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Fly-In Fishing Outpost Cabins in the Yukon Wilderness | CA-GCL002

DIY Lake Trout, Northern Pike and Arctic Grayling fishing in Yukon

Overview

This fly-in fishing camp in southeast Yukon is remote and located on a pristine lake in the true wilderness of northern Canada. This fishing outpost on Upper Toobally Lake is your perfect base camp to fish for lake trout, northern pike and arctic grayling.

Highlights

  • Fly-in Fishing Yukon
  • Outpost Cabins
  • Pristine Wilderness Setting
  • Amazing Homecooked Meals
  • Toobally Lake
  • Smith River
  • Lake Trout
  • Arctic Grayling
  • Northern Pike
  • Whitefish

 

You will fly in from Watson Lake Yukon to the main lodge, located on Lower Toobally Lake. From there, you will board a jet boat and head up the Smith River for a 12-mile run, which connects to Upper Toobally Lake. Once you arrive at the outpost, you will spend the next week fishing at your own pace in the Yukon wilderness. Lots of wildlife are usually seen on the jet boat ride up to the outpost, and it is a fun ride.

The cabins at Upper Toobally Lake are in a gorgeous location. Here you will find comfortable, tastefully furnished cabins and a main lodge staffed with a cook and camp manager who will look after your every need on shore. The guest cabins are handcrafted log buildings from native timber. The guest cabins are cleaned daily, comfortable, cozy, and stocked with everything you might need. Cabins have electricity and a wood stove for those cool mornings. A separate shower house with an endless hot water supply is situated close to the guest accommodations. The outpost hosts a maximum of 6 guests per week.

You will have the freedom to come and go as you please and fish as much as you want and as late as you want in the land of the midnight sun. Four motor boats are ready for you to head out and explore the lake. On your first day, a guide will take you out to show you the area, and you will spend most of the day with your guide on the upper Smith River fishing for arctic grayling, lake trout, and northern pike. For the rest of the week, you will explore the upper lake and fish on your own. The fishing here is simply awesome, so be prepared for sore arms from catching so many fish!

Availability Mid July - September
Duration 7 days
Departs From Watson Lake, YT
Difficulty Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Group maximum 6 people
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No

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  • Toll Free number in N. America: +1 888 285 1676
  • International number: +1 780 414 1676
  • Please note that you will be charged in USD for this tour

Price (2023):
$3500/ per person per week (Unguided, Outpost Lodge, 4 person minimum).

All prices are per person, in USD.

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What's Included

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Included

  • Return flights from Watson Lake, Yukon to the Lodge
  • Jet boat transportation from the Lodge to the outpost
  • All meals, accommodation and housekeeping
  • Guide for your first day
  • Boats, motors, fuel
  • Spinning and Fly rods/reels and all lures/ flies
  • Feel free to bring your own fishing gear

What to bring

  • Warm jacket
  • Fleece clothing
  • Long pants
  • Shorts
  • Hiking boots
  • Wet shoes
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants)
  • Hat & gloves
  • Insect repellent
  • Full packing list provided at booking

Not Included

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Fishing licenses (available for purchase online)
  • Transportation from your home city to Watson Lake Yukon
  • Shuttle bus service between Whitehorse and Watson Lake is available
  • Internet service is not available at the outpost lodge
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities

Contact us for more Information about this tour

TOLL FREE NUMBER IN N. AMERICA: +1 888 285 1676
INTERNATIONAL NUMBER: +1 780 414 1676

You can also send an email to info@adventures.com, or use the contact form here below.

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Itinerary

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Information

For Lake Trout and Northern Pike, trolling, jigging, or fly fishing are all good methods. Each technique has its advantages at different times of the year.

Medium-heavy, fast action rods with spin casting or bait casting reels spooled with at least 20 lb mono or braided line are preferred for lake trout. The top choices are the T-60 Flatfish, Eppinger Husky Senior, and Junior spoons. And don’t forget to bring a few Five of Diamonds spoons and big crankbaits or plugs too. You don’t need to use downriggers for lakers in Yukon.

Medium-heavy, fast-action rods with spin casting or baitcasting reels work best for this type of fishing. One to two-ounce, tube or bucktail jigs work very well. White, chartreuse, and black colored jigs are the most popular. Bondy Baits are another terrific lure for the lakers. Drifting over the steeper drops with a big jig is one of the most exciting ways to fish for lake trout.

Many fly fishers are surprised to find out that lake trout can be readily taken on a fly rod. Lake trout are a cold-water species and prefer water temperatures of 55 degrees Fahrenheit. From ice-out in late May through the first half of July, the top of the water column remains within the temperature range lake trout prefer. Large schools of lake trout can often be seen cruising across shallow shoals searching for prey. Deceivers, jointed saltwater rigs, rabbit fur strip streamers, and Clouser minnow patterns are all top producers for the fly fisherman. 8-10 weight fly rods with large arbor reels are a must for these fish.

For Northern Pike, the most exciting method is casting into the shallows and drop-offs where the pike is lurking to ambush their prey. 

Spoons are always a good first choice, as well as large jigs and floating or shallow-running crankbaits. 

Good steel leaders are a must for these apex predators. If you are into fly fishing for pike, come early in the season when the bigger pike is in shallow water. Get ready for savage strikes! Big streamers, oversize woolly buggers, and mouse patterns are great to-fly choices for pike. 

For Arctic Grayling, the fly fisherman will do well using dark nymph and bead head patterns or dry flies like elk hair caddis or stimulators with a floating line. 3-4 weight rods are best for grayling. Spin casting using ultra-light gear, with small spoons, jigs, and spinners, is also a great way to catch these beautiful fish.

Payment Details

CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS

All bookings require a non-refundable deposit of $500 per person in order to confirm dates, with the balance due at least 45 days prior to your trip date. While deposits are non-refundable, they are transferable to another date (subject to availability) or another person within 24-months.