The Ultimate Fly Fishing Experience At Plummer’s Arctic Lodges

Fly fishing in the Northwest Territories

Fly fishing Great Bear Lake is nothing like any other experience one can imagine. The 30,000 square km lake has so much to offer whether you’re a trophy hunter, or a purist. Fly fishing may not be the most popular method to fish her waters, but of recent people who have tried have been greatly rewarded with an array of … Read More

When is the best time to catch trophy lake trout on Great Bear Lake?

Trophy Lake Trout Fishing

A guide’s perspective on one of the most frequently asked questions at Plummer’s By Craig Blackie Anyone who knows anything about trophy lake trout knows that Great Bear Lake produces the largest trout in the world. So it’s no surprise that anglers want to know when they have the highest odds of catching that fish of a lifetime. Unfortunately, there’s … Read More

Presenting your fly to the char

Plummers Fishing Lodge Arctic Char

Every autumn I am compelled to reflect on my summer at Tree River and compare the good days to the bad ones. Contrary to popular belief, I spend a considerable amount of time in the off season weighing the good days against the bad ones looking for answers to the question “Why the fish weren’t biting?” John Hazel, veteran steelhead … Read More

Tree River Goes Single Barbless

In 2001, Plummer’s Arctic Lodges made a wise decision to go catch and release with the exception of lunch fish to ensure the continuity of world class and world record fishing in our waters.  This step forward was also marked by other conservation measures including using barbless hooks.  This year, Tree River went one step further and recommended guests switched … Read More

Arctic Char: Salvelinus With Attitude

Plummers Fishing Lodge Arctic Char-9

Arctic char are a truly amazing species of sport fish that few anglers have had the pleasure of pursuing. This is unfortunate since they are every bit as worthy a target as Atlantic salmon and steelhead. With the most brilliant spawning coloring of any freshwater fish, char are a hard-fighting fish and excellent sport on a fly rod. They jump … Read More

Fly Fishing

Fly-Fishing-Plummers Arctic Lodges

When you think of Great Bear lake and fishing for lake trout, fly fishing probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Trolling with spoons, flatfish, or jigging deep structure is what you would normally expect to target Lakers with. Trolling is so popular because these fish are so curious and love to follow a lure for great distances … Read More

The Great Debate: The Husky vs. The Flatfish

Husky vs. Flatfish

  by Graham Martland, Great Bear Lake Guide Each summer the controversy continues: T-60 Flatfish vs. Husky Sr. spoons. Both lures produce ridiculous numbers of large fish every year. One is rolled slowly, digging into the sand in early July, and bumping its way along reefs and diving off drop-offs in late August. The other is dragged at Mach speed … Read More