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World class fishing from a fly-in lodge | CA-YDL301

Experience some of the best lake trout and northern pike fishing in the world from this lodge

Overview

This fly-in fishing lodge and cabins are located 20 minutes by floatplane north of Yellowknife between Duncan and Graham lakes in the Northwest Territories of Canada. In the summer, the focus is fishing, and the fishing here is simply spectacular. There is not a lot of fishing pressure here and there are no other lodges on these lakes. Catch and release for the large Northern Pike and Lake Trout is encouraged, but a meal of small fish at a shore lunch is always a popular Canadian tradition.

Highlights

  • Lake trout, northern pike and arctic grayling fishing
  • NWT Fly-in fishing lodge & private cabins
  • Fishing at your own pace
  • Expert guides available
  • All inclusive lodge packages
  • Fresh homemade meals

Northern pike and lake trout make up the majority of the quarry, but there are also

opportunities for arctic grayling and whitefish. The northern pike grows large here and 48-50” fish have been caught and released in Duncan Lake. In the early season, you will find the largest pike cruising the shallow bays. This is a prime time to target them, and they readily take floating or shallow running lures and flies. There is nothing quite like sight fishing for large northern pike in clear shallow water. There are many shallow bays on both lakes, as well as inlet streams that offer the perfect habitat for big aggressive northern.  

The lake trout fishing here is great, along the steep drops and boulder-strewn bottoms throughout the season. The biggest lakers will be deeper in mid-summer, but adding weight to deep running lures, spoons or crankbaits while trolling will pay off. Also, drifting and jigging over ledges or humps will produce savage strikes from trout and this is no time for daydreaming. If pike and lakers aren’t enough, you will find good fishing for beautiful arctic grayling in two nearby rivers.

This all-inclusive lodge offers comfortable accommodations in the main lodge, with a dining room, lounge, great homemade meals and outdoor amenities such as a wood-fired hot tub, sauna, BBQ area, firepit, sundecks, gazebo, marina, docks and beaches. For the do-it-yourself angler, there are private lakefront cabins, where you can either do your own cooking or include a meal package and head up to the lodge. All the lodge rooms and cabins have ensuite bathrooms with hot and cold water.

  • Personal Experience
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Local Guides
  • Small group
Availability Jun - Sept
Duration 3 - 8 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

Availability (2023):
Prices per person based on single occupancy:
2 Nights: $2610 CAD
3 Nights: $3515 CAD
4 Nights: $4420 CAD
5 Nights: $5325 CAD
6 Nights: $6230 CAD
7 Nights: $7135 CAD

20% discount for double occupancy in the lodge room.
Youth under the age of 16 are half-price.
Children under the age of 5 are free.
For Cabin rates and custom packages, please inquire.

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What's Included

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Included

  • All meals if staying at the lodge, optional for cabin stays
  • 16' Lund fishing boats
  • 15 hp motors and fuel
  • All boating safety gear
  • Use of the lodge facilities
  • Canoes, kayaks, pedal boats
  • Fishing rods and reels
  • Accommodation in the main lodge

Suggested Clothing

  • Warm jacket
  • Long pants and shorts
  • T-shirt, long-sleeved shirt
  • Hat
  • Hiking boots
  • Rain gear
  • Gloves and warm socks

Suggested Items

  • Camera
  • Daypack
  • Pocketknife
  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Personal fishing gear

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

Here you can fish at your own pace and stay out on the lake as long as you like, in your own reliable boat. The avid angler may want to plan their trip in the early summer when you can fish close to 24 hours a day during the midnight sun.  Or come in September when the lake trout move into the shallows before spawning.  Expert fishing guides are always available as an option during your stay, and it’s a great idea to hire a guide for the first day of your trip. 

Optional fly-outs are available for day trips at several outpost lakes in the area for a true Canadian wilderness fishing experience.  These outposts are short 10-minute flights by floatplane from the lodge.  There are boats and motors at the outposts, with great fishing for walleye, pike, grayling and/or lake trout. There are even two nearby hike-in lakes with healthy populations of northern pike. 

When you are not fishing, there are opportunities for hiking near the lodge on marked trails that wind throughout the rugged Canadian Shield.  The high rocky escarpments offer stunning views of the amazing wilderness that surrounds the lakes. Be on the lookout for wildlife.  Or take a canoe, peddle boat, paddle board or kayak out in the bays near the lodge.  There are remote beaches set up with BBQ pits, tables and chairs for the best shore lunch or wilderness picnic you’ve ever had.

When the days get shorter in August and September, there are great opportunities to view the aurora borealis.  While fishing is the focus of these trips, this is much more than a fly-in fishing lodge, it is a complete Canadian adventure destination with something for everyone in a truly remarkable location.

Guide Information

These fishing trips are self-guided. Lodge staff will instruct you in basic techniques, and local tips and point out many locations that produce northern pike, lake trout and arctic grayling.

Guides can be hired by the day if needed for an additional cost.

Restrictions
Catch and release are encouraged, but small fish can be kept for shore lunches.

Additional Information
Requirements: Fishing license, fishing tackle.

Transportation
Trips begin and end in Yellowknife, NWT. The only access in is by float plane. Packages include floatplane transfers from Yellowknife.

Weather
Average summer temperatures are between 15 to 25 degrees Celsius but can drop to below 10 degrees Celsius.

Accommodation

The lodge facility includes private rooms with private two-piece washrooms, two full washrooms with showers in the main building, electricity, a wood-fired hot tub and sauna, licensed lounge & dining facilities, Karaoke bar, satellite TV & phone, satellite Wi-Fi, library, games room, screened/heated outdoor gazebo, BBQ area and firepit. There are also three private cabins (accommodating up to 4 or 6 guests) with wood stoves, electricity, outdoor kitchens, indoor plumbing and washrooms. The executive cabin also has full indoor kitchen facilities. 

Payment Details

Deposit and Taxes

Pricing does not include: 5.00% GST.

A 35% deposit is required to hold your reservation.
Balance of payment is due 30 days before trip commencement.

Cancellation Policy

30 days or more prior to arrival - deposit is non refundable
30-0 days prior to arrival - deposit and 100% of balance is non refundable