Trout Rock Wilderness Lodge - NW Territories
Great Slave Lake Trophy Northern Pike
Fly or Spin Fishing
NW Territories is home to the world-famous 300-mile-long Great Slave Lake. Trout Rock Wilderness Lodge is the only sportfishing lodge in the 100-mile-long north arm of Great Slave Lake. The Lodge was rated the #1 Pike Fishing Destination in the world by Hank (Henry Waszczuk) in the Fins & Feathers 2015 Anniversary edition. The Lodge is only a 15-minute floatplane flight from Yellowknife. Plan on booking Trout Rock Lodge early, sometimes two years out.
7-days guided fishing:
• June 1-8 - four spots
• June 15-22 - six spots
5 or 7-day package:
• June 29 - July 4 - two spots.
7-days guided fishing:
• May 31 - June 7 - two spots.
Fishing Great Slave Lake
Trout Rock Lodge is in a chain of islands, and fishing areas are protected from northerly winds, which means you can always catch fish. The trophy pike are large due to an abundance of baitfish, no fishing pressure, and a perfect habitat. The Lodge promotes catch-and-release. Single barbless hooks are mandatory.
Fishing Season: Peak season for monster pike is from late May to the third week of July. During the month and every season, a handful of pike, 50 inches or better, are caught. 99% of their clients catch a 40-inch trophy or better during peak season.
Travel Time: The best fishing is close to the Lodge, so you don’t waste time traveling.
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. Fishing on top with a fly, casting a Moss-Boss, or buzz bait is especially exciting.
Daylight: This is the Land of the Midnight Sun. With sunlight day and night during most of the fishing season, you could be fishing minutes after you’ve landed in the Northwest Territories.
Wildlife: This area is home to hundreds of bald eagles, waterfowl, black bears, moose, lynx, wolves, and wildwood bison.
The Fishing Program
Boats: 18-foot Jon boats with 40-HP outboards, the perfect combination for fishing the weedy shallows and rocky shoreline of the North Arm. Boats have a VHF radio, a first aid kit, and life jackets. Two anglers per boat and guide.
Guides: Professional Canadian guides are fully trained in wilderness first aid/CPR and are masters at preparing a Northern Canadian shore lunch from the morning’s catch with all the fixings.
Fishing Hours: You’re guided for at least eight hours per day. In the evenings, you can fish from shore near the Lodge or pay a guide $100.00 per hour for an additional hour of guided fishing in a boat.
Fishing Equipment: Loaner rods and reels are available, with the stipulation that if you borrow, you must purchase all lures and leaders in their cash-only store. We recommend you bring your own equipment. A comprehensive tackle and gear list is included in our confirmation packet.
A Fishing License is not included. A non-resident NWT license runs about $45.18 CND. Please purchase online.
Typical Fishing Day:
8:00 a.m. Breakfast, then you'll head out with your guide for fishing.
1:00 p.m. Guide-prepared 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.
Trout Rock Lodge
Trout Rock Lodge has fantastic views of the surrounding wilderness, a fireplace, bathrooms with showers and flush toilets, and a fully licensed lounge. The Lodge hosts up to 16 anglers, with three to four guests per cabin.
The cabins have electricity and running water but no showers or toilets. Cabin guests use the main lodge facilities (less than a minute’s walk). There is also a separate fourplex building. Each room has two bunk beds, a ceiling fan, and a bathroom.
Meals: Hearty, home-cooked Canadian meals.
Alcohol: Bar drinks are available but not included in the package.
Communications: Free Wi-Fi is available in the main lodge. Cell phones do not work at the Lodge. WhatsApp is recommended.
Two Bunks and 3 to 4 Guests per Cabin
Getting to the Lodge:
1. You'll fly to Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories, which is easily accessible from all major North American cities.
2. You’ll take a taxi to Ahmic Air in Old Town Yellowknife, a 15-minute drive from the airport. The Lodge will reimburse the cost, so keep your receipt.
3. You'll need to eat dinner before the flight, and several restaurants are within walking distance of the floatplane base.
4.) Around 7:00 p.m., you'll take a 15-minute floatplane flight to the Lodge; this flight is included in the package. There is a 40-pound luggage weight limit per person for the floatplane.
Departure Day: On the evening you leave the Lodge, your floatplane flight to Yellowknife leaves around 8:00 p.m. You’ll need to stay overnight in Yellowknife. The hotel night and meals in Yellowknife are not included in the package.
2024 USD Rates:
Two anglers per guide and boat. Three to four guests per cabin.
Rates do not include a 5% Sales Tax.
Late May through mid-July:
3-nights and 3-full days guided fishing $3,250.00 per person
5-nights and 5-full days guided fishing $4,450.00 per person
7-nights and 7-full days guided fishing $5,450.00 per person
Minimum 2-Person Booking• When booking, all packages require a minimum of two people.
• Single guests are accepted, but the price is double.
• All cabins host three to four guests. If you would like a private room for two people, there is a surcharge of $75.00 per person per night.
Request a Trophy Rock Lodge
The Packages Include:
• Ground transfers between Yellowknife Airport and floatplane flight (you’ll be reimbursed at the Lodge for the taxi expense)
• Floatplane flight between Yellowknife and the Lodge
• Lodging at Trout Rock Lodge
• Meals at the Lodge
• Wi-Fi in the main Lodge
• Guided fishing
The Packages Do Not Include:• Airfare to Yellowknife
• Fishing license
• Fishing tackle or equipment
• Alcohol, mixers, and sodas
• Hotel and meals in Yellowknife
• Gratuities to guides and staff
• 5% GST on total package
• Travel Insurance
• Global Rescue
• Anything not mentioned under inclusions.
• Fishing with Larry adds a 2.5% convenience fee to all credit card transactions as of 12/2020.
Deposit PolicyA $500.00 deposit is required to confirm your booking; the full balance is due 90 days prior to the arrival date.
Cancellation Policy:The deposit is non-refundable but can be transferred to another party with a $ 50.00 administration fee.
Travel Insurance and Global Rescue is strongly recommended.
Click here for our Travel Insurance page.
Signed Release Form is Required: The Lodge requires that you sign a release of liability form prior to your adventure.