Northwest Territories Lake Trout Fishing
For a few glorious weeks we offer exceptional fishing for trophy lake trout on Aylmer Lake in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Forget what you thought you knew about fishing for lake trout. Fishing here isn’t like fishing anywhere else! The lake trout are found in shallow water all summer long (15 to 25 feet) making them the hardest fighting most aggressive freshwater fish you’ve battled.
- Remote fly in fishing lodge located 226 air miles NE from Yellowknife.
- Expect to catch 20-30 fish everyday.
- Catch and Release *with exceptions. When the lodge opened, they implemented a “catch and release” policy for huge fish. Over the years they have chosen to continue this policy. Although, they do keep a few smaller fish for dinner and you would like to get a trophy mounted, they are happy to accommodate that.
- Lodge Average: 15-25 lbs
- Lodge Record: 62 lbs
- You will be fishing either by trolling or jigging.
- Arctic Grayling are also plentiful.
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Aylmer Lake Lodge
In 1907, Ernest Thompson Seton, who was a prominent wildlife artist, author, and co-founder of the Boy Scouts, launched an expedition to the Northwest Territories and into Aylmer Lake. In July 2015, the Academy sent out “The Arctic Prairies Expedition II” expedition to retrace his route around this remote lake. Seton’s journey is chronicled in this film.
Aylmer Lake was the last undeveloped Canadian fishery above the treeline, located almost 300 air miles Northeast of Yellowknife and just South of the Arctic Circle. There has never been commercial fishing or First Nation’s sustenance fishing on these lakes until the Aylmer Lake Lodge opened in 2000, and really prior to 2013.
- 3000+ sq. ft. Lodge
- Wi-fi is available
- Telephone and a Satellite phone
- Hot showers
- Thermostatically controlled heating
- Board games, Cards and Books
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