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Trophy fishing from a portable floating tent camp

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Fish for trophy lake trout and pike as you move your accommodation around the lake


This movable floating fishing camp is located 20 minutes by floatplane north of Yellowknife between Duncan and Graham lakes in the Northwest Territories of Canada. This fishing adventure is somewhere between glamping and camping, and such an interesting way to explore these northern lakes.  You will enjoy the freedom of fishing on your own schedule and moving around the lake at your own pace to wilderness campsites as you fish for trophy lake trout and northern pike. Your motorized floating tent camp is fully equipped for off-grid living with two comfortable beds, a wood stove, kitchen equipment and a separate 16’ boat and motor. 


  • Enjoy the freedom of fishing on your own schedule
  • Private paradise to enjoy a true wilderness getaway
  • Movable floating fishing camp
  • Meal of small fish at your camp
  • Northern Pike, Lake Trout and Arctic Grayling
  • Large Pike cruising the shallow bays
  • Canadian fly-in fishing
  • Northwest Territories Canada

Northern pike and lake trout make up the majority of the quarry at Duncan and Graham Lake, but there are also opportunities for arctic grayling in the McRae and Nicholson Rivers. 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 large flies.  There is nothing quite like sight fishing for large northern pike in clear shallow water.  There are many sheltered bays on both lakes as well as inlet streams that offer the perfect habitat for large northerns.

The lake trout fishing is also great along with 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 lake trout and this is no time for daydreaming.  In September, when the lakers move into the shallows, trout fishing is off the charts.

After anchoring or tying up at shore in the sheltered coves and bays of the lake, head out in the 16’ aluminum boat and fish all day, or just sit back on the deck of the barge and enjoy your own private paradise in the wilderness.

In the evenings you can return to the lodge and dock there overnight, then have a quick morning shower.  Or stay out on the lake and pull into a quiet bay for the night and enjoy your own BBQ dinner in complete privacy.  This experience is perfect for like-minded friends or a romantic getaway for couples who want to enjoy a true self-sustained adventure in the wilderness of the NWT, but with an option to return to the lodge if weather conditions change your plans, or if you don’t want to do your own cooking.

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  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Local Guides
  • Small group
Availability June - Sept
Duration Min 2 days
Departs From Yellowknife, NT
Difficulty Easy / Moderate
Group maximum 4 people
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No
Region Northwest Territories


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Prices (2024):
$550 CAD per camp per night.
Minimum of 1 adult and maximum of 4 adults.

Meal costs: $161 per person per day.
Flight costs between Yellowknife and the lodge are available for an additional cost.

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  • 16' boat and 15 hp motor
  • 2-way hand-held radio
  • Maps of the lake
  • Clean bedding and sleeping bags
  • Wood stove, tables and chairs
  • Axes, shovels, gas BBQ
  • Sink and ice box combination
  • Outdoor toilet and shower (when camped at the lodge)
  • Generator is available for rent

Suggested Items

  • Warm jacket, long pants, shorts and fleece clothes
  • T-shirt and a long-sleeved shirt
  • Hat, gloves and warm socks
  • Hiking boots and rubber boots
  • Camera, daypack and pocketknife
  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Insect repellent

What to bring

  • Your own groceries and do your own cooking
  • Meals can be ordered through the lodge for an additional cost.
  • Fishing gear
  • Fishing license
  • Liquor

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Guide Information
This is a self-guided fishing trip but advice on where to fish can be obtained from the staff at the main lodge.

Trips begin and end at a lake north of Yellowknife, NWT. Charter flights between Yellowknife and the camp can be added to the package for an additional cost.

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


Accommodations are in a 12' x 14' wall tent on a 14' x 28' steel pontoon barge. The tent has two bunk beds, one fold out chair and one cot, wood stove and BBQ, sink, refrigerator and 15 hp outboard engine for moving the camp around the lake. Outdoor showers available at the main lodge.

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