Lake Trout

Lake Trout

Salvelinus namaycush

Average weight:  4.5 to 18 kg (10 to 40 lbs)

For spectacular Lake Trout sport, try a fly rod and wet flies. Trout are the top predators in our large, cold, deep northern lakes, and many fishers try spin casting or trolling to lure them. They change habitat with changes in water temperature, presenting a seasonal challenge.

Lake Trout are the largest trout, with trophies measured up to 35 kg (77 lbs).  They have a deeply forked tail, and colours grade from light green or grey to almost black, with light spots.  In early summer, large Lake Trout will take silver spoons, wigglers, spinners, surface plugs and dry flies. In mid-summer, you’ll need jigs and buzz bombs to reach down to cold water. Northerners eat the small ones and let the lunkers live. Their delicious flesh varies from ivory to deep pink. Cook a small one over a campfire for a spectacular shore lunch.

Operators

Plummer's Great Bear Lake Lodge

Great Bear Lake Lodge is located on the Dease Arm of Great Bear Lake and is home to the biggest Lake Trout in the world. Up to 60 and 70 pound Lake Trout can be caught and are always released to fight again. With the... Read more

Peterson's Point Lake Lodge

Our lodge sets the scene for different types of adventures depending on the experience you choose. The wonders include: experiencing incredible fishing, capturing the northern lights, migratory wildlife and the tundra... Read more

Nonacho Lake Fishing Adventures

If Fishing, Muskox/Nature,Aurora veiwing or good family fun is what you are looking for, Nonacho Lake offers it all. We are the only operators on Nonacho Lake, which is the 8th largest lake (800sq.km) in the NWT.... Read more

NARWAL Northern Adventures

Northern and Remote Wilderness Adventures Ltd. (NARWAL) is a small, friendly, majority Aboriginal owned and operated family business. Our reputation as a competent, safety conscious outdoor adventure school is well... Read more

Lac La Martre Adventures

Comfortable fishing lodge with cabins and main lodge. Sight fish the crystal clear waters of Lac La Martre for monster Northern Pike. Incredible fishing for Lake Trout, Pike and Grayling all season - no need for... Read more

Kasba Lake Lodge

Kasba Lake Lodge is famous for providing guests access to incredible triple trophy fishing. Huge Lake Trout, ferocious Northern Pike and feisty Arctic Grayling. Fly into our private airstrip from Winnipeg, MB. Every day... Read more

Hearne Lake Lodge

Hearne Lake Lodge is a remote fly-in fishing lodge only 20-minute floatplane ride east of Yellowknife. To serve you better, we limit ourselves to eight guests at one time, open June to mid-September. We are fishing... Read more

Frontier Fishing Lodge

Fly-In fishing lodge in the Northwest Territories on Great Slake Lake's Eastern Arm 3km northeast of the Akaitcho Dene community of Lutsel K'e. World-class fishing for Lake Trout, Northern Pike, Arctic Grayling and... Read more

Canoe Arctic Inc.

For more than 40 years, Canoe Arctic Inc. has operated guided canoe trips on the most remote wild rivers left on our planet. With chartered amphibian aircraft based in Fort Smith, we fly our clientele in to the Thelon... Read more

Trophy Lodge

Trophy Lodge is a fishing lodge located on the Smith Arm of Great Bear Lake. We are famous for our huge Lake Trout. Arctic Grayling fishing is also excellent, and some of the finest Northern Pike fishing on... Read more

Tukto Lodge

Tukto Lodge has been exceeding anglers' expectations for more than fifty years. As the only fishing and eco-tourism lodge in the heart of the Northwest Territories, we offer the ultimate fly-in fishing expeditions. We... Read more

Watta Lake Lodge

Comfortable lodge a 20 minute by floatplane ride from Yellowknife. Guided fishing for Lake Trout (to 34 lb), Arctic Grayling (to 3 lb), Northern Pike (30 lb) and Whitefish. Hiking, birdwatching, canoeing, photo ops... Read more

Yellow Dog Lodge, Inc.

Spectacular NWT Tourism "2017 Operator of the Year!" Yellow Dog Lodge is a comfortable lodge with 3 private cabins for our guests. The lodge is a short (15 minute) floatplane ride from Yellowknife.  ... Read more

Aylmer Lake Lodge

World Class Lake Trout Angling Aylmer Lake Lodge is located in Rocknest Bay on Aylmer Lake, NWT. A beautiful arctic barrenlands setting about 150 Km north of the treeline and 370 Km NE of the nearest... Read more

Yellowknife Sportfishing Adventures

Yellowknife Sportfishing Adventures is a professional fishing charter company with a professional NWT fishing guide looking to help you catch trophy fish.  We are a new company but have over 9 years of fishing... Read more

Plummer's Great Slave Lake Lodge

Great Slave Lake Lodge combines trophy lake trout, arctic grayling, and northern pike fishing with one of the best opportunities to view Arctic wolves, moose, bald and golden eagles, black bears, and other northern... Read more

Bluefish Services

With Bluefish Services you’ll get an unforgettable taste of Great Slave Lake. During the summer, travel by boat to the best fishing spots around Yellowknife. During the winter, travel to the best spots from the comfort... Read more

Trophy Lodge (Great Slave Lake)

Situated at the far-east end of Great Slave Lake, Trophy Lodge accommodates 16 in 4 housekeeping cabins. Three staff members are on site to ensure your stay and fishing experience are as memorable as the... Read more

Destination NWT

Our company is a tour management and booking services company. We are located at Yellowknife, NT Canada. Our clients come from all over the world. We can book hotels, local activities for every season. Our company has... Read more

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