Great Slave Lake - Trophy Pike Fishing

You should be booking this trip two years out, as they are already sold out for the 2019 and 2020 season. NW Territories is home to world-famous Great Slave Lake, which is 300 miles long. Trout Rock Wilderness Lodge is located in a chain of islands, right in the heart of the North Arm of Great Slave Lake. They are the only sportfishing lodge in the 100-mile-long North Arm. This area is home to hundreds of bald eagles, waterfowl and many types of wildlife, such as black bear, moose, lynx, wolves, and wild wood bison.


Fishing Great Slave Lake

Great Slave LakeFishing

The fishing areas are protected against the winds from the north, and that means you can always catch fish. The trophy pike are large because of the abundance of bait fish, no fishing pressure, a catch-and-release policy and a perfect habitat. The best fishing is close to the Lodge, so you don’t waste time traveling. 99% of their clients catch a 40-inch trophy or better during peak season, June 1st to July 31st, and every season a handful of fish, 50-inches or better, is caught. Fishing on top with a fly rod, casting a Moss-Boss, or buzz bait is especially exciting. While fishing in the cold weedy waters of the North Arm, you'll see the boil of the pike as they stalk their prey. Their attack is ferocious, and several hits may occur before the final strike. Single barbless hooks are mandatory.

Fishing Facts:

Great Slave Lake Fishing

Boats:  Fully equipped 18’ boats with 25 to 40 h.p. outboard motors. Two anglers per guide and boat.
Guides  are fully trained in wilderness first aid/CPR and are masters in preparing a true North Canadian shore lunch from the morning’s catch.
Fishing Hours:  You’ll be guided a minimum of eight hours a day. In the evenings, you have the options of fishing from a canoe, fishing from shore near the Lodge, or paying a guide to fish additional hours.
Fishing Equipment:  The Lodge does not supply fishing tackle or the use of rods or reels. A detailed list of what to bring is provided in our confirmation packet.
Fishing Licenses:  are not included. A non-resident license runs about $100.00 CND.

Trout Rock Lodge

Great Slave Lake Fishing

Trout Rock Island is located in the pristine North Arm of Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories. The Lodge is only a 12-minute float plane ride from Yellowknife. Trout Rock Wilderness Lodge features home-cooked meals and northern hospitality, cozy, private, guest cabins, a hot tub, and pitch-and-putt golf course. That means you will most likely fly to the Lodge the same day you leave home and avoid the hassle of staying at a hotel upon arrival in Yellowknife. This is the land of the midnight sun - around summer solstice, the sun shines at midnight.

Getting Here:

You'll fly to Yellowknife, which is the capital of the Northwest Territories. Normally, you’ll arrive at the Lodge the same day you leave home. Around 7:00 p.m., you'll take a 12-minute floatplane flight to the Lodge; this flight is included in the package. The night you depart from the Lodge, you’ll need to stay overnight in Yellowknife; the overnight is not included in the package.


Daily Fishing Schedule:

8:00 a.m.  Breakfast, then you'll head out with your guide for fishing.
1:00 p.m.  Shore lunch. Then, you'll fish the afternoon.
6:00 p.m.  You'll return to the dock.
7:00 p.m.  Dinner is served.

2019 USD Rates:  (Sold-Out)

Rates do not include 5% Sales Tax.
Two anglers per guide and four anglers per room.
3-nights and 3-full days of fishing $2,445.00 per person
5-nights and 5-full days of fishing $3,445.00 per person
7-nights and 7-full days of fishing $4,445.00 per person
Extra day  $595.00

Packages include:

Transfer from Yellowknife Airport, float plane charter to Trout Rock Wilderness Lodge and back, accommodations, meals at the Lodge, use of boat and motor with one guide per two anglers.

Packages do not include:

Airfare to Yellowknife, taxes, accident insurance, cancellation insurance, fishing license, fishing tackle, or the use of rods or reels, alcohol or mix beverages, soda, accommodations and meals in or en route to Yellowknife, gratuities, 5% GST, and anything not mentioned under inclusions. Fishing lures are for sale at the Lodge.

Call 1-800-205-3474 for more Information:

Request Trout Rock Lodge info packet.  

Trout Rock Lodge photos


The fastest freshwater fish on the planet

Trout Rock Lodge Fishing

Most clients catch a 40" pike or longer

Trout Rock Lodge fishing

Catch-and-release fishing only

Trout Rock Lodge steelhead

Peak fishing is June 1st to July 31st.

Trout Rock Lodge fishing

Many types of wildlife in the area

NW Territories pike fishing

Outdoor hot tub

Trout Rock Lodge

Aerial view of Trout Rock Lodge

Trout Rock Lodge

Free Wi-Fi is available in the main lodge

Trout Rock Lodge

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