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Head North For Your Next Great Fishing Trip

Where The Fish Are So Big, You Won’t Need To Embellish Your Story

What separates a good fishing tale from an unforgettable one? It’s the skillful storyteller who knows just when to exaggerate a detail to highlight their prowess with the rod and reel. But after a fishing trip on the fabled waters of Canada’s Northwest Territories – where the fish are unbelievably big, feisty and abundant – you won’t need to embellish a single fact. You might actually downplay your story around friends so you don’t sound too showy. Because where else can you catch line-busting fish off the dock before the float plane has even flown you out on an unparalleled Northern adventure?

And the adventures you’ll have! Fly into any of our famed NWT fishing lodges and spend your days with expert guides chasing forty-pound Lake Trout on Great Bear Lake or trophy Northern Pike on Great Slave Lake. Hours from civilization, this is that once-in-a-lifetime chance to unplug and bask in a true wilderness paradise. At night, unwind with first-class comforts and fine dining, or return to the lake to fish under a sky that never gets dark. Intrepid adventurers may even decide to fly farther for Arctic fishing and pursue the iconic Arctic Char. Considering the number of world-record fish pulled from the NWT’s lakes and rivers, there’s a decent chance you’ll return home a legend.

Only in the Northwest Territories for a short time? Book a fishing day trip with a local outfitter who will eagerly customize a tour to your liking. Visit tried-and-true Whitefish spots or cast off from an uninhabited island as your experienced guide cooks up a shore lunch, which you caught earlier that day. Fly fishing enthusiasts can seek iridescent Arctic Grayling from one of the innumerable creeks and rivers running into Great Slave Lake. From a remote fishing lodge to the lakes just outside of Yellowknife, you’ll enjoy nature at its purest because no matter where you go, the fish will be biting in the Northwest Territories. Your great Canadian fishing story starts here and it will be beyond belief – without stretching a single fact. Here, the fish really are that big.

Best place to see the Northern Lights

whitefish swimming underwater

The most sought-after fish in the Northwest Territories

ice fishing for burbot lingcod

A freshwater cod that comes alive at night

man holding big inconnu fish in the northwest territories

A real giant of the whitefish family

A giant lake trout catch and release in the Northwest Territories

The largest in the world lurk in these waters

fly fishing wading in the water

Summary: Fish jump out of these crystal clear waters.

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