Hook a Northern Pike

With teeth as sharp as sharks, Northern Pike (also known as jackfish) patrol the waters of Great Slave Lake preying on trout, whitefish, and other unlucky creatures. Dark green with yellow spots, they can grow up to 1.5 metres, weigh as much as 66 lbs, and are prized by sport fishers for their aggressive, fighting nature. In this catch-and-release operation, hook a pike before enjoying a delicious shore lunch is pristine northern wilderness.

Length of Trip : 4 to 8 hours depending on what package you select.

Cost : 4 hours $145.00/person (Min: 4 guests) 6 hours $200.00/person (Min: 4 guests) 8 hours $265.00/person (Min: 4 guests) includes gourmet shore lunch/dinner. Fly fishing: 6 hours $350/person (2 guests per boat, Max: party of 12 guests)

Best time to go : Summer or early fall. The lake is frozen in winter months.

Wheelchair friendly : No

Family friendly : Yes

Where to eat : Enjoy a delicious shore lunch. Great Northern Pike is catch-and-release, so you’ll be feasting on other bounty from the Great Slave Lake.

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Where to Stay : The Explorer Hotel The Discovery Inn Days Inn

Getting There : Fishing trips depart from the offices of Yellowknife Outdoor Adventures, located on Franklin Avenue in Old Town.

Note from Robin : No fishing experience is necessary, and all your fishing gear and tackle is provided. Your guide knows the hot spots to take you to where the fish are biting. It’s strictly catch-and-release, to allow someone else the thrill of hauling in a 20 pounder!

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