fishing time traveling. A 53.5” (136 cm) pike caught and released was hooked just 150 yards (137m) from the dock. Walleye average 17”-24” (43-61cm) and Northern Pike average 27”-40” (69-102 cm), with many master anglers. Harrop Lake camp is unique in the sport fishing industry. The camp offers amenities and services usually found only at American Plan resorts!
Amphibian Lake Lodge is located 150 air miles northeast of Winnipeg and 110
air miles north of our airbase in Lac du Bonnet. Amphibian Lake is a widening of the Pigeon River. With great water flow all year, this lake offers fantastic fishing throughout the season. A special feature of this system is that it offers a wide variety of fish species including trophy walleye and northern pike, whitefish, goldeye, saugers and perch. With many miles of shoreline combined with grassy bays and structured rock points, this lake is a natural for huge northern pike. The spectacular shining falls at the east end of the lake offers our anglers a never-ending abundance of walleye. You truly have to fish this lake to believe it. Amphibian Lake Lodge was constructed in 1989 and is a four-star, full-service American plan lodge. Having a capacity for sixteen, each of our four private guest rooms has four individual beds and a three piece bathroom. The beautiful common dining area and living area is where you will enjoy delicious home cooked meals and later relax and share your favorite fishing tales, or enjoy your favorite sports event on the satellite TV. They also have a large outdoor gazebo where you can enjoy a mid-day shore lunch or an evening BBQ while viewing an incredible northern sunset. Don’t forget to watch for the incredible northern lights.Due to water conditions your trip may be at either Amphibian or Harrop Lake Lodge!
-Meals and Beverages (we can assist in making arrangements for groceries)
-Linens, towels, fishing tackle, bait
This trip is valid between May 15, 2017 to September 15, 2017 and the dates to be agreed upon between Jackson’s Lodge and the auction winners. This trip is non-transferable to another group and cannot be carried over to another year.
Value: $14,000.00 CAD (incl. taxes)
Donor: Jackson’s Lodge & Outposts
BUDD’S GUNISAO LAKE LODGE
This 3 day fishing foray for 2 includes return air from Winnipeg, boat, motorand guide, accommodations and meals. You will fish from the comfort of an 18foot boat with your experienced guide, dedicated to getting you the “BIG ONE”.
Dr. Jim Budd and Dusty Budd welcome you to the crystal clear blue waters ofGunisao Lake in Northern Manitoba. You will be torn between angling for 14 to 15 pound Walleye and 20 pound plus, big hungry Northern.
(Trip must be takenin the 2017 fishing season)
Value: $5,000.00 CAD (incl. taxes)
Donor: Jim and Dusty Budd, Budd’s Gunisao Lake Lodge
THE ULTIMATE MINN KOTA / HUMMINBIRD PACKAGE
Once again, Minn Kota and Humminbird have put this incredible prize package together for Fish Futures. These are the most sought after trolling motor and electronics on the market today! Don’t miss on your chance to own this amazing package! The Ultimate Minn Kota/
Humminbird package includes:
Minn Kota Ulterra 80 US2 60" w/ iPilot BluetoothMinn Kota
Ulterra features exclusive Auto Stow/Deploy and Power Trim. Integrating GPS technology with iPilot and the All New updated Spot-Lock with wireless Bluetooth heading sensor, total control is within the palm of your hand. With the push of a button, you can go from zero to fishing in no time. But of course, you wouldn't expect anything less from Minn Kota.
Humminbird Helix 12 CHIRP MEGA SI GPS G2N
12 inch screen. Precise Humminbird CHIRP Digital Sonar. All New MEGA Imaging! AutoChart Live featuring New Bottom Hardness and Vegetation overlay. Along with Bluetooth connectivity and other industry leading technology Humminbird is renowned for.
Helix 9 CHIRP GPS G2N
Packed with features, including Humminbird CHIRP Digital Sonar, AutoChart Live and Bluetooth connectivity in a brilliant 9 inch screen, this unit can stand on its own at the dash or offers the perfect sidekick at the bow.
Valued at over $8000.00 (incl. taxes)
Donor: Wiens Furniture, Niverville