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Lodge-based Great Slave Lake fishing, Northwest Territories | CA-FFL401

Lake trout, grayling and pike fishing on the East Arm of Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories

Overview

On this amazing Great Slave Lake fishing trip, fish for trophy lake trout, northern pike and arctic grayling in one of the world's greatest angling waters. The East Arm of Great Slave Lake is like nowhere else on Earth, the landscapes are timeless, the water seems endless, and the fishing is epic. It is an angler's dream.

Highlights

  • Great Slave Lake
  • Trophy lake trout
  • Northern pike
  • Arctic grayling
  • A remote Dene village
  • Stark River

This is the land of trophy lakes. Fishing in Canada’s northern heartland is a true pleasure due to these beautiful lakes – all of which boast world-class sport fishing. For generations, people have enjoyed fishing at Great Slave Lake, the fifth-largest lake in North America.

The lodge is located near Lutsel K'e, a remote Dene village where the Stark River meets the east arm of Great Slave Lake. The location allows for excellent lake and river fishing opportunities where you can fly fish for arctic grayling just a few hundred yards from the lodge, or head out to the nearby maze of islands, inlets, channels and bays for huge lake trout and trophy northern pike with your experienced guides in comfortable 18’ boats.

The surface fighting 'lakers' of the Northwest Territories must be experienced to be believed.  30-40 pounders are common but why not try to beat the 59 1/2 pound record? If you’ve always dreamed of fishing the East Arm of Great Slave Lake in the NWT, it’s likely because of one thing – Lake Trout!  This fishery is a renowned, bucket list destination not only because of the size and untold numbers of these aggressive, hard-fighting fish, but because the lake trout of Great Slave Lake remain in the shallow depths all summer long. Trolling with spoons, plugs and herring rigs, or jigging over drop-offs with tube jigs and Bondy Baits are the go-to methods on Great Slave.  Fly fishermen will have success using big streamers and casting along the numerous rocky points and reefs.

Great Slave Lake and the East Arm are home to an abundance of northern pike and offer great sports all season long. They lurk, awaiting the angler in shallow bays, channels and rivers. While pike generally runs between 5 and 15 pounds, 25-30 pound classes have been caught. Spoons, jerk baits, bucktail spinners and swim baits all work for pike, but these opportunistic predators are not fussy.  Early season, from late June to mid-July is prime time when the biggest pike is in shallow water, but your experienced guides are always able to find them regardless of when you come to the lodge.

If arctic grayling is your species of choice you’re in for a guaranteed good time when you go fishing in the rivers and along the shoreline of Great Slave Lake. Arctic Grayling are – unquestionably one of the world’s most beautiful freshwater fish. Guests regularly catch two to four-pounders all season. The lodge is located at the mouth of the renowned Stark River, which is one of the premiere Arctic Grayling fisheries in the world. It’s a special place.  For fly fishermen who haven’t yet experienced the Stark River, it can be easily defined by the sheer numbers of large Arctic Grayling who inhabit its slow riffles, pools and runs as well as the frequent Caddis hatches that support them. In the Stark, trophy-sized grayling – greater than 16 inches – are the average, and on any given day you can expect to catch as many fish as you can handle. 

The lodge is a modern facility with professional guides, world-class fishing and the beauty of the Northwest Territories at your doorstep.  Accommodations are in comfortable lodge rooms or private cabins, complete with running water, electricity, indoor plumbing and maid service.  At the end of the day enjoy a delicious meal, relax in the Finnish sauna or enjoy the beauty of the northern lights. Simply step outside the comforts of your private log cabin and look to the skies to view the amazing aurora borealis.  By the middle of August, when true evening darkness descends on the Lodge, the Northern Lights are almost a nightly event.  The lodge’s perfect location under the aurora oval offers vibrant shows of green and purple bands dancing across the skies over Great Slave Lake.

  • Personal Experience
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group
Availability Jun - Sept
Duration 3-10 days
Departs From Yellowknife, NT
Difficulty Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Group maximum 24 people
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No
Region Northwest Territories

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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

Availability & Prices (2023):

  • 3-day tour, available mid-June - late August: $2750 / per person - USD (Saturdays to Tuesdays. 3 days of fishing.)

  • 4-day tour, available mid-June - late August: $3200 / per person - USD (Tuesdays to Saturdays. 3.5 days of fishing.)

  • 7-day tour, available mid-June - late August: ($4600 / per person - USD (Saturdays to Saturdays. 6.5 days of fishing.)

  • 10-day tour, available mid-June - late August: ($6600 / per person - USD (Saturdays to Tuesdays the following week. 10 days of fishing.)

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    Included

    • 18' fishing boats with 25 hp motors
    • Fuel
    • Daily maid service
    • Use of the lodge facilities including the sauna
    • Accommodation
    • Flight from Yellowknife to the lodge and airport transfers
    • All meals, including daily shore lunch

    Suggested Clothing

    • Warm jacket
    • Long pants and shorts
    • Hat
    • Hiking boots
    • Rain gear
    • Rubber boots
    • Gloves
    • Fleece clothing
    • Waders

    Suggested Items

    • Daypack
    • Camera
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Water bottle
    • Complete list of fishing tackle provided at booking

    Contact us for more Information about this tour

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

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    Availability & Prices (2023):

    • 3 day tour, available mid-June - late August: $2750 / per person - USD (Saturdays to Tuesdays. 3 days of fishing.)
    • 4 day tour, available mid-June - late August: $3200 / per person - USD (Tuesdays to Saturdays. 3.5 days of fishing.)
    • 7 day tour, available mid-June - late August: ($4600 / per person - USD (Saturdays to Saturdays. 6.5 days of fishing.)
    • 10 day tour, available mid-June - late August: ($6600 / per person - USD (Saturdays to Tuesdays the following week. 10 days of fishing.)

    Guide Information: One guide per two anglers is included in the package.

    Requirements: Fishing gear and tackle, fishing license.

    Transportation
    Trips begin and end in Yellowknife, NWT.  Package price includes flight from Yellowknife to the lodge and airport transfers.

    Weather
    Summer temperatures average 15-25 degrees Celsius. This is a large lake and the weather can change quickly so when in the fishing boat always bring along clothing for a variety of temperatures and weather conditions.

    Accommodations are in lodge rooms and private log cabins, all with private indoor bathrooms with showers and hot and cold running water and maid service.  The main lodge building has a large eating area and conference room.  The facility has a sauna, electricity, trading post and satellite phone.  Trading post sells lures, flies, fishing gear and clothing as well as cigarettes, liquor, beer, wine, soft drinks and candy.

    Three meals per day are prepared in the dining area or as shore lunches. They are renowned for their fantastic meals. Visitors from all over the world tell say it is as good as anything offered in many fine restaurants. They even fly in fresh fruit and vegetables. 

    Payment Details

    Deposit and Taxes

    • Pricing does not include: 5.00% GST.
    • A $1000 USD deposit is required to hold your reservation.
    • Balance of payment is due 60 days before trip commencement.

    CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS

    Deposit refundable up to April 1. After April 1, the deposit is non-refundable and not transferable to a future year.

    Within 60 days of the trip, the package is non-refundable.