Please send your comments on your stay with us at Poplar Ridge Lodge for us to post on this page.
All comments and suggestions are welcome, especially your views on the facilities and of course... the fishing! Any tips would be helpful too.
My stay at Poplar Ridge Lodge: My stay at the Poplar Ridge Lodge was
incredible. I never thought that they would take such good care of us
from the time they picked us up at the launch until they took us back.
1st class hospitality and they really work hard to make sure your
stay is a pleasant one. Thank you for an incredible hunt.
I know that I cannot wait to come back.
31 August 2006
Great fishing. I had a great time. I have been there twice bear hunting and shot 2 bears, but the best thing was to get to meet Claude. I will never forget that man. THANKS Randy Mock Michigan
Hi guys thank you both so much as well as Mike and Colby (S.S.) for a great experience the memories will last a life time. Not only did I come out of the bush with a bear but some new good friends. You guys are the best!!!! Looking at the web sight makes me sad I miss it all already. I will be back for sure in 08 if not sooner if I can swing it. Again thanks for everything.
Your friend Kent Smock
June 23,2006 The Fishing: The fishing was great.Darel & Karen were the greatest made the trip worth it.Our group will be back next year 2007
My comment on the website: This is a great website.
Every picture & statment is true I have been there.
September 5, 2005
My stay at Poplar Ridge Lodge: My bear hunt at Poplar Ridge was by far the best vacation I've ever had!!!
Darrel delivered a stand with a huge bear as promised, and provided me with the best, most exciting tracking experience of my life!!!
Darrel, Karen, and Coby were awesome people that made our trip!!!!!
The Fishing: I never thought I'd see the day when pike became a nuisance, but I was really sick of catching them!!
15 to 25 inch pike were as common as ants at a picnic!! The jumbo perch were less common, but accessible and extremely tasty!!!
The walleye were there as well, and tasted great!!! Canadian fishing at its finest!!!
Tim Kling, Allegan, MI
28 August, 2005
THANKS FOR THE GREAT WEEK IN BEAR CAMP, WE ALL CAN'T WAIT TO GET BACK NEXT YEAR.THE AMOUNT OF
BEARS AND WILDLIFE YOU HAVE AROUND IS HARD TO IMAGINE BUT WE SAW IT FIRST HAND, THE HUNTING &
FISHING WAS FANTASTIC AND SO WE'RE THE CABINS - GREAT JOB AND WE WILL SEE YO NEXT YEAR
JOHN & JUSTIN HART
August 8, 2005
I just wanted to thank you again for your hospitality. Your facility is top notch and un-matched.
You and Darrel were a pleasure to be around and you work hard at keeping the lodge in order and clean.
I am enclosing a picture of the 11 1/2 pound northern i caught. The fishing is unbelievable and i would say one of, if not the
best Pike fisheries in the world!
Thank You again and i hope you all have a successful hunting season!
Darrel & Karen,
I look forward to coming up again next week. I was looking over your website and I am really impressed with the job Karen did
with it. All of our group started out camping and then we did some fly ins and camps. Your camp is by far the best of both worlds for our group and the fishing can be outstanding there, all you need is the right weather. We really like the fact that you can bring in a lot of gear compared to a fly in. Darrel befriended our group when my buddies were in Hornepayne without a clue as to where they were going but had to have a starter fixed in the local garage. While at the garage, Darrel told some of our group about the system your camp is on and made a suggestion as to a camp site since they had tents and camping gear. There was no money in it for him, but he went out of his way to help some people he didn't know. The next year we stayed at your camp and experienced the great hospitality of the Gaudreau's. The pictures attached are from 2003 when our group of 4 limited out on Brook Trout of a size we would not have believed and caught many quality perch, walleye and pike. I look forward to seeing you soon.
Stuart Sebright Allegan, MI 49010
10 June, 2005 Hello Darrel and Karen, I just wanted to thank both of you for the best vacation we have ever had. IT WAS AWESOME!!!!!! You guys have done an excellent job with your business and I foresee Christi and I returning on a regular basis. We both had a very relaxing and pleasant vacation. We both feel we made life long friends on our trip with the two of you, we can't wait to come back up there and see you guys again. The fishing was incredible, I have never caught Brook Trout (Speckled) as large before this trip, I will be back for a bigger one!!! The walleye and pike fishing was insane with the number of fish caught daily, all around I think Larkin Lake is the best lake/river system I have ever fished. Canada is a beautiful country and I always hate to leave. I wish us Americans would treat the land better and keep it clean. Once again thank you for the great experience.
Jason Clark Michigan
30 May, 2005
We all had a great time, thanks for the hospitality. You guys did a great job of taking care of our needs.
A satisfied customer - Dave
September 6, 2004
I have fished walleye and hunted moose at Poplar Ridge for several years. My wife and I have vacationed
there as well. The area is absolutely pristine, untouched wilderness. The Gaudreau's are gracious hosts who
provide top notch customer service.
Excellent walleye, perch, pike and trout fishing.
September 9, 2004 Hi Darel and karen, just a note to say thanks again for a great trip, everyone was very happy with all aspects of their first trip to the lodge and their still talking about it. Jerry said that he caught more fish and had more fun there than all his trips to the camp in **** they used to go to, and he will be back. Thanks for the pictures on the web site.
James Campbell Ontario
May 27, 2005
We were lucky to have a professional chef with us in the first week of the season.
Other than the best pull pork I've ever tasted, he made us the delicious yet simple Cedar Plank Trout.
STEVE MAYBERRY'S CEDAR PLANK TROUT
Soak an UNTREATED cedar plank in water for at least half an hour. Preheat grill.
Fillet that trout, but leave the skin on. Brush fillets with oil then rub on salt and pepper.
Top with thin slices of lemon and dill to taste.
Place soaked cedar plank on grill over direct medium heat. When cedar plank starts to smoke
place fish skin down on plank. Close the lid and grill for about 15 minutes or until the fish is done.
Remove from grill and enjoy.
(Reproduced without permission)
25 August, 2004
Wanted to let you know we are home and have already begun telling our stories of the trip to your camp
to family and friends. We really enjoyed meeting and talking with you the short time we were there. The
fishing, scenery and wildlife were spectacular. We are trying to figure a way to get back next year. We'll let
you know as soon as possible. Again thanks, we'll either email you pictures or we will mail them to you in the
next few days. You both created a cherished memory for my son my father and me.