Lake Athabasca is the 9th largest lake in North America and boasts a reputation for some of the largest freshwater fish in the world. The largest Lake Trout ever recorded was caught here, and it weighed in at a whopping 102 pounds! The Canadian record for Northern Pike was also caught here weighing in at 42 pounds.
- Remote, fly-in roadless area
- Fish for lake trout, Norther pike or both
- You can expect to catch pike over 40 inches, and lakers over 20 pounds
- Flyfishing can be amazing!
I have had the oppourtunity to fish for Lake Trout all over Canada including some of the major Lake Trout destination lakes such as Great Bear and Great Slave but nothing prepared me for the incredible Fall Fly Fishing for Lake Trout at Lakers Unlimited on Lake Athabasca. My fishing partner Patrick Walsh, Editor and Chief of Outdoor Canada Magazine and I had what can only be described as an epic week landing somewhere between 500 and 600 lake trout ranging between 8 and 30lbs with our fly rods and setting 5 Line Class World Records in the process. By the middle of the week we were shaking off 18-20lb trout so we could get our flies infront of the 30-40lb bohemiths that were cruizing underneath our boat as we drifted across the reefs. I can say with confidence you will have the oppourtunity to catch more big Lake Trout in shallow water on a fly rod than any other destination in North America. The Fall Fly Fishing is one of the most unique, off the charts, fun fly fishing adventures I have ever expirienced.
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