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Giant water bodies grow giant fish. Come experience arguably the best trophy Northern Pike fishery on earth in the spectacular Northwest Territories, Canada! Great Slave Lake ranks as one of the world’s largest freshwater lakes and headwaters to the mighty Mackenzie River. Two thirds of Great Slave is shallow however with an endless labyrinth of islands, reefs weedy flats & bays, rocky shorelines and creek mouths. The result is more perfect trophy pike habitat than anyone could ever dream to fish in a lifetime. In fact, 99% of our clients leave having boated a 40+ inch Northern, and this monster pike factory routinely produces fish over 50+ inches. Couple this with all-inclusive fly-in air charter service, delicious home cooked meals and luxurious accommodations, a top notch fleet, guides & equipment to the only lodge in the entire 100km long North Arm of the lake – and you have the making of a world class Canadian fishing destination that will be both exhilarating and exhausting after numerous battles with these hungry predators. Peak season runs from late May to mid July each year and is in high demand. Choose from 3, 5 and 7-day all-inclusive fishing packages direct from Yellowknife, NWT, Canada, hosted by our outfitters of more than 20 years’ experience.
Begin the day with a hearty breakfast, then assemble your fishing gear and meet your guide down by the docks. Board one of the lodges new 18-foot radio-equipped Jon boats with 40 HP motors and find yourself in a prime fishing location within a matter of minutes. Begin tangling with 40-50+ inch Northern Pike in this fertile, endless mosaic of prime habitat. Often several vicious strikes ensue before the actual hook-up, and battle begins! Even the smaller fish are savage and healthy, testing both your skill and equipment all the way to the gunnels. Things start getting really exciting & memorable however once you begin landing 4+ foot Northern Pike! To maintain such a healthy trophy fishery, we promote a catch & release as well as mandatory single barbless hook policies. Various large spoon lures, soft plastics, spinner and buzz baits, or top-water lures such as a Moss Boss are all popular and productive choices. The lodge’s roster of knowledgeable and experienced guides fast forward success and become some of the highlights of the trip. This is particularly true around midday when it’s time to break for a mouthwatering Canadian style shore lunch prepared from either the days pike or occasionally Walleye. Inconnu, Cony, or “She fish” is another species that may be seasonally available resembling an oversized Whitefish which makes for a unique experience and photo opportunity. Continue fishing these expansive shallow waters for trophy Pike into the afternoon until your shoulders give out or it’s time for dinner – whichever comes first. A short ride later and you back at the lodge in time to share fishing stories with other liars at the lodge over a cocktail before a catered gourmet dinner. Repeat it all with your best fishing partner the following day, and again the next.
Pike Fishing Settings & Conditions; The region is ruggedly beautiful, looking much the way it did thousands of years ago. Sprawling Canadian Shield bedrock extends in all directions, stunting the spruce trees as they approach the endless barren lands further to the northeast. The lodge is nestled in a maze of islands and narrows on Great Slave Lakes nearly 100km long North Arm, and expect to be fishing within minutes of stepping off the plane. Round the clock sunlight is typical during the bulk of the fishing season, and the area is home to countless bald eagles and nesting waterfowl. Ensure you bring you camera as Black Bear, Moose, Lynx, Wolf and occasionally even Wood Bison are spotted while fishing!
Conditions are generally pleasant (around 50-70 F) and will vary between early spring Vs mid-late summer. The chance of rain, high wind, and hot, cold or stormy weather is always present so pack accordingly. It is recommended to bring various base layers, topped with a waterproof shell. Gortex gear is popular and stands up to rain, wind and pike slime!
Enjoy comfortable modern accommodations while on your NWT trophy pike fishing adventure. Multiple newly renovated guest cabins provide privacy and all the amenities of home. Venture over to the main lodge for breakfast and post fishing cocktails in the lounge before dinner. Regale the days fishing stories in this common area with avid anglers from across North America and abroad. Set against the rugged landscape of the sub-arctic taiga, and nestled in an archipelago made of thousands of islands that protect and make up some of the most expensive trophy Northern Pike habitat on earth. Come experience some of the world’s most exciting freshwater fishing, a mere stone’s throw from where you sleep.
Travel – Book round-trip flights to Yellowknife NWT, where you will be greeted at the Airport and shuttled to either a hotel or the float plane base depending on your travel arrangements. Charter flights to the lodge depart Yellowknife at 1900hrs. The float plane charter is only a 20 minute flight from Yellowknife where you will be greeted by lodge staff and your hosts upon arrival. Yellowknife is a unique northern Canadian capital city, with much to see and do should you choose to spend a day or two in town before or after your fishing trip. Departing guests have dinner at the lodge at which point the charter flight will arrive at 1930hrs returning to Yellowknife to catch connecting flights.
Baggage – Soft luggage such as duffel bags is recommended to assist with float plane charter flights. Various under layers and wind/waterproof rain gear are recommended. Hats, polarized sunglasses and digital cameras are other key items to bring. In terms of tackle, 6-7 ft Med/Heavy to Heavy action bait casing setups are most popular, spooled with 40 lb+ braided line & leaders. One or two Plano trays of various single barbless pike & Muskie lures are usually all that’s needed. Various spoon lures, soft-plastics, spinner & buzz baits are all excellent choices.
~ 3 Days All Inclusive Trophy Northern Pike Fishing (late May – early July) $2,245
~ 5 Days All Inclusive Trophy Northern Pike Fishing (late May – early July) $3,245
~ 7 Days All Inclusive Trophy Northern Pike Fishing (late May – early July) $4,245
~ Additional all-inclusive fishing days – $595/per person
~ Pick-up and drop-off porter services between Yellowknife Airport to float plane base
~ Complete air charter service from Yellowknife NWT, to the lodge & return
~ All accommodations and lodgings during your stay
~ 2×1 Professional guiding & shore lunches
~ Referral and assistance with taxidermist of replica fish mounts
~ Government Taxes (5%)
~ NWT Fishing License (Approx $25 available at the lodge)
~ Tips and gratuities to guides and lodge staff
~ Pre and post trip accommodations and travel to Yellowknife, NWT
~ Alcoholic or mix beverages (licensed lounge at the lodge)
~ Fishing tackle (for sale at the lodge)
~ Clients to provide all contact info for invoice development, issued upon booking.
~ 50% deposit is required upon booking to reserve your time slot.
~ Cheques and Credit Card are both accepted (3.5% surcharge for Credit Cards).
~ Global Sporting Safaris will provide a Disclaimer & Waiver of Liability which must be signed/returned.
~ Final 50% payment is due no less than 90 days prior to your fishing date
~ All prices are in US dollars.
~ Total costs of the package and dates are fixed.
~ There will be no refunds for any fishermen choosing to leave early.