Fly Fishing for Arctic Grayling, Lake Trout, and Northern Pike

Wolf Lake is located 110 air miles due east of Whitehorse, Yukon. Thirteen miles long, 2.5 miles wide and 280 feet deep, this lake is one of the largest ones in this area, and also one of the most secluded. The location of the lake is one of its best features. Since the lodge was built in 1978, a privileged few anglers have had the opportunity to fish these pristine waters. This combined with our Catch and Release policy has resulted in very low fishing pressure, and fishing that is as good today as it was in 1978.

The underwater structure of the lake along with the altitude and northern location provide some unique fishing opportunities as well. There are very few places on earth where it’s feasible to catch trophy size lake trout in the relatively shallow waters we fish. Even though the lake is 280 feet deep, the thermocline is at about 40 feet. We generally only fish the top 15-40 feet using light tackle, not using the downriggers that seem to be synonymous with lake trout fishing.

Fishing in this shallow water is music to the ear of those of you who fly fish. Trophy trout on a fly is any fly-fisherman’s dream come true. Two techniques make this dream a reality. Trolling flies with sink tip line, or when conditions are right, casting with a dry fly.

At the lodge we have ample supply of good quality conventional fishing gear – rods, reels and tried and true lures for our guests use. We do also have a limited supply of fly tackle and waders for anyone who’d like to try fly fishing.

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